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 

Postgraduate fees for the academic year 2015/16 have not yet been agreed.

 Full-time per yearPart-time per yearPart-time CreditsPlease see notes
Standard Programmes        
Standard MA/MSc £4,605 £2,305 90 1
    £1,535 60 1
Standard MPhil/PhD/Masters By Research £3,996 £2,398    
Other Postgraduate Programmes        
Cardiology, MSc £13,120 N/A   2
Cardiology, PG Diploma £9,005 N/A   2
Career Management, MA To be confirmed To be confirmed   2
CIPD Advanced Diploma in Human Rersource Management N/A £5,000 (£650 per module)   2
Computing, MSc To be confirmed To be confirmed   2
Computing ( Forensic ) MSc To be confirmed To be confirmed   2
Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies, MA £5,200 £2,745 90 2
Dance Movement Therapy N/A To be confirmed   2
Early Years, MA POA POA   2
Education, MA POA POA   2
Healthcare Leadership and Management, MBA £12,000 £12,000 Total programme 2
English, MA £4,605 £2,305 90 2
Forensic Computing MSc To be confirmed To be confirmed 60 2
International Business,MSc £7,500 £7,500 Total programme 2
Management Studies, PG Certificate (CMS)   £2,750 Total for stage 2
Management Studies, PG Diploma (DMS)   £5,000 Total for stage 2
Management Studies, MA (dissertation stage)   £3,000 Total for stage 2
Graduate MBA £9,000 N/A   2
Minimally Invasive Surgery, MCh £13,120 N/A   2
Music, MMus £5,790 £2,895 90 2
PGCE £9,000 £4,500 60 2
PGCE Modular   £9,000 (full course) (120 credits - invoiced over course of programme) 2
PGCE 'School Direct' Programmes POA POA   2
Social Work, MA To be confirmed To be confirmed   2
Teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), MA £4,605 POA   2
 Full-time (per year)
Standard Programmes  
Standard MA/MSc £10,825
Standard MPhil/PhD £10,825
Other Postgraduate Programmes  
Cardiology, MSc £21,860
Cardiology, PG Diploma £14,860
Career Guidance, MA £11,600
Career Guidance (QCG), PG Diploma £8,120
Computing, MSc £10,825
Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies, MA £10,825
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology £23,000
Early Years, MA £10,825
Education, MA £10,825
Education Leadership and Management, MBA £12,000
English, MA £10,825
Film Production, MA £10,825
Forensic Computing, MSc £10,825
International Business, MSc £10,500
MBAs £12,000
Minimally Invasive Surgery, MCh £21,860
Music, MMus To be confirmed
Music, PG Diploma To be confirmed
PGCE £10,825
Social Work, MA £10,540
TESOL, MA £10,825
TESOL with exemption from PG Certificate £8,040
Tourism Marketing, MSc To be confirmed

Note 1

The standard MA/MSc fees quoted relate to our standard programmes. The part-time fees quoted relate to programmes taken over either 2 years (90 credits per year) or 3 years (60 credits per year). More specialist MA/MSc programmes (e.g. Business, Media, Art and some Education and Health professional programmes) may have higher fees and a selection of our programmes are listed above. Alternatively please contact for further details.

Note 2

Please note that the programmes listed in this table are only a sample of the programmes offered by Canterbury Christ Church University. If you cannot find the programme you are looking for then please contact

Overseas (non-EU) students should contact the International Office for further information.

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.

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