2019-20 Wellcome Trust Master's Programme in UK
  • Partial Scholarship
  • Bloomsbury, London

The Welcome Trust Master’s Programme Awards in Humanities and Social Science scheme aims to build an influential and diverse population of talented researchers in the humanities and social sciences in order to improve the understanding of human health. This aim is being fulfilled through Master’s Programmes that improve students’ understanding of health through the humanities or social sciences; prepare students for a career in health-related humanities or social science research, and build an influential and diverse population of talented researchers.

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The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is renowned for its research, postgraduate studies and continuing education in public and global health. The School has an international presence and collaborative ethos and is uniquely placed to help shape health policy and translate research findings into tangible impact. They have 3,000 staff and more than 4,000 students in over 100 countries, all working with a collective purpose to improve health worldwide.

Their mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.

Founded in 1899 at the London Docks, LSHTM is now based in Bloomsbury, where it has two main sites at Keppel Street and Tavistock Place. Today, our staff, students and alumni work in government, academia, international agencies and health services across the world.

The school has 3,000 staff working in over 100 countries, including at two MRC Units in The Gambia and Uganda which joined LSHTM in February 2018. Their outstanding, diverse and committed staff make an impact where it is most needed, deploying research in real time in response to crises, developing innovative programmes for major health threats, or training the next generations of public and global health leaders and researchers.



United Kingdom


The studentship will support

  • Tuition fees at the Home (UK/EU) full-time fee rate for 1 year
  • A tax-free stipend of GBP 17,000.00 (including London weighting), paid out to the awardee directly in 12 monthly installments
  • Expenses for fieldwork of up to GBP 1,000.00 (MSc project)
  • The successful student will be required to follow a humanities and social science ‘pathway’ through the MSc Public Health scheme. This will involve taking modules in humanities and social science disciplines and using one or more of these approaches in the MSc project.


  • Candidates will be expected to be planning a career in health-related humanities or social science research.
  • As this studentship is competitive, candidates should hold, or be expected to hold by 1 September 2019, qualifications of the same standard as a good honours degree at first or upper second class level from a UK academic institution in a humanities or social science discipline.
  • Applicants are also expected to demonstrate experience in health-related humanities or social science research. Applicants can check that they meet this experience requirement by referencing the ESRC’s ‘social science’ discipline list and/or the AHRC’s ‘humanities’ disciplines list.
Eligible Regions: The studentship is only available to applicants who are assessed as having a UK/EU fee status, according to the regulations set out on the UKCISA website.

Application Process

The application process has two steps. To be considered for the funding, applicants must meet all eligibility criteria and complete both steps outlined below.

  • STEP 1:
    • Applicants must submit a complete School application for MSc Public Health via the School’s online application portal. Complete applications, including all necessary supporting documents, must be submitted by 28 February 2019.
  • STEP 2
    • Applicants must submit an application for this studentship funding via our Scholarships online application form by 1 May 2019. A completed Supplementary Questions Form for this scholarship must be uploaded as part of this application. This is the only attachment required in Step 2 (as applicants should have already submitted references; transcripts; a CV etc with their application for study).

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Application Deadline: May 1, 2019

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