Financing Your Studies
What are your options?
Many individuals choose to undertake further study for a number of reasons; to further their career, improve professional opportunities or even just for the love of the subject they choose to study.
In this section of the website you will find all you need to know about funding your postgraduate studies, including information on tuition fees, loans, discounts, payment options, scholarships and bursaries.
Tuition fees explained
At Leeds Beckett University, we set our postgraduate fees to reflect the mode of study (part-time or full-time) and your residency status (UK, EU, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, and International). Your fees will also depend on the course you have chosen. For the most up-to-date information on the cost of your course, please visit our online prospectus or contact our Fees Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We recognise how difficult it can be to pay your fees in one lump sum. That's why, if your course lasts at least a full academic year and costs £280 or more, we offer instalment options of two or seven payments, subject to conditions. Find out more on our student hub pages.
Please note: instalment arrangements are not available if your fees are paid by a sponsor or employer.
New Postgraduate Loan scheme
A new student loan of up to £10,000 will be available for Masters students starting a course from September 2016 onwards. The loans, for both taught and research Masters programmes, will be available for a number of our full-time, part-time and distance learning programmes, across all disciplines and subject areas.Click here for further details.
Alternative sources of funding
Some students choose to take out a Professional and Career Development Loan (PCDL), a Professional Studies Loan or other graduate loans from one of the high street banks. This can cover the cost of fees and also help towards living costs while you study. The interest on a PCDL is deferred until after your studies are completed. To find out more, call the PCDL helpline on 0800 100 900 or visit www.gov.uk/career-development-loans.
You may work for an employer who is prepared to help fund your postgraduate study as part of your staff training and development. Find out more at www.prospects.ac.uk.
If your course is engaged in research, you can get help from the Arts and Humanities Research Board or from a Research Council. More information is available at the Research Councils UK website: www.rcuk.ac.uk.
You may be able to get help from our University in the form of a scholarship, such as a Graduate Teach and Research Assistantship or Studentship. Availability will depend on the course. You can find out where postgraduate scholarships are available by searching www.scholarshipsearch.org.uk.
You can apply for partial funding from charities and educational trusts, depending on what course you are taking. There are different forms of funding, including studentships, scholarships and bursaries. To find out more, visit www.turn2us.org.uk.
NHS students can access a grant worth up to £1,000 and an income-based bursary from the NHS (the actual amount you receive will vary dependent on your personal circumstances). Additional allowances are available for disabled students and additional support for those with dependants. You can also claim help with the travel costs you incur when travelling to university. For more information visit nhsbsa.nhs.uk and click on student bursaries.
If you are studying a full-time postgraduate course leading to Qualified Teacher Status you can apply to Student Finance England (or equivalent for students from Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland) for tuition fee and maintenance loans, supplementary grants and the Disabled Students’ Allowance. Part-time teacher training students can take out a tuition fee loan. Visit Student Finance England’s website for information at www.gov.uk/studentfinance.
Discounts and support
If you are you a graduate of Leeds Beckett University, you could be eligible for a 10% discount on your postgraduate study fees. Find out more here.
You may be eligible for a Disabled Students' Allowance of up to £10,362 per year. Our Disability Services Team is your first point of contact to discuss any of your requirements. You can email them at: email@example.com.
For the majority of postgraduate courses we would require you to have an undergraduate degree, however the entry requirements vary from course to course. All entry requirements for our postgraduate courses can be found on our online prospectus.
For the majority of Postgraduate courses we do not have a set deadlines as there can be different start times throughout the year. Instead, we will continue to accept applications until the course is full. Therefore we would always recommend applying as early as possible.
Please be aware that some professional qualifications and postgraduate courses in the areas of Health and Education have an application deadline. If you have any questions about application deadlines, please get in contact with a member of the course enquiries team by emailing the Admissions team on firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 0113 812 3113.