Is my Postgraduate Masters Eligible for Student Finance?

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Hello,

I am planning on doing a part-time masters which is complete via distance learning.

The length of the course is 2.5 to 7 years, meaning it can be done as soon as 2.5 years or as long as 7 years.

The course is offered full-time and it takes 1 year to complete, so the 2.5 years minimum for distance learning is longer than the maximum time period for part-time courses which is double the length of the full-time course.

Is my course eligible for the postgraduate loan?
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Hello,

I am planning on doing a part-time masters which is complete via distance learning.

The length of the course is 2.5 to 7 years, meaning it can be done as soon as 2.5 years or as long as 7 years.

The course is offered full-time and it takes 1 year to complete, so the 2.5 years minimum for distance learning is longer than the maximum time period for part-time courses which is double the length of the full-time course.

Is my course eligible for the postgraduate loan?
Hi Jaak, can you confirm the university name and exact course name please.
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Hi Jaak, can you confirm the university name and exact course name please.
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Hello,

Heriot-Watt, Advanced Structural Engineering (Distance Learning)

Surrey University, Strucutral Engineering (Distance Learning)

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Heriot-Watt, Advanced Structural Engineering (Distance Learning)

Surrey University, Strucutral Engineering (Distance Learning)

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Our guidance states:

Students studying a distance learning postgraduate course will be eligible for funding. In order to be eligible:

SFE students must be living in England for the duration of the course but the university can be based elsewhere in the UK
EU students must be in England on the first day of the academic year. They must also live and study in England for the duration of their course.


Both of the courses you listed are eligible courses on the database so as long as you meet the distance learner criteria guidance above then you should be eligible to apply.

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Our guidance states:

Students studying a distance learning postgraduate course will be eligible for funding. In order to be eligible:

SFE students must be living in England for the duration of the course but the university can be based elsewhere in the UK
EU students must be in England on the first day of the academic year. They must also live and study in England for the duration of their course.


Both of the courses you listed are eligible courses on the database so as long as you meet the distance learner criteria guidance above then you should be eligible to apply.

Thanks, Isaac
Thanks for replying, however the course is part-time and lasts 2.5-7 years for Heriot Watt and 3-5 years for Surrey.

A full time course exists for both of the courses above, however a full-time course does not exist for distance learning.

Does it still meet this requirements?:

It can be:

full-time, lasting 1 or 2 academic years
part-time, lasting 2 to 4 academic years - no more than twice the length of the equivalent full-time course
part-time for up to 3 years, where no equivalent full-time course exists


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Thanks for replying, however the course is part-time and lasts 2.5-7 years for Heriot Watt and 3-5 years for Surrey.

A full time course exists for both of the courses above, however a full-time course does not exist for distance learning.

Does it still meet this requirements?:

It can be:

full-time, lasting 1 or 2 academic years
part-time, lasting 2 to 4 academic years - no more than twice the length of the equivalent full-time course
part-time for up to 3 years, where no equivalent full-time course exists


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The course must be either:

A full-time course lasting 1 or 2 years; or
A part-time course lasting 2 academic years which has a 1 year Full Time Equivalent (FTE)
A part-time course lasting 3 or 4 academic years which has a 2 year FTE; or
A part-time course lasting up to 3 years* which has no FTE course.
*1 year courses will always be undertaken on a full-time basis, but 2 year courses may be full-time or part-time.


The part time distance learning course at Heriot Watt states it is 2 Years full-time equivalent duration so it is eligible as it meets the "A part-time course lasting 3 or 4 academic years which has a 2 year FTE" criteria.

Surrey university only has a full time course available, no part time course. You wouldn't be eligible to study part time at Surrey unless they add the part time course to the database.

Thanks, Isaac
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The course must be either:

A full-time course lasting 1 or 2 years; or
A part-time course lasting 2 academic years which has a 1 year Full Time Equivalent (FTE)
A part-time course lasting 3 or 4 academic years which has a 2 year FTE; or
A part-time course lasting up to 3 years* which has no FTE course.
*1 year courses will always be undertaken on a full-time basis, but 2 year courses may be full-time or part-time.


The part time distance learning course at Heriot Watt states it is 2 Years full-time equivalent duration so it is eligible as it meets the "A part-time course lasting 3 or 4 academic years which has a 2 year FTE" criteria.

Surrey university only has a full time course available, no part time course. You wouldn't be eligible to study part time at Surrey unless they add the part time course to the database.

Thanks, Isaac
The Advanced Structural Engineering course at Heriot-Watt is offered 1 year full-time, 2 to 7 years part-time, and 2.5 to 7 years distance learning, so surely it has a 1-year FTE?

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I appreciate your help, thank you.
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The Advanced Structural Engineering course at Heriot-Watt is offered 1 year full-time, 2 to 7 years part-time, and 2.5 to 7 years distance learning, so surely it has a 1-year FTE?

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Heriot Watt are responsible for adding the course to the database. As the postgraduate 21/22 application has not launched yet, I'm only providing you information from the database they submitted for the 20/21 academic year. They might add different information for the upcoming academic year.

It does state " 2 Years full-time equivalent duration" on the database. If this isn't correct then I advise you to query this with them and they should update the database.
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