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This cutting-edge programme is unique to Buckingham. A course with wide appeal, it is aimed at anyone who has an interest in biography or in researching and writing biography for themselves. The varied mix of backgrounds and interests that students bring to the course, the experience and commitment of the programme director and the friendly small-group setting allow a lively, enjoyable and intellectually rigorous exchange of ideas. Graduates have gone on to publish their own books, and to win prizes. Some have embarked on further research for the MPhil or the DPhil in Biography.
The minimum entry level required for this course is a first or second-class honours degree from a recognised university or a recognised professional qualification with relevant work experience
Please refer to our website for latest course fees.
Known for being the home of the two-year degree, The University of Buckingham is ranked 1st for Student Satisfaction in the UK by the Complete University Guide and has been for the last three years. Our Buckingham campus is situated close to Oxford and Milton Keynes. From here, we deliver postgraduate programmes in Medicine, Psychology, Law, Business, Computing and Education. We also have premises in Bloomsbury, London. This is where the majority of our Humanities postgraduate studies are supported. The University was established via a Royal Charter over 40 years ago and places students at the
A first class scholarship is available to both home and international students following a taught postgraduate degree at the University. The scholarship will reduce tuition fees by 33%.
The scholarship will be automatically awarded to applicants who already have a first class honours degree that is recognised to UK standard.
The scholarship will be automatically awarded to applicants who meet the criteria.
History of the Scholarship
In 2003 Sir Christopher Ondaatje kindly gave a very generous donation to the University to fund one-year scholarships for Buckingham graduates or for overseas graduates undertaking postgraduate studies at Buckingham, and for Buckingham students attending Massey College, University of Toronto, to undertake postgraduate studies there. Students who obtain a Master’s degree are then eligible to apply to have their PhD studies funded by the University of Toronto.
We offer up to four scholarships for postgraduate study at Buckingham to students commencing their studies in September or January. Each scholarship is awarded on merit and is open to competition.
The scholarships are worth up to £4,000 each towards the tuition fees for one year’s postgraduate study.
Anyone interested in applying for the Ondaatje Scholarship should already have the offer of a place at Buckingham for postgraduate study.
Anyone interested in applying for the Ondaatje Scholarship should already have the offer of a place at Buckingham for postgraduate study, but cannot apply once they have commenced their Master’s degree. Completed applications should be emailed to: email@example.com
Applications should include:
- Ondaatje Scholarship Application form 2020 (download from: https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/admissions/scholarships/open/ondaatje)
- An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- An academic reference
- A letter stating your proposed programme of study, why you wish to undertake it and why you believe that you should be awarded the scholarship
Applications for postgraduate courses commencing September 2020 will close 16th July 2021.
Applications for postgraduate courses commencing January 2021 will close 5th November 2021.
The final decision regarding the awards will be made by the Scholarship Committee Members. Candidates will be notified of the outcome within two weeks of the closing date.