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Postgraduate fees and finance

Undertaking a postgraduate study is a large financial commitment and this can be especially difficult if you are self-funding your qualification. Rest-assured, there are a number of loans, bursaries and scholarships to explore to help you continue studying.

Your tuition fees will cover the cost of your study with us as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations.

Postgraduate taught fees (Home/EU students) 2016/17

Type of course Annual tuition fee  
Postgraduate taught full-time   (MA/MSc) £4,950  
MSc Social Work £6,535  
MSc Investigative Psychology £6,000  
Postgraduate taught part-time   (MA/MSc) £412 per 15 credit module  
£824 per 30 credit module
Human and Health clinical part-time modules £758 per 15 credit module  
Turbocharger Engineering MSc and PGCert Turbocharger Mechanics/Dynamics Please contact  

For MBA and other postgraduate programmes please see the 'How much will it cost me' tab on individual courses searchable via coursefinder.

More information on postgraduate taught fees for international students.

Loans, bursaries and scholarships

The government does not provide loans and grants for postgraduate taught courses but don’t let this put you off. There are several alternative options to help you to continue to study and enhance your career:

Postgraduate progression bursaries

We offer a postgraduate progression bursary to continuing students undertaking a full-time or part-time MA/MSc who gained their undergraduate degree with us. These bursaries are calculated as part of the invoicing process when you enrol onto a postgraduate course with us and fee invoices are adjusted to show the net amount owed, minus any bursary award.

Amounts available:

  • £500 for full-time continuing students
  • A total of £500 for part-time continuing students (£250 is applied in year one, £250 in year two).


Bursaries are available to UK and EU students who meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum of a upper second class Honours degree from the University of Huddersfield.
  • You must enter a taught postgraduate course at the University of Huddersfield in the year following graduation. You will not qualify for the bursary if you take a break from education.
  • Available to all University postgraduate taught qualifications (full time and part time) except NHS, Initial Teacher Training, Diploma in Architecture and Distance Learning courses.

University scholarship for taught postgraduate degrees for current students

The University has 100 scholarships of £10,000 to award to current students wishing to study on a taught postgraduate degree in the 2015/16 academic year.

More information on University scholarship for taught postgraduate degrees.

MSc Social Work bursary

Students that have an undergraduate degree from the University of Huddersfield are eligible for a £500 fee scholarship. If you have qualified with a first class or upper second class Honours degree in the year immediately preceding your entry onto the Social Work MSc you will be eligible for a £1000 fee scholarship.

You may be eligible for funding for your social work training through the Social Work Bursary which is administered by the NHS Business Services Authority. There is a national cap on the number of bursaries that are available which means that not all students will be allocated a bursary. For more information about how bursaries are allocated please read our policy for the selection of postgraduate social work bursaries or contact Student Finance Office.

School specific bursaries

The Schools of Music, Humanities and Media and Art, Design and Architecture offer bursaries for postgraduate students. Please contact Schools directly to find out more.

Teacher training bursaries

Teacher training bursaries can help you to complete your postgraduate teaching qualifications.

Find out more about teacher training bursaries.

Career Development Loan

The Career Development Loan is a government-approved scheme for UK students where Barclays and the Co-operative, offer loans for fees and course costs. While you study, the interest on the loan is paid by the government. When you complete your course, you will be begin to make repayments at an interest rate that is set at the time of your application. There is also an option to take a payment holiday. Please check loan terms and conditions for more information.

More information on Career Development Loans.


StudentFunder provides loans to UK, EU and International students on clear and fair terms. Offer-holders and enrolled students on masters and professional courses can apply for loans. For more information, please visit the StudentFunder website

  • Loans for up to £12,000 for students with an offer to study or enrolled on a postgraduate course in the UK/students.
  • Loan Repayments start only 18 months after the start date of your loan (typically course start date).
  • Apply using StudentFunder's online application system.

Some charitable organisations offer financial help to postgraduate students who meet certain criteria. One such organisation is the Leverhulme Charitable Trust, which provides funding for research projects, fellowships, studentships, bursaries and prizes across all disciplines. Visit the Leverhulme website.

More information

If you have any questions or require further advice and guidance, please contact the Student Finance Office.

Fees 2016/17 (New Students)

Masters by Research, Master of Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Enterprise and Doctor of Education

  • Full time – Home/EU students - £4,045
  • Full-time (Science/Computing and Engineering) – Home/EU students – £6,000
  • Part time – Home/EU students - £2,050

Doctor of Business Administration

DBA/DPA £6,500 pa – years 1 and 2, £4,000 pa – years 3 and 4 

All the fees above apply for one year from enrolment.  Fees for subsequent years are charged at the then current rate. 

International Students

All international students should refer to the International Office webpages for tuition fee information.

Additional programme costs

Additional programme costs (also known as bench fees) may be charged for research degrees where there are exceptional costs directly related to the research project. This could include the purchase of additional equipment and volunteer expenses.

More information on additional programme costs.


As part of a major expansion in research activity the University has made available University Research Scholarships.

More information on postgraduate research scholarships.

Payment Schedule

There are a range of payment options available. More information about postgraduate research payments.

More information

More information on postgraduate research fees, costs and repayments.

If you have any questions or require further information please contact the Postgraduate Admin Office at 01484 473503 or

Last updated Friday 20 November 2015
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