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Postgraduate fees and funding

A postgraduate degree increases your earning power and enhances your career prospects, but we understand that postgraduate study can be a significant investment, particularly as the cost of living is increasing. We’re here to support you and make your postgraduate study all the more affordable as you make that investment in your future.

Course costs

Course tuition fees vary, depending on the course you are studying and whether you are a home or international student. To find out how much your course costs, visit your chosen course page – the tuition fee is shown on the top information bar.

Student loans

If you’re starting a Master’s or PhD course, you may be entitled to a government-backed postgraduate loan from the Student Loans Company. If you’ve lived in England for at least three years prior to starting your course, and are under 60 years of age, you could benefit from the postgraduate loan of up to £11,836 for a Master’s course, and up to £27,892 from Aug 2021 for a PhD. There’s no need to start making repayments until you’re earning £21,000 or more. For more information see the government’s website.

Student financial guidance

If you want to talk to someone confidentially about how to finance your postgraduate study, you can contact our Student Financial Guidance team. They offer services such as guidance on available loans, grants, bursaries and scholarships; help with applying for funding support; and offer information on the student support system.

Teacher training funding

There is a wide range of funding available for teacher training courses. Find out more about teacher training funding.

Government grants

The UK Government offers several grants that don’t need to be paid back to help with the costs of higher education. Find out more in our scholarships and bursaries section.