Postgraduate Studies: What Funding Can You Get?



Funding for postgraduate studies in the UK can vary depending on a number of factors:


- What you are studying

- When your course starts

- Whether you can receive a studentship

- Your disability status

- Whether your employer chooses to fund your studies

- Any bursaries or scholarships you may be entitled to.



Postgraduate Master’s Degree

When beginning a master’s degree, you can apply for a postgraduate master’s loan. You can receive up to:

  • £11,570 if your course started on or after 1st August 2021

  • £11,222 if your course started between 1st August 2020 – 31st July 2021

  • £10,906 if your course started between 1st August 2019 – 31st July 2020


This funding differs if you live in Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland. The amount received is not based on your income or your family’s income and it is paid directly to you to use on either course fees or living costs.