Shine a light on the experiences of sole carers with this scholarship, which supports postgraduate social work research on one-parent families. The scholarship is funded by a generous donation from The Julie-Ann Macqueen Trust

The Macqueen Scholarship centers its research on postgraduate social work, specifically addressing the difficulties and experiences encountered by single caregivers in one-parent households.

This focus provides a unique opportunity to shed light on the lives of these caregivers, gaining crucial insights that can contribute to meaningful improvements in their daily lives.


The award covers:

  • Full tuition fees (UK, EU or Overseas level)
  • The stipend will be set to the UKRI level for 2024/25. For reference, the UKRI level for 2023/24 is currently £18,622 for full-time students, or the pro rata equivalent for part-time students.
  • a £750 annual research grant

The award is made for 3 years for full time students or 6 years pro-rata for part-time students.

This award has been made possible by a generous donation from The Julie-Ann Macqueen Trust. Ms Macqueen played a leading role in bringing the struggles of single-parent families to the attention of the public and policy and law-makers. 

The generous donation from The Julie-Ann Macqueen Trust will fund two Postgraduate Research Social Work scholarships for students whose research focuses on one-parent families.


  • Open to Postgraduate Research Social Work whose research focuses on one-parent families.

Application Documents

You must submit a full application by the deadline, including:

  • Research proposal
  • Final or interim official undergraduate and postgraduate transcripts
  • References
  • Name of supervisor (from Option 1 or 2 below)
  • CV

Method of Application

  • Once you have submitted your application for study, you can then submit your Macqueen PhD Scholarship funding application.
  • Application to the Macqueen PhD Scholarship is via the University’s online scholarships application form located within the EUCLID applicant hub.
  • After submitting your application for the PhD Social Work programme, you will receive a University Username (UUN eg s1234567) and access to MyEd where you can reach the scholarship application system.

For More Information,

Visit the Official Webpage

Application Deadline: March 21, 2024.