Professional Career Development Loans

Award Applicable for Academic Year current
Level of Study Postgraduate
Masters, Research
Nationality UK
Mode of Study Full Time, Part Time
When to apply Prior to entry
Source External
Department/Subject specific All
College Members All Colleges
Value of Award You can borrow anything between £300 and £10,000 to help you fund up to two years of learning, plus (if relevant) up to one year's practical work experience where it forms part of the course.
General Information

Professional and Career Development Loans are bank loans to pay for courses and training that help with your career or help get you into work.

You may be able to borrow between £300 and £10,000.

Loans are usually offered at a reduced interest rate and the Government pays interest while you’re studying.


Application Procedure

PCDLs will close to new borrowers next year.  The final date for students to submit applications, including top ups to any existing loans, will be Friday, 25th January 2019 and the learner must start the course by 24th March 2019.

For general information, advice and application process, contact 0800 585 505, alternatively, visit the Gov.UK website or

Application Deadline Check with Provider (bank)

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