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Postgraduate loans

Postgraduate Master's Loan

If you’re studying a taught Master's course at the School, you could qualify for a loan from the UK government.

Key information:

  • The maximum loan available for 2017/18 is £10,280.
  • The maximum loan available for 2018/19 is £10,609.
  • This postgraduate student loan is paid directly to you, and is non-means tested.

How to apply

Applications for 2017/18 and  2018/19 are open now. You can apply online on the UK government’s website. We encourage you to apply as early as possible so that you receive your loan for the start of your course. The links below will take you directly to the relevant section on the UK government website:

  1. Overview
  2. What you'll get
  3. Eligibility
  4. Repayment
  5. How to apply
  6. Extra help
  7. Further information

Please be aware that as part of the application process, you’ll be asked to submit information about your intended course of study and university.

Postgraduate loans and tuition fees

Please note that the School's tuition fees policy requires payment of tuition fees by the start date of the course, and the start of each subsequent academic year that a student is registered. As the postgraduate loan is paid directly to the student in three instalments per academic year, it cannot be relied upon for payment of tuition fees.

Further information on tuition fees, and the School's tuition fees policy can be found here. If you have any questions on this, the Tuition Fees team can be contacted here.

Postgraduate Doctoral Loan

If you’re starting a research degree course at the School from 2018/19 onwards, you could qualify for a loan from the UK government.

Key information:

  • The maximum loan available is £25,000 for the whole course.
  • This postgraduate student loan is paid directly to you, and is non-means tested.
  • The loan is paid out over the duration of the course, in three instalments per year.

How to apply

Applications for 2018/19 will open in Summer 2018. You will apply online on the UK government’s website. We encourage you to apply as early as possible so that you receive your loan for the start of your course. The links below will take you directly to the relevant section on the UK government website:

  1. Overview
  2. What you'll get
  3. Eligibility
  4. Repayment
  5. Extra help
  6. Further information

Please be aware that as part of the application process, you’ll be asked to submit information about your intended course of study and university.

Postgraduate loans and tuition fees

Please note that the School's tuition fees policy requires payment of tuition fees by the start date of the course, and the start of each subsequent academic year that a student is registered. As the postgraduate loan is paid directly to the student in three instalments per academic year, it cannot be relied upon for payment of tuition fees.

Further information on tuition fees, and the School's tuition fees policy can be found here. If you have any questions on this, the Tuition Fees team can be contacted here.

Find out more

For further information about postgraduate loans, please visit Student Finance England’s dedicated student finance zone on The Student Room.