New scholarships to relieve financial burden on postgraduates
Twenty scholarships are being made available for Swansea University Masters programmes starting in September 2011: welcome news for cash-strapped graduates.
Worth £2,700 towards fees, the new scholarships are widely coveted by those wanting to stand out in today’s highly competitive employment market.
Victoria Stockley is a Swansea University BSc in Mathematics graduate who took advantage of University support to fund her Masters; achieving an MSc in Finance in 2009. Victoria now works as an underwriter for Zurich Financial Services.
"The main reason for pursuing a postgraduate course was to enhance my employability," Victoria explained. “With record numbers of graduates I was increasingly worried about my chances of finding a job after university.
"But one of my major concerns was funding an extra year at university and the fact that I couldn’t get a standard student loan like I did for my undergraduate degree. After looking at other avenues of funding I found out about a scholarship the university offered.
"The award covered just under half of my tuition fees, which was a great help in easing the financial burden of postgraduate study.”
The 20 new Swansea scholarships are available for the following courses:
Analytical ChemistryLiquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry MSc
Arts and HumanitiesEuropean Literary Translation MA (2 years) English Language Studies MAChinese- English Translation MA
Business and EconomicsEconomics MScEconomics with International Banking MScInternational Banking and Finance MScInternational Banking, Finance and Economics MSc
Computer ScienceMSc Advanced Computer Science with a Specialisation in Software Technology, Human Computer-InteractionVisual ComputingSafe and Secure Systems Web Science
GeographyGeographic Information and Climate Change MScUrban Studies MRes
LawInternational Business Law LLM
PsychologyCognitive Neuroscience MSc
Scholarships are available to students from the UK/EU with a minimum of a 2.1 degree (or equivalent). The closing date for applications is 25th July 2011. For further information, see www.swansea.ac.uk/scholarships/taughtmasters