There are several forms of funding available through loans, studentships, bursaries and grants.
Postgraduate Master’s Loan
If you are beginning a master’s degree, a Postgraduate Master’s Loan could assist you with course fees and living expenses.
If your course begins on or after 1st August 2020 you can currently get up to £11,222. To find out more visit gov.uk here.
Postgraduate Doctoral Loan
If you are beginning a doctoral degree a Postgraduate Doctoral loan could assist you with course fees and living expenses.
If your course begins after 1st August 2020 you can currently get up to £26,445. To find out more visit gov.uk here.
Scholarships and bursaries
Scholarships are sums of money normally awarded due to academic excellence. They do not have to be repaid but usually include ties such as working for a specific company after you graduate or taking on extra responsibilities within the university.
Bursaries are lump sums made available to students who may have the most financial need or are underrepresented on a specific course or in a specific field of work.
The best place to discover scholarship and bursary opportunities is on the website of the university you are looking to study your postgraduate qualification at.
The government also provide further funding relating to teacher training, disabled students’ allowances and social work bursaries. More information regarding these areas can be found here.