Postgraduate funding for UK and EU students

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The latest information about the new £10k Masters Loan, our scholarships and other sources of funding.

If you are an international student please visit this page.

£10k Loan

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Postgraduate Loans

From September 2016, the Government will be offering a postgraduate loan (PGL) of up to £10,000 for new Masters students.

Can I borrow less than £10,000?

What can I use the funds for?

Am I eligible?

What courses are eligible?

How do I apply?

When will I receive the loan?

Is there any interest to pay on my loan?

How do I repay my loan?

How much will I pay back?

My circumstances have changed


This information may be subject to change. Visit the Student Loans Company website for more information

If you are an international student please visit this page.

Scholarships

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After you graduate

2017-18 Scholarships

Alumni Scholarship

MBA Scholarship

EU Partner Scholarship

Achievement Scholarship

Course-specific scholarships/bursaries

ARU Sports Scholarship

Funding

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CV surgery

We recommend you research funding options before committing to a postgraduate course: 

Charities, trusts and foundations

Social work funding

Loans

PhD studentships

Research councils

Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA)

Tax credits

Council tax

Help with healthcare costs

Law



Tuition fees

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Chelmsford campus

You'll find fees for courses starting in 2017-18 on our individual course pages. 

Course pages also contain details of part-time fees, which are linked to the full-time fee and may vary depending on the number of course credits you study each year.

Paying your fees

Students not receiving a postgraduate loan

You won't need to pay fees until you've accepted an offer to study here. You can’t pay fees on a monthly basis from your wages, they can only be paid in three instalments through our online payment system (or in a bank-to-bank transfer).

  • If you're starting in January: one third of the remaining fees at registration, a further third in April, and the final third in June.
  • If you're starting in September: one third of the remaining fees at registration, a further third in November, and the final third in January.

Students receiving a postgraduate loan

You won't need to pay fees until you've accepted an offer to study here. You can’t pay fees on a monthly basis from your wages, they can only be paid in three instalments through our online payment system (or in a bank-to-bank transfer) by the following dates.

  • 1 February 2017
  • 1 June 2017
  • 1 September 2017

Please note: if you are studying a course that’s duration is greater than 12 months, you will receive up to £5,000 in your first year and the remainder in your second year. Our repayment plans can be made flexible in these instances to suit your needs, but you will need to discuss your case with a member of the finance team.

Types of qualification we offer

Taught qualifications

Research qualifications

Equivalent or Lower Qualifications [ELQ]