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New £6000 bursary available for BPIF MSc in Management
Students looking to undertake the BPIF MSc in Management can now apply to have a significant amount of their fees paid, thanks to a £6000 bursary from The Stationers' Foundation.
The Foundation, which forms the charitable arm of The Stationers' Company, are offering the Postgraduate Bursary Scheme to either a single student or to be shared between several students for whom funding would be a barrier.
The Stationers' Company, which has a 600 year history of promoting, regulating and protecting those in the paper, print, publishing, packaging, office products, newspaper, broadcasting and online media industries, makes charitable giving to education a large part of its work. It offers up to 12 bursaries a year to students on specific courses that support entry to and progression within these sectors.
The MSc, run in partnership with the Management Development Centre, is aimed at those in print with at least 5 years' experience in a management role, or with full membership of a professional institute wanting to take their leadership skills to the next level. As the natural next step after undertaking one of the BPIF Level 5 Graduate Print Management Courses, it usually costs £5990 + VAT to complete.
The course, which can be completed in as little as twelve months if students are full members of a professional institute, is a fast-track top up Masters designed to provide minimal disruption to the working week. Alongside a dissertation and two residential weekends a year, students are supported through the MDC's online support group.
BPIF Programme Director Ursula Daly said, "the BPIF are delighted about this new funding opportunity in collaboration with the Stationers' Company. We are always striving to see those in the printing industry reach their full potential, and the MSc helps us do just that. It's a stimulating course which encourages a whole new way of thinking for those already in management positions, while building on skills already learned in their careers. I'd encourage anyone thinking of doing the course to apply for the bursary if finance is in any way a barrier."
The funding, which also considers the academic potential of applicants, is available for the next academic year (September 2017), so applications should be made as soon as possible. Applicants who are shortlisted will then be interviewed at Stationers' Hall, London. Successful recipients of the funding will also have the opportunity to be mentored by an appropriate Stationers' Company member.
For more information about the BPIF MSc in Management or how to apply for the funding, contact Ursula Daly, [email protected], 07921 259 254. BPIF Applications should be sent to Ursula Daly, BPIF, St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 8EQ.
For more information about the Stationers' Company, visit https://stationers.org/
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