We’ve come to the end of our Q&A session today. Thank you very much to everyone who took part – I hope we managed to be of assistance and provide the information that you were looking for.
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Many thanks to our speakers for fielding questions today.
Hi, are there any grants/bursaries that can be applied for instead of a loan?
The best place to start searching for funding opportunities is our PG Funding Database. It is worth keeping in mind, however, that most funding is geared towards funding research programmes. These loans are, thus, the alternative to fund a Masters.
You can also consult the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding (To receive this guide you need to subscribe to the University’s postgraduate study mailing list)
I hope you find this helpful.
I was wondering whether the £10,000 loan can be used for both course cost and living? i.e if my course cost around £6,000, could the other £4,000 be used for living? Is the £10,000 specifically for course funding or for any other means? (sorry if this question has already been answered. thank you!
The loan is paid into your bank account, and then it is up to you how it is spent. The guidelines state: ‘the Postgraduate Loan … will be a contribution towards the costs of study, i.e. it will be at the student’s discretion to use the loan towards fees, maintenance costs or other costs.’
I hope this answers your question.
Hi, i am planning to International Relations part time. How many days will i be required to attend as i work part time?
It will depend on the modules that you choose. The best thing to do is to email the course convenor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Can you only apply for/accept part of the £10,000 loan?
There is no minimum loan request amount. You can borrow a little or as much as you wish up to £10,000. This can be amended up to one month before the end of the academic year, but you cannot request less than has already been paid.
I hope this helps,