Sambrook Fund Full-Fees Studentship – MA/MRes History of the Book

University of London - Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study

The Institute of English Studies (IES) at the School of Advanced Study (SAS) is delighted to announce a funded studentship for one place on its MA/MRes History of the Book programme 2018/19. The award covers fees in full at the Home/EU rate (£6,430). The studentship will be funded through the Institute’s Sambrook Fund. The Sambrook Fund Studentship seeks especially to support an excellent student who wishes to study on the MA in the History of the Book, but whose circumstances might make it difficult to access the programme.

Award Criteria

Applicants for the Sambrook Fund Studentship must:

  • have been interviewed by two members of academic staff at the Institute and have received an offer of registration for the MA/MRes History of the Book for the relevant upcoming academic session;
  • demonstrate excellent academic merit or potential in the field of study, evidenced particularly by past achievements; and
  • normally be in a position where undertaking the MA/MRes History of the Book would be difficult due to financial/personal circumstances.

If studying part-time, fees will be waived for both years of the programme.

Overseas candidates may apply, but the award will only cover fees up to the Home/EU student rate.

Key Dates

Deadline for registration on MA programme (for those wishing to apply for the studentship): 30 June 2018

Deadline for studentship applications: 4 May 2018

Notification of outcome to all applicants: 18 May 2018

MA programme commences: Late September 2018

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their application for admission to the programme is submitted in time to also be able to meet the scholarship application deadline.

Each scholarship is offered for a particular academic session and cannot be carried over to a later intake or a future year.

Scope of the award

The Sambrook Fund Studentship covers the ‘whole fee’ for the programme, comprising two Core Module fees, four Elective Module fees, and the Dissertation module fee. For the 2018-19 year, this is equivalent to fees of £6,430 over the lifetime of the award. There are no maintenance fees attached to the award.

The studentship does not cover any other costs not directly payable to the University (such as the purchase of additional materials or electronic equipment), resubmission fees, and payment of further elective modules if the student decides to transfer, or any other fees not covered above. Applicants must ensure they can cover such costs from other financial sources.

To apply

  1. Submit an application to the IES MA/MRes History of the Book programme through the SAS application system: (
  2. After submitting an application to the IES, you will be interviewed by the programme leader and one other member of IES academic staff.
  3. You will be notified by Registry Services if your application has been successful. Upon receipt of this notification, you may then apply for the studentship.
  4. Download and complete the Sambrook Fund Studentship application form ( and email to
  5. You will be notified by 18 May 2018 as to whether your application has been successful or not.

Should you have any questions about the award, the application process, or the MA/MRes programme, please contact Daniel Mullins, Postgraduate Administrator (

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