These pages outline the tuition fees and financial support arrangements for UK and EU students joining a taught Masters degree, postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, MRes or MBA at Edge Hill University between August 2020 and July 2021.
We can help explain what student funding you may be entitled to receive and how to apply for it. You are encouraged to explore all potential sources of additional funding for your postgraduate studies to maximise the total amount you have to support your living costs.
Please note, the information on these pages may be subject to change and does not apply to PGCE students.
Unless you are applying for funding to Student Finance Wales, if you are applying to study MSc Midwifery or an MSc Nursing pathway, for student finance purposes please apply for financial support as if you were an undergraduate Nursing student rather than for postgraduate funding. Student Finance Wales treat MSc Midwifery and MSc Nursing as postgraduate courses. All PGDip Nursing applicants are treated as postgraduate students.
Tuition fees and financial support information for overseas students can be found at www.edgehill.ac.uk/international/fees.
Tuition fees for postgraduate study vary depending on the qualification for which you are studying and the faculty delivering the programme. Your fees must be paid in full upon enrolment or in three equal instalments.
The following tuition fees are applicable to UK and EU students joining a taught Masters degree, MBA programme or research degree at Edge Hill University in academic year 2020/21.
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
- MA / MSc awards – £5,400 for full-time study. £30 per credit for part-time study, i.e. £600 per 20 credit module;
- MBA awards– £11,000 for full-time study. £61 per credit for part-time study, i.e. £1,220 per 20 credit module;
- PGCert awards – £1,800 for full-time study.
Faculty of Education
- PGCert Education (Dyscalculia) / PGCert Education (Inclusion & SEN) / PGCert Mentoring and Coaching / National Award Special Educational Needs Coordination – £2,040 for the entire programme;
- PGDip Education (Dyscalculia) – £2,040 per annum;
- MA Educational Enquiry and Professional Learning – £34 per credit, i.e. £680 per 20 credit module;
- PGCert/MA Specialist Primary Mathematics Practice – £38 per credit, i.e. £1,140 per 30 credit module;
- PGCert SpLD (Dyslexia) – £2,150 for Year 1 and £550 for Year 2.
- MRes awards – £4,260 for full-time study. £2,130 per annum for part-time study;
- PhD awards – £4,300 per annum for full-time study. £2,150 per annum for part-time study;
- Professional Doctorates – £2,150 per annum for part-time study.
Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine
- PGCert Advanced Cardiothoracic Care / PGCert Advanced Critical Care – £36 per credit, i.e. £720 per 20 credit module;
- MSc Advanced Clinical Practice / MSc Professional Clinical Practice / PGCert Urology Practice – £34 per credit, i.e. £680 per 20 credit module;
- MSC Advanced Fertility Practice – £6,480 for the entire programme;
- MSc Applied Management of Offending Behaviour / MSc Child & Adolescent Mental Health & Wellbeing / MSc Public Health Nutrition – £6,120 for full-time study. £34 per credit for part-time study, i.e. £680 per 20 credit module;
- MA Clinical Education – £37.50 per credit, i.e. £750 per 20 credit module, with the exception of CPD7010 Clinical Education Dissertation (60 credits) for which the cost is £1,475;
- PGDip Education Mental Health Practitioner for Children and Young People – tuition fees will be paid by Health Education England;
- MSc Integrated Palliative & End of Life Care – £750 for module CPD7001 Research and Clinical Education (20 credits), £880 for module HEA4197 Transforming Integrated and Palliative End of Life Care (20 credits), £880 for module HEA4219 Transforming End of Life Trajectories (20 credits), £880 for module HEA 4252 Transforming End of Life Communication and Spiritual Care (20 credits), and £1,375 for module HEA4002 Advanced Practice Project (60 credits). Two additional modules are selected from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine’s CPD Portfolio for which the price varies from £680-£750 per 20 credit module;
- PGCert Integrated Palliative & End of Life Care – £880 for module HEA4197 Transforming Integrated and Palliative End of Life Care (20 credits) and £880 for module HEA4219 Transforming End of Life Trajectories (20 credits). An additional 20-credit module is selected from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine’s CPD Portfolio for which the price varies from £680-£750 per 20 credit module;
- MSc Leadership Development – £37.50 per credit, i.e. £750 per 20 credit module, with the exception of HEA4002 Advanced Practice Project (60 credits) for which the cost is £1,375. The cost of elective modules selected from the wider faculty portfolio will be £680-£750 per 20-credit module;
- PGCert Medical Leadership / PGCert Simulation and Clinical Learning / PGCert Teaching and Learning in Clinical Practice/ PGCert Workplace-Based Postgraduate Medical Education – £37.50 per credit, i.e. £750 per 20 credit module;
- MMed Medicine / MCh Surgery – £16,000 for the entire programme if you are already registered with the General Medical Council and have been working in the NHS for a minimum of two years at the point you enrol on the programme (subject to completing the programme within three years). Alternatively, if you are appointed as an International Training Fellow, you can expect the tuition fee to be £35,000 for the entire course (subject to completing the programme within three years);
- MSc Midwifery – £9,250 for Year 1 and £4,625 for Year 2. Separate funding arrangements apply for MSc Midwifery students. For student finance purposes, unless you are applying to Student Finance Wales, please apply for financial support as if you were an undergraduate Midwifery student rather than for postgraduate funding;
- MSc Nursing (Adult) / MSc Nursing (Child) / MSc Nursing (Learning Disabilities) / MSc Nursing (Mental Health) – £9,250 per annum. Separate funding arrangements apply for MSc Nursing students. For student finance purposes, unless you are applying to Student Finance Wales, please apply for financial support as if you were an undergraduate Nursing student rather than for postgraduate funding;
- PGDip Nursing (Adult) / PGDip Nursing (Child) / PGDip Nursing (Learning Disabilities) / PGDip Nursing (Mental Health) – £9,250 for full-time study and £4,625 per annum for part-time study;
- MSc Physician Associate Studies – £18,500 for the entire programme, charged at £9,250 per annum;
- MSc Psychotherapy and Counselling – Contemporary Creative Approaches – £9,250 for the entire programme, charged at £6,000 for Year 1 and £3,250 for Year 2 for full-time study. £51 per credit for part-time study, i.e. £1,020 per 20 credit module;
- MA Social Work – £6,120 for Year 1 (studied in academic year 2020/21) and £6,300 for Year 2 (studied in academic year 2021/22);
- MSc Surgical Care Practice – £9,250 for the entire programme.
180 credits are required to complete a Masters degree. 60 credits are required to complete a PGCert.
The University may administer a small inflationary rise to postgraduate tuition fees in subsequent academic years as you progress through your course.
If you have graduated from Edge Hill University since July 2017 and are enrolling on an eligible postgraduate programme at the University in academic year 2020/21, you could benefit from a reduction in tuition fees.
- 20% Fee Reduction: Edge Hill graduates joining a full-time or part-time Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, taught Masters degree (excluding MRes awards) or PhD may be entitled to a 20% reduction in tuition fees;
- 50% Fee Reduction: Edge Hill graduates joining a full-time or part-time MRes award may be entitled to a 50% reduction in tuition fees.
To meet the criteria of this offer, you must have Home or EU resident status and be paying the fees yourself. ERASMUS and Study Abroad students who have studied at least one semester may also be eligible.
The offer is open to holders of an Edge Hill University undergraduate award achieved in the last three years (excluding exit awards). This means that for academic year 2020/21 entry, you must have graduated from July 2017 onwards.
You could have completed, for example, a Foundation Degree, a BA/BSc/LLB (Hons) degree, Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (up to Level 6 but not postgraduate) or Graduate Diploma. Please note, some courses may require you to be employed in a relevant area.
The fee reduction offer is not available to students joining a PGCE, integrated Masters degree (such as MComp, MSci and MNSW) MSc Advanced Fertility Practice, MSc Midwifery, MSc Nursing, PGDip Nursing, Professional Doctorate, or any MMed Medicine or MCh Surgery pathway. It will also not apply to research write-up or assessment fee amounts.
Edge Hill University staff, in addition to postgraduate students returning for the second or subsequent year of a course which has already started, are also excluded.
The offer applies to the full duration of the programme, excluding any repeated years, but you must be studying a minimum of 60 credits a year to receive the discount, with the exception of PGCert SpLD (Dyslexia) with AMBDA/ATS where the 60 credit requirement has been waived. It is only offered once per student. If an external bursary or sponsorship agreement is sought for payment of tuition fees at any point during the programme, the benefit will cease. Students in debt to the University are not eligible.
Postgraduate Loans for Masters Degree Students
Postgraduate Loans are subject to different financial arrangements and eligibility criteria depending on whether you are domiciled in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland or the EU. The information below applies to eligible students domiciled in England or the EU only. You should refer to the website of the relevant funding body for loan amounts and eligibility criteria if you are domiciled in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
Postgraduate Loans provide up to £11,222 for eligible taught Masters degree (MA/MSc/LLM), MBA or Masters by Research (MRes) programmes at Edge Hill University in academic year 2020/21. If you will be studying part-time over two, three or four academic years, the loan will be divided equally across each year of your course.
These non-means-tested awards are intended as a contribution to the cost of study. If you successfully apply for a Postgraduate Loan, the money can be used at your discretion, perhaps as a contribution towards tuition fees and/or other study expenses and living costs.
You can choose the loan amount you wish to receive up to the maximum amount. There is no minimum loan request amount and you can amend the amount requested, providing it is not less than has already been paid, up to one month before the end of the academic year.
Postgraduate Loans will be paid directly into your UK bank account in three instalments across each academic year. The first instalment will typically follow your course start date (subject to confirmation of enrolment). The second and third instalments can be expected after four months and seven months of study respectively and will typically be paid on the last Wednesday of the month.
To be eligible for a Postgraduate Loan you must:
- Be a UK student, or have settled status in the UK, and have been ordinarily resident in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man for three years on the first day of the first academic year of the course. You must have been most recently resident in England and must not have moved there from elsewhere in the UK, Channel Islands or the Isle of Man solely for the purpose of attending the course. Temporary absences, such as for education or travelling, should not impact on your eligibility for a Postgraduate Loan;
- Be an EU national, a family member of an EU national, or have the residency status of refugee, humanitarian protection, EEA migrant worker, child of a Swiss national, or child of a Turkish worker. Additional residency criteria for EU nationals may apply.
You must also:
- Be joining a taught Masters degree (MA/MSc/LLM), MBA course or Masters by Research degree (MRes). There are no subject restrictions;
- Be joining a programme advertised as 1-2 years full-time or up to 4-years part-time. You can take up to two years for the equivalent of a one year full-time course, up to four years for the equivalent of a two year full-time course, or you can study a three year part-time programme with no equivalent full-time course;
- Be aged under 60 on the first day of the first academic year of the course.
You will not be eligible for a Postgraduate Loan if you:
- Already hold a Masters qualification (or an equivalent or higher level qualification), even if this qualification was entirely self-funded or achieved outside of the UK. However, possessing lower level qualifications, such as a Postgraduate Diploma or PGCE, will not affect your eligibility for a Postgraduate Loan;
- Are studying a 3-year or 4-year part-time programme with a 1-year full-time equivalent or a 4-year part-time programme with no full-time equivalent;
- Are joining a programme advertised with a maximum length of study that exceeds four years in length, regardless of the time taken to complete the course on an individual basis;
- Are a repeat year student or have already received a Postgraduate Loan (although compelling personal reasons for receiving funding for a repeat year of study may be considered);
- Are studying an integrated Masters degree, such as MComp or MNSW awards, a PGCE, MPhil/PhD, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma;
- Successfully apply for a Social Work Bursary (MA Social Work students only);
- Are undertaking a partial Masters degree as a direct entrant due to recognition of prior learning, where previous study and/or work experience has been taken into account;
- Are in arrears to the Student Loans Company or have previously been found to be ‘unfit’ for student support (for example, because of attempted fraud).
Repayments of Postgraduate Loans are not expected to start until April 2022, subject to you earning at least £21,000 per annum from that date. If you leave your course early, you will still have to repay your student loans.
The amount you repay will be linked to your income. You will be expected to repay 6% of your income that is above £21,000 a year in repayment of Postgraduate Loans, in addition to repayment of any outstanding Tuition Fee Loans or Maintenance Loans from undergraduate study. The repayment threshold has been frozen at £21,000 until 2021.
So, for example, if your salary is £30,000 per annum, the 6% repayment would apply to £9,000, meaning you would repay around £45 per month. If your income falls below £21,000 a year, for any reason, you will not have to make repayments until your income rises above this threshold again.
The Government intends to apply interest on Postgraduate Loans at inflation (Retail Price Index – RPI) plus 3%. Interest will accrue from the date the first loan instalment is paid into your bank account.
The Student Loans Company will work with HM Revenue and Customs to collect repayments. Any monies still owed after 30 years will be written off.
The Government is offering doctoral loans worth up to £26,445 for eligible English-domiciled PhD students embarking on research programmes.
To be eligible, you must be aged 59 or under, not already hold qualifications at PhD level and not be receiving Research Council funding.
Further details about PhD Loans can be found at www.findaphd.com.
Research Council Grants
Research Councils are the main public investors in research in the UK and a potential source of funding for postgraduate study.
Charity and Trust Funding
Several charities, foundations and trusts offer limited funding to postgraduate students. Typically, you will need to comply with certain specific criteria. Such awards are often made to students from lower income families or those students who have achieved academic excellence. Funding from charities and trusts is unlikely to cover your course fees and expenses in their entirety but may help towards your overall costs.
Turn2Us’ Search for Grants is a useful starting point to identify potential sources of funding or alternatively you can consult publications such as the Educational Grants Directory, Charities Digest, Grants Register, or Directory of Grant Making Trusts to find out more.
Disabled Students’ Allowances
You will not be entitled to a grant to contribute towards your living costs. However, if you are a UK student and have a disability or specific learning difficulty, you may be eligible for support tailored to your individual needs through the Government’s Disabled Students’ Allowances.
These allowances are designed to help with the cost of specialist equipment (such as computer software), extra travel costs due to a disability, or other support necessary to enable you to study.
The maximum amount of Disabled Students’ Allowances available to eligible students joining a postgraduate programme in academic year 2020/21 is capped at £20,580.
Social Work Bursary
If you are joining MA Social Work, you may be eligible to apply for a Social Work Bursary with a non-income assessed element worth £3,362.50 per annum, including an annual placement allowance of £862.50, as well as an income assessed element worth up to £2,721 per annum (pro rata for part-time students), and a maximum contribution towards your tuition fees of £4,052 per annum.
Residency conditions and additional eligibility criteria apply. You should be aware that while all eligible students can expect to receive the placement allowance, universities are allocated a certain number of Social Work Bursary awards and will nominate some of their students to receive one. Receipt of a Social Work Bursary is therefore not guaranteed and there is no right of appeal. You may also be entitled to additional allowances. Please note, if you are awarded a Social Work Bursary, you may no longer be eligible to receive a Postgraduate Loan.
For further information about the Social Work Bursary, please visit the NHS Business Services Authority website.
MSc Sport, Physical Activity and Mental Health Fee Waiver Bursary
In collaboration with Everton in the Community, the Department of Sport and Physical Activity is offering a fee waiver bursary for appropriately qualified prospective UK and EU students who are joining the MSc Sport, Physical Activity and Mental Health on a full-time basis in September 2020
You should be seeking to pursue research linked to the Everton Veterans Hub’s sport and mental health programme while studying on the course.
If your application for the bursary is successful, you will be able to enrol on the MSc Sport, Physical Activity and Mental Health with your tuition fees paid on your behalf.
Further information about the bursary is available on the Department of Sport and Physical Activity website.
Care Leavers Bursary
UK care leavers joining a full-time Masters degree, MRes programme or MBA at Edge Hill University, who are aged under 25 at the start of their course, may be eligible for a Care Leavers Bursary worth £1,000, providing that a minimum of 13 weeks has been spent in Local Authority care since the age of 14. Students joining a full-time Masters programme at Edge Hill University who are living in foyer/supported housing may also be eligible for this bursary.
UK care leavers joining a part-time taught Masters degree, MRes programme or MBA at Edge Hill University, who are aged under 25 at the start of their course, may be eligible for a Care Leavers Bursary worth £500 per annum, providing that a minimum of 13 weeks has been spent in Local Authority care since the age of 14 and that a minimum of 60 credits per academic year is being studied. The bursary is available to eligible part-time students for a maximum of six years. Students joining a part-time Masters programme at Edge Hill University who are living in foyer/supported housing may also be eligible for this bursary.
A range of scholarships are available to current students which you can be considered for once you are enrolled on a postgraduate programme and are studying with us (full-time students only, some exclusions may apply).
You can also make the most of your student experience and take advantage of career enhancing opportunities by applying for financial support from our Student Opportunity Fund. This fund is available to support both eligible full-time and part-time students.
For more information on the full range of scholarships, including eligibility criteria for each award, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/scholarships.
Studentships for PhD Students
If you are a prospective PhD student, you may be able to take advantage of the opportunity to study for a fully funded doctorate while gaining valuable teaching experience by successfully applying for a Graduate Teaching Assistant studentship.
These studentships may waive some or all of the tuition fees (depending on the studentship) and typically include payment for the delivery of undergraduate teaching (or teaching support) duties.
The University usually advertises its Graduate Teaching Assistant studentships on jobs.edgehill.ac.uk early in the calendar year for entry the following October. Other studentships, such as Doctoral Tutor studentships, may also be advertised throughout the year on departmental webpages and at www.edgehill.ac.uk/graduateschool/apply.
How to Apply
Fee Reduction Offer
Eligible Edge Hill University graduates should complete the relevant form at enrolment.
Postgraduate Loans for Masters Degree Students
English-domiciled and EU students can apply for a Postgraduate Loan at www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan.
If you are a student domiciled in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should consult the website of the relevant funding body for further information on the application process:
Research Development Grants
Information about applications for Research Development Grants is available from the UK Research and Innovation body.
Disabled Students’ Allowances
For information on how UK students can apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances, you should consult the website of the relevant funding body:
- Student Finance England
- Student Awards Agency for Scotland
- Student Finance Northern Ireland
- Student Finance Wales
If you feel you may have a support requirement, we encourage you to arrange a confidential chat with a member of Inclusive Services.
Social Work Bursary
MSc Sport, Physical Activity and Mental Health Fee Waiver Bursary
You will need to complete a personal statement of no more than 1,000 words outlining your experience and suitability for the position as part of the application process.
Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend interview and to have successfully applied for a full-time place on the MSc Sport, Physical Activity and Mental Health programme before an award is conferred.
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday 30 July 2020.
Further information about the application process is available on the Department of Sport and Physical Activity website.
Care Leavers Bursary
You will have the opportunity to indicate that you are a care leaver during the admissions process. You can also identify yourself after submitting your application or at any point during your course by contacting Kordel Dickinson, Student Transitions and Support Manager, on 01695 654336 or emailing Kordel.Dickinson@edgehill.ac.uk.
Once confirmation of your Care Leaver Status, or evidence of being in supported housing, has been received, you will be sent a Care Leavers Bursary Application form to complete.
If you have any queries about tuition fees, the fee reduction offer or scholarships, you can email Academic Registry.
- Academic Registry
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
- Please note, if you are joining an Education or Health and Social Care professional development programme, you should contact the relevant faculty directly with any tuition fee queries. You can email the Faculty of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org and the Faculty of Health and Social Care at email@example.com.
If you have any questions about your eligibility for financial support, or if you wish to receive advice and guidance on applying for funding (including support in completing funding applications), you can get in touch with the Money Advice Team.
- Money Advice Team
- Email: CatalystEnquiries@edgehill.ac.uk
Alternatively, you can contact the Students’ Union Advice and Representation Centre.
- Students’ Union Advice and Representation Centre
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, all advice and guidance provided by the University is subject to any information which you choose to impart to us, about your individual circumstances, being correct.
The advice and guidance you receive will be based upon current eligibility criteria from external organisations such as the Student Loans Company. However, if any changes are made to this eligibility criteria by an external organisation, the University cannot be held responsible.
All staff will treat any information you share with them in the strictest confidence.
Our Student Services website includes money advice, including useful tips on how to increase your income and reduce your expenses while at University, together with advice about keeping track of your finances and managing your money effectively.
Student finance resources and information, including a popular discussion forum, for English-domiciled students can be found on The Student Room website.
For further information on the financial support available to EU students, you should visit www.ukcisa.org.uk.