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    Hi,

    I am looking to complete my Masters in Education having already completed a PGDipEd in Secondary English.

    I have already partially complete the Masters as each module in the PGDipEd was worth 20 Masters credits. I am now being asked to pay over £2000 for 3 days of university so that I can complete a dissertation.

    According to the Student Finance website you are not eligible for finance if you have already completed a post-graduate Masters or equivalent - does a PGDipEd count as an equivalent and am I therefore not eligible for finance towards completing this Masters qualification?

    Thanks in advance for any help or advice!
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    (Original post by JustJen)
    Hi,

    I am looking to complete my Masters in Education having already completed a PGDipEd in Secondary English.

    I have already partially complete the Masters as each module in the PGDipEd was worth 20 Masters credits. I am now being asked to pay over £2000 for 3 days of university so that I can complete a dissertation.

    According to the Student Finance website you are not eligible for finance if you have already completed a post-graduate Masters or equivalent - does a PGDipEd count as an equivalent and am I therefore not eligible for finance towards completing this Masters qualification?

    Thanks in advance for any help or advice!
    The PGDipEd wouldn't make you ineligible based on having a Masters or higher qualification.

    However the PGL doesn't cover Masters "top up" courses that are just for the credits to top up to a Masters. If you were to start a new Masters from scratch the PGL would cover you but not just for the dissertation module.
 
 
 
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