I am a resident of EU country and currently undertaking an MA. I would like to apply for Social Work MA this fall in UK. I would like to know if i will be eligible for any kind of financial support (fee award or something like that) if i already have an MA?
Or should i just submit my BA and delay finishing my current MA?
Second MA financial support Watch
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Last edited by Mindy22; 06-04-2013 at 21:04.
- 06-04-2013 21:02
- 07-04-2013 00:45
Unless your proposed Masters is sponsored by the NHS, there will be no central finance available. Student Finance usually cuts off after undergraduate in the UK - most home students don't get funding for a first Masters.
Individual universities can offer bursaries, scholarships and fee waivers, but you'll have to decide which universities you want to go to first, then investigate whether they offer any kind of financial help. Beware that these will rarely cover the full cost of the course plus living expenses, and eligibility critera can be very tight.
Sheffield Hallam offer an MSW Social Work which is eligible for an NHS Bursary:
However when you follow the link to the NHS web page and look at Eligibility, in order to qualify for the bursary, EU residents must have been resident in the UK for three years before the start of their course:
In addition, you will not qualify for the bursary if you already have a higher education social work qualification, so if your BA is related to social work, this may also prevent you from getting funding:
Looks like you need to do a lot of research.