Financial support

Funding opportunities

We are an ESRC-recognised outlet for part-time, full-time and distance learning through the South West Doctoral Training Centre.

There are a variety of ways you can help fund your postgraduate studies at the University of Exeter.

These web pages provide information about funding opportunities available within our College:

You are also encouraged to visit the University's Funding website which includes helpful information about funding and a funding database providing details of all funding opportunities offered by the University.

Opportunities for teaching

We are committed to providing opportunities for research students to teach in the School, where this is appropriate to their professional development and to the needs of the School’s programmes. Students who work as teachers will need to demonstrate that they have the appropriate teaching skills or will be required to undergo training. You will be supported by a member of staff from the School during your teaching. You will, of course, be paid for your work. The School does not guarantee that teaching will be available for all students who apply for it.  

See also the University Code of Good Practice - Employment of Postgraduate Research Students.

3forRE Scheme


Culham St Gabriel’s will pay 60% of your fees providing your school commits to paying at least 10% with the remainder being paid by you.

Application made following registration on the MA Education programme

If you are an RE Teacher in a Secondary school or an RE Coordinator in a Primary school you could be eligible to join the 3forRE scheme as a student on the MA Education programme (FT or PT), This unique scheme is based on a three-way partnership between you, your school and Culham St Gabriel’s Trust.