Bursaries and other options
A number of organisations offer bursaries ranging from £500 to £5,000 which you won’t need to pay back. We also have further information about Disabled Students Allowance, and Teacher Training bursaries.
If you’re a final year undergraduate student and you’re thinking of studying a Master’s degree with BCU, you could be an eligible for an Achievement Scholarship of up to £3,000. You can find out more about the ‘It pays to stay’ scholarship here
You may wish to apply for a bursary from these organisations:
You can apply for a £5,000 postgraduate scholarship which is available for all subject areas. Two £500 runners-up scholarships will also be awarded.
Business students can apply for annual bursaries worth £500 each.
Master of Law students can apply for annual global bursaries worth £500 each.
Career Development Loans
We are a Professional and Career Development Loans registered Learning Provider, registration number 10118. A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning.
For further information please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.
Disabled Students Allowance
Postgraduate students with an impairment, health condition or learning difficulty may be able to get financial help from Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs). You can apply through Student Finance England.
Although this is a postgraduate course, current PGCE students are eligible for the finance support package available to full-time undergraduates. You may also receive a Teacher Training Bursary of up to £30,000 per year, subject specific.
For more information please visit The National College for Teaching and Leadership website, or contact them on 0800 389 2500.
Social Work Bursaries
Social Work Bursaries are non-repayable and can be used to help with study and living costs. They are capped so there's only a limited number available. If you're eligible and manage to secure a bursary it'll be paid directly into your bank account.
For more information please visit The NHS Social Work website
Trusts and charities
Students can apply to external trusts and charities to raise funds in an effort to fund postgraduate study.