U.K. Second degree fundingWatch
So I graduated from my degree in 2014 which was three years (dance) I now wish to take a degree in either physiotherapy or occupational therapy. I was told by the student loan company that I wouldn't be eligible for any funding as this is my second degree. From looking online and chatting to friends, some people have said the student loans company can support you for four years, does this mean I can get another year from them towards my new degree?. Another option is an nhs bursary/funding but many websites say different things (only funded if you are to be a dentist or doctor) or say funding is for 'medical students'.
I can't be the only one in this situation, I wish to ring the student loan company again but I want to be clued up with options and questions at the ready.
Any help or info would be great!
I think you only get an extra year in your original degree (i.e repeat year) have you thought about a masters conversion course (this MSc at Essex (£13,500 Fee will be funded by the NHS) ) for example? Here's a link to the NHS bursary site you might be able to get funding via the NHS.
Biomedical science with foundation year. I have been accepted for an access course in bioscience so probably will do that, but i would really like to stat the degree in September.
Biomedical science is an exempt course I'm afraid, so you may have to self-fund if your chosen university cannot offer you any funding themselves. Maybe try working for a few years to save up and then go back to study.
If you already have a degree
You may be eligible for limited funding in certain circumstances.
You may get limited funding if you’re ‘topping up’ a higher education qualification, for example you’ve finished an HNC, HND or Foundation Degree and now want to do an Honours degree.
You may also get limited funding if you hold an Honours degree or a higher level of qualification and start a new course. This could be a part-time Honours degree, a joint Honours degree or an Integrated Master’s degree in one of the following (or 2 if it’s a joint Honours degree):
agriculture and related subjects
architecture (if it’s a MArch RIBA Part 2 course)
medicine and allied subjects
If you live in Wales though, there are still some NHS funded courses around... I've applied for Healthcare Science at Cardiff Met but I've also accepted the fact that I may have to suck it up and pay if i don't get an offer there. (Ideally looking at doing genetics.) I'm just about in a position where thankfully, we can just about afford to self-fund. None of the science courses at the uni's i looked at seem to offer a part time option.
It sucks that there is no provisions in place for those who want a career change later in life and to do a second degree.
hello, so i have just completed my first degree but am going onto do secondary degree in veterinary medicine and was just wondering if you have any advice
I am looking at private loans, there is one called future finance. I am abit worried cause as with all loan companies there is alot of negative reviews about the interest.
I have no other option though. You got any ideas ?