Master's Studentships in Humanities and Social Science
This scheme enables researchers to undertake humanities or social science Master's courses in any area of health.
We’re changing our funding schemes
The way we fund research is changing to support our new strategy.
Some of the Master's programmes we fund may still be recruiting students. Contact the programmes listed in 'How to apply' on this page for more information.
Scheme at a glance
- Career stage:
- Level of funding:
Studentship stipend and fees covered
- Duration of funding:
See individual programmes for dates (in the 'How to apply' section on this page).
Eligibility and suitability
Who can apply
You can apply to one of the Master's programmes that we fund if you want to develop humanities or social science research skills and train in an area of health.
You can apply before you graduate, but you must have obtained your degree (or equivalent) before taking up the award.
Find out more about eligibility by going to the websites of the programmes we've funded (see the 'How to apply' section on this page).
Who can't apply
You can't apply to carry out activities that involve the transfer of grant funds into mainland China.
What we offer
A Master’s Award is for one year. Support includes:
You'll get a stipend based on our studentship stipend scale:
- £16,000 if you're based outside London
- £18,000 if you're based in London
We usually provide funds at the level charged to UK/EU students, rather than the overseas student rate (with the exception of applicants who are from low- and middle-income countries).
How to apply
Please don't apply to Wellcome. Instead, you should apply directly to one of the programmes below that we've funded:
Birkbeck, University of London
MA Medical Humanities: Bodies, Cultures and Ideas
University of Bristol
LLM in Health, Law, and Society
MSc in Healthcare Ethics and Law
University of Cambridge
MPhil in Health, Medicine and Society
King's College London
The London School of Economics and Political Science
MSc in Health and International Development
The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
MSc in Public Health (humanities and social science ‘pathway’)
University of Manchester
MSc History of Science, Technology and Medicine
University of Southampton
University of Strathclyde
University of Warwick
University of York
If you have a question, contact the relevant university programme.