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Postgraduate Fees and funding

When it comes to funding, it’s important to start early, and below we have set out details of the various funding options open to you.

Postgraduate Master’s Loans

Government-backed loans of up to £11,570 are available to UK, Irish and EU nationals studying postgraduate Master’s courses in any subject area.

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Graduate Scholarship

The Graduate Scholarship is a 20% fee reduction available to all BCU graduates enrolling onto an eligible Master’s-level postgraduate qualification within two years of graduation.

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Aspiring Researcher Awards

These awards offer £2,000 towards course fees for UK or international students studying an MA, MFA, or LLM course in the School of Law or the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

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Midland4Cities

As part of this consortium of eight Midlands universities, we’re also offering AHRC-funded PhD studentships to excellent research students in the arts and humanities.

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Postgraduate Doctoral Loans

Government-backed loans are also available to those studying postgraduate doctoral courses, such as PhDs. Eligible students can borrow up to £26,445 (from 1 August 2020).

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External funding

Each year, there are a range of additional scholarships, loans and bursaries offered by external organisations that are available to those pursuing postgraduate study.

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Tuition fee payment plans

If you’re self-funding, we offer payment plans for those whose fees are £500 or more. 25% of your fees are paid at enrolment, with the remainder paid by instalments.

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