Introduction to postgraduate funding

There are three basic ways of funding courses after an undergraduate degree; studentships, funding awards from universities, charities, individuals and commercial organisations, or paying for the course (possibly with help) yourself.

To some extent these are dependent on your choice of course too (some subjects carry specific bursaries, more on these later). But for our purposes here, let’s assume that you are dedicated to the study of the Cavia porcellus - it’s your passion.

Now it’s likely that the number of courses available for those who want to manage adventure playgrounds for Cavia porcellus (or guinea pigs to those uninitiated in the way of the furry little fellas), are limited, but you’ve searched through those on offer, and you’ve found one that ticks all the hutches. So where’s the money coming from?

Postgraduate funding in the UK is competitive, but there are a wide range of options available, so don't give up hope. The key is to do your research and to cast your net wide enough to find all of the opportunities that apply to you and your circumstances.