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Fees & funding for postgraduate students

Funding postgraduate study needs careful planning. We advise you check the various sources of funding available at an early stage in your application. All postgraduate taught courses have an annual fee and you’ll also need to take into account your living costs. Tuition fees cover all academic-related costs such as teaching and supervision, use of library and computing facilities, examinations (excluding re-sit examinations) and administration. The amount you will pay varies on whether you're a UK resident, live in Europe or outside the European Union.

Postgraduate student loans 


Want to study a Masters degree in 2018/19? A student loan of up to £10,609 will be available to students starting one in September 2018. The loan is designed to help you pay for your studies and is paid to you directly. Masters degrees in all subject areas are covered by the postgraduate student loan scheme. You can find out more, including how to apply here.

Bursaries and scholarships

We directly support 100 postgraduate students through a variety of scholarships, bursaries and assistantships. Our scholarships page gives you a full list and eligibility criteria for these awards, which vary in the level of funding provided. Some cover both tuition fees and living expenses in full: others make a contribution towards a portion of the cost of study. In some cases, a combination of funding is possible, for example if a Departmental Assistantship is held with a Research scholarship.

As well as our awards, a wide range of funding is open to postgraduate students from different sources. Competition for these awards is intense and there are often strict deadlines. Our Directors of Graduate Studies in each department will offer guidance on how to make an application.

Financial supportCVs and applications

We also provide financial advice and support to ensure your time here is as stress-free as possible when it comes to money. This includes getting advice on budgeting, debt management and hardship funds from our Student Finance and Funding office. We'll also help you find part-time and vacation work if you wish to supplement your income.

Living costs

It's difficult to give an exact figure for the living costs likely to be incurred during your postgraduate degree so we've provided a breakdown of these expenses to give you an idea.

Tuition fees


We charge an annual fee for all of our postgraduate taught courses. Fee information will be included with offer letters. You can check how much you’ll pay on our tuition fees page.


Finding jobs

Find out more about our scholarships and bursaries, their value and benefits and if you're eligible.




Find out about fees and funding for a range of postgraduate research degrees including PhDs.


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