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 for 2024–25

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 2024–​25​:

Course Annual tuition fee
MA Childhood and Education £6,000
MSc Construction Management £8,000
MSc Construction Project Management £8,000
MA Creative Writing £6,000
MA Criminology and Criminal Justice £8,000
MSc Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

£8,000

Please note, if your course includes a Professional Placement, there is an additional £3,000 on top of the standard fee, which is payable in year one.

MA Education £6,000
MA Family Support £6,000
MSc Financial Technology  £8,000
MSc Forensic Psychology £8,000
MSc Health and Wellbeing £6,000
MA International Business

​£8,000

Please note, if your course includes a Professional Placement, there is an additional £3,000 on top of the standard fee, which is payable in year one.

MA Journalism £8,000
LLM Law

£8,000

Please note, if your course includes a Professional Placement, there is an additional £3,000 on top of the standard fee, which is payable in year one.

MBA

​£13,000

Please note, if your course includes a Professional Placement, there is an additional £3,000 on top of the standard fee, which is payable in year one.

MA Mental Health in Children and Young People £6,000
PhD, MPhil or MbR (Cost per year)

​£4,400​

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 Project Management

£8,000

Please note, if your course includes a Professional Placement, there is an additional £3,000 on top of the standard fee, which is payable in year one.

MSc Psychology (Conversion)

£8,000

MSc Quantity Surveying

£8,000

PG Cert Special Needs Co-Ordination (SENCo)

£2,000

Alumni discounts are not available for this course.

Government Masters Funding is not available for this course.

PGCE

£9,250

Alumni discounts are not available for this course.

PG Cert Advanced Practice in Speech Language and Communication Needs

£2,000

Alumni discounts are not available for this course.


Government Masters Funding is not available for this course. 

PG Cert Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace

£2,000

Alumni discounts are not available for this course.


Government Masters Funding is not available for this course. 

PG Cert Inclusive Leadership

£2,000

Alumni discounts are not available for this course.


Government Masters Funding is 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 postgraduate Masters fees are fixed at the point of entry and will not rise in subsequent years of the course.

You can contact the Finance Office to discuss tuition fees and payment plans on 0113 283 7311 or email: finance@leedstrinity.ac.uk.

Tuition fees for 2023–24

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 years 2022–​23 and 2023-24​:

CourseAnnual tuition fee
MA Childhood and Education £4,950
MA Creative Writing £4,400
MA Criminology and Criminal Justice £7,500
MSc Data Science and Artificial Intelligence £7,750
MA Education £4,950
MA Family Support £4,950
MSc Forensic Psychology  £7,500
MSc Health and Wellbeing £4,950
MA International Business £6,500
MA Journalism ​£7,150
LLM Law £6,995
MBA ​£11,500
MA Mental Health in Children and Young People £4,950
PhD, MPhil or MbR (Cost per year)

​£4,400​

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 Project Management

£7,200

MSc Psychology (Conversion)

£6,500

​MA Victorian Studies

​£7,150

National Award For Special Needs Co-Ordination (NASENCo) PG CERT

£2,000

Alumni discounts are not available for this course.

Government Masters Funding is not available for this course.

PGCE

£9,250

Alumni discounts are not available for this course.

PG Cert Advanced Practice in Speech Language and Communication Needs

£2,000

Alumni discounts are not available for this course.


Government Masters Funding is not available for this course. 

PG Cert Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace

£1,650

Alumni discounts are not available for this course.


Government Masters Funding is not available for this course. 

PG Cert Inclusive Leadership

£1,400

Alumni discounts are not available for this course.


Government Masters Funding is 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.

You can contact the Finance Office to discuss tuition fees and payment plans on 0113 283 7311 or email: finance@leedstrinity.ac.uk.

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 2024-25 can apply to Student Finance England for a loan of up to £12,471. Students starting a Masters course in 2023-24 can apply to Student Finance England for a loan of up to £12,167. More information about Master's Loans is available at on the Gov.uk website.

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 2023-24 onwards can apply to Student Finance Wales for a combination of grant and loan of up to £18,770. For more information visit the ​​Student Finance Wales website. Information for 2024-25 will be published soon.
  • Students from Northern Ireland can apply for a Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan of up to £6,500. For more information visit the Student Finance Northern Ireland website.
  • Students from Scotland starting a course in 2024-25 can apply for a Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan of up to £7,000 and a Living Costs Loan of up to £6,900. 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.

Eligibility for funding

  • Students usually need to meet residency eligibility criteria (e.g. have settled status such as being a UK citizen, or have been granted Indefinite Leave to Remain) and meet the previous study eligibility criteria (e.g. be studying for a degree at a higher level than any degree they already hold, and not already exhausted their funding entitlement).
  • Students studying a distance learning masters course must be resident in the relevant UK country (e.g. if applying to Student Finance England they must be resident in England) and meet all other eligibility criteria.
  • Usually masters courses must be a full masters course (not PG Certs or PGDips) and students must study the full credit load / module programme for the course to be eligible for funding.
  • Usually masters courses longer than two academic years are not eligible for funding. Eligibility criteria depends on which funding body your student finance is from (e.g. Student Finance England / Student Finance Northern Ireland etc.) and which year you start your course.

 

Doctoral Loans

English students

English Students starting a postgraduate doctoral course in 2024-25 can apply to Student Finance England for a loan of up to £29,390 or if starting in 2023-24, a loan of up to £28,673.​

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

Welsh Students starting a postgraduate doctoral course in 2023-24 can also apply for a doctoral loan of up to £28,395.

For more information visit Student Finance Wales.

​​​​​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.

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. 

Bursaries, Grants and Discounts

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.

*Note the alumni discount is only available for postgraduate courses undertaken on the Leeds Trinity University Campus.

Postgraduate course Alumni Discount
MA/MSc programmes and LLM Law 50% for graduates with a 1st class honours degree
MA/MSc programmes and LLM Law 35% for graduates with a 2:1 honours degree
MA/MSc programmes and LLM Law 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 research@leedstrinity.ac.uk if you would like to enquire about our Masters by Research and PhD programmes.

Join our Alumni community

Find out more about our alumni community.

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.

Applicants with an unconditional offer for our MSc in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence programme may be eligible to apply for a scholarship from the Office for Students. To find out more information regarding eligibility for the scholarship, please visit our MSc Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Scholarship page.

 Join Us By Applying For The Scott Trust Bursary

The Guardian Foundation’s bursary scheme for a place on Leeds Trinity University’s MA Journalism programme has now closed for the next intake in September 2024.

The primary aim of the bursary award is to assist students who face financial difficulty in attaining the qualifications needed to pursue a career in journalism, and who come from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the media. In particular those from a lower socio-economic background; Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds; LGBTQ+ and people with a disability.

Those who are awarded a bursary get tuition fees; living expenses; mentoring and paid work placements at the Guardian and the opportunity for a fixed-term contract at the Guardian starting after graduation.

Check out the Guardian Foundation’s 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 p​​​ostgraduate study, such as Postgraduate Solutions Ltd.​​

Every year, Leeds Trinity offers Sanctuary Scholarships to help people seeking asylum and students from a forced migrant background to access Higher Education. These scholarships were originally set up in partnership with the Helena Kennedy Foundation through their Article 26 project.

The Sanctuary Scholarship provides a tuition fee waiver for the length of the course. This means the full cost of the tuition fees is covered. Leeds Trinity offers 5 Sanctuary Scholarships per academic year.

Sanctuary Scholarship recipients also receive free gown hire and free basic photography package at graduation.

Are you eligible to apply?

  • Applicants must have an offer on an undergraduate or taught postgraduate course at Leeds Trinity University (these scholarships are not available to students studying with our partner providers).
  • Applicants must be a person seeking asylum in the UK or they must have an immigration status following an application for asylum that does not allow them to access student finance from the UK government (e.g., Limited Leave to remain).
  • Or applicants must be the family member of the above whose application is dependent on theirs or whose leave has been granted in line with theirs.
  • Sponsored students entering the UK on a study visa are not eligible.


If a recipient of the Sanctuary Scholarship's immigration status changes, making them able to access Student Finance, or their immigration status no longer allows them to study for the duration of the course, then the scholarship would need to be cancelled.

How to apply

  • Complete the online Microsoft form: Leeds Trinity Sanctuary Scholarship Application Form 2024-2025
  • Download the application form and guidance notes from this website (if you would like these posting to you, please e-mail moneyadvice@leedstrinity.ac.uk . Please e-mail your application form and reference to moneyadvice@leedstrinity.ac.uk
  • We will confirm we have received your form, and if you are eligible to progress to the next stage of the selection process, which is an interview.
  • We will interview candidates every month.
  • The deadline for applying is 31st July 2024 for courses that start in September / October 2024, but if all 5 scholarships are allocated before the deadline no further applications will be accepted and the scholarship application cycle will close.

For more information or a chat about your eligibility or the application process please contact moneyadvice@leedstrinity.ac.uk or call 01132837100.

Sanctuary Scholarship Application Form 2024-25 (PDF 234KB)

Many students work full-time or part-time alongside their postgraduate study.

The Leeds Trinity Careers Service Careers and employability - Leeds Trinity University can help students with CV writing, application forms and interview techniques.

Help and support

Further information and advice is available from our Money Advice Team by email: moneyadvice@leedstrinity.ac.uk.​​

Prospects: funding postgraduate study information

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