Funding and Application advice for Masters students

Welcome to this Funding and Application advice session for Masters students with the Postgraduate Recruitment Team. During this virtual open day you can get advice from the postgraduate recruitment team on making an application.

We are happy to answer questions on all aspects of postgraduate study, which might include:

  • The different postgraduate taught courses offered by the University of Birmingham
  • Seeking sources of funding
  • Finding a supervisor
  • Writing a research proposal

Master’s Loans

You can borrow up to £10,609 to help fund your Masters degree for 2018/19 study. The money is not means-tested, and you can choose what to spend it on as it will be paid directly to your bank account. There are certain eligibility requirements, please visit this webpage for more information.

Find out more about this opportunity by watching the videos and by participating in the live Q&A. Members of the Postgraduate Recruitment team will be available 14:00-15:00 to answer any questions you might have.

PG funding database

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Speaker profiles

  • Lindsay Smith

    Lindsay is our Postgraduate Recruitment Manager (UK). (Live Q&A 14:00-15:00)

Q&A Archive

These were the questions asked during the Funding and Application advice for Masters students live event.
Magda asked:

What’s the application deadline for the actual masters programme not the loan?

Natalie replied:

Hi Magda,

Thanks for your question.

There is usually no closing date for postgraduate courses, but we would advise that you make your application as early as possible before the start of your course. For more details about individual courses please visit our Course Finder website here.

Best of luck with your application!

Kind regards,

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 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 20 March 2019. We also run bespoke campus tours throughout term time and Cafés at which you can meet current students.

Lynne Mcfarlane asked:

I’m interested in a PhD part time Creative Writing starting September 2020, who should I contact?

Andrew Perry replied:

Hi Lynne and thanks for your enquiry.

The best person to contact at this stage would be the Admissions Tutor for the course, Dr Richard House.  You can email him at or give him a call on 0121 414 7964.

Best wishes


dave asked:

accommodation for postgrad students?

Andrew Perry replied:

Hi Dave

Thanks for your question.  We have a dedicated webpage which gives full details about our accommodation for postgraduate students.  You can find full details here.

Best wishes

Amir asked:

Hi.Could you give me the linke of head manager civil engineerin to talk them. Please thanks.

Natalie replied:

Hi Amir,

You can get in touch with the School of Engineering admissions team on +44 (0)121 414 5089, or if you prefer you can email them at

Best of luck with your application.

Kind regards,