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Fees and Funding: Taught Courses

There are two main costs for students undertaking postgraduate study - academic fees and living expenses. Fee levels will vary depending upon your chosen programme of study, whereas cost of living will also depend upon your individual lifestyle and spending patterns. There are a number of different sources of funding available for those undertaking postgraduate study.


    Academic Fees

    Academic fees cover the cost of tuition, examinations and registration, and contribute to the cost of some student amenities.

    Funding and Scholarships

    A number of funding opportunities are available for research students. Most scholarship competitions take place between November and May for courses starting the following year.

    Living Costs

    As well as tuition fees, students should budget for accommodation, food, books and other general expenditure such as clothes or leisure.

    International students must be able to prove they have the necessary funds to cover these expenses. For more information on all costs, see living expenses.


    Those with children who are undertaking postgraduate studies should know that help and financial support are available, both from the Government and the University.

    For more information, see Childcare Provision.

    For the most up-to-date information on Postgraduate Funding and Scholarships, visit the Graduate School webpages

    For information about funding your PGCE, contact the Student Funding Office

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