For 17/18 entry there is a Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,280 available from Student Finance Wales and Student Finance England, please see their websites for further information on how to apply.
TheStudent Finance & Welfare Advisory has produced a Money Matters booklet about what other finance is on offer for post-graduate students.
Here are a few points you should bear in mind:
- You may well find that your living expenses are higher and that you need more money than you managed on as an undergraduate.
- There are more places on postgraduate courses than there are funded places because educational institutions receive awards on a quota basis. Funding is hard to come by - the course you are interested in may have no funded places or a limited number for which you must compete to be accepted on to the course.
- Prospective postgraduate students can claim Income Support/Housing Benefit over the Summer vacation, between the end of their undergraduate course and the start of the postgraduate course as they aren't considered to be a student during that time.
You may find the links on the right helpful in researching how you are going to fund your course.