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Funding Postgraduate Study

5th July 2022

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Starting a postgraduate qualification is an investment in your future. According to the Department for Education, those with a postgraduate degree are more likely to get a job, earn more and progress to more highly-skilled roles faster*

For UK/Home the Government’s postgraduate loan is available to eligible students on most masters programmes. The current amount you can borrow is £11,836 for courses starting on or after 1st August 2022 and this can be used to cover course fees, plus living or other costs as this is paid directly to you. You don’t have to start paying back until you are earning over a certain amount which is currently around £21,000 per year before tax.

There are a variety of university scholarships available too at Northumbria, including the Vice-Chancellor Scholarship, and the Santander University Scholarship plus a range of subject specific masters scholarships including The Hachette UK MA Publishing Scholarship, the Barden Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering and In-House Films Digital Marketing Scholarship. Occasionally there are grants available with awarding bodies, but they will need to contacted directly to find out what’s available. For those who have already completed an undergraduate degree at Northumbria there is also a 20% alumni discount.

To support those needing advice and guidance, Northumbria has a dedicated Welfare, Immigration and Funding Team, Michael McTeague, Welfare and International Advisor said: “We can let you know what you are entitled to, how to apply for support and also how to finesse your application to deal with niche issues that might affect you as an individual.”

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 *Analysis of the Labour Force Survey, Graduate Labour Market Statistics 2021

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