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Postgraduate fees and funding

Postgraduate loans

For UK taught and research masters degrees, a postgraduate loan could provide up to £11,222 for the academic year 2020/21. They're available for the majority of full-time, part-time and distance learning masters programmes across most subject areas (subject to eligibility criteria).

How to apply for postgraduate loan

Doctoral/PhD loans

For doctorates/PhDs started in the academic year 2020/21, you could receive up to £26,445 over the duration of your doctorate.

How to apply for a doctoral loan

Alumni scholarships

If you've completed a degree with us before, you could qualify for a scholarship of £1,000 towards your postgraduate taught course, or a 10% scholarship towards your postgraduate research course. If you are starting your postgraduate course in 2020/21, we are offering an increased alumni scholarship of £2,000 on many courses.* To be eligible for this increased discount, you must have completed a full-time undergraduate course from Sheffield Hallam University prior to 2019/20, you must be eligible for Home/EU fees or International fees, and you must be applying for an eligible course starting in 2020/21. You must also not already hold any other funding or scholarship.

*A list of eligible courses can be found here.

Information if you are starting a postgraduate course in 2019/20 or 2020/21


Advice and support

  • Don't want to take out a student loan for religious reasons? Some students may feel they can't take the student loans they're entitled to because of their religious beliefs. It's very important that you've fully considered your options and consulted your religious adviser before making a decision about funding your studies. The circumstances of each student are different and the appropriate scholar will be able to advise accordingly.

  • Eligibility for other sources of funding – it's also important to understand that if you decide not to take a loan, this is likely to affect your eligibility for other sources of funding. This may include applications for financial support from the university or other trusts and charities, interest free student bank accounts and benefit entitlements.

  • Support at university – we want your time at university to be as stress-free as possible. Our financial support team can offer plenty of information and advice, and our Students Union Advice Centre is also on hand to offer independent advice and guidance on all things student finance. If you run into any difficulties while you're with us, we'll assist you in finding the right help for you.

Tuition fees vary depending on the course you choose – you can find individual course fees on our online prospectus under each course entry.

For fees and funding information on postgraduate pre-registration nursing, allied health professions or social work courses please visit our health and social care webpages.

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