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
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
For people who have, or are about to finish, an undergraduate degree and want to go on to do a Master's or PhD.
Level of funding:
Studentship stipend and fees covered
Duration of funding:
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.
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).
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
University of Bristol
University of Cambridge
King's College London
MSc Global Health & Social Justice
The London School of Economics and Political Science
The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
MSc in Public Health (humanities and social science ‘pathway’)
University of Manchester
University of Southampton
University of Strathclyde
University of Warwick
University of York
Develop your research career
See our other postgraduate training schemes.
See individual programmes for dates (in the 'How to apply' section on this page).
If you have a question, contact the relevant university programme.