All postgraduate master’s qualifications, such as an MA, MSc, MRes, MBA, MEd and LLM are covered by the loan, and you can study either full-time, over one or two years, or a one-year full-time course studied part-time over two years. Any amount up to £11,836 can be borrowed, and used to pay for your tuition fees or other costs associated with studying, such as accommodation or course expenses.
If you already hold a master’s qualification or an equivalent qualification (including an integrated Master's degree such as an MEng/MSci) you will not be eligible for the master's student loan.
The loan is a contribution to the costs of your study and is not sufficient to cover all of your tuition fees and living costs for the period. The University provides information on how to help plan your budget.
Am I eligible to apply?
Whether you qualify depends on:
- your course
- your age
- your nationality or residency status.
Please see the GOV.UK website for eligibility information.
Alternative loans have been created for postgraduate study if you normally live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
How will I repay the loan?
You’ll have to start repaying your loan when your income is over a certain amount (the ‘threshold’ amount).
You’ll be charged interest from the day you get the first payment.
How do I apply if I will be studying full-time?
All applications should be made on the UK government website.
How do I apply if I will be studying part-time?
If you will be studying part-time and wish to apply for the government master’s loan, you are required to complete your programme in two years. We will not be able to confirm your registration with the Student Loans Company and ultimately release your funding until a study plan has been agreed with the School where you will be studying, so it is important you do this as early as possible.
Please use the appropriate email address below to contact the School you will be studying with to request a study plan for a part-time master's loan.
|School||Contact email address|
|Aeronautical and Automotive Engineeringfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Architecture, Building and Civil Engineeringemail@example.com|
|Business and Economicsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Communication and Mediaemail@example.com|
|Geography and Environmentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Loughborough University Londonemail@example.com|
|Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineeringfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Politics and International Studiesemail@example.com|
|Social and Policy Studiesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|School of Sports, Exercise and Health Scienceemail@example.com|
Find out more
The Student Loans Company have produced a short video to provide more details.
More information can be found on the GOV.UK website.