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Postgraduate fees, loans and finance

​Postgraduate study is a sound investment

Postgraduate study improves your employability, enhances your CV and gives you the competitive edge required to stand out from the crowd in a highly competitive graduate employment job market. Some postgraduate degrees can also provide you with the opportunity to change direction and get a head start in your chosen profession. Financial considerations are important when considering your options and planning your next steps. On this page you’ll find all the key information you require to make informed decisions.

The Money Advice Team

The University of Gloucestershire have a dedicated Money Advice team to offer information, advice and guidance on all aspects of student finance, the application process and offer a check and send service. The team provides a confidential service to prospective and current students and is always happy to help. To contact them, please call 01242 714535 or email moneyadvice@glos.ac.uk

Tuition fees

You can find the tuition fees for our postgraduate degrees listed on the course pages. Or for more detail, the links below provide full list of the fees for undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses for Home/EU and international students who are both commencing and continuing studies in the 2018/19 academic year.

Fees for the current academic year:

Home and EU Tuition Fees for the 2018/19 Academic Year​​​​​
International Tuition Fees for the 2018/19 Academic Year

Fees for the previous academic year:​

​2017/18 Academic Year for EU and Home students
2017/18 Academic Year for International students  

Stay with us and save up to 20% off your Tuition fees*

Students who have successfully completed a University of Gloucestershire undergraduate degree in 2017/18 and opt to study a postgraduate master’s degree or postgraduate diploma in the academic year 2018/19, will receive a 20% discount off the course tuition fee. Students who completed their undergraduate course in 2015/16 or earlier will receive a 10%* discount.

*Note re exclusions: 20% discount refers to all postgraduate diploma or master’s (including master’s by research) programmes excluding PGCE, graduate diplomas, and professional courses.

Postgraduate Funding

The majority of students who pursue postgraduate education usually support themselves through student loans private savings, Professional Career Development Loans, or family support. If you would like to learn more about funding options, our Money Advice team will be happy to help. You can contact them at moneyadvice@glos.ac.uk or call 01242 714535.

Below are links to resources and external funding bodies that we are aware of. (Please note that these are provided for information only).

Postgraduate funding sources for home and EU students
Postgraduate funding sources for international students

Postgraduate Loan Scheme

For the academic year 2018/19 students applying for taught and masters courses can benefit from a non means-tested loan of up to £10,609. If you’re studying for 2, 3 or 4 academic years, the loan will be divided equally across each year of your course.The loan will be a contribution towards the costs of study and paid directly into your bank account. Whether the loan is used towards fees, maintenance or other costs will be at your own discretion.

Who can apply for the postgraduate loan?

The postgraduate loan is available for full-time, part-time and distance learning masters programmes, except for students who already have existing masters-level qualifications. There are separate loans for students domiciled in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. For full details on eligibility please visit the gov.uk Funding for postgraduate pages.

EU and international students can check if you qualify for the postgraduate loan by consulting the gov.uk Master's Loan Eligibility pages.

How to apply

  • You can apply online. Applications open in June 2018
  • If your application to the University of Gloucestershire has been a little last minute, don't panic! The application deadline for a one year course is nine months from the first day of your academic year. For courses longer than this, the deadline is nine months after the first day of the final year of the course
  • All applicants must be final year undergraduate students with pass rate normally expected to progress onto postgraduate study. Students should be 'self- funding' and not those who are taking up employment and whose fees may be paid by a company sponsor

For further information on postgraduate loans see the gov.uk Funding for postgraduate study pages or refer to the Student Room site for more details.

Repayment

The earliest you start repaying is when your annual income is over £21,000. Once you've achieved this threshold, repayment will commence either:

  • the first April after you leave your course
  • the April four years after the course started

For full details on repayments visit the gov.uk repayment pages.

International scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships from £2,000 to £4,000 for undergraduate or PGT full masters courses. These will be awarded after receipt of application and offer and are valid for the first year of study only.

If you have any queries about our international scholarships, please email scholarships@glos.ac.uk

For further information please visit our funding page.

Professional and Career Development Loan (PCDL)

The PCDL loan that is designed to help you with your career. PCDLs are loans from a bank for between £300 and £10,000. PCDL’s have to be paid back (plus interest at a reduced rate) from one month after leaving your course. You will benefit from the government paying the interest while you study and for the first month after you finish your course. After this time, you start repaying the loan and interest. Please note that you have to repay your loan even if you don’t complete the course.

To find out which courses qualify and further information on PCDLs or to speak to a PCDL Adviser, visit the gov.uk Professional and Career Development Loans pages.

More information

Money Advice team: 01242 714535 or email moneyadvice@glos.ac.uk
gov.uk student finance information
Money Saving Expert's student loans mythbusting
UCAS postgraduate loans guide