Paul Nash Bursary (Art History and Cultural Practices) 2024 Entry

Type of award


Managing department

School of Arts, Languages and Cultures


  • Tuition fees (Home)

Specified use

Contribution towards tuition fees for a PhD programme in Art History and Cultural Practices.

Tenable period

3 years full-time or 6 years part-time.

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available


Funding provider

This award is internal.

Department of Art History and Cultural Practices in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Level(s) of study

This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:

  • Postgraduate research

Allowed study options

This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Subject restrictions

This funding is available to students undertaking study in:

  • Art History and Visual Studies
  • Arts Management and Cultural Practices
  • Institute for Cultural Practices

Academic requirements

  • Bachelor's (Honours) degree at 2:1 or above (or overseas equivalent); and
  • Master's degree in a relevant subject - with an overall average of 65% or above, a minimum mark of 65% in your dissertation and no mark below 55% (or overseas equivalent)

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to students from:

  • United Kingdom

Application procedure

You must submit your online application for a place on your chosen Postgraduate Research programme by 12 January 2024. This is to ensure you hold an offer of a place by the time the school committee make their selection.

Section 9 of the application asks for your funding intentions. In this section, you should detail fully all the competitions in which you would like to be considered. There is no limit to the number of competitions you may enter, but all must be detailed in your online application form to ensure you are included. Please add a funding source, and populate the fields as below:

  • Type of Funding: Uni of Manchester Scheme
  • Awarding Body (free text): Paul Nash Bursary
  • Status of Funding: Intend to Apply

Please note that there is no separate funding application form for the Paul Nash Bursary. All decisions are based on the online programme application and supporting documents.

Application form

Additional documentation

Your full online application must include:

  • A 1,500 word PhD research proposal
  • Copies of the academic transcript and certificate from both your Bachelor's and Master's degrees. If your Master's degree is pending, please provide an interim transcript
  • An up to date academic CV, detailing your education and qualifications; employment history; publications; and any other relevant information
  • You must nominate two academic referees (including one from your most recent institution). Your referees will be contacted directly via the Referee Portal following submission of your application form.
  • If you are not from a majority English speaking country, you must additionally provide English Language evidence (e.g IELTS).

Selection criteria

  • Academic merit and preparedness for research
  • Quality and feasibility of research proposal
  • Consideration of ethical responsibility

Selection body

Art History and Cultural Practices Studentship Committee

Closing date

12 Jan 2024

Your complete online application for your preferred PhD programme must be submitted by 12 January 2024.

Please note that this is a strict deadline and late or incomplete applications will not be included in the competition.

Decision date

We expect to communicate the outcome to applicants by Date TBC.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide feedback on individual applications, as outcomes are determined by independent panels.

Deferral information

Offers of funding are not deferrable. If you cannot start your programme by the date mentioned in your studentship offer letter, the award will be withdrawn. You are permitted to re-apply in future.

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