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Further study and funding

If you have decided to further your studies with a postgraduate qualification, you will need to think about what qualification you want to apply for and how you are going to fund your studies.

Here, you will find help and resources in three easy stages:

  1. Find your course
  2. Apply for a place
  3. Get funding

1. Find your course

Here is our selection of the best websites to help you find the right course.

Find a masters C+P

FindAMasters

This worldwide directory of Masters degrees and postgraduate qualifications is a good entry point to see the wealth of options you have.

Go to FindAMasters

Find a phd C+P

FindAPhD

Explore the world’s largest database of PhD opportunities, as well as advice and funding resources

Go to FindAPhD

Target Postgrad

TARGETpostgrad

This is a particularly good website for finding postgraduate taught courses

Go to TARGETpostgrad

Jobs.ac.uk portal

jobs.ac.uk

A great website for finding PhD studentships

Go to jobs.ac.uk

Prospects Postgrad C+P

Prospects postgraduate study

Prospects has a great section on postgraduate study. You will find useful advice on how to apply for courses by type of qualification, as well as tips for writing your personal statement, getting references and preparing for course interviews.

Go to Prospects postgraduate study


3. Get funding

Once you know you have a place on a course, you will need to apply for funding to enable to continue with your studies. 

Gov.co.uk C+P

Government postgraduate loans

Worth up to £10,280 and similar to the undergraduate loans, this loan is non-means tested and helps towards covering the cost of your tuition fees and living expenses.

Find out more

Target Jobs

TargetJobs

The TargetJobs website has a great guide to navigating the maze of potential funding sources for your postgraduate studies.

Find out more

Alternative Guide to PG Funding

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Study Funding

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online is all about alternative sources of funding - especially charities - which can make awards (fees, maintenance, research costs) to any student regardless of subject, or nationality.

The Alternative Guide Online contains a huge database of funding opportunities, comprehensive guidance, and numerous tools to help you prepare a winning grant application. Aston has purchased a licence to the Guide, and so it’s free for all students and staff to use! Login Now!

Find out more about further study and funding

The Prospects website has a comprehensive section on postgraduate study and funding which will help you to understand the different types of study available to you and the how to get funding.

Once you have done you research, if you are still unsure about how to proceed, book an appointment with a careers consultant via or come along to one of our drop-in sessions. Details are on the Contact Us page.