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CAT Widening Participation Bursary

CAT Widening Participation Bursary

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CAT’s Graduate School of the Environment is pleased to be offering 10 Widening Participation Bursaries to support Home students accepted onto our 2024 entry Masters courses with their tuition costs. The bursaries, which are worth £1,000 each, are open to those who may otherwise be unable to afford to study at CAT on a postgraduate course, and who meet our widening participation criteria.

Widening access is firmly embedded within CAT’s postgraduate recruitment and the culture of the Graduate School and CAT. We value the diversity of our student population and the voices and perspectives this brings to our courses. The bursaries will support students from backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented within higher education and environmental groups and organisations. 

To be eligible, applicants must: 

  • Hold an offer to study on a taught Masters programme (180 credits) at CAT, starting in September 2024. 
  • Support CAT’s mission and be committed to enabling, creating and implementing environmental change at the scale and urgency needed, and be willing to apply what they learn in a practical, grounded way to help create solutions to climate change. 
  • Provide evidence that their circumstances are such that they may find it difficult to take up a place at CAT for financial or other reasons. 
  • Not previously have undertaken postgraduate study. 
  • Provide evidence of excellent academic achievement in their undergraduate studies (normally 2:2 degree classification or above). 
  • Be considered as a Home student for fee purposes.
  • Undertake at least 30 credits of the programme on-site at CAT. 

Applicants must also meet at least one area of our widening participation criteria:  

  • Live in an area that is economically disadvantaged with high levels of deprivation (on the Index of Multiple Deprivation) or where few people progress into higher education. 
  • Identify as being a person from an ethnic minority background.
  • Have previously spent time in care or be a carer (provide unpaid care). 
  • Be the first generation in their family to attend university.
  • Have a seen or unseen disability status or additional learning needs. 

Applications for the bursary are now open to applicants starting their studies at CAT in September 2024. Bursary applications will close on 31 May 2024.  

Other bursaries and funding opportunities are also available to new students and are listed on our Fees and Funding page

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