Up to £10,609 available to students who live in England
Funding for Postgraduate Loans is different dependant on whether you normally live in England, Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland.* We have provided an overview of the main eligibility points for each scheme below.
*Moving somewhere to study does not count as normally living there.
Find out more on the government’s website.
England and Wales
Postgraduate Loan up to £10,609* (England) £13,000 (Wales) available if you start a course on or after 1 August 2018.
*If your course started before 1 August 2017 you can get up to £10,000 for your whole course. If your course started before 1 August 2018 you can get up to £10,280 for your whole course. (England and Wales residents only).
Postgraduate Loan up to £5,500 available if you start a course on or after 1 August 2018.
Eligible courses (Level 7 on the QAA Framework):
For further eligibility requirements, visit Student Finance NI.
When applying for a Postgraduate Northern Ireland Loan and if you cannot find your course please email PGL-Enquiries@mmu.ac.uk
Postgraduate Fee Loan up to £5,500 and £4,500 Maintenance Loan available if you start a course on or after 1 August 2018.**
For full eligibility criteria and terms and conditions please refer to Student Awards Agency Scotland.
**Loans will only be offered if the course is not available in Scotland.
When applying for a Postgraduate Loan from Scotland and cannot find your course please email PGL-Enquiries@mmu.ac.uk
Eligibility is dependent on the following criteria:
The government’s website includes full eligibility criteria and terms and conditions.
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.
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 £10,609 (England) £13,000 (Wales).
Payment dates for full-time students (course duration 12 months) will be split equally between the following payment dates:
*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 (dependent on your application to the funder having been fully assessed).
Payment for part-time students or courses longer than a 12-month duration will be made equally across the course duration.
Visit the government’s website for repayment information.
Changes in study
(Students in receipt of a Scotland loan maybe eligible for funding for a repeat year).
The following criteria applies to England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Students from Scotland are advised to contact their loan provider.
If you have any questions you can contact a member of the Student Financial Support Team on 0161 247 1045 who will be able to offer guidance and support and if necessary contact your loan provider on your behalf.
There are many course options available; you can also find out more about postgraduate funding and financial support for UK and non-UK students.
If you are a Manchester Met graduate, you may also be eligible for a 10% Alumni Loyalty Discount.
Detailed information on course content, costs, including duration and entry requirements can be found on our postgraduate study section.