Postgraduate Loan Scheme

Up to £10,609 available to students who live in England.

Postgraduate Loans

Funding for Postgraduate Loans is different if you normally live in England, Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland*.

*Moving somewhere to study does not count as normally living there.

Details of the 2018/19 scheme will be updated below shortly. Please refer to www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan for updated 2018/19 information including the new Doctoral Loans.

Students in England and Wales starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2018/19 can apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan now.

In England, a postgraduate Masters Loan up to £10,609 is available if you start a course on or after 1st August 2018.

In Wales, a postgraduate Master’s Loan of up to £13,000 is available if you start a course on or after 1st August 2018.


Northern Ireland

Postgraduate non-income assessed Tuition Fee Loan, maximum £5,500 of fee support for the whole course.

Eligible courses (Level 7 on the QAA Framework):

 For further Student Finance Northern Ireland eligibility criteria, please go to http://www.studentfinanceni.co.uk 

When applying for a Postgraduate Northern Ireland Loan and if you cannot find your course please email  PGL-Enquiries@mmu.ac.uk


Scotland

Potential £10,000 postgraduate funding available (£5,000 Tuition Fee Loan and £5,000 maintenance support). 

Scottish Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) will only fund eligible postgraduate courses in the rest of the United Kingdom if a similar course is not available in Scotland.

For further information please visit http://www.saas.gov.uk/ 

When applying for a Postgraduate Loan from Scotland and cannot find your course please email  PGL-Enquiries@mmu.ac.uk


Further information

Who will be eligible? Applies to England and Wales

Eligibility is dependent on the following criteria:

  • if you’ve studied on a postgraduate course before
  • your course
  • your age
  • your nationality or residency status

For full eligibility criteria and terms and conditions please refer to www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

You will not be able to get the Postgraduate Loan if you are already getting a student loan for an undergraduate course in the same academic year. 

Which courses and levels of study are eligible? Applies to England and Wales

  • A list of eligible courses at Manchester Met will be published on our website.
  • 1 or 2 year full-time Masters programmes.
  • 2 or 4 year part-time Masters programmes (full-time equivalent).
  • 3 year part-time Masters programmes where there is no full-time equivalent.

Key facts

  • Please note only full Masters courses are eligible for funding: you cannot use any Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) you may have towards completing the course.
  • Please note that Postgraduate Certificates of Education (PGCE) will not be eligible for the Postgraduate Loan, you need to apply for funding for a PGCE as an Undergraduate student.
  • For Master of Architecture (MArch), you must apply for Undergraduate (UG) funding unless you are taking the course part-time or deemed ineligible for UG funding. 

How will the loan be paid? Applies to England and Wales

The Postgraduate Loan will be paid directly to students from the Student Loans Company. The loan available is non-means tested and is up to a maximum of £10,280.

Payment dates for full-time students (course duration 12 months) will be split equally between the following payment dates:

  • Course start date*
  • Course start date plus 4 months
  • Course start date plus 7 months

*You will receive your first payment within 3-5 working days of the University confirming to the Student Loans Company that you have started your course.

Payment for part-time students or courses longer than a 12-month duration will be made equally across the course duration.

Repayment Applies to England and Wales

For repayment information please click on: https://www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan/repayment

How do I apply? Applies to England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland

Student Finance estimate that they will open for applications in early summer 2017, although you can apply for your postgraduate course now.

Are other options available? Applies to England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland

There are many options available. We aim to provide clear and upfront information about our competitively priced tuition fees, alumni discounts, payment options and funding opportunities to help you make your decision.

You can find out more about the options for UK and non-UK students here.

You may also be able to apply for one of our course or faculty specific scholarships.

Will I still be eligible for the Alumni Loyalty Discount? Applies to England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland

If you are a Manchester Met graduate, you may also be eligible for a 10% Alumni Loyalty Discount.

How much does a postgraduate course cost? Applies to England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland

Detailed information on course content, costs, including duration and entry requirements can be found on our postgraduate study section.

Eligible courses by Faculty

The list below is for 2017 entry. The eligible courses for 2018 entry will be released soon.

Faculty Of Arts & Humanities

  • MA/MSc Product Design
  • MFA Fine Art
  • MFA Animation
  • MFA Design: Ceramics
  • MFA Design: Furniture
  • MFA Design: Glass
  • MFA Design: Jewellery
  • MFA Design: Lab
  • MFA Textiles For Fashion
  • MFA Embroidery
  • MFA Fashion: Fashion Graphics
  • MFA Illustration
  • MFA Interior Design
  • MFA Textile Practice
  • MFA Textiles For Fashion
  • MFA Embroidery
  • MFA Fashion: Fashion Graphics
  • MFA Graphic Design And Art Direction
  • MFA Illustration
  • MFA Interior Design
  • MFA Textile Practice
  • MFA Collaborative Practice
  • MFA Contemporary Curating
  • MFA Filmmaking
  • MFA Photography
  • MFA Contemporary Visual Culture
  • MA Contemporary Visual Culture
  • MA Design: Ceramics
  • MA Animation
  • MA Contemporary Curating
  • MA Photography
  • MA Design: Lab
  • MA Design: Jewellery
  • MA Design: Glass
  • MA Design: Furniture
  • MA Textiles For Fashion
  • MA Fashion: Womenswear
  • MA Collaborative Practice
  • MA Fine Art
  • MA Embroidery
  • MA Fashion: Fashion Graphics
  • MA Animation
  • MA Contemporary Curating
  • MA Design: Ceramics
  • MA Filmmaking
  • MA Illustration
  • MA Interior Design
  • MA Contemporary Visual Culture
  • MA Graphic Design And Art Direction
  • MA Textile Practice
  • MA Photography
  • MA Design: Textiles For Fashion
  • MA Collaborative Practice
  • MA Embroidery
  • MA Fashion: Fashion Graphics
  • MA Architecture And Urbanism
  • Master Of Landscape Architecture
  • Master Of Landscape Architecture (Part 2)
  • MA Design: Illustration
  • MA Design: Fashion
  • MFA Design: Fashion
  • MA Design: Fashion Art Direction
  • MFA Design: Fashion Art Direction
  • MA Design: Embroidery
  • MFA Design: Embroidery
  • MA Design: Graphic Design And Art Direction
  • MFA Design: Graphic Design And Art Direction
  • MA Design: Interior Design
  • MFA Design: Interior Design
  • MA Design: Textiles For Fashion
  • MFA Design: Textiles For Fashion
  • MA Design: Textile Practice
  • MFA Design: Textile Practice
  • MA Visual Culture
  • MFA Visual Culture
  • MA (Research) Art And Design
  • MA Social Work
  • MA History (Local And Regional)
  • MA History (Public History And Heritage)
  • MA History
  • MA History (Public History And Heritage)
  • MSc Applied Quantitative Methods
  • MA Criminology
  • MA Sociology And Global Change
  • MA English Studies: Contemporary Literature, Film And Theory
  • MFA Creative Writing
  • MA Creative Writing By Online Learning
  • MA English Studies: The Gothic
  • MA Creative Writing
  • MA English Studies
  • MA English Studies: The Gothic
  • MA English Studies: Contemporary Literature, Film And Theory
  • MA In Teaching English As A Foreign Language
  • MA Teaching English As A Foreign Language
  • MA Tesol and Applied Linguistics
  • MA Linguistics and English Language
  • MA Linguistics and English Studies
  • MSc Communication, Behaviour and Credibility Analysis
  • Llm
  • Llm Legal Practice (Lpc)
  • MSc Information Management
  • MA Multimedia Journalism
  • MA Library and Information Management
  • MA Journalism
  • MA Multimedia Journalism
  • MSc Information Management
  • MA Library and Information Management
  • MA European Philosophy
  • MA International Relations and Global Communications
  • MA European Philosophy Dl
  • Master Of Public Administration
  • MA International Fashion Business: Buying and Merchandise Management
  • MA International Fashion Business: Marketing Management
  • MA Fashion Innovation
  • MA Responsible Fashion

Faculty Of Health, Psychology & Social Care

  • MA Advanced Social Work Practice
  • PgDip in Psychology (Conversion Award)
  • MSc Psychology (Conversion Award)
  • MSc Psychology
  • MSc Psychological Wellbeing In Clinical Practice
  • MSc Clinical Skills In Integrative Psychotherapy
  • MSc Psychological Wellbeing In Clinical Practice
  • MSc (Pre-Registration) Speech And Language Therapy
  • MA Health and Social Care
  • MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)
  • MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care
  • MSc Advanced Physiotherapy
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • MSc Nutrition and Health
  • MSc Food Safety
  • MSc Food Innovation
  • MSc Occupational Safety, Health and Environment

Faculty Of Education

  • Mres Education and Society
  • MA Early Childhood Studies
  • MA Childhood and Youth Studies
  • MA Educational Leadership and Management
  • MA Educational Leadership
  • MA Inclusive Education and Disability
  • MA Social Research
  • MA Educational Leadership and Management
  • MA Community Development and Youth Work: Leadership And Practice
  • MA Bilingualism, Education and Society
  • MA Education
  • MA Language Education
  • MSc Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Education
  • MA Teaching and Learning
  • MA Autism Spectrum Conditions
  • MA Inclusive Education and Special Educational Needs And Disability
  • MA Coaching and Mentoring
  • MA Leadership In Early Years
  • MA Education Studies

Faculty Of Business & Law

  • MA International Events Management
  • MA International Tourism And Hospitality Management
  • MSc Crowd Safety and Risk Analysis
  • MA International Events Management With Internship
  • MA International Tourism and Hospitality Management With Internship
  • MSc Project Management
  • MSc International Business Management
  • MSc Human Resource Management
  • MSc International Human Resource Management
  • MSc Human Resource Management
  • MSc Project Management
  • MSc Economic and Financial Analysis
  • MSc Public Relations
  • Master Of Sport Directorship (Msd)
  • MSc Public Relations
  • MSc Economic and Financial Analysis
  • MSc Business Analytics
  • MSc Banking and Finance
  • MSc Marketing
  • MSc Marketing (Communications)
  • MSc Marketing (Creative Advertising)
  • MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • MSc Professional Development
  • MSc Place Management and Leadership
  • MSc Management
  • MSc Accounting and Finance
  • MSc Digital Marketing Communications
  • Mba
  • MSc Accounting and Finance
  • MSc International Finance and Management
  • Mba Strategic Health and Social Care
  • MSc International Finance and Management
  • MSc International Human Resource Management
  • MSc Digital Marketing

Faculty Of Science & Engineering

  • MSc Biomedical Science
  • MSc Bird Conservation
  • MSc Conservation Genetics
  • MSc By Research Conservation Genetics
  • MSc Biological Recording
  • MSc Zoo Conservation Biology
  • MSc Conservation Biology (By Research)
  • MSc Animal Behaviour (By Research)
  • MSc Biomedical Science
  • MSc Zoo Conservation Biology
  • MSc Cellular Pathology
  • MSc Clinical Biochemistry
  • MSc Haematology And Transfusion Science
  • MSc Medical Microbiology
  • MSc Animal Behaviour
  • MSc Conservation Biology
  • MSc Animal Behaviour
  • MSc Science Communication
  • MSc Computing
  • MSc Information Systems
  • MSc Advanced Computer Science
  • MSc Data Science
  • MSc Data Analytics
  • MSc Cyber Security
  • MSc Mechanical Engineering
  • MSc Electronic Engineering
  • MSc Industrial Communication And Automation
  • MSc Rail Engineering
  • MSc Automotive Engineering
  • MSc Engineering Management
  • MSc Mechanical Engineering
  • MSc Environmental Management And Sustainable Development
  • MSc (By Research) Environmental Management And Sustainable Development
  • MSc Geographical Information Technologies
  • MSc Applied Geographical Information Systems
  • MSc Geographical Information Systems
  • MSc Sustainable Aviation
  • MSc Environmental Management And Sustainable Development
  • MA by Research

MMU Cheshire

  • MSc Exercise and Sport (Biomechanics)
  • MSc Exercise and Sport (Physiology)
  • MA Exercise and Sport
  • MA Exercise and Sport (Coaching Studies)
  • MA Exercise and Sport (Sport Development)
  • MSc Exercise and Sport

 

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