"The MSc programme aligns perfectly with my business objectives and therefore it is easy to apply the knowledge I have gained - well worth the investment"
Alison Green, Group HR Business Partner, Howard Hunt
The BPIF believe excellent training is vital to ensure our industry thrives and we feel that this should be continuous, allowing employees at all levels the chance to learn. That’s why we offer a MSc Management in partnership with Management Development Centre (MDC) and delivered and awarded by University of South Wales.
This programme will allow current graduates and other qualifying employees within the industry the chance to attain an MSc Management in as little as 12 months. For graduates of the level 5 programme, this will involve completing only 2 modules and a dissertation. The programme will encompass 2 residential weekends and great networking opportunities.
Postgraduate Loan for Master’s Degrees
The Student Loans Company administers the new Postgraduate Loan for Master’s degrees for all eligible students who live in England. Students starting a postgraduate Master’s course from 1 August 2018 will be able to apply for a Postgraduate Loan in academic year 2018/19. The loan is a contribution to help with course related costs such as tuition fees and materials. Any Postgraduate Loan balance is repayable and includes interest charged.
For more information about Postgraduate Loans, visit SFE's dedicated student finance zone on The Student Room at www.thestudentroom.co.uk/studentfinance. When it's time to apply go to www.gov.uk/postgraduateloan
£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 MSc, run in partnership with the Management Development Centre (MDC), is aimed at those in print with at least 5 years' experience in a management role, and with full membership of a professional institute wanting to take their leadership skills to the next level. As the natural next step after undertaking the BPIF Level 5 Leadership and Management Course, it usually costs £6340 + VAT to complete.
The course, which can be completed in as little as twelve months, is a fast-track top up Masters designed to provide minimal disruption to the working week. Alongside a dissertation and two residential weekends, students are supported through the MDC's online support group.
BPIF Programme Director, Ursula Daly, said, "The BPIF are delighted about this continued funding opportunity in collaboration with the Stationers' Foundation and The Printing Charity. This is about enabling the great people in our industry to reach their full potential, and the MSc helps us to 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 academic year starting in October 2020. The application form should be submitted by Thursday 21 May 2020. Applications must be supported by two references, one academic and one personal from someone of standing who can support the financial statements made in the application. Applications should be sent via email to [email protected].
Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to interview at Stationers' Hall in London between 22 June and 30 June 2020. It is essential that applicants are available for these interviews. Successful recipients of the funding will also have the opportunity to be mentored by an appropriate Stationers' Company member.
If you want to know how to apply for the funding, or have any additional questions contact Ursula Daly at [email protected] or on 07921 259 254.
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