We have a range of postgraduate degrees available. We've put together all the info you need when looking at paying for your course and your living costs.
You can apply for loans for both taught and research degrees. Bursaries and other financial support may also be available to you, depending on the course and your circumstances.
Information for International Students is located on the International Fees and Funding page.
This page contains information for UK Home Students on Postgraduate tuition fees, loans and financial support, including:
- Tuition fees
- Loans and financial support
- Doctoral Loans
- Financial support and fees status for EU students
- Bursaries, Grants and Discounts
- Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA)
- Contacting the university for help and support
Tuition fees for 2021–22
Full-time postgraduate tuition fees vary depending on the course for UK home students.
The below tuition fees are for UK students for the academic year 2021–22:
|Course||Annual tuition fee|
|MA Childhood and Education||£4,500|
|MA Creative Writing||£4,000|
|MA Family Support||£4,500|
|MSc Health and Wellbeing||£4,500|
|MA International Business||£5,000|
|MA Mental Health in Children and Young People||£4,500|
|PhD, MPhil or MbR (Cost per year)||
This is the fee per year of the course, so for example, if this course is studied full-time for five years you will pay for the yearly fee times five.
|MSc Psychology (Conversion)||
The 2022-23 annual fee will be £6,500.
For those who start the course part-time in 2021-22 the fees are:
Year 1 (21/22) £2750
Year 2 (22/23) £3250
|MA Victorian Studies||
|National Award For Special Needs Co-Ordination (NASENCo) PG CERT||
Alumni discounts are not available for this course.
These are the tuition fees for the full course if you complete the course in one academic year.
Part-time tuition fees are paid on a pro-rata basis. This means that when you come back to study for the second year you will pay a pro-rata fee relating to that year of study, not the fee relating to the year you started the course. The fee for your second year may be higher.
Loans and financial support
There are number of loans, scholarships and other support packages which you may be eligible for.
Students starting a Masters course in 2020-21 onwards can apply to Student Finance England for a loan of up to £11,222. Students starting a Masters course in 2021-22 can apply to Student Finance England for a loan of up to £11,570
The loan is non-means tested and is a contribution towards the cost of studying. Students must meet the age and residency eligibility criteria and the course must also qualify. Students are not eligible if they already hold a masters level (or higher) qualification.
You must be studying a full masters course to qualify for a loan – PG Cert and PG Dip courses are not eligible for postgraduate loan funding. You must also be studying the full credits of the masters course to qualify for a loan. If you intend to use any credits gained from a previous course, you will lose your eligibility for the loan.
Students from Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland
- Students starting a Masters course in 2020-21 onwards can apply to Student Finance Wales for a combination of grant and loan of up to £17,489. For more information visit the Student Finance Wales website.
- Students from Northern Ireland can apply for a Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan of up to £5,500. For more information visit the Student Finance Northern Ireland website.
- Students from Scotland can for a Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan of up to £5,500 and a Living Costs Loan. For more information visit the Student Awards Agency Scotland website.
Leeds Trinity Postgraduate Student Loan Factsheets:
For a full overview of Postgraduate Masters Loans visit the UK Government Master's Loans Website.
You can also download the following factsheets.
English Students starting a postgraduate doctoral course in 2020-21 can apply to Student Finance England for a loan of up to £26,445 or starting in 2021-22 a loan of up to £27,265.
The loan is non-means tested and is a contribution towards the cost of studying.
Students can find out about personal eligibility criteria and course eligibility criteria, how to apply, how payments are made and how the repayments work at the UK Government Doctoral Loan Website.
Welsh Students starting a postgraduate doctoral course from 2018/19 onwards can also apply for doctoral loan.
For more information visit Student Finance Wales.
Financial support and fees status for EU students
EU Nationals who have settled status or pre-settled status under the EUSS scheme, usually qualify for Home Fees and can usually apply for student finance, providing they meet the residency eligibility criteria (where you have been ordinarily resident prior to the start of the course).
What funding you will be eligible for will depend on your status and residency history. Visit Student finance: Eligibility - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) for more information.
EU Nationals who do not have a status through the EUSS scheme will normally be classed as International Students.
Some Leeds Trinity graduates are eligible for a tuition fee discount on Postgraduate courses of up to 50%, excluding PGCE Provider-led, School Direct or SCITT courses and Masters by Research courses. You will need to achieve a 2:2 or above in a Leeds Trinity Undergraduate course to qualify.
|MA/MSc programmes||50% for graduates with a 1st class honours degree|
|MA/MSc programmes||35% for graduates with a 2:1 honours degree|
|MA/MSc programmes||20% for graduates with a 2:2 honours degree|
|MA Childhood and Education / MA Education / MA Family Support / MA Mental Health in Children and Young People||20% for PGCE graduates if none of the above apply|
A limited number of fee waivers for research degrees will be awarded. Please contact email@example.com if you would like to enquire about our Masters by Research and PhD programmes.
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UK students from a socially or ethnically diverse background who are planning on studying MA Journalism may be eligible to apply for a bursary from the Journalism Diversity Fund to help with course costs or other financial support.
Visit the Journalism Diversity Fund website for more information.
Educational grants and bursaries from charities and trusts are available for students entering higher education.
There are charities and trusts that award grants to students in higher education or those thinking of entering higher education. The sizes of the organisations vary and the amounts granted are from around £50 to £500. The eligibility criteria to apply for these awards can be very specific. The awards shouldn't be treated as a main source of funding but as additional or specific funding.
The criteria are different for each grant application. It can be based on where you live, the course you study, or a person category such as lone parents/child of a grocer. In addition to these, you will usually have:
- Access to all financial support available to you like a student loan
- Evidence of financial hardship and justification for it
- Financial vulnerability such as having a disability or being a lone parent
- A purpose for the award
The following external websites can help you find a grant:
Some companies offer students the opportunity to apply for bursaries for some postgraduate study, such as Postgraduate Solutions Ltd.
Many students work part-time to supplement their income.
Leeds Trinity has a Jobshop that advertises jobs in the local region and the Careers Service can help students with CV writing, application forms and interview techniques.
Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA)
UK postgraduate students with a disability may be eligible for help with a Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA). Financial assistance is available for:
- Items of specialist equipment
- Assistance towards the cost of a non-medical personal helper
- General disability-related course costs
Further information is available from the GOV.UK website.
Find out more about Student Support and Wellbeing.
Help and support
You can contact the Student Adviser Emma Quirke with your questions and queries on +44 0113 283 7173 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prospects: funding postgraduate study information
Visit Prospects for additional resources on funding postgraduate study
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