With careful planning many students are able to find ways of affording to study at postgraduate level.
It is important that you do not start your course without having first identified a proper package of funding to cover both your tuition fees and living costs for the whole of your course.
Our advice guide below explains the available funding options for postgraduate study.
Student Finance England have produced a short video explaining the new Postgraduate Loans Scheme for Masters courses from 2016-17:
This advice guide includes information about:
- An overview of postgraduate funding
- QMUL Research Studentships
- Loans including the new Government Postgraduate Loans Scheme
- Funding from trusts and charities
- Part-time work
- University Financial Assistance Funds
- Student Banking
- Welfare Benefits
- Disabled Student’s Allowances
- Discounts, reductions and exemptions
- Tuition Fees, including how and when you need to pay them
- Changes to your studies: Retaking a period of study, taking time out, transferring or leaving your course
You can also find out more about funding postgraduate study at Prospects: the UK's official Graduate Careers website.
It is important to plan a budget so you know how much money you will need to spend on tuition fees and living costs. We have sample budgeting spreadsheets to illustrate the cost of postgraduate study, which you can adapt to plan your own budget.
Current students can watch our short animation to find out how to deal with financial hardship during your studies, and what help might be available to you:
Ill health and disability
Read our advice guide for information about what extra money you might be able to claim if you have a disability or ongoing ill health, including information about welfare and disability benefits that you might be eligible for while you study: