The University of Gloucestershire is supporting the unemployed in the current economic downturn by offering up to 50 free full-time places to help those without work develop their skills.

The offer is for free tuition on a range of one-year postgraduate courses run by the University’s business school, commencing in September 2009. 

Masters degrees in Computing, Hospitality Management, International Human Resource Management and Development, International Business Law, Marketing Management and the MBA are on offer.

Vice Chancellor, Professor Patricia Broadfoot said:
“We recognise that this is a difficult time for people who have lost their jobs and we want to offer something by way of support.  By offering up to 50 free places to suitably qualified applicants, we hope to offer individuals an opportunity to develop their professional skills at postgraduate level, giving them a personal boost as well as increasing their employability in a competitive market.”

In order to apply for a free tuition, applicants will need to meet the normal entry criteria for the course and have been unemployed for at least six months at the course start date. The 50 free places are open to qualified applicants who are UK/EU nationals and are resident in the UK.  The places, across the courses will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

For more information, visit or contact the postgraduate team on 01242 714500.

Source: University of Gloucestershire