Student and graduate views on the proposed master’s loan for postgraduate study

Student and graduate views on the proposed master’s loan for postgraduate study
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Great Britain. Dept. for Business, Innovation and Skills
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26 May 2016
People management: all aspects of managing people
Business and management
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This report presents the findings from a Youthsight research commissioned by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) to collect opinions from a sample of undergraduates and postgraduates about the government’s proposed postgraduate Master’s loan.

For the first time, anyone under age 30 who is eligible and accepted to study a 1 year postgraduate taught Master’s course, in any subject, will be able to access an income contingent loan of up to £10,000.

The research objectives were to:

  • acquire a snapshot of views regarding the proposed postgraduate Master’s loan policy;
  • determine the extent to which such a loan might influence individuals decisions to pursue 1 year postgraduate Master’s study;
  • gain an understanding of the extent to which more individuals might be encouraged to consider/pursue a postgraduate Master’s level qualification; and
  • inform the assumptions made about loan take-up behaviour.

The research focused on:

  • motivations and barriers to postgraduate master’s study;
  • perceptions about the terms of the proposed loan; and
  • potential response to the loan

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