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Here you can stay up to date with important postgraduate news, funding developments, international study advice and humour.

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 15 Feb '17

Masters Loans – Are They Really That Different to Undergraduate Loans?

Postgraduate loans are a real game changer for Masters students, but how do they compare to existing student loans for undergraduate degrees? We've highlighted some of the key differences and similarities for you.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 9 Feb '17

Saving Money as a Postgraduate

How can you make your postgraduate funding go further? We've picked five simple ways to save money during a Masters or PhD.

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 by NASMA
, posted on 8 Feb '17

WASTE NOT WANT NOT - National Student Money Week 2017 6th-10th February

National Student Money Week is for postgraduates too. We've asked Ani Bailey from the National Association of Student Money Advisers to introduce this year's campaign.

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 1 Feb '17

5 Things You’ll Realise During a Masters

Postgraduate study is a learning process - no pun intended - but it's not just your academic awareness that will increase during your Masters. We've looked at some of the other things you could learn along the way.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 25 Jan '17

What's a Masters Worth? - Postgraduate Study and Employment

A Masters is a significant investment in your skills and your future, but what will that investment be worth? We've taken a look at some data for postgraduate employment and earnings.

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 18 Jan '17

5 Great Things about Being a Postgraduate

There's more to a Masters than work and study. We're beating the January blues by celebrating all things great about being a postgraduate.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 12 Jan '17

UK Postgraduate Loan Changes for 2017

The value of UK postgraduate loans has been increased to £10,280 for students beginning a Masters in 2017. We've got all the details of this and other changes in this post.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 11 Jan '17

5 Things You Can Learn at a Postgraduate Study Fair

Events like our Postgrad LIVE! fairs offer some unique opportunities to learn more about Masters and PhD. We've picked five of the most valuable in this post.

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 4 Jan '17

6 Other Things a Masters Can Teach You

A Masters can offer much more than academic expertise. In this blog, Chantelle discusses how the skills you acquire as a postgraduate student can equip your for working life in the future.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 28 Dec '16

Best of 2016 - Our Most Popular Blogs This Year

2016 has been an interesting year for postgraduate study. It's also been the first year of the FindAMasters blog. We've taken a look at some of the most popular posts from this year.

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 21 Dec '16

Applying for a Masters – Your New Year Action Plan

Starting the process of applying for a Masters degree isn't always easy. But with the Christmas vacation comes a short period where you can focus some time on doing just that. Our blog explains how.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 14 Dec '16

Postgraduate Study in 2017 - Looking to the Future

2017 could be another landmark year for postgraduate study - particularly in the UK. We've picked a few things to look out for if you're starting a Masters or PhD next year.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 14 Dec '16

Brexit & EU Postgraduates in 2017 - an Updated FAQ

What will Brexit mean for EU postgraduates? Our updated FAQ answers the key questions and offers some reassurance for postgraduates in 2017.

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 7 Dec '16

Making the Most of Your University’s Resources as a Postgraduate

As a postgraduate you'll really benefit from the unique library collections, high-tech facilities and other resources your university offers. This blog will help ensure you get the most out of them.

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 by Jennie Hockey
, posted on 1 Dec '16

My First Two Months as a Masters Student - FindAMasters Scholarship Winner 2016

What's it like searching for, selecting and eventually beginning a Masters degree? How different will it be from your experiences as an undergraduate? Jennie Hockey won the top prize in our FindAMasters scholarship for 2016. In this post she talks about her preparations for Masters study and her experiences as a new postgraduate student.

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 by Supritha Vijayakumar
, posted on 23 Nov '16

Masters in Sweden - An International Student's Perspective

What's it actually like to study abroad in Sweden? To find out, we spoke to Supritha Vijayakumar, an international student at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. She explains what drew her to Sweden and offers some advice to students considering a similar pathway.

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 by Study In Sweden
, posted on 21 Nov '16

Masters Study in Sweden - A Postgraduate Q&A

Interested in taking your Masters a little bit further? We sat down with Rachel Weiner of Study in Sweden to discuss what makes the country one of Europe's most unique and attractive study abroad destinations.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 16 Nov '16

UK PhD Loan Consultation - Make Your Voice Heard!

The UK Government wants to know what current and future students think of it's new PhD loan plans. Find out how you can get involved and make your voice heard.

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 16 Nov '16

Considering a Masters? 8 Questions to Ask Yourself

For many, a Masters is the next step after an undergraduate degree. But this shouldn’t be automatic. This blog covers some sensible questions to ask yourself before progressing onto Masters study.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 9 Nov '16

UK Erasmus Masters Loans - What You Need to Know

Erasmus Masters Loans are now available in the UK, with up to €18,000 for postgraduate study abroad in participating countries. We've explained all the key details in this blog.

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