The University and the government offer a number of loans and scholarships that can help towards the cost of your postgraduate studies. Funding ranges from £600 to £10,280.
The government recently introduced a loan system for master degrees in the UK. The loan of up to £10,280 is non means-tested and is paid directly to you to be used towards your tuition and living costs. If you are studying your postgraduate degree part-time, you will receive half of the loan in your first year and half in the second. There are a number of eligibility criteria:
The government offers this loan of between £300 and £10,000 to help you pay for postgraduate degrees that will help you in your career or help you get into work. To be eligible to apply you must live or intend to train in Great Britain. The loan can be used to pay towards your tuition fees and living costs, depending on the amount received. For more information, visit the Professional Career Development Loans webpage on the government website.
If you are studying MA Social Work, you may be eligible for a Social Work Bursary through the NHS Bursary Unit. For more information about eligibility criteria, visit the NHS Business Services Authority website.
Bursaries of £500 are available across a number of subject areas. Please visit the Postgrad.com website to apply.
The Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) is worth up to £10,652 for both full-time and part-time students. The amount received will depend upon the needs assessment. For further information, contact Support Services for Students with Disabilities on 0151 291 3065.
Scholarships are available for masters and PhD programmes. Please visit the FindAMasters website.