Postgraduate

Key Facts 

  • For 2017 entry, our standard tuition fees for UK and EU students on a postgraduate taught course range from £5,600 to £8,500 per year*. Check your course page to find your fee.
  • Standard fees for postgraduate research courses for 2017 entry are £4,195 per year*.
  • Our standard tuition fee for international students on a postgraduate arts course is £12,800 a year, and £15,300 for a postgraduate science course. However, significant discounts are available.
  • Postgraduate loans are available to students from England and the EU, providing up to £10,280 for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas.
  • University of Hull graduates receive the Graduate Studentship: a £1,000 discount on tuition fees for taught courses.
  • We also offer a range of scholarships and bursaries for UK, EU and International students to help with the cost of your studies

*This fee is subject to an increase in line with inflation

 

How much does a course cost?

For 2017 entry, our standard tuition fees for full time UK and EU students on a postgraduate taught course range from £5,600 to £8,500 per year. Check your course page to find your fee.

Standard fees for postgraduate research courses for 2017 entry are £4,195 per year.

An inflationary increase may apply to subsequent years of study.

Fees for International students starting a postgraduate arts course in 2017 are £12,800 per year, and £15,300 per year for a postgraduate science course. These fees are frozen for the duration of your course. 

Some courses are subject to a non-standard fee. Please check your course page for information.

 

Postgraduate loans

Postgraduate loans provide up to £10,280 for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas for students from England and the EU.

Here are the key facts.

  • The loans will be available for both taught and research Masters programmes.
  • Masters degrees in all disciplines and subject areas will be covered.
  • Loans are not means-tested.
  • Postgraduate loans are available for full-time, part-time and distance-learning Masters programmes (providing that part-time courses are at least 50% of the intensity of an equivalent full-time course).
  • Students aged under 60 are eligible.
  • Loans will be subject to an interest rate of RPI+3% and repayments will not begin until 2019.
  • Repayments will be income contingent and made concurrently with undergraduate loans. Rates will be set at 6% of annual income over £21,000.

For more information please visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Alternatively, Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDLs) are offered by a high-street bank to students on taught Masters degrees. You may be able to borrow between £300 and £10,000, and the Government pays your interest while you study. Repayments begin once you have finished your course (usually one or two months after finishing), so you need to be confident that you'll be able to repay the loan. Applications must be submitted at least three months before your course starts. To order an application pack or receive further advice and information, please call the PCDL helpline on 0800 585 505 or visit the direct.gov website.

 

How much are living costs?

Average consumer prices, including rent, are 47% lower in Hull than in London* and significantly lower than in comparable university cities, which makes living costs more affordable. The location of our campus residences means that daily travelling costs are low (or non-existent) and shops are within easy walking distance.

Accommodation fees for postgraduate students in 2017/18

 Weekly

Top end

£128–180

Mid range

£94–124

Low end

£74–94

Contracts of various lengths are available. See here for more information on accommodation options.  

Estimated essential expenses

 WeeklyMonthlyAcademic year (48 weeks)

Food

£40

£160

£1,920

Laundry

£5

£20

£240

Mobile phone

£4

£16

£192

Local transport

£7

£28

£275 (1-year travel card)

Total

£56

£224

£2,592

Please note that other essential costs including books, stationary and field-trips may also be applicable, depending on your course.

Estimated non-essential expenses

 WeeklyMonthlyAcademic year (48 weeks)

Sports memberships

£5

£20

£240

Shopping/clothing

£30

£120

£1,440

Entertainment/social

£40

£160

£1,920

Total

£75

£300

£3,600

*Numbeo.com 2016

 

Scholarships

The University offers a range of scholarships to help you with your studies. More awards available for 2017 entry will be added as the academic year progresses; please check back later in the year.

Graduate Studentship – available for Hull undergraduates progressing to eligible postgraduate taught programmes. Those eligible will receive an award worth £1,000 in the form of a tuition fee discount. 

City of Culture Scholarship - to celebrate Hull's year as UK City of Culture, the University is offering fifty awards of £1,000 to Home students starting a taught Master's degree

Other ways of finding funding include:

Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding - if you're a current student you can access this on campus or create an account using your university email address to search the funding database. If you are not yet a student you can email hefunding@hull.ac.uk to be given access. The Alternative Guide contains a huge database of funding opportunities, comprehensive guidance, and tools to help you prepare a winning grant application.

Turn2us – Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship gain access to charitable grants and support services.

The Scholarship Hub – the Scholarship Hub is a comprehensive database to search for UK scholarships, grants or bursaries to help fund your studies.

Professional and Career Development Loans – a high street bank, backed by the government, offers a loan to pay for courses and training that help with your career or help you get into work. You may be able to borrow between £300 and £10,000.

 

PGCE

PGCE students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan in the same way as an undergraduate student, plus depending on your chosen subject and degree classification you may receive a bursary or scholarship too.

 

MA Social Work

MA Social Work students may be eligible for an NHS Bursary. Find out more about eligibility and how the award is assessed.

 

MBA

We are pleased to offer four full fee awards to students undertaking an MBA:

In addition, we also offer a 50% Studentship on Executive MBA fees for UK students:

 

PhD

As part of the University of Hull's ongoing commitment to research, we are offering a range of exciting funded projects. Many projects are interdisciplinary and/or in collaboration with industry. Find out more here.

Contact us

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