Postgraduate Loans for Masters students
The new postgraduate loans system for Masters degrees in the UK will be introduced for students commencing in the 2016-17 academic year. As part of the UK’s Chancellor’s 2014 Autumn Statement, the government has reconfirmed its commitment to loans for postgraduate Masters degrees as part of the 2015 Spending Review.
The government-backed student loans will provide up to £10,000 for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. Detailed criteria and information regarding the application process is expected in early 2016. The key information to date is summarised here.
Home/EU students: £12,000 (FT) / £6,000 p.a. (PT) (Fees of accepted, eligible NHS-based applicants will be paid by Health Education England)
Overseas students: £18,900 - to be confirmed (FT)
Health Education England is offering to pay the tuition fees for eligible staff working for the NHS in England, to study for the MSc, PGDip or PGCert in Genomic Medicine (full-time or part-time). Further information about HEE funding is now available.
If you think you may qualify for HEE funding, you will need to follow a twin-track application process. You must apply directly via an application form to HEE to request funding. In parallel, you need to apply directly to the University for acceptance onto the course; click the Apply now link below which will take you to a choice of application forms for the different qualifications (MSc, PGDip, PGCert), alternative start dates, and modes of study (FT/PT/Flexible).
HEE will also fund eligible NHS staff to study individual modules as CPD. You can apply for HEE funding to take modules as CPD here.
Self funding students can choose to pay in instalments by direct debit.
Learn more about fees and funding.
International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government. Visit our website for information about scholarships for international students.
For information about all Home/EU and International funding opportunities please visit the Postgraduate Funding Database.
For other funding queries contact the School directly or get in touch with the Student Funding Office via the online enquiries system.