Postgraduate finance

Tuition fees

Postgraduate tuition fees vary based on the intensity and length of the course. The links below provide details of the tuition fees the University charges for each programme.

If the programme you are interested in is not listed or you have further questions, please contact our Course Enquiry Centre.

Taught degrees

Please note that fees for modules and programmes will increase due to inflation.

Research degrees (PhD)

Please note that fees will increase due to inflation. The fees for the 2017-18 academic year will be published in early 2017.

Alumni discount

If you are interested in continuing your studies past graduation, then we’re here to help you get started. We offer a discount on postgraduate fees to eligible graduates of the University of Cumbria, or any of its legacy institutions.

For your first postgraduate award, you could receive as much as a 20% discount on taught courses, or 10% on research degrees. This is for awards of up to a maximum of 180 credits, and does not apply to PGCE students. International students will be entitled to the same absolute discount (not percentage) as home and EU students.

To receive this discount, you must have previously studied at the University of Cumbria as an undergraduate and achieved an award of 120 credits minimum, as well as meet the relevant entry requirements for postgraduate study. For research degrees, this will apply to any alumni that have graduated in the last 5 years. Accreditation of Prior Learning charges are not included in this discount.

We want to reward our students who choose to continue with academia, so for more information on this discount or anything about postgraduate study, please contact the Enquiry Centre.

Postgraduate loans

The UK government has introduced a new Postgraduate Loan scheme (entry to full Masters only) for students starting in 2016/17. The loan has the following key factors:

Full details of the loan and eligibility conditions can be found on the government's student finance website where applications will be open from Summer 2016.

Some courses, for example Social Work and some Health Professions Masters degrees do attract some funding. Contact us for more information.

Alternative funding

For other courses not covered by either the Masters Loan or specialist funding, we advise you to do some research as early as possible into what funding is available to you.

Click on the links below for information on potentially available funding.

Check out the websites below for more information about applying for postgraduate funding.

Self-funded students

If you are not applying for a tuition fee loan, then you may pay your tuition fees in full or spread out the cost through a maximum of three instalments. To discuss instalments, send us an email.

Instalments are not available for part-time students. Fees must be paid in full at the start of the semester. 

Tuition fee invoices are sent electronically to students university and personal email accounts.

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Student Financial Regulations

The Student Financial Regulations describes your contractual obligations to the university regarding finance. It includes our policies about:

Please download and read the regulations before starting your course.

Download the Student Financial Regulations for 2016-17 starters (PDF)