Studying Archaeology at Postgraduate Level: Funding
How can I fund postgraduate study?
Fees for courses are set individually by each university and can vary widely.
Individual universities may run bursary schemes to which you could apply for funding, but competition for these is often fierce. You may be able to arrange a loan with your bank as a Professional and Career Development Loan. You should arrange to talk with your bank in person to see if they are willing to arrange a loan. Many Masters students fund themselves through loans from their families, through savings or through working at the same time as studying.
Research degrees are usually funded through postgraduate studentships where the university gets money from a government-funded research council to support the student and the research. There are no fees and the research student may get a grant to live on.
One option that makes affording a postgraduate degree easier is to study part-time (2 years for a Masters and 5/6 years for a Doctorate). This makes it easier to work at the same time and support yourself financially. You should ask of your desired university whether they will accept part-time study or research.
The Postgraduate Studentships website is a good source of advice on postgraduate funding.
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