Advice on writing a successful funding application

Making a funding application can seem daunting. What does your potential funder need to know about you and your project? What will make your application stand out from the crowd? Most importantly, how can you ensure that your application will secure funding for your research project? Postgraduate students from the University of Glasgow, who have […]

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UK Postgraduate Doctoral Loans

Applications are now open for PhD loans in England and Wales! Students have the opportunity to borrow up to £25,700 to help cover costs of course fees and living expenses while studying a UK PhD. What is the Postgraduate Doctoral Loan? A loan worth up to £25,700. To help support the cost of living and course […]

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PostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair 2018 – What Exhibitors Thought

Our annual PostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair takes place in Central London every December. The fair provides your university with the opportunity to meet and talk with UK, EU and International students who are looking for information and advice on applying for PhD funding and opportunities. Students at the fair must meet a specific set of […]

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PostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair 2018 – What Students Thought

Our annual PostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair recently took place in London. The fair provided students with the opportunity to meet and talk with representatives from some of the top UK universities. All of the universities present at the fair had PhD funding to offer, providing a great opportunity for students to discuss their PhD plans […]

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Meet Kristia – Masters Scholarship 2018/19 Winner

We’re excited to announce the winner for our Masters Scholarship 2018/19 is Kristia, a MSc Business Analytics student at Imperial College Business School in London. We spoke to Kristia about her journey into postgraduate study and about what winning the scholarship has meant to her. Kristia started at Imperial at the end of August. Can […]

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Student Valerija Shares Her Advice About Searching for a Postgraduate Degree

Final year postgraduate student, Valerija, shares with us about when she began her search for postgraduate study and what her advice is for anyone thinking of studying a postgraduate degree. From my own experience, I would definitely advise to start your postgraduate study research as early as possible. The evidence of this would be my own case. […]

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How to Apply for a PhD or Other Doctorate

Studying at postgraduate level is always a big commitment, but applying for a PhD or other doctorate, which will take a minimum of 3 years, is a major decision. What types of Doctorate are available in the UK? In the UK, the most common model for a doctorate is a ‘traditional’ PhD where a substantial […]

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Doctoral Loans – What we know so far

In the March 2017 Budget, the government stated its intention to introduce postgraduate doctoral loans. No further information was confirmed. We provide a summary here of what has been announced to date. Background At Budget 2015, the Government announced its intention to review how to broaden and strengthen support for postgraduate research and subsequently published […]

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It is never too late to start a PhD

We met Ismene at our annual PhD Funding Fair. One year later we caught up with her to find out how her search for a PhD was going. I am a (very) mature postgrad who has caught up on my first university education in my 50s, having trained originally as a pianist and singer at the Royal […]

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Cross-cultural knowledge helping to enhance employability

Choosing the right postgraduate course for career development is important for many students. So how do you ensure you are developing transferable skills for employment after your Masters. Petra Wilton, Director of Strategy and External Affairs, Chartered Management Institute argues that cross-cultural knowledge will help enhance employability. She explains here why, and how students can […]

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