If you are a UK or EU national and plan to start a full-time, part-time or distance learning taught or research Masters course from September 2018 you may be able to apply for a government-backed loan. Keep an eye on the government website for the most up to date information for 2018 entry.

This film from Student Finance England provides an introduction to postgraduate loans for the 2017/18 cycle:

For Septemver 2017 entry, the loans are not available for PhD or Integrated Masters courses. The value, course-related and personal eligibility criteria, and method of payment vary by domicile. Scottish and Northern Irish applicants may also be eligible for funding for non-Masters programmes.

Find out more about the funding available:

Registering with the University

After you apply for a postgraduate loan, and it has been approved, the University will be sent your details and you should then be able to register. If you are receiving a postgraduate loan you do not need to pay your fees up front – you will be able to set up an instalment plan with three instalments. If you have any problems with this you should contact the student funding team

How to receive your funding

For students from England, Scotland, Wales and the EU you will need to have registered and had your identity checked in order to receive the funding from your postgraduate student loan.

If you are studying by distance learning will need to follow the procedure to get an ID card remotely

The funding for students from Northern Ireland is paid as a tuition fee loan and so will not be paid to the student but directly to the University.

Applying for funding

If you are having difficulty applying for your funding please contact the student funding team

Other sources of funding

You can also search our postgraduate scholarships database

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