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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-03586: Tavish Scott (Shetland Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 7 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what financial or other support there is for people seeking to obtain an educational psychology degree.

Answered by: John Swinney 25 October 2016

Eligible students on the MSc in Educational Psychology at Strathclyde or Dundee Universities can apply for a total support package of £7,900 for each year of their course. This support package comprises a £3,400 postgraduate tuition fee loan and a £4,500 living cost loan. The MSc in Educational Psychology is the only two year full-time postgraduate course in Scotland for which eligible students receive this funding for both years. Postgraduate students can also apply for financial support from the Discretionary Funds at the higher education institution at which they study.

Students may also be eligible for a Professional and Career Development Loan to help pay for vocational training leading to employment in the UK or EU. This bank loan can cover up to two years of learning and can be between £300 and £10,000.