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24 Jun
8:35am, 24 Jun 2021
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Great stuff, Matt! :)
27 Jun
3:18pm, 27 Jun 2021
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Invading the thread to ask for advice.
T1 (22) has a place to do her MA in forensic archaeology at Oxford. However, she's run into a wall with funding. The college which accepted her is tiny and doesn't have much.

She can get £11,000 as a loan (or maybe grant, I'm not sure) but that doesn't even cover course fees.

Does anyone know of any funding she could apply for?
27 Jun
3:41pm, 27 Jun 2021
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Prospects: funding post-graduate study

Charity funding Funding advice & sources, UK & worldwide

The Alternative Guide to Post-Graduate Funding **Subscription required: ..."access to the Alternative Guide Online right now! Price-wise, the Guide is just £14.99 for 3 months, and £24.99 for a full 12 months." The intro is very coy about why this online resource is 'better'. I suspect most of the info is 'out there' anyway.

Oxford Univ. - external funding

Much to investigate here - and patience & determination are the best allies. I'm rather out of touch with HE, now I've retired, but I can remember applicants applying for, and getting funding from the most unlikely of sources, such as the church, or a professional association.

Hope this helps - I'm not claiming this to be comprehensive, just the result of some online searching. Good luck! :)
27 Jun
3:59pm, 27 Jun 2021
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Thank you switts. She says she's tried "everything" but I suspect she's being a bit defeatist.
27 Jun
5:26pm, 27 Jun 2021
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Can the college signpost her to other sources? Does she have other options? Other course? Doing the course part-time and working? A PhD is lots less than that! A bunch of people I did my PhD with skipped the MSc and did those modules as part of their PhD. Also 11k seems crazy expensive for an MA!
27 Jun
6:14pm, 27 Jun 2021
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Crazy expensive! Ours is £8k and has specialist equipment and a lot of teaching. There are lots of charitable trusts that do grants for PG study also. And a friend did crowdfunding for her daughter's foundation year.
27 Jun
6:19pm, 27 Jun 2021
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Or here

is this a one year MA, or a 3-4 year 'std' Oxford Uni degree?

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