Maitland Studentship in Legal History


The Managers of the F.W. Maitland Memorial Fund are able to offer one Studentship, tenable from 1 October 2023, for students undertaking doctoral research in legal history at the University of Cambridge. Studentships are tenable in the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of History, or the Faculty of English.

The Studentship is for PhD research only; applications will not be accepted from those applying to commence an MPhil. in October 2023. The Studentship is tenable for up to three years. Applications will be accepted from those who commenced their PhD course before October 2023; in such cases tenure of the Studentship will be limited to the period for which University fees remain chargeable.

Continued tenure of the Studentship will be subject to satisfactory academic progress, and to the meeting of any other conditions set by the University for continuation of study. In making decisions on the award or continuation of studentships, the Managers will take into account funding available from other sources. Preference may be given to applicants who hold, or will hold by the commencement of the Studentship, a relevant master’s degree.

The maximum annual value of the Studentship will be a sum equivalent to the total of the University of Cambridge’s minimum maintenance requirement for PhD students (which for the academic year 2023-24 is £17,668) plus PhD fees at either the home or overseas rate, as applicable (the home rate for 2023-24 is £9,387, and the overseas rate £28,401).

Candidates wishing to be considered for the Studentship should apply for admission as a postgraduate student by the relevant funding deadline for the PhD in Law, History or English as set out in the online Course Directory and should also complete the studentship application form and send it directly to Mrs Alison Hirst, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law, 10 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DZ or by email to by 5 January 2023.