Postgraduate Loans: Spreading the Word

Please take the time to read this! It’ll give so many the opportunity to pursue postgraduate study.

Classical Studies Support

In 2016 the UK government introduced the ‘Master’s Loan’ for England and Wales. Under this scheme, people applying for Master’s level study (full or part time) could be eligible for a loan of more than £10,000, to be repaid in much the same way as an undergraduate student loan – or written off eventually under the same terms.

[There are a couple of catches, most significantly the age limit: you have to be under 60 when the course starts.]

Although this scheme began in 2016, I’ve been coming across a lot of final year undergraduates in 2018 who haven’t even heard that a loan for Master’s study is available. So this article is my attempt to spread the word. If you’ve considered an MA and dismissed it on financial grounds, think again: it may be more achievable than you realised!

This year the government has added a new twist: for…

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