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£1,250 grants for postgraduates

Published: 13th July 2009

GRANTS worth £1,250 are now available for students who enrol on masters programmes in North West 'growth industries'.

The University was awarded 26 grants from the North West Development Agency under its new Graduate Plus scheme.

Graduate Plus will award bursaries valued up to £1,250 to students who would otherwise not be able to go on to further study because of financial difficulties who wish to take a one-year taught masters programme.

The MMU Bursaries apply to a set list of courses agreed with the NWDA and which align with the following business sectors:

  • digital & media
  • life sciences
  • pharmaceuticals
  • advanced manufacturing
  • environmental technologies and management

The project responds to the findings of a report from the Joint Economic Commission for the Northwest ('Skills Needed for the Upturn') that looked at the effects of the recession on regional labour markets.


Steven Broomhead, Chief Executive at the NWDA said: "The increase in graduates choosing to continue their studies to post-graduate level presents a unique chance to encourage them to explore job opportunities within these sectors."

For further information on Graduate Plus and to check the agreed course list, visit the RED website when it goes live later today (Tuesday, July 14) The closing date for applications is August 14 at 1.00pm.

MMU undergraduates who re-enrol on a postgraduate programme can get the added benefits of the MMU Loyalty scheme.