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INVESTING IN YOUR FUTURE Before you embark on your postgraduate studies, you need to think about how you are going to fund the next stage of your education. The great news is that financial support is available for postgraduate study in many guises and our student advice team are on hand to guide you through the options. You can contact our funding specialists at but, in the meantime, here’s a brief outline of the options open to you: • Postgraduate Masters Loans Students from England or the EU attending eligible full and part-time masters courses can apply for government loans of up to £10,000. Further information and details of eligibility are available at • Professional and Career Development Loans This government initiative features a commercial loan of up to £10,000 provided by a high street bank but underwritten by the government so you don’t have to make repayments whilst you are studying. You will, however, need to start repaying your loan a month after finishing your course. Go to for details • Postgraduate Scholarships Go to for details of postgraduate scholarships • Postgraduate International Scholarships LJMU offers a series of scholarships for international applicants on taught masters programmes and research degrees. These scholarships take the form of fee waivers. For full eligibility criteria and details of how to apply, go to:

DID YOU KNOW? • If you have an undergraduate degree from LJMU you can receive a 20% reduction on postgraduate tuition fees (eligibility criteria apply)

• Teacher Training Teacher training is funded like undergraduate study via government loans and grants. There are also bursaries depending on your degree classification and subject. See for more details. Funding applications open at the end of February

• Funding is also available from research councils, charities and trusts • The University has a Student Support Fund for those facing unexpected hardship and those with caring responsibilities

• NHS Courses

• Equipment and support is available for those with an ongoing disability or learning difficulty, email: for further information

You can apply for a bursary for some masters level NHS Courses. The funding cycle opens in April for September starters. See the NHS Business Services Authority website ( for more details

• If you are a full-time student with a child or adult dependant, you may qualify for extra financial support


Masterplan magazine  

Preparing for postgraduate study at LJMU

Masterplan magazine  

Preparing for postgraduate study at LJMU