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.
We will hold many more of these virtual open day events over the coming months so please check www.pg.bham.ac.uk now and again to see what we’ve got lined up for the future. If you’d like to visit our campus (in real life!), our next Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Wednesday 23 November 2016. We also run bespoke campus tours throughout term time and Cafés at which you can meet current students.
Hi, I’m going to apply for the full time Medieval History Taught MA. Ii’m 30 and live independently. i am going to apply for a loan via SFE but i will need additional funding. I hope to get a job; what is the success rate of having a part time job whilst studying? Is there a certain cap on hours you’d reccomend (i.e.- no more than 20 a week?) and what is the likelihood of me being able to work around my unversity hours with work? Is a job with shift work better than a job with set hours?
Thank you for your question. The best place to look for funding is our PG funding database for other possible funding opportunities, or consult the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding, which gives information on funding from charities and trusts. One of these trusts is the Funds for Graduate Women, which you might find suitable to apply for. To receive the alternative guide you will need to subscribe to the University’s postgraduate study mailing list.
The university recommends that you work no more than 15 hours in term time. I would say that with good time-management, it is possible to work part-time along with your studies. The hours will depend on your schedule, and it is a good idea to inform the programme convener about your work commitments before you commence your course, as they will advise you and offer help.
I Hope that helps,
Hi, I am a mature student (28 in august) and i have a child aged 8, is there additional grants/loans that could help assist with living costs etc?
The Postgraduate Student Loans aren’t means tested so there aren’t additional levels of award available as part of this scheme. You should take a look through our funding database to see what else is out there though.
If repayments for the masters loan will not start till 2019, is interest on our loan still building?
You’ll be charged interest from the day you get the first payment until your loan is repaid in full or cancelled. So I guess that’s a yes.
Hope that helps.
I’ve been accepted for the MA Inclusion and Special Educational Needs. I’m hoping to be awarded a post grad loan but do you know of any charities/organisations that may be willing to offer financial support?
Hi again Suzanne,
You could search our PG funding database for other possible funding opportunities or consult the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding, which gives lots of detail about charities and trusts. To receive the alternative guide you will need to subscribe to the University’s postgraduate study mailing list.
Hope that helps,