Further study opportunities

3. Funding

Funding: the most important thing to remember when considering funding options for postgraduate study is to keep your options open and apply for as much as you can. It’s worth keeping in mind that working/studying part-time may be more beneficial to you in the long. Funding options include:

  • Your employer – company sponsorship
  • The university you are applying to – this is not guaranteed but is an excellent place to start as there may be funding available for your course/department
  • Salaried research positions at universities
  • University scholarships and bursaries
  • Charities and Trusts
  • Research council funding
  • Government loan

Career Development loan

Each application process is different, so look carefully at the details. You can use the following as a starting point and there are many more opportunities available: