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Postgraduate finance

Check the cost of your postgraduate study and get the right financial support

Fees for your course

Fees for your course

Full-time courses

  • The fees for your degree are listed on the individual course page under the Fees and funding tab
  • Some courses also require you to take part in field and residential trips that will be outlined in the course page
  • During your studies, there may be other costs that you must take into consideration such as accommodation, commuting, and extracurricular living costs.

Part-time courses

  • Part-time fees are calculated per taught credit. You can find costs on the course page.
  • The standard total credits for postgraduate qualifications are:


Credit points


60 credit points based on 60 taught credits


120 credit points based on 120 taught credits


180 credit points based on 120 taught credits plus 60 dissertation credits

  • If you are studying for a PGDip and decide to complete a full master's, there will be an additional dissertation fee to cover the difference in price between completing the different courses.
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Paying your fees

Pay your fees

You can choose to pay your fees in full at the start of your first term, in two, three or six instalments throughout the year or with a loan. We'll send more information about your options with your offer.

Make sure you understand our our financial terms and conditions (PDF) when you accept an offer with us.

Got questions?

Contact our student finance team

Call +44 (0)20 8411 6400

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International Fees

Fees and funding for international students

We've made it simple for you to understand the cost of your degree, ways to pay and information about your deposit.

Apply for funding

Get funding for your degree

Apply for a postgraduate loan

You could be entitled for a of up to £12,167 for taught and research master's courses. This is a non means-tested loan to help cover your fees, other course costs and living costs.

What you need to know

  • Courses that are eligible include full-time, part-time and distance-learning courses.
  • You can repay the cost of your degree once you have graduated and are earning over a certain amount.

Apply for a scholarship or bursary

We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to recognise your academic achievement and potential. Unlike a loan, you don't have to pay them back.

Reduction of fees

We offer a reduction of fees for some students, including the children of Gurkhas. Email us for more information.

Help from your employer

Your employer can contribute towards the cost of your postgraduate study as part of their staff development programme. If this is the case, please ask your employer to supply a letter (on formal letter-headed paper) detailing their contribution towards your fees.

Apply for a doctoral loan

You can borrow a of up to £28,673 from Student Finance England for 2023-24 study. All of the money is paid directly to your bank account. You can use it for PhD fees, research expenses, maintenance or other costs. Doctoral loans aren't based on household income or means tested, so the amount you can borrow isn't affected by your income or savings. This amount you decide to borrow will then be spread evenly across your PhD, in three instalments per academic year.

Withdrawing from a course

If you wish to leave a course before completing it, of your intentions as soon as possible. How much of the annual tuition fees you will have to continue to pay is determined by where you are in the academic year when you withdraw.

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