Cranfield University are awarding six bursaries to attract the most talented UK postgraduate students to study for an MSc degree on our world-leading Forensic Programme and our two Counterterrorism MScs.

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For further funding opportunities please check the relevant course page or see our Fees and Funding page.

Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, a UK First Class Honours or 2:1 degree in a relevant subject area.

The six bursaries will be competitively awarded according to academic ability and leadership potential.

Successful applicants will be announced by 30th June 2021 and will be expected to act as Ambassadors for their respective MSc which will mean contributions to social media on their Student Experience following this award.

At a glance

  • Funding value£1,000 toward tuition fees
  • Suitable for Applicants fromUK
  • Deadline28 May 2021
  • Funding provider(s)Cranfield Forensic Institute

What it covers

£1,000 toward tuition fees for UK students.

Who can apply

Each bursary awards £1,000 towards the UK Tuition Fee for 2021/22 entry. Awards are made for a maximum duration of one calendar year for full-time study.

Applications are open to full-time UK students who have applied and received an offer from Cranfield University to study on an applicable Forensics or Counterterrorism course for the intake starting October 2021 and have paid a deposit to secure their place.

Further information

Please contact studyforensics@cranfield.ac.uk (applications related to Forensic MScs) or studydefenceandsecurity@cranfield.ac.uk (applications related to Counterterrorism MScs) for further information after consulting the FAQs.

Frequently asked questions:

Does the Forensic and Counterterrorism Bursary 2021 cover all my financial needs?

The bursary funding does not cover all the costs needed to study in Cranfield, only a contribution to the UK course fee of £1,000.

Are there any other scholarships or bursaries for the Forensic Master’s Programme or Counterterrorism MScs?

The Funding Team of Cranfield University has information on the following page: https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/funding

I have a study offer from Cranfield University, can I apply?

You need to hold an offer of study in one of the eligible courses listed above and have accepted your offer and paid the deposit to secure your place.

Will I get a refund of my deposit if my scholarship application is unsuccessful?

The deposit required when you accept your offer of admission is non-refundable.

What happens if I do not receive the bursary?

As you will have accepted your place on your chosen course, you will still have your place regardless of not receiving the bursary. For further funding information please visit: https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/funding

How do I apply?

Firstly, you need to hold an offer of study in one of the eligible courses and have accepted your offer and paid the deposit to secure your place. We then ask for a separate Justification for Support document of up to 250 words in PDF format to be submitted by the deadline of midnight on the Friday 28 May 2021.

What do you look for in submissions?

Beyond having top academic achievement, we are looking for evidence of excellence potential. We look for justification on why your study is good for your future plans, why you are applying based on merit, achievement, and aspiration. We are looking for an expression of personality and why Cranfield is your first choice of university to study the particular MSc title you have applied for.

What is the selection process?

After the submission deadline, we will have a shortlist evaluation. Applicants who pass the shortlist stage will be invited to a telephone or video conference during June 2021. The panel evaluate the performance of the candidate and make the final decision. Successful applicants shall be informed by 30 June 2021 of the award. 

When do I hear from you following submission?

An acknowledgement shall be sent once you apply. We shall then get in touch after the deadline.

Can I email my submission?

The webform is the only means of submission. 

Can I ask more questions?

If you have any questions that have not been answered on this webpage, please contact us atstudyforensics@cranfield.ac.uk (applications related to Forensic MScs) or studydefenceandsecurity@cranfield.ac.uk (applications related to Counterterrorism MScs) for further information.

How to apply

You should submit an application for one of the eligible courses. Application links are available on the course pages, which are linked to above. Your online application will form part of our evaluation of your academic achievement. We will send you your 6 digit Student ID once we have received and processed your application form.

Applications for the Forensic and Counterterrorism Bursary 2021 should be made online by Friday 28 May 2021, midnight. The online form is the only means of submission and you must submit a Justification for Support statement of up to 250 words why you are applying based on merit, achievement, and aspiration. This should be submitted in PDF format. There is no pre-defined format for the Justification for Support statement and you are encouraged to prepare this to best reflect your personality. 

The Justification for Support shall be evaluated based on:

  • Academic achievement
  • Evidence of excellence potential
  • Aspirations for the future

Apply now

Shortlisted candidates shall be interviewed by telephone or video conference during June 2021. Successful applicants shall be informed by 30 June 2021 of the award. The decision of the panel is final.