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Hi guys, this may be very early in my university life to be asking such a question, I'm just struggling to find the answers I need.

I'm currently nearing the end of my first year, and moving onto my second year after the summer. My intention is to take a masters in Game Art after my third year, however, I am confused as to how this is financed. If I was to do the normal thing and apply for a loan, will this cover course and living costs, like the loans do now, or does it change for a masters? Sorry if this is worded poorly, I'm not super confident in what I'm talking about regarding this topic :blushing:

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Does your course allow the option of an undergrad masters (eg a Meng)?
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Does your course allow the option of an undergrad masters (eg a Meng)?
I believe so, it does for Game Development, and I am transferring over to second year Game Art next year, and I've just been told that from this September, Game Art will also have an masters, I'm assuming it'll be undergrad due to the way my university likes to bunch the game related subjects together, if not, would finance be different?
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There's a separate postgraduate loan for a Masters course which can cover some or all of your fees. It's not income assessed so you're free to use as little or as much of it as you like, which is good, but some find that whereas the undergrad loan will cover your full tuition fees, the Masters loan may not. There's more info on the Gov website about eligibility and what you can get: https://www.gov.uk/masters-loan
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There's a separate postgraduate loan for a Masters course which can cover some or all of your fees. It's not income assessed so you're free to use as little or as much of it as you like, which is good, but some find that whereas the undergrad loan will cover your full tuition fees, the Masters loan may not. There's more info on the Gov website about eligibility and what you can get: https://www.gov.uk/masters-loan
Thank you! I found this on my university's website - "Our four-year option allows you to undertake masters levels modules in the fourth year and graduate with a masters instead of a BA, BEng or BSc. If applying for student finance to study any of the above courses you will need to apply for undergraduate finance rather than postgraduate." Would this mean that after my final and 3rd year of Game art, I would then move onto a 4th year that is called "Intergrated Masters"?
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Thank you! I found this on my university's website - "Our four-year option allows you to undertake masters levels modules in the fourth year and graduate with a masters instead of a BA, BEng or BSc. If applying for student finance to study any of the above courses you will need to apply for undergraduate finance rather than postgraduate." Would this mean that after my final and 3rd year of Game art, I would then move onto a 4th year that is called "Intergrated Masters"?
Yes, it's essentially just tacking an extra year onto your undergrad degree and coming out with a Masters instead. It'll be a step up from your past three years and probably more specialised too.
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I don’t really know about this kind of thing but can I just say that your username is excellent?
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Yes, it's essentially just tacking an extra year onto your undergrad degree and coming out with a Masters instead. It'll be a step up from your past three years and probably more specialised too.
That's perfect, thank you so much! It's not for a while yet but it helps to know where I'll be in 2 years lol
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