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New figures show rise in Scottish postgraduate students

30 March 2017

A new report from the Scottish Funding Council shows a 12% increase in taught postgraduate students eligible for funding at Scottish universities.

New figures show rise in Scottish postgraduate students

The rise follows SFC’s additional allocation of taught postgraduate places in 2013-14. These places are now embedded into universities’ core teaching grant. The trend looks likely to continue with the Scottish Government’s recent announcement of further support for postgraduate students following its review of the barriers to taught postgraduate study.

John Kemp, SFC’s interim Chief Executive, said: “More students being able to develop high-level postgraduate skills is brilliant news for the individual and for the wider Scottish economy. Improving access to postgraduate study is also an important part of the fairer system of higher education that SFC and its partners are working hard to achieve.”

The figures form part of the findings of SFC’s statistical report Students Eligible for Funding 2016-17.