Postgraduate Master's Loans of up to £11,836 are available to new master's degree students. The postgraduate student loan will operate in much the same way as your undergraduate student loan for maintenance.
These funds can be used for either tuition or living costs. The loan will not be means-tested, and the repayments will be calculated using a similar method to your undergraduate loan repayments.
The Postgraduate Master's loan is administered by Student Finance England (SFE). Funding for postgraduate loans is different if you normally live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
Applications open in early summer, usually in May/June and can take between 6-8 weeks to be assessed by student finance, we recommend all students make their applications as soon as possible in order to have all funding in place by the start of term.
Once your application has been assessed you will receive an entitlement letter - please make sure all amounts are as you requested.
Find out more about eligibility and how to apply on our postgraduate master's loan funding opportunity page. For additional information, please visit the Student Finance England website.
Doctoral Loans of up to £27,265 will be available to students during their postgraduate Doctoral course to help towards course and living costs. It will be paid directly to you and is not based on your household income.
The total amount students borrow will be paid evenly over the length of their course. For example, if you apply for the maximum amount of Postgraduate Doctoral Loan and study over four years, you will get £6,816 in each year of your course.
Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.