Harper Adams University Postgraduate
Harper Adams University Graduate Masters Programmes
Animal Production, Welfare and Veterinary Sciences Department
Crops And Environment Science Department
Food Science And Agri-food Supply Chain Management
Land, Farm And Agri-Business Management Department
Postgraduate Loans Across the UK
|Level||Full Masters||Up to Masters||Full Masters||Up to Masters|
|Courses||Taught and Research||TBC||Taught and Research||Taught|
|*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.
UK Postgraduate Loan Repayments Compared:
|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