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Postgraduate fees and funding

Sources of postgraduate funding

Fund your postgraduate studies

There are a number of different sources of funding you may be able to access to study a postgraduate qualification with us.

Below are a few examples of funding available, including government-backed postgraduate loans of up to £11,222 available for master's degrees.

For detailed funding information, please visit our Postgraduate Financial Support section.


A new system of postgraduate loans for master's degrees for students who are resident in England was announced in the Chancellor’s 2015 Autumn Statement. The government-backed student loans will provide a non means-tested loan of up to £11,222 (in 2020/21) for master's degrees in all subject areas. You can now apply online through the government's website.

The UK Government also introduced postgraduate research loans for PhD students in 2018. In 2020/21 students can apply for a loan of up to £26,445 over the duration of their PhD.

For more information, visit our Fees and Funding page.

If you are employed, it may be possible to secure funding for some or all of the cost of your qualification from your employer. If you are thinking about approaching your employer to ask for funding, make sure you put together a business case to justify their support for your studies. This should include a clear explanation of how your qualification will enable you to benefit the business. These may include:

  • increased efficiencies and cost savings
  • improved customer service
  • the resolution of a business problem (e.g. a skills gap)
  • improved profitability or turnover (for private sector organisations)

A well thought through business case should be considered by any employer, so make sure you plan thoroughly before you approach your employer to ask for financial support.


Whether you are paying the fees yourself, or you have applied for a Government Loan, your will need to set up a direct debit to ensure that your fees are paid to the Univerisyt on time. More information on how to do this, and the payment dates, can be found at

Some specific postgraduate taught courses have bursaries and funding attached. Please visit our Financial Support Section for more information on funding for courses such as PGCEs and Social Work.

The University's Sports Scholarship is open to postgraduate as well as undergraduate students. As a Sports Scholars, you will be expected to:

  • represent WLV Sport in BUCS and student sports competitions
  • attend mentor meetings, Sports Award Dinner, sport fairs and Open Days
  • involve yourself in coaching and/or volunteering activities as required
  • maintain your academic grades

For further details, visit the Sports Scholarship page.

The Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund is open to UK students studying a minimum of 50% of a full-time course. It’s available if you have already made provision for your main study costs but still have expenses over and above those of the average student e.g. child care or high travel costs.

Visit our Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund page for more information.

For funding from sources such as charities, trusts and societies, you may need a strong academic background or other demonstrable achievements in your subject area. If you think you are eligible for funding, take time to submit the best application possible to improve your chances of success. In many cases, the funding can be used at any university, whereas others can only be used at specific institutions. In order to study here at the University of Wolverhampton, make sure that the funding can be used for study here before you apply.

There are a number of facilities you can use to research possible funding opportunities. These include ProspectsTarget CoursesUCAS PostgraduateFindAMastersFindAPhDPhD funding on and Research Council grants information on Prospects.

Postgraduate fees

The tuition fee charged for your programme per year will depend on your level of study, whether you are a home/EU student or an international student, and whether you study full-time or part-time.

For our current tuition fees, please visit the following pages:

20% alumni discount

We offer a 20% discount on fees for taught postgraduate qualifications. All Level 7 Awards are eligible (including aster's degrees, postgraduate certificates & diplomas), with the exception of PGCE, CIM qualifications, MPhil, Integrated Masters.

The following doctoral awards are also eligible:

  • Professional Doctorate in Biomedical Science
  • Doctor of Biomedical Science (Professional/Taught Doctorate)
  • Doctorate in Health and Wellbeing (Professional/Taught Doctorate)
  • Practitioner Doctorate Counselling Psychology
  • Professional Doctorate in Education

For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loyalty Discount page.


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