Fees & funding for postgraduate students
Funding postgraduate study needs careful planning and we advise you check the various sources of finance 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.
Postgraduate student loans
If you're thinking about starting a Masters degree in 2017/18, a student loan of up to £10,280 will be available for students starting in September 2017. The loan is to to help you pay for your studies and is paid to you and not direct to the university. Masters degrees in all disciplines and subject areas are covered by the postgraduate loans and you can find information on the scheme and details how to apply here.
Bursaries and scholarships
We also 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.
We also provide financial advice and support to ensure your time here is as stress-free as possible when it comes to money.
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.
We charge an annual fee for all of our postgraduate taught courses. Fee information will be included with offer letters. The amount paid varies on whether you’re a UK resident, live in Europe or outside the European Union. You can check how much you’ll pay on our tuition fees page.
We offer an extensive range of scholarships and bursaries to support postgraduate taught students. Some will cover tuition fees or living costs or both. We also work closely with a variety of external scholarship providers to make sure you have a range of funding options to choose from.
Find out more about our scholarships and bursaries, their value and benefits and if you're eligible.
You can take advantage of our dedicated Student Finance and Funding Office for advice on budgeting, debt management and hardship funds. We'll also help you find part-time and vacation work if you wish to supplement your income.
It's difficult to give an exact figure for the living costs likely to be incurred during your postgraduate study as it'll depend on your needs and lifestyle. We've estimated that a postgraduate student will need a minimum of £10,000 a year and provided a breakdown of these expenses so you can see where your money goes.