Postgraduate tuition fees

If you are looking for the tuition fee for your course, you will find these in the 'Fees and funding' tab of individual postgraduate programmes.

Who pays tuition fees?

How and when you pay tuition fees depends on where you’re from.

If you are unsure which category you fall in to, you should complete a fee status enquiry form, which allows us to assess your fees. Tuition fees are higher for international students, and the form enables the University to assess whether you have a relevant connection to the UK that might positively influence your fee status. Guidance notes on applying for student support are available on the UKCISA website.

UK students

Applicants resident in Scotland may apply for tuition fee support from the Students Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). A loan entitlement of £11,500 is available for all eligible one-year full-time postgraduate students. This comprises of a tuition fee loan of up to £7,000 and a non-income assessed living cost loan of £4,500.

Part-time students undertaking a course over two years can apply for a tuition fee loan of up to £3,500 a year.

Students from Wales and Northern Ireland

Student Finance Wales offers up to £18,770 for postgraduate funding.

Northern Ireland students can apply for a Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan up to the value of £6,500.

Postgraduate Loan (PGL) for Master's study

The Government will provide a loan of up to £12,167 per student for postgraduate Master's study.

Postgraduate Loans may be available to UK Nationals (and individuals with settled status in the UK) who have been ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands for three years on the first day of the first academic year of their course.

Learn more about the Postgraduate Loan.

EU students

September and January entry

The UK voted to leave the European Union in 2016, and officially withdrew from the EU on 31 January 2020. This will have an impact of tuition fee arrangements for EU students enrolling from September 2021; most EU students will pay the same fees as other international students. For further information, please see our information for EU applicants.

International students

International students should refer to the fee information for their chosen degree in the first instance.

Payment of deposit

Payment of a £4,000 deposit is normally required to secure your place to study with us. As it is usually non-refundable it should only be paid either once any other conditions detailed on your offer letter have been met, or once you are sure that you will meet your conditions. Find out more about how to pay your deposit.

Deposits are not refundable if you decide not to enrol with us or are unable to enrol for reasons which the University deems to be reasonably within your sphere of control.

Deposits will only be refunded in the following circumstances at the discretion of the University and only once evidence deemed sufficient by the University has been provided:

  • If you request a refund of your deposit within 14 days of the University receiving your payment.
  • If your visa or ATAS clearance has been refused, except if that refusal is due to the you providing evidence of insufficient funds, or you submitting a fraudulent application, or you providing insufficient or incorrect documentation.
  • If the University feels, through means of a pre-CAS interview, that you will not pass your compliance process as part of your visa application.
  • If you fail to meet the academic conditions set out in your offer letter.
  • If you fail to achieve the required English Language standard set out in your offer letter, including failing to progress from our Pre-sessional English programme, and the University is satisfied of your attempt to do so.
  • If the University is unable to provide the academic programme originally applied for, offered and accepted, and you do not wish to enrol on an offered alternative.

How much are the tuition fees?

Students at Scottish universities pay a flat rate tuition fee for each year of their programme. Tuition fees are different for each programme; please refer to the 'Fees and funding' tab for your chosen degree.


How do I pay tuition fees?

If you are paying your own tuition fees, you can use our Online Payments system.

Key information

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