Postgraduate

UK/EU students

Postgraduate Master’s Loan Scheme

Value of award

Maximum of £10,000 (2016 entry) or £10,280 (2017 entry)

Overview

The UK government's Postgraduate Master's Loan Scheme is available for 2016 and 2017 entry:

Course eligibility

Duration

Eligible course durations

Non-eligible course durations

Repayment Terms

Administration and payment of the Loan

Payment 1: Course start date
Payment 2: 4 months after the course start month (last Wednesday of the month)
Payment 3: 7 months after the course start month (last Wednesday of the month)

Eligibility Criteria

EU Referendum

Eligible EU students will still be able to apply for the Postgraduate Master’s Loan from the Student Loans Company for 2016 and 2017 entry. Future funding arrangements with the EU will be determined as part of the UK’s discussions on its membership.

How to apply

The quickest and easiest way for you to apply is online. You can only make an application for the 16/17 academic year.  The 17/18 application cycle has not opened yet. 

Contact

If you are looking for more information, you can visit Student Finance England’s student finance zone, The Student Room, which has been updated with a dedicated Postgraduate Loan section including answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

Student Finance England has also produced a series of quick guides and films covering:

Eligible Courses

  • Accounting, Finance and Strategic Investment MSc
  • Advanced Computer Science MSc
  • Advanced Electrical Power Engineering MSc
  • Ageing and Health MRes
  • Agricultural and Environmental Science MSc
  • Animal Behaviour MRes
  • Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare MSc, PGDip
  • Applied Linguistics and TESOL MA
  • Applied Linguistics Research MA
  • Applied Process Control MSc, PGDip
  • Archaeology MA
  • Archaeology MLitt
  • Architectural Design Research MA
  • Architecture, Planning and Landscape (Design) MA
  • Architecture, Planning and Landscape MA
  • Art Museum and Gallery Practice MPrac
  • Art Museum and Gallery Studies MA, PGDip
  • Arts, Business and Creativity MA
  • Automation and Control MSc
  • Banking and Finance MSc
  • Banking and Finance MSc (London campus)
  • Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Management MSc
  • Bioinformatics MSc
  • Biomedical Engineering MSc
  • Biosciences MRes
  • Biotechnology and Business Enterprise MRes
  • British History MA
  • Cancer MRes
  • Cardiovascular Science in Health and Disease MRes
  • Chinese Studies MLitt
  • Classics and Ancient History MA
  • Classics MLitt
  • Clean Technology MSc, PGDip
  • Clinical Research/Clinical Research (Ageing) MClinRes, PGDip, PGCert (E-learning)
  • Clinical Research/Clinical Research (Leadership) MClinRes, PGDip, PGCert
  • Cloud Computing for Big Data MRes, PGDip
  • Cloud Computing MSc
  • Communications and Signal Processing MSc
  • Computational Neuroscience and Neuroinformatics MSc
  • Computational Systems Biology MSc
  • Computer Game Engineering MSc
  • Computer Science MSc
  • Computer Security and Resilience MSc
  • Creative Arts Practice MA
  • Creative Writing MA, PGCert
  • Cross-Cultural Communication and Applied Linguistics MA
  • Cross-Cultural Communication and Education MA
  • Cross-Cultural Communication and International Management MA
  • Cross-Cultural Communication and International Marketing MA
  • Cross-Cultural Communication and International Relations MA
  • Cross-Cultural Communication and Media Studies MA
  • Cross-Cultural Communication MA
  • Design and Manufacturing Engineering MSc
  • Diabetes MRes
  • Digital Civics MRes
  • Drug Chemistry MSc
  • E-Business (E-Marketing) MSc
  • E-Business (Information Systems) MSc
  • E-Business MSc
  • Ecological Consultancy MSc
  • Education Research MA
  • Education: International Perspectives (Development and Education) MA
  • Education: International Perspectives (Leadership and Management) MA
  • Education: International Perspectives (Teaching and Learning) MA
  • Education: International Perspectives (Technology in Education) MA
  • Electrical Power MSc
  • Employee Relations MA, PGDip, PGCert
  • Engineering Geology MSc
  • English Language and/or Linguistics MLitt
  • English Literature MA
  • English Literature MLitt
  • Environmental and Petroleum Geochemistry MSc
  • Environmental Consultancy MSc
  • Environmental Engineering MSc
  • Environmental Law and Policy (Research) LLM
  • Environmental Regulation and Sustainable Development LLM
  • Environmental Resource Assessment MSc
  • Epidemiology MRes
  • European History MA
  • European Union Studies MA
  • Evolution and Human Behaviour MRes
  • Experimental Architecture MSc
  • Film: Theory and Practice MA
  • Finance and Economics (Research) MA
  • Finance MSc
  • Fine Art MFA
  • Flood Risk Management MSc
  • Food and Rural Development Research MSc
  • Forensic Psychology MSc
  • Foundations in Clinical Psychology MSc
  • French MLitt
  • Genomic Medicine MSc, PGDip, PGCert
  • Geotechnical Engineering MSc
  • German MLitt
  • Global Human Resource Management MSc
  • Health Services Research MSc, PGDip
  • Heritage, Museums and Galleries MLitt
  • Heritage Practice MPrac
  • Heritage Studies MA, PGDip
  • History MA
  • History MLitt
  • History of Medicine MA
  • Human Geography Research MA
  • Human Resource Management MA
  • Hydrogeology and Water Management MSc
  • Hydroinformatics MSc
  • Hydrology and Climate Change MSc
  • Immunobiology MRes
  • Industrial and Commercial Biotechnology MSc
  • Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship MSc
  • International Business Law LLM
  • International Business Management MSc
  • International Business Management MSc (London campus)
  • International Development and Education MA
  • International Development and Education with Cross Cultural Communication MA
  • International Economics and Finance MSc
  • International Financial Analysis MSc
  • International Human Resource Management MA
  • International Marine Environmental Consultancy (IMEC) MSc, PGDip
  • International Marketing MSc
  • International Marketing MSc (London campus)
  • International Multimedia Journalism MA
  • International Political Economy MA
  • International Politics (Critical Geopolitics) MA
  • International Politics (Global Justice and Ethics) MA
  • International Politics (Globalisation, Poverty and Development) MA
  • International Relations MA
  • International Spatial Planning MSc
  • Interpreting MA
  • Japanese Studies MLitt
  • Landscape Architecture Studies MA
  • Language Pathology MSc
  • Latin American Interdisciplinary Studies MA
  • Linguistics (with specialist pathways in English Language, Language Acquisition, and European Languages) MA
  • Local and Regional Development (Research) MA
  • Management and Business Studies (Research) MA, PGDip
  • Modern and Contemporary Literature MA
  • Museum Practice MPrac
  • Naval Architecture MSc
  • Neuromuscular Diseases MRes
  • Neuroscience MRes
  • Offshore Engineering MSc
  • Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc
  • Operations Management, Logistics and Accounting MSc
  • Organic Farming and Food Production Systems MSc
  • Orthodontics MSc
  • Petroleum Geochemistry MSc
  • Philosophy MLitt
  • Pipeline Engineering MSc, PGDip, PGCert
  • Planning and Environment Research MA
  • Planning for Sustainability and Climate Change MSc
  • Politics (Research) MA
  • Portuguese MLitt
  • Professional Translation for European Languages MA
  • Psychology (Foundations in Clinical and Forensic Psychology) MSc
  • Public Health and Health Services Research MSc, PGDip, PGCert
  • Public Health MPH, PGDip
  • Quantitative Finance and Risk Management MSc
  • Rail and Logistics MSc, PGDip, PGCert
  • Renewable Energy, Enterprise and Management (REEM) MSc, PGDip, PGCert
  • Renewable Energy Flexible Training Programme (REFLEX) MSc, PGDip, PGCert
  • Restorative Dentistry MClinDent
  • Roman Frontier Studies MA
  • Social Science and Health Research MSc
  • Sociolinguistics (Research) MA, PGDip
  • Sociology and Social Research MA
  • Sociology MA
  • Spanish MLitt
  • Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine MRes
  • Structural Engineering MSc
  • Subsea Engineering and Management MSc
  • Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security MRes
  • Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security MSc
  • Sustainable Buildings and Environments MSc
  • Sustainable Chemical Engineering MSc, PGDip
  • Sustainable Transport Engineering MSc
  • Synthetic Biology MSc
  • Systems Biology MRes
  • Technology in the Marine Environment MRes
  • Town Planning MSc
  • Toxicology MRes
  • Translating and Interpreting MA
  • Translating MA
  • Translation Studies MA
  • Translation Studies MLitt
  • Translational Medicine and Therapeutics MRes
  • Transplantation MRes
  • Transport Planning and Business Management MSc
  • Transport Planning and Engineering MSc
  • Transport Planning and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) MSc
  • Transport Planning and the Environment MSc
  • Urban Design MA, PGDip
  • Urban Energy Technology and Policy (with specialist pathways in Planning, Architecture and Engineering) MSc
  • Urban Energy Technology and Policy MRes
  • Wildlife Management MSc
  • Wireless Embedded Systems MSc
  • World Politics and Popular Culture MA
  • Writing Poetry MA