Each year the society offers bursaries for Museum placements. All undergraduate and postgraduate students currently studying at a UK university are eligible to apply.  

This year, a bursary of £3,000 is offered as a contribution towards travel, accommodation and living expenses for the successful applicant. The 2023 bursary will be hosted by the British Museum, and will be for a period of two weeks. The placement will run from 14-25 August 2023. Applications will only be accepted by completion of the Student Bursary Application Form. Please send completed forms to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The application deadline was 30 June 2023, and applications for this year are now closed.

The British Museum is offering the opportunity for a student to work with curators in the Department of Coins and Medals, which has collections spanning the history of coinage from the ancient world to the present day. Tasks may include assisting with cataloguing, digitization and collections care work, with a primary focus on the Iron Age and Roman coin collection.'