Short turnaround Postgraduate Bursary Newcastle Uni

We have recently received funds to support an outstanding student at postgraduate level–please do pass this on to anyone you think might benefit from studying with us at Newcastle University:

Deadline 7th September 2018!


Elsie Jeffery Memorial Bursary for Masters study at the International Centre for Music Studies, Newcastle University



The Elsie Jeffery Memorial Bursary is available for postgraduate students accepted on the Music MMus, MLitt or MPhil programmes at Newcastle University. The value of the award is £2,000 for one master’s degree student.



September 2018. 1 year full time or 2 years part time.



12.00 noon, 7 September 2018.




This bursary has been provided by Newcastle alumnus, Mr Jack Jeffery CBE in memory of his mother, Mrs Elsie Jeffery. Mrs Jeffery was a pupil at Tanfield School at Stanley, County Durham during the First World War, but family circumstances meant that she had to leave at the age of fourteen to start work. Passionate about the importance of education, even in her nineties Mrs Jeffery was still sad that she had to leave school early. Mr Jeffery hopes that this bursary will do something to encourage prospective students to take up the challenge of postgraduate education and keep alive the memory of his mother.

As one of the UK’s larger music departments, ICMuS at Newcastle University sustains a distinctive and plural research culture. Our areas of research strength include:

  • Early music
  • Ethnomusicology and world musics
  • Folk and traditional musics
  • Popular music studies
  • Critical and cultural musicology
  • Music theory and analysis
  • Composition – score or studio based
  • Performance, Improvisation, and other forms of interdisciplinary creative practice.


Please see individual staff profiles for possible supervisors at; our website for further information on our research can be found at



Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for this Bursary you must:

  • have accepted an offer of a full-time place at Newcastle University, starting in September 2018
  • be prepared to demonstrate that without this bursary the cost of studying at university might discourage you from continuing your academic career. Please include undergraduate student loan evidence to support your application
  • UK, EU and International students are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to those who are from the NE Region of the UK.
  • Successful recipients will be expected to meet with the donor and may be asked to provide comments and/or photographs for future publicity.
  • Recipients are required to give an annual update on their progress and be available to meet the donors if requested.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or sexuality, and wish to encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups in UK higher education.


How to apply

You should not submit an application until have accepted an offer of a place at Newcastle University.

Bursaries will be awarded primarily on the basis of financial need. Applicants should provide:

  • A personal statement of no more than 400 words outlining how their programme of study will benefit them, as well as any relevant information regarding financial circumstances.
  • A research proposal of no more than 750 words for the major research project to be pursued during the Masters programme (this can be a written dissertation or a practice-based project). You may resubmit the research proposal already submitted for your Masters application, or update this if necessary.
  • Any relevant documentation regarding financial circumstances (e.g. undergraduate student loan evidence).

Applications should be emailed to:

Karen Robb, Postgraduate Administrator ( by the application closing date. Please label the subject of your email ‘2018/19 Elsie Jeffery Memorial Bursary’.




Karen Robb, Postgraduate Administrator (








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