Postgraduate fees and funding

Taught master's fees

About Tuition Fees

Your tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision, examinations and graduation. Payment of fees will also entitle you to membership of the Library, the Students' Union and the Athletic Union.

Students must be able to provide documentary evidence from a sponsor that these fees will be paid on receipt of an invoice or that they will be able to meet the cost themselves.

If the fees are not paid by the due date then a late payment charge will be incurred.

International 2017/18

Full-time postgraduates - £21,500 per year.

Part-time postgraduates - £10,750 per year.

UK/EU 2017/18

Full-time postgraduates - £10,000 per year.

Part-time postgraduates - £5,000 per year.

Modular student fees are charged per course unit rather than an annual fee. Further information can be found here.

Tuition fees can be paid by the following methods:

  • Cash
  • Personal cheque
  • Building society cheque
  • Bankers' draft
  • Traveller's cheque
  • Euro-cheques (for amounts over 350)
  • Credit card
  • Debit card


Students wishing to pay their first tuition fee instalment upfront are able to do so. Further information is available here.

Postgraduate students wishing to pay by instalments should pay one third of the tuition fee at the time of registration and set up a Direct Debit for the remaining two payments.


Kilburn Scholarships

We're pleased to announce the availability of 3 Kilburn Scholarships, at £5,000 each for Home fee status (UK / EU) students.

The scholarships will be awarded to students joining our taught masters courses in September. 

The Kilburn Scholarships are in memory of Tom Kilburn, who in 1948 designed and built the world's first stored program computer here in Manchester. They are awarded on academic merit to UK/EU students who we believe have the skills and aptitude to help the School build on Kilburn’s legacy of achievement and innovation.

All students are considered for funding when they apply, therefore there is no need to complete a separate application form. Those students with exceptionally high grades stand a better chance of being awarded. Note that there are three Kilburn Scholarships this year and the final decisions will be made in July.


Faculty Alumni Loyalty Bursary

A fee reduction bursary is available to University of Manchester alumni who graduated from an undergraduate course from June 2013 onwards, and achieved a first-class Honours degree. Eligible candidates will recieve a £1,000 reduction on fees payable for a master's course within the Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences. 

Manchester Master's Bursary

The University of Manchester is offering 100 bursaries for master's students, each worth £3,000 in funding, to UK and EU students who will be starting taught or research master's courses in September 2017.

The bursaries are aimed at widening access to master's courses by removing barriers to postgraduate education for students from underepresented groups, so you will need to meet a number of criteria to be eligible for the award. Further information can be found here.

Please note that the deadline to apply for the Manchester Master's Bursary is Wednesday 31st May 2017. 


Postgraduate Loans

Postgraduate loans (PGL) are available from the UK government to eligible UK/EU applicants starting taught and research master’s courses this year. Further information on this scheme can be found on the University's PGL pages.


Please see here for additional funding opportunities around the University of Manchester.

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