Social Work bursaries

University of Huddersfield Social Work MSc scholarship

Students who have a University of Huddersfield undergraduate degree are eligible for a £500 fee scholarship. If you have qualified with a first class or upper second class Honours degree in the year immediately preceding your entry onto the Social Work MSc you will be eligible for a £1000 fee scholarship.

NHS Business Services Authority bursary

The NHS Business Services Authority currently offers a national Social Work bursary to eligible postgraduate students based on the selection criteria outlined below. Please note that this is subject to government review and could change for the forthcoming academic year.

You may be eligible for funding for your social work training through the Social Work Bursary administered by the NHS Business Services Authority. There is a national cap on the number of bursaries that are available which means that not all students will be allocated a bursary. 

In 2013 the Department of Health announced that Social Work Bursaries for students entering approved postgraduate social work courses from the 2013/14 academic year onwards would be capped per institution. The document detailing the process of allocation of bursaries is available at the Department of Health website. The University would advise that you read the guidance contained in those packs carefully if you think that you might be affected by the changes detailed in them.

Policy for selection

The University of Huddersfield has applied the inclusion criteria set out in the Department of Health's document 'Information for HEIs', all of which are requirements for being offered a place on the course.  If the number of students exceeds the bursaries available the University will then prioritise based on degree classification and grade and provide the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) with a full list of students ranked on this basis. The NHSBSA will then assess the list provided for eligibility in accordance with their own procedures. Candidates will be required to provide confirmation of their degree classification and overall grade awarded for their undergraduate degree. It will be the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that this is available to the admissions team.

Please note that the bursary process is separate to the University admissions process and offer of a place on the course. All students may still be eligible for and can still apply for the Practice Learning Travel Element of the bursary. As not all candidates will be put forward for a bursary we would recommend that you consider how you will fund your studies if you are not allocated a bursary.

If you wish to discuss how this may affect you and where alternative support might be found you may wish to visit the University’s Student Services or the Students’ Union Advice Centre both based in Student Central.

Please note, if you are already in receipt of a Social Work or NHS bursary you will not be eligible for a tuition fee loan.

More information

If you wish to find out more about how bursaries are allocated or have any other enquiries about fees please contact us.

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