Learn how much it will cost to study a postgraduate course at a university or college.
Tuition fee for postgraduate courses vary between academic institutions and between different types of postgraduate courses. Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) or Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) are often cheaper to be around a third to a half of those for an equivalent Masters degree course. You will be able to see exactly how much they are on individual course page, but you can get an approximate idea from below.
Tuition fees for postgraduate courses depend on:
If you are unsure of your fee status (UK, EU, or international/overseas), please contact the Admissions Office for advice.
Course fees for UK postgraduate courses are set by individual universities (unlike undergraduate degrees, postgraduate courses are not subject to a fee cap). This means that fees vary between universities and courses. Fees can also change, year-on-year. UK universities also offer a wide variety of Masters degrees, including taught and research qualifications in different subjects. Some tend to cost more than others. This reflects the expense of the facilities and resources required to deliver a course.
Postgraduate courses in the UK are normally cheaper, per year, than undergraduate courses. Whereas a typical UK Bachelors degree can cost up to £9,250, average fees for classroom-based, taught UK Masters are £7,392. That’s the average for a UK and European Union (EU) student on a taught course. However, the full range of UK Masters fees is quite broad.
You will find exact tuition fees for masters level courses on individual course pages –
The UK has voted to leave the European Union. It’s not currently known how long that process will take or the impact that it will have on UK policy on higher education tuition fees, loans and bursaries. However, universities and colleges have confirmed that the fee for EU students who will start their postgraduate studies in 2020, will be at the applicable Home student fee rate and they will not be subject to the overseas fee rate at any point during the course of their study. Please note that all fees may be subject to increase, which may be annual in your institution. The fee status of EU nationals for 2020 entry onward has yet to be determined by the UK government.
There is no ‘standard’ international fee for UK postgraduate courses. Instead, UK universities and colleges are free to set their own fees for postgraduate programmes. However, as an international student, you will probably find that your fees are higher than a ‘home’ student. Your exact fees will vary depending on how expensive your course is to teach and which university or college you study at.
The average cost per year of study in the UK for international students is around an average of £11,000 per year in tuition fees. However some fees can be £8,000 to £9,000 a year or up to £30,000 a year.
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