Please note, starting 2017/18, the University of Lincoln will no longer be running the BSc Social Work course, however, the University will still be running the MSc Social Work course.
Students studying at a postgraduate level may receive a NHS Social Work Bursary to help with tuition fees, living costs and dependants allowances (if eligible and applicable) – see website for more information. Each year Universities are allocated a number of bursaries by the Department of Health and are responsible for selecting which students should receive one. Please note that the maximum amount of bursary available for tuition fees will not fully cover the annual fee charged at the University of Lincoln, therefore students wishing to undertake this course should ensure that they make additional provision for this cost. You must make an application for a Social Work Bursary regardless of whether or not you have been allocated a capped (bursary-funded) place.
Starting 2016/17 the government introduced Postgraduate Masters Loans. Postgraduate social work students are not eligible for the Postgraduate Masters Loan where they are eligible to apply for a social work bursary. However, there are only a limited number of social work bursaries available and eligibility to apply for a social work bursary does not equate to an automatic award. Therefore if the student has not been awarded a social work bursary after applying for one, they may apply for a Postgraduate Masters Loan from the Student Loans Company.
For courses that start in September 2017 you can apply for a Social Work Bursary now. The deadline for applications is 1 November 2017 and there is no discretion for late applications.
For further information regarding the Social Work Bursary please see the NHS Social Work Bursary Guides below: