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Postgraduate Fees and Finance

Postgraduate fees vary depending on the length of time a student wishes to take to complete their course and the type of course taken.

Postgraduate fees typically increase each year, therefore if you are studying over more than one academic year, your tuition fee in subsequent years is likely to increase.

Details on fee costs for Autumn 2017 and Spring 2018 can be found on the individual course pages.

Postgraduate Loans

A postgraduate loan is now available to help with the tuition fees and/or living costs for postgraduate study. Loans of up to £10,000 are available, which can be used to pay your tuition fees or to help support yourself while you study. You can apply for the full amount regardless of the actual tuition fee that you will be paying.

Eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • You have to have commenced your Postgraduate course on or after 1 September 16;
  • You have to be studying a taught or research Masters course;
  • Your course can be one or two years in duration, or three years part-time where there is no full-time equivalent;
  • You have to be under the age of 60 when you start your course;
  • You must normally live in England.

The loans will be paid into your bank account in three instalments, so you can chose how you use it. Repayments are made in a similar way to undergraduate loans.

Further information is available on the Student Finance England website and in Student Finance England's Postgraduate Loans information leaflet (PDF).


The Government Postgraduate Doctoral Loan is now live and accepting funding applications for up to £25,000. For further information on the Doctoral Loan please visit the Government website. offer an annual £5,000 PhD scholarship plus a number of smaller awards in any subject. 
Please visit the FindAPhD website for further information. 


University of Suffolk Alumni Postgraduate Loyalty Scheme

All members of the University of Suffolk Alumni Association are entitled to a loyalty reduction of up to 25% on selected postgraduate course fees. This scheme has been developed to support and encourage alumni students to progress to full or part-time postgraduate taught or research programmes at the University. More information is available on the Alumni Postgraduate Loyalty Scheme page.


Postgrad Solutions Bursaries

Postgrad Solutions Ltd is offering Postgraduate Study Bursaries for 2018-19. Each bursary is worth £500 and is open to students from anywhere in the world. Find out how to apply for a Postgrad Solutions Bursary.


Professional and Career Development Loans

The University of Suffolk is a Professional and Career Development Loans registered Learning Provider, registration number 20055. A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.