Funding your postgraduate degree

Postgraduate study is an important investment, enabling you to develop the in-depth skills and experience to help you stand out in the job market. Postgraduate research degrees can also be a starting point for your academic career. We want as many students as possible to benefit from postgraduate study, so we aim to keep our fees competitive.

Fee information 

Fee information can be accessed through the online prospectus, view the fees tab within your chosen subject.  

Fee paying categories

UK or European Union fee status depends on your nationality and residency. In general, students paying the UK or EU fee should have 'settled status' under UK immigration regulations prior to the start of their course, or students holding full European Union nationality should have been resident in the European Economic Area for non-educational purposes for three years prior to the start of their course. The UK/EU category also includes EU students with indefinite leave to remain in the UK.

Finding funding

The biggest difference between undergraduate and postgraduate student funding is that there is no Student Loans Company support for the latter. The only guaranteed funding available is for programmes in social work, nursing and teaching.

Loans and even grants for other areas are out there, but they are harder to find and can be competitive.

If you have a disability, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty, you may be eligible for Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs), which are designed to help with the costs that you incur, in attending your course, as a direct result of your disability or specific learning difficulty. How much you get does not depend on your income or that of your household, and the allowance does not have to be repaid.

For more information about finding postgraduate funding, visit the UCAS website.

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding offers a database of funding opportunities, guidance and tools to help you prepare a winning grant application.

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Last edited: 29/06/2016 11:32:00