HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.
The HEFCE domain - www.hefce.ac.uk - will continue to function until September 2018. At this point we will close the site entirely and all its information will only be available from the National Web Archive.
The report, ‘Postgraduate Education: An Independent Inquiry by the Higher Education Commission’, makes an interesting and useful contribution to the postgraduate debate. HEFCE provided evidence to the inquiry and has informed the Higher Education Commission about our enhanced work in this area.
HEFCE has supported the development of a diverse and successful postgraduate sector, including through additional funding of more than £200 million for taught and research programmes between 2012-13 and 2014-15.
As the report highlights, we are undertaking research on postgraduate activity. This is intended to inform discussions with Government, the higher education sector and other stakeholders on the approach to postgraduate funding from 2015-16, the first year in which higher fee-paying students may enter postgraduate study.
The research HEFCE is undertaking includes work on: