Harper Adams University Postgraduate

By | 12th June 2017

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Harper Adams University Postgraduate

Harper Adams University Graduate Masters Programmes

Harper Adams’ attractive rural location in the heart of England provides the best of town and country. With a reputation for excellence and innovation, the Shropshire campus offers state-of-the-art facilities and rewarding courses for undergraduate, postgraduate and lifelong learners in agriculture, agribusiness, animal, engineering, food, rural and land-based studies.
  • Animal Production, Welfare and Veterinary Sciences Department
  • Crops And Environment Science Department
  • Engineering Department
  • Food Science And Agri-food Supply Chain Management
  • Land, Farm And Agri-Business Management Department

Postgraduate funding

Postgraduate loans

Summary

Postgraduate Loans Across the UK

England Northern Ireland Wales Scotland
Value £10,280* £5,500 £10,280** £10,000
Level Full Masters Up to Masters Full Masters Up to Masters
Courses Taught and Research TBC Taught and Research Taught
From 2016 2017 2017 2017
*The maximum amount for English postgraduate loans will rise from £10,000 to £10,280 in 2017.
**Wales also proposes a combination of means-tested and non-means-tested grants and loans from 2018.

These comparisons should be taken as a rough guideline only.

Repayments

UK Postgraduate Loan Repayments Compared:

Country Threshold Rate Interest Existing Balance Cancellation
England £21,000 6% RPI+3% Separate After 30 years
Wales £21,000 6% RPI+3% Separate After 30 years
Scotland £17,775 9% RPI+3% Combined After 35 years
Northern Ireland £17,775 9% TBC Combined After 25 years

Access to Learning Fund

In addition to the postgraduate scholarships, UK students are eligible to apply for financial support from the University’s Access to Learning Fund if they can demonstrate the need for such assistance. Applications can only be made once you have registered as a student.

Disabled Students Allowances (DSAs)

DSAs are grants to help students meet the extra costs of studying they may face as a direct result of a disability or a specific learning difficulty. They are available for postgraduate students whether full or part-time, are not means-assessed (i.e. do not depend on your household income) and do not have to be repaid. The amount you receive depends on your individual circumstances and – if you are part time – the intensity of your course.

You will need to show your local education authority written proof of your disability from an appropriate medical professional. If you have a specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia or dyspraxia, the local authority may ask you to have an independent assessment carried out to establish this, which you will have to pay for, although you may ask Harper Adams for help towards it through our Access to Learning Fund.

To apply you may either:

  • Ask your local education authority to post you an application form, or
  • Download the application form DSA1 and the information booklet ‘Bridging the Gap’ from www.direct.gov.uk