Postgraduate master’s loans policy: equality analysis

Postgraduate master’s loans policy: equality analysis
Document type
Paper
Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Dept. for Business, Innovation and Skills
Publisher
BIS
Date of publication
26 May 2016
Subject(s)
People management: all aspects of managing people
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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This equality analysis considers the impacts of the postgraduate master’s loans policy on protected and disadvantaged groups. It outlines these impacts, based on a review of the available research and analysis.

The approach to undertaking this equality analysis has been to:

  • determine the distribution of protected characteristics in the population of postgraduate master’s students;
  • understand, where possible, protected groups’ likely response to the policy; and
  • assess the rationale behind policy design features that differentially affect different groups

This analysis has found that women, members of minority ethnic groups and those from disadvantaged backgrounds are likely to particularly benefit as they are groups that currently face greater barriers to master’s level education.

By making finance available to help overcome some of these barriers we anticipate creating the opportunity for those in protected groups to advance their careers and earning prospects and to see positive developments in participation rates and the diversity of the student body.

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