Funding for UK/EU postgraduate students

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The latest information about the postgraduate loan for Masters students, our scholarships and other sources of funding.

If you are an international student please visit this page.

Postgraduate loan

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From September 2017, eligible students from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales can access a postgraduate loan to study a Masters degree.

EU students will also have access to UK postgraduate loans in 2017 as part of fee and funding guarantees following the recent EU referendum.

How much can I borrow?

What can I use the funds for?

Can I still apply for other scholarships or bursaries?

Am I eligible?

What courses are eligible?

Where can I study?

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

We offer a number of scholarships and, from September 2017, new postgraduate students from the UK and EU may also be eligible for our Books Plus scheme.

EU Partner Scholarship

MBA Scholarship

Course-specific scholarships/bursaries

ARU Sports Scholarship

Funding

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

Options include:

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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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]


Books Plus

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We’re committed to supporting students who are keen to succeed in their studies.

We offer eligible students up to £400 each year to help with study-related costs with our scheme, Books Plus. For more information on this, please visit our Books Plus page.