Introduction of loans for taught Masters students from 2016-17

January 2016

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Writtle College has welcomed the introduction of £10,000 loans for students wanting to study an MSc or MA next year.

The Government’s Autumn Statement confirmed the availability of loans for students under 60 wanting to take Masters degrees from 2016-17.

Writtle offers taught Masters degrees in a range of land-based subjects.

Lesley Graham, Vice Principal Academic, said: “HEFCE (the Higher Education Funding Council For England) has previously highlighted finance as a key barrier to progression to Masters level so we would encourage anyone deterred from furthering their studies at Writtle because of finance to look again at their funding situation in light of these significant loans becoming available.

“The taught Masters at Writtle give students an advanced level of specialist knowledge and skills, designed to enhance their career prospects. The combination of ground-breaking research, industry-experienced staff and sector links are utilised to create courses which are current and relevant to modern global demands.

“The latest independent experience survey of Taught Postgraduates at Writtle College, conducted by the Higher Education Academy, shows that overall satisfaction is 87% - above the sector average of 82% - so we are confident that students will have a positive and rewarding learning experience here.”

To read more about the loans, please visit the HEFCE website:,107221,en.html