Rankin Postgraduate Scholarship in Near Eastern Studies

The Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology is pleased to invite applications for one scholarship to support one Master’s-level student in Near Eastern Studies.


The successful candidates will receive a one-off fee reduction of £4,000. 

Open to

The competition is restricted to students who have applied to undertake research in Near Eastern Studies, as part of the Archaeology MA/MSc programme by 3 July and commence study in the 2023/24 academic year.

These scholarships are intended to fund a student who does not yet possess a postgraduate qualification (MA/MRes/MSc, PhD or equivalent).

You should not be in possession of any other bursary, award or scholarship awarded by the University of Liverpool. This excludes the Postgraduate Progression Award, which is an automatic fee reduction for students who have completed previous undergraduate study at the University of Liverpool and can be combined with this scholarship.

Application process

To apply for the Rankin Postgraduate Scholarship in Near Eastern Studies please provide:

  • A CV
  • An updated copy of your academic transcripts (this is particularly important for candidates from outside the University of Liverpool)
  • A statement of no more than 500 words that outlines:
    • Your MA research proposal
    • Your experience in this subject area
    • Your reasons for choosing this particular programme
    • Your future aim or career plan
    • How the programme of study enables you to achieve this
    • Why you should be considered for the scholarship.
  • Please also indicate if you are applying for any other bursary, award or scholarship offered by the University of Liverpool.

The award will be assessed on the basis of academic merit. Please note, with one scholarship available, only students who have achieved (or anticipate achieving) a First-Class undergraduate degree (or equivalent) are likely to be able to submit a competitive application. 

For consideration, applications must be submitted to the ACE Education Lead Roland Enmarch at enmarch@liverpool.ac.uk. Please give the subject line of your email as 'Rankin Near Eastern scholarship application'.

Application deadline: 1st July 2024


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