Financing Your Studies
Funding Your Postgraduate Course
If one of the things on your mind about a postgraduate course is finance, you may be surprised to learn that there are lots of options available to you.
One of these is the government-backed Masters Loan Scheme - this is funding of up to £10,906 that is available for many of our Masters courses. Take a look through this section now to learn more about fees, the Postgraduate Loan Scheme and all of your other options.
You can also download our funding guide.
If you are starting a research degree in the 2019/20 academic year, you may be entitled to a government-backed Postgraduate Doctoral Loan.
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.
Paying Your Fees in Instalments
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 a minimum of £325, we offer instalment options of two, three or seven payments, subject to conditions. The three instalments option is open only to those who have taken out the postgraduate loan, to coincide with your loan payments. 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.
Postgraduate Loan scheme
Eligible courses starting in the 2019/20 academic year will allow eligible students to apply for up to £10,906 as a contribution towards your course and living costs.Your payment will be spread out across the length of your course and will be paid into your bank account in three installments each academic year.
Starting in 2018, the Department of Health will no longer fund tuition fees through Health Education England or bursaries through the NHS BSA to new students on Postgraduate Healthcare courses studying in England. Instead, English domiciled students new to a Postgraduate Healthcare course in 2019-20 will be eligible for the standard undergraduate package of support. For more information please click here.
Take a look at whether you are eligible for Masters loan and which of our courses offer the loan.
Other Forms 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.scholarship-search.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.
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 per cent discount on your postgraduate study fees. Read the terms and conditions.
You may be eligible for a Disabled Students' Allowance of up to £10,652 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.
If you would like to visit Leeds Beckett to learn more about postgraduate opportunities, then please register for our Open Day.
We do have quieter blocks for Postgraduate students - please request this on your application form and we will do our best to accommodate your preferences.
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.