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Is there anyway to get funding for a second masters degree?
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If you already hold a Masters qualification, Student Finance England will not offer funding for another one.

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Hi Gerard,

Unfortunately I didn’t finish my masters due to personal reasons, would the same funding stop apply?
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Hi Gerard,

Unfortunately I didn’t finish my masters due to personal reasons, would the same funding stop apply?
Hi

If you did not complete your course due to Compelling Personal Reasons (CPR) and you had previously received funding from us, you may be eligible to apply for finance again if CPR is awarded.

You would need to send us a letter detailing your CPR along with any evidence to support your circumstances.

There are many different reasons as to why a student may have had their study affected;
  • Illness
  • Bereavement
  • Family crisis
  • Pregnancy
  • Unavoidable caring responsibility

Where applicable, we recommend the evidence;
  • Is signed and dated
  • Confirms the reason why the student could not continue with their studies and
  • When this took place

Photocopies of all evidence can be accepted and this evidence can include;
  • Medical evidence from a GP on headed paper
  • Letter from HEP on headed paper
  • Letter from Social Services on headed paper
  • Letter from clergy or professional person on headed paper
  • Death Certificate and/or
  • A Birth Certificate

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Hi Gerard,Hope you may be able to help!!Just to clarify... Would the situation be the same for somebody self-funded their first masters course?I took a masters course before postgraduate loans were available so had to self fund through part time work, placements etc. It was a bit of a stretch but scraped by. Fast forward 10 years I now work in a different industry. There is a fantastic opportunity to study a masters relevant to current industry at a local university. Despite having never took a penny of postgraduate loan before it seems I am unable to apply for one.Sure many ‘older ones’ will be in a similar situation. I wish I had held off doing a masters until postgrad loans were introduced, hindsight is a wonderful thing!Thx, Jon
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(Original post by Definitley_maybe)
Hi Gerard,Hope you may be able to help!!Just to clarify... Would the situation be the same for somebody self-funded their first masters course?I took a masters course before postgraduate loans were available so had to self fund through part time work, placements etc. It was a bit of a stretch but scraped by. Fast forward 10 years I now work in a different industry. There is a fantastic opportunity to study a masters relevant to current industry at a local university. Despite having never took a penny of postgraduate loan before it seems I am unable to apply for one.Sure many ‘older ones’ will be in a similar situation. I wish I had held off doing a masters until postgrad loans were introduced, hindsight is a wonderful thing!Thx, Jon
Hi,

Can you confirm what Masters qualification you gained? If you already hold a Masters degree regardless of having funding from ourselves or not we would still take this into account.

And can you also confirm the course and university you would you be looking to study at?

Regards, Aisha
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Hi Aisha, thank you for replying.My first masters was mechanical engineering in 2009. Ten years later I am now in software development so would like to study computer science possibly at University of York.It sounds like I’m not eligible due to having studied before albeit with no loan? Are there any circumstances I could obtain a loan?
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Hi Aisha, thank you for replying.My first masters was mechanical engineering in 2009. Ten years later I am now in software development so would like to study computer science possibly at University of York.It sounds like I’m not eligible due to having studied before albeit with no loan? Are there any circumstances I could obtain a loan?
Hi Jon,

As you already have a master’s qualification we are unable to offer you the Postgraduate Loan (PGL) for another master’s course.

Your university may know of other sources of funding you can apply for, for example scholarships and bursaries.

Thanks, Ashley.
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Hi Gerard,I'm doing a 2 year, part time masters degree, if I wanted to change course halfway through this (after 1 year) could I still get funding for the next 2 years it would take to get my masters?Thanks,Esther
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Hi Gerard,I'm doing a 2 year, part time masters degree, if I wanted to change course halfway through this (after 1 year) could I still get funding for the next 2 years it would take to get my masters?Thanks,Esther
Will you be withdrawing from your first course or are you transferring?
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Hi Gerard,I'm doing a 2 year, part time masters degree, if I wanted to change course halfway through this (after 1 year) could I still get funding for the next 2 years it would take to get my masters?Thanks,Esther
Hi Esther,

Will you be withdrawing completely from your course or transferring?

Thanks, Amy
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Hi, Just wondering if anyone could help. I started a masters in 2016, I only did sept-jan as I fell ill and had to have time off due to this. By the time I was well again the year had finished. I then fell pregnant and I couldn’t take up the following year. I received 2/3 payments leaving £3400 left of the £10000I would like to do a masters on a different course but anyone have any advice if I can get any funding? Thanks Charlotte
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Hi, Just wondering if anyone could help. I started a masters in 2016, I only did sept-jan as I fell ill and had to have time off due to this. By the time I was well again the year had finished. I then fell pregnant and I couldn’t take up the following year. I received 2/3 payments leaving £3400 left of the £10000I would like to do a masters on a different course but anyone have any advice if I can get any funding? Thanks Charlotte
Good morning Charlotte, you can potentially receive funding again, if you can provide Compelling Personal Reasons evidence https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/stu...peating-a-year - your pregnancy is a valid reason.
Thanks, Isaac.
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