I've applied for both MSc and PgDip Physician Associate courses and I am wondering how current Physician students are funding their studies?
I'm aware there are Postgraduate Masters Loans for the MSc course only and Professional Career Development Loans that can be used for the PgDip.
I was wondering if it is possible to apply for both loans if you get onto a MSc course?
I was also wondering how do you fund your accommodation as the loans above don't even cover the cost of the course for a year?
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- Thread Starter
- 10-02-2018 15:44
- 11-02-2018 09:35
You can get both a student loan and career loan if you're studying an MSc course.
Unfortunately, with a PgDip you can only get the career loan and even that is subject to credit approval.
I was lucky enough to get unto a fully funded + bursary course but beforehand i worked full time and saved up since this wasn't guaranteed. On this course, it's incredibly difficult (but not impossible..!) to have a job alongside. So, I recommend getting a job in healthcare to save up and gain experience beforehand. Not having to worry about money makes life so much easier.
Also, make sure the places you apply to is worth your money.
- Thread Starter
- 11-02-2018 10:06
Thank you very much for replying!
Currently I have an offer for a MSc course so it is good to know that I could get both loans for that!
That is very lucky! The thing is that I have applied during my last year at uni for September entry so this doesn’t really leave me much time to earn money before starting.
I guess I could look into if it is possible to defer the course but I kind of just want to get started already😂
I hope the places i’ve applied to are worth my money, not sure how to verify that though😅