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    Firstly, is there any reliable information on how likely one is to receive funding for a masters course- articles etc? I only want a rough idea- i.e. do the majority get funding, or only very few, 1 in 2, 1 in 10, 1 in 100?

    Secondly, does anyone know if already having a masters degree affects ones chances of receiving funding for a different masters degree? For example, will the research councils and other funding bodies much prefer to give funding to someone who has no masters degree?

    (The company I work for is pushing for me to study an Msc in a subject I'm not interested in (It's work related). If it will affect getting funding for a masters degree I actually do want to do in the future, then I will decline. Otherwise it seems like a good offer, as they will give me paid leave to study it.)
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    (Original post by The Chaplain)
    Firstly, is there any reliable information on how likely one is to receive funding for a masters course- articles etc? I only want a rough idea- i.e. do the majority get funding, or only very few, 1 in 2, 1 in 10, 1 in 100?

    Secondly, does anyone know if already having a masters degree affects ones chances of receiving funding for a different masters degree? For example, will the research councils and other funding bodies much prefer to give funding to someone who has no masters degree?

    (The company I work for is pushing for me to study an Msc in a subject I'm not interested in (It's work related). If it will affect getting funding for a masters degree I actually do want to do in the future, then I will decline. Otherwise it seems like a good offer, as they will give me paid leave to study it.)
    Obviously you can't get funding from the SLC for postgraduate courses, so any decision on finance would be made by the universities themselves. As such, your only course of action would be to ask the universities you plan on applying to if they would be likely to fund somebody doing a second masters degree.
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    Thanks for being the only one to reply, but as I understand it, universities don't generally fund study. It's the research councils that do, as well as various other bodies.

    I could ask them, but I thought someone here should know.
 
 
 

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