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This money matters guide outlines the tuition fees and financial support arrangements for UK students joining a taught Masters degree, postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, MRes or MBA. This guide is for those joining Edge Hill University between August 2024 and July 2025.

Please note that the information on this page is subject to change.

On this page you can find out what student funding you may qualify for and how to apply for it. We encourage you to explore all potential sources of additional funding to maximise payment support.

If you are applying to study:

  • MSc Midwifery,
  • an MSc Nursing pathway, or;
  • a PGDip Nursing pathway on a full-time basis,

for student finance purposes please apply for financial support as if you are an undergraduate Nursing student.

  • Student Finance Wales treat MSc Midwifery, MSc Nursing and PGDip Nursing as postgraduate courses.
  • If you apply to study a PGDip Nursing pathway on a part-time basis, you are classed as a postgraduate student for student finance purposes.
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Progress to Postgraduate Award

If you are an Edge Hill graduate, who completed your undergraduate award, PGCE or PGDE in either the 2023/2024 or 2022/2023 academic years, then you may be eligible for a 20% fee reduction.

This applies if you start an eligible full-time or part-time postgraduate programme in the 2024/2025 academic year.

This offer is available to eligible UK students, EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status, and Irish nationals.

See the full details and eligibility criteria

Loans

Postgraduate Loans are subject to different financial arrangements and eligibility criteria depending on whether you are domiciled in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. The information below applies to eligible students domiciled in England only.

If you are domiciled in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should consult the website of the relevant funding body:

Master’s Loan
Doctoral Loan
Repaying your loan
Alternative funding
Religious faith

Bursaries

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Social Work Bursary

If you are joining on our MA Social Work course, you may be eligible for a Social Work Bursary. This includes an annual placement allowance.

Find further details on the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) website.

Please note, PGDip Social Work students are not eligible for the NHSBSA Social Work Bursary. If offered a place on this course, you may be eligible for the Step Up to Social Work bursary.

Residency conditions and additional eligibility criteria apply for the NHSBSA Social Work Bursary. Whilst all eligible students can expect to receive the placement allowance, the University is only allocated a capped number of Social Work Bursary awards and is required to nominate students to receive the bursary following stipulated guidance. Receipt of a Social Work Bursary is therefore not guaranteed and there is no right of appeal. You can find more information on availability and eligibility criteria online.

Due to the upcoming Parliamentary Election, information relating to Social Work Bursaries for 2024/25 will be announced as soon as possible post the election on 4 July 2024.

Scholarships

A range of scholarships are available to current students. You may be eligible for consideration, once you enrol on a postgraduate programme, and begin studying with us.

The majority of these scholarships are only available to students enrolled on full-time courses. Your course must be longer than one year in length, which excludes many postgraduate courses.

You can also 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.

Find more information on the full range of scholarships, including eligibility criteria for each award.

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Studentships for research degree students

Disabled students’ allowance

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You will not have access to a grant that contributes towards your living costs. However, if you have a disability or specific learning difficulty, you may be eligible for support to meet your individual needs. Find out more through the Government’s Disabled Students’ Allowance.

Disabled Students’ Allowances are worth up to £26,948 for eligible students in academic year 2024/25. These allowances help with the cost of specialist equipment, extra travel costs, or other support necessary to enable your studies.

If you feel you have a support requirement, we encourage you to arrange a chat with our Inclusive Services team.


Further guidance

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