Have just finished degree and am pondering a Masters. my University has one that I can do in a year and a bit - FT for the year and then another 6 months on a research project. I have a place if I want it.
There is a chance I can get a bursary for some of the fees but I am wondering about normal student finance. I've only used up 3 years worth, is it true that I can apply for the loans/grants for another year? For masters level? I know I would get funded for a PGCE but I can't do one (for the next couple of years).
Anyone had a fourth year of finance for a post-grad qualification?
Hiya, I think the funding you mean is in case you need to take an extra year to complete undergrad. I was much in the same position as you, had a place on a research masters, could get a little money but not enough to cover fees. I therefore am not doing the research masters!
Proles has covered all the funding routes I know apart from to look for a studentship from the university.
I am waiting to hear if I have a place on Social Work for this year. I am going to take another route to get me to where I want to be and I want to retrain at the same time.
Good luck and if you get told by SF that you can have the money come back and let me know! :0
In Scotland you get 4 years funding from SAAS, then you can apply for funding after that but it's just your luck, and if you have about 3 years I think of not studying you can apply for funding again from SAAS
Is the extra year maybe for if you do a 4-year undergraduate masters, e.g. an MSci or similar?
There is some research council funding around for stand-alone Masters courses, though unfortunately not much and it is competitive. If you're planning to go on to do a PhD afterwards, it is easier to get funding for a 1+3 course, which is what I'm doing. Most people do have to self-fund though