Those wanting to undertake the BPIF MSc in Management can apply to have a significant amount of the fees paid via a £6,000 bursary from The Stationers' Foundation, funded by The Printing Charity.
The MSc, run in partnership with the Management Development Centre (MDC), is aimed at those in print with at least five years' experience in a management role, or 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 £6,340 (plus VAT) to complete.
The course - which can be completed in as little as 12 months if students are full members of a professional institute - is a fast-track top up Masters designed to provide minimal disruption to the working week. Alongside a dissertation and two residential weekends a year, students are supported through the MDC's online support group.
The funding, which also considers the academic potential of applicants, is available for the academic year starting in October 2019. The application form should be submitted by Thursday 23 May 2019. 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 to Ursula Daly, BPIF, St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, London, EC4Y 8EQ or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to interview at Stationers’ Hall in London in the weeks commencing 24 June and 1 July 2019. 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.