As a postgraduate, you will not receive any statutory support from SFE. However, you may receive a Social Work Bursary. The bursary is split into means-tested (up to £2,721 on 2016/17) and non means-tested (£3,362.50 in 2016/17) parts which are paid in three termly instalments.
You will also get at least £4,052 (in 2016/17) towards your tuition fees, which is paid directly to the University. Furthermore, a contribution of around £862.50 (to help with expenses for attending placements) has been built into the bursary. You will also be able to apply for a Parents’ Learning Allowance, Adult Dependants Allowance, Childcare Allowance and Disabled Students’ Allowances from NHSBSA, depending upon your circumstances.
Please note that the number of Social Work bursaries is restricted. If you do not qualify for a bursary towards your living costs, you will not be assisted with tuition fee support or any other type of allowance (except your travel allowance of £862.50). Therefore you will need to secure substantial funding from elsewhere.