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Postgraduate fees and funding

  • Postgraduate loans are available for UK taught and research masters degrees and provide up to £10,609 for the academic year 2018/19. They are available for the majority of full-time, part-time and distance learning masters programmes across most subject areas (subject to eligibility criteria). For the latest information including how to apply and eligibility criteria, please visit our dedicated postgraduate loans page.

  • Doctoral/PhD loans are being introduced by the government for students starting their doctoral degrees (PhDs) from academic year 2018/19. You could receive up to £25,000 over the duration of your doctorate. For the latest information on individual and course eligibility and exclusions, please visit our dedicated doctoral loans page.

  • Alumni scholarships - if you have completed a degree with us before, you could qualify for a scholarship of £1000 towards your postgraduate taught course or a 10% scholarship towards your postgraduate research course

  • Professional and Career Development Loans are an alternative which you can take out from most high street banks to help cover the cost of your course fees and living costs. You may be able to borrow between £300 and £10,000 and you will agree with the bank how you will repay the loan. Find out more.

Advice for students who feel they can't take out student loans for religious reasons

Some students may feel they cannot take the student loans they are entitled to because of their religious beliefs. It is very important that you have fully considered your options and have 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 is 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.


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. Should 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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