Research and analysis

Postgraduate Master's Loan evaluation

Research report on how the Postgraduate Master's Loan performed in its first year.


Postgraduate Master's Loan evaluation: research report


The Postgraduate Master’s Loan was launched in June 2016.

This report shows the impact of the loan on the:

  • volume, profile and quality of master’s students
  • timing of master’s level study
  • availability and use of other funding sources
  • choices in subject and mode of study
  • changes in provision and fees at higher education institutions (HEIs)
  • overall experience of using the Postgraduate Master’s Loan
Published 7 May 2019