Funding for Mphys + placement year?

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I'm just about to finish my foundation year of a physics degree and I plan to do an MPhys with a placement year (so including the foundation year that works out to be 6 years), however I also have one year of previous study from a different course.

By my calculations that means I'm entitled to 6 years + 1 year - 1 year = 6 years of funding so I can complete my degree, is this correct?

Also, what are the benefits of completing an MPhys vs applying for a BSc + a separate masters (if I want to do a PHD).

Any help is appreciated, thanks!
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I'm just about to finish my foundation year of a physics degree and I plan to do an MPhys with a placement year (so including the foundation year that works out to be 6 years), however I also have one year of previous study from a different course.

By my calculations that means I'm entitled to 6 years + 1 year - 1 year = 6 years of funding so I can complete my degree, is this correct?

Also, what are the benefits of completing an MPhys vs applying for a BSc + a separate masters (if I want to do a PHD).

Any help is appreciated, thanks!
Hi, previous undergraduate study does not affect eligibility for a postgraduate loan.

Please confirm the full name of your Mphys course and the university name. Is this a full masters course or an integrated masters course.

In order to determine your eligibility, please confirm:

1. Which university and course you are looking to start your studies with?
2. How old you are.
3. Your nationality, current status and time spent within the UK.
4. Any previous study and qualifications you may hold.


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Hi, previous undergraduate study does not affect eligibility for a postgraduate loan.

Please confirm the full name of your Mphys course and the university name. Is this a full masters course or an integrated masters course.

In order to determine your eligibility, please confirm:

1. Which university and course you are looking to start your studies with?
2. How old you are.
3. Your nationality, current status and time spent within the UK.
4. Any previous study and qualifications you may hold.


Thanks, Isaac
Hi Isaac, thanks for your reply.

1) I'm studying at the university of York: (MPhys) Physics with Astrophysics (with a year in industry) with a foundation year. This is an integrated masters course (course code F3F9).
2) I'm 21 years old.
3) White British, single, I've lived in the UK for my whole life.
4) I completed one year of a biology course at the same university before starting my foundation year in physics.
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Hi Isaac, thanks for your reply.

1) I'm studying at the university of York: (MPhys) Physics with Astrophysics (with a year in industry) with a foundation year. This is an integrated masters course (course code F3F9).
2) I'm 21 years old.
3) White British, single, I've lived in the UK for my whole life.
4) I completed one year of a biology course at the same university before starting my foundation year in physics.
Have you ever received any higher education qualification or can you confirm you only have the 1 year of previous study?
Thanks, Isaac
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Have you ever received any higher education qualification or can you confirm you only have the 1 year of previous study?
Thanks, Isaac
Yes, that is the only higher education I have.
Thanks, Megan
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Yes, that is the only higher education I have.
Thanks, Megan
Eligible students can receive full time funding for the length of their course plus one additional year, minus any previous study.

I have checked the database and the course "Physics with Astrophysics (with a year in industry) with foundation year" with the course code F3F9 and SLC course code 896841 is a 6 year course with the foundation year included in the course.

With 1 year of previous study your entitlement calculation will be:

6 + 1 - 1 = 6 years of funding. You should be fully funded for all 6 years.

The term dates for this course are:

Term 1 27 Sep 2021 to 03 Dec 2021
Term 2 10 Jan 2022 to 18 Mar 2022
Term 3 19 Apr 2022 to 24 Jun 2022


Your payment dates will match the term dates.

Your second question was Also, what are the benefits of completing an MPhys vs applying for a BSc + a separate masters (if I want to do a PHD).
Undergraduate funding and postgraduate funding is different.
Postgraduate masters and doctoral applicants can only receive a contribution to costs loan, no tuition fee or maintenance loans.

To help you compare.
Here is the funding an undergraduate applicant can apply for:

http://ow.ly/p35530oSeMy - Tuition Fee Loan overview
http://ow.ly/CRjh30oSeNR - Maintenance Loan overview
http://ow.ly/vqIu30oSeQj - Disabled Students Allowance overview
http://ow.ly/gnzO30oSeQS -Childcare Grant overview
http://ow.ly/BHxe30oSeRu -Adult Dependent Grant overview
http://ow.ly/duTB30oSeTa - Parents Learning Allowance overview

Here is the funding a postgraduate applicant can apply for:

Masters applicants - http://ow.ly/Ny1s30oSf1Y
Doctoral applicants - http://ow.ly/q3ct30oSf2L


Thanks, Isaac
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Eligible students can receive full time funding for the length of their course plus one additional year, minus any previous study.

I have checked the database and the course "Physics with Astrophysics (with a year in industry) with foundation year" with the course code F3F9 and SLC course code 896841 is a 6 year course with the foundation year included in the course.

With 1 year of previous study your entitlement calculation will be:

6 + 1 - 1 = 6 years of funding. You should be fully funded for all 6 years.

The term dates for this course are:

Term 1 27 Sep 2021 to 03 Dec 2021
Term 2 10 Jan 2022 to 18 Mar 2022
Term 3 19 Apr 2022 to 24 Jun 2022


Your payment dates will match the term dates.

Your second question was Also, what are the benefits of completing an MPhys vs applying for a BSc + a separate masters (if I want to do a PHD).
Undergraduate funding and postgraduate funding is different.
Postgraduate masters and doctoral applicants can only receive a contribution to costs loan, no tuition fee or maintenance loans.

To help you compare.
Here is the funding an undergraduate applicant can apply for:

http://ow.ly/p35530oSeMy - Tuition Fee Loan overview
http://ow.ly/CRjh30oSeNR - Maintenance Loan overview
http://ow.ly/vqIu30oSeQj - Disabled Students Allowance overview
http://ow.ly/gnzO30oSeQS -Childcare Grant overview
http://ow.ly/BHxe30oSeRu -Adult Dependent Grant overview
http://ow.ly/duTB30oSeTa - Parents Learning Allowance overview

Here is the funding a postgraduate applicant can apply for:

Masters applicants - http://ow.ly/Ny1s30oSf1Y
Doctoral applicants - http://ow.ly/q3ct30oSf2L


Thanks, Isaac
Thank you so much! This was extremely helpful.

All the best,
Megan
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Thank you so much! This was extremely helpful.

All the best,
Megan
You're welcome Megan - I'm glad I was able to help
I hope you have a lovely day and good luck with your future studies.
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