Coase Scholarships

An exceptional endowment from Professor Ronald Coase has made it possible to offer generous scholarships in Economics. Up to seven scholarships per year are available.

Students receiving Coase Scholarships will be able to study at the University of Buckingham and at the same time avoid some of the debt that typically awaits university graduates.

The Coase Scholarships have a value of £10,000. The remaining fees can be covered by a student loan. For information on our fees please see here:

Professor Ronald Coase at Buckingham in 1995 with Sir Richard Luce (now Baron Luce of Adur) the then Vice Chancellor, and Professor Martin Ricketts

Professor Ronald Coase at Buckingham in 1995 with Sir Richard Luce (now Baron Luce of Adur) the then Vice-Chancellor, and Professor Martin Ricketts

Ronald Coase was one of the greatest economic thinkers of the last century whose intellectual influence grew throughout his life and whose ideas have established whole new areas of economic enquiry and profoundly affected the analysis of public policy. He received the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1991.

He showed his support for the University of Buckingham not only by favouring its founding ethos of independence from the State and by accepting an Honorary DSc in 1995, but also by giving a generous benefaction which enables Scholarships to be awarded each year to undergraduate students. His intellectual legacy will continue to inspire the research of staff and students at the University far into the future, while his financial help enables us to pursue its charitable aims.  To find out more, see:

University of Buckingham Coase Scholars can follow one of the following degree programmes which start in January and September each year:

Anyone interested in applying for the Coase Scholarship should already hold an offer of a place at Buckingham for one of the courses listed above. Scholarship candidates must be UK citizens and should have achieved, or expect to achieve, three A-level passes with at least one of these graded at A or A*.

Selection will be by interview.

Candidates wishing to be considered for the Coase Scholarship should email  Please use the email subject line: [Your Applicant ID Number] – Coase Scholarship Expression of Interest.

Applications for courses commencing September 2020 will close at 5pm on 17th July 2020.
Applications for courses commencing January 2021 will close at 5pm on 6th November 2020.

Candidates will be informed whether they will be invited to an interview within two weeks of the closing date.