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


Postgraduate Master’s Loan evaluation: research report

Ref: ISBN 978-1-83870-009-6, DFE-RR914PDF, 1.99MB, 122 pages


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