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Department of Social Anthropology


The William Wyse Bursary is intended for students who wish to pursue either the MPhil in Social Anthropology, the MPhil in Social Anthropological Research or the MRes programme in Social Anthropology for admission in Michaelmas 2022.

The Bursary is tenable for the duration of the course and covers fees and maintenance at the minimum rate set by the Student Registry.

How to Apply

To be considered for the William Wyse Bursary, applications must have applied online via the University’s Postgraduate Admissions Office for entry to either the MPhil in Social Anthropology, the MPhil in Social Anthropological Research or the MRes in Social Anthropology by noon on 6 January 2022. Admissions open from 16 September 2021.


In addition, candidates must submit a separate Bursary application directly to the Department of Social Anthropology, via the Wyse funding online application system. A complete application consists of the following documents, which must be uploaded to the online application system by 17 January 2022 at the very latest:

  • Two academic references*
  • A substantial example of written work
  • For MPhil applicants: A 1000 word statement of interest explaining the reasons for wishing to do this course and for studying Social Anthropology at this level. Include any special interests and past experience which you consider relevant, and your plans for the future.
  • For MRes applicants: A 1000 word statement of their proposed plan of research;

*Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their referees submit their reference by the closing date.