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Loans and bursaries
Scholarships

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.

Postgraduate Loan for Masters Study

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:

  • You must be under the age of 60 and studying a postgraduate degree either full-time, part-time, or on a distance learning plan
  • You must be a UK/EU resident
  • You are not eligible to receive the loan if you already have a postgraduate degree
  • You are not eligible to receive the loan if you are topping up your postgraduate qualification from a diploma to a full masters
  • You are not eligible to receive the loan if you are eligible for the healthcare bursary or are in receipt of a social work bursary from any of the following: National Health Service (NHS), Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS), Student Award Agency Scotland (SAAS). However, you are not awarded a Social Work Bursary after applying for one, you may apply for the postgraduate loan.

Professional and Career Development Loan (PCDL)

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.

Social Work Bursary

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.

Postgrad Solutions Bursaries

Bursaries of £500 are available across a number of subject areas. Please visit the Postgrad.com website to apply.

Disabled Students Allowance

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.

FindAMasters and FindAPhD Postgraduate Scholarships

Scholarships are available for masters and PhD programmes. Please visit the FindAMasters website.

The University offers a number of scholarships for recent graduates. The scholarships are automatically awarded if you meet the eligibility criteria.

ScholarshipCriteriaValue
Graduate 600 Home students who have achieved a First-Class Honours Degree (1st) or a Second-Class Honours Degree, Upper Division (2:1) at Liverpool Hope University in the last 3 years, studying a full Masters in price bands 1 & 2. £600 towards the costs of postgraduate taught study at Liverpool Hope
Graduate 1000 Home students who have achieved a First-Class Honours Degree (1st) or a Second-Class Honours Degree, Upper Division (2:1) at Liverpool Hope University in the last 3 years, studying a full masters in price band 3. £1000 towards the costs of postgraduate taught study at Liverpool Hope
Graduate Education 1000 Home Students who have achieved a First-Class Honours Degree (1st) or a Second-Class Honours Degree, Upper Division (2:1) at Liverpool Hope University in the last 3 years, studying a full masters within the Faculty of Education. £1000 towards the costs of postgraduate taught study at Liverpool Hope


Bursaries for MA Christian Education and Leadership

The Centre for Christian Education offers a number of bursaries for students beginning the Masters in Christian Education and Leadership. Bursaries are worth up to £1,500, subject to University terms and conditions and in line with the tuition fee being charged. Applications for bursaries should be included with the course application and contain a clear statement that outlines interest and experience in the subject area and how this course of study will inform and connect with future plans. Bursaries will be awarded to successful candidates on the quality of application. For more information or to discuss this informally, please contact Dr Ros Stuart-Buttle at stuartr@hope.ac.uk 

Bursaries for MA Religious Education (Interdisciplinary Studies)

Culham St Gabriel's Trust will pay £1,500 towards the yearly cost of course fees for current primary and secondary teachers of RE wishing to study this degree. The bursary applies to all members of the scheme, whether in their first or subsequent year of the Masters programme. For further information, please visit the Culham St Gabriel’s website.