(Original post by Shoegazer92)
I already have a Bsc at 2.1, although I'm looking at changing careers.
I've read repeatedly there is funding for second degrees, provided they are STEM subjects, but I can't find this info on any official website.
my two questions:
Does funding cover full time courses as well as part time? I want to study a Bsc in Maths and statistics, but looking at the courses it's very limiting as to where I could study if I am limited to part time.
is this second loan agreement roughly on the same terms as a first undergraduate degree, or is it more like the postgraduate loans where repayments must start regardless of earnings?
if anyone can shed any light on this, it would be much appreciated
Students are eligible to apply for second degree, studied Part Time in one of the STEM subjects, these are commonly known as Part Time Exception Courses.
This does not apply to Full - Time courses.
This means that students could be eligible to receive support for a second qualificatio if studying for a part time Honours Degree, Joint Honours Degree or Integrated Masters Degree in one of the following.
- Engineering (H)
- Computer Science (I)
- Technologies (J)
The 2017/18 student finance regulations will include a further 5 categories of exception subjects. These are as follows:
- Subjects Allied to Medicine (B)
- Biological Sciences (C)
- Veterinary Sciences, Agricultural & Related Subjects (D)
- Physical Sciences (F)
- Mathematical Sciences (G)
There are several courses which will fall into one of the categories listed.
To determine if the course would qualify as an exception it must begin with one or more of the following JACS Codes (H, I, J, B, C, D, F or G).
The JACS code is the unique identifier that Student Loans Company, UCAS and the Higher Education Provider's use to distinguish courses.
You would be eligible to start to make repayments on the loan from the April following your graduation or withdrawal from the course only then , once you are earning over the threshold.