Posted on 25 June 2021
The study – by academics from the University of York and published by the Sutton Trust - found that the proportion of working-class graduates progressing on to a taught masters increased between 2013/14 from six per cent to 12.9 per cent in 2017/18.
Graduates from better off backgrounds are still more likely to progress on to postgraduate study, with 14.2 per cent doing so in 2017/18 compared to 8.6 per cent in 2013/14.
However, the rate of entry for poorer students has grown at a faster rate since loans were brought in during 2015, meaning the access gap has reduced, from 2.6 percentage points in 2013/14 to 1.3 percentage points in 2017/18.
Read the full story title, 'Government loans widen access to PG study but rising tuition fees risk wiping out progress'.