Geoffrey Oldham Memorial Scholarships (2021)

These scholarships, awarded as a £10,000 tuition fee reduction, are available to applicants applying to study a Masters degree in the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), to celebrate and continue the legacy of Geoffrey Oldham. We particularly welcome applications from applicants who demonstrate a commitment to furthering Oldham’s work on Science and Technology and Gender.

Type of award

Tuition fee reduction




To be eligible for this scholarship, you must have accepted an offer of a full time place on one of the following Masters courses in SPRU:

Number of scholarships available



1 June 2021 0:00 (GMT)

How to apply

You can apply for this scholarship after you accept an offer of a place on an eligible course.

You need to have excellent academic scores to date.  You also need to provide a statement of academic interests when you apply. We assess this statement on how well you demonstrate the following:

  • how your research interests will contribute to furthering Geoffrey Oldham’s work on Science and Technology and Gender.
  • significant work experience or extra-curricular activities related to your chosen Masters
  • clear and specific goals with what you aim to do after you finish your Masters

Please complete the application form online:

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Geoffrey Oldham co-founded the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) in 1966. He served as Deputy Director before becoming Director in 1982, and his work on science and technology policy and developing countries is unparalleled.

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Successful applicants will receive a decision by the end of July 2021.


At level(s):
PG (taught)

Application deadline:
1 June 2021 0:00 (GMT)


The award is available to people from these specific countries: