Master's course fees and funding
Fees for master's courses in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health cover the cost of study. They also cover registration, supervision, examinations and graduation, among other things. While most master’s study is self-funded, some sources of funding are available.
These can vary depending on the course and whether you are a UK/EU or international student and if you choose to study full-time, part-time or by distance learning.
You should check the individual course profiles you are interested in for the correct figure.
You may also wish to find out more about:
If you would like to try and secure funding for your master's, you should start investigating your funding options as soon as possible after deciding to apply for a place on one of our courses.
Types of funding include bursaries, studentships and scholarships. Most funding opportunities are only available for certain courses or to applicants from specific countries.
You may want to consider funding opportunities from three different sources within the University:
- Funding awarded at a University level;
- Funding awarded by your Faculty or School;
- Funding awarded for your course.
1. University awards
See the main University website for general information on master's funding opportunities.
This covers funding including:
- Manchester Master's Bursary
- Manchester Alumni Scholarship Schemes
- Equity and Merit Scholarships for applicants from Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania
- Postgraduate loans
You can also use a funding opportunities database, which contains details of the major student award schemes offered by the British government and other organisations, as well as a number of awards offered by the University and its Faculties and Schools.
Applications now open: Manchester Master's Bursary
The University of Manchester is committed to widening participation in master's study, and allocates £300,000 in funding each year. For courses starting in 2021, these awards will be distributed as 75 awards of £4,000 each.
The bursaries are aimed at helping home students from underrepresented groups access postgraduate education. The deadline for applications is Monday 31 May 2021.
More information on who is eligible, which courses qualify for the bursary and how to apply can be found on the Manchester Master's Bursary page.
2. Faculty and School awards
Faculty alumni bursary
If you are considering staying on at Manchester for a master’s course after graduation, and are on course to receive a First or Upper Second-class degree, you could be eligible for a £1,000 reduction in your tuition fees.
The Faculty's alumni bursary is available to students or alumni who:
- are applying for a master's course offered by the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health starting in 2021;
- graduated from The University of Manchester in 2020 or are graduating in 2021;
- hold a First or Upper Second-class honours degree;
- have home or overseas fee status;
- are applying for full- or part-time study;
- are not in receipt of any other funding support from The University of Manchester (including the School of Health Sciences alumni bursary).
School of Health Sciences alumni bursary
The School of Health Sciences offers an alumni bursary of a £1,000 reduction towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are recent University of Manchester graduates and who are commencing one of our postgraduate taught master's courses in 2021.
The bursary is available to students or alumni who:
- are registered for an MSc, PGDip or PGCert course at Manchester;
- have graduated since 2015;
- hold a First or Upper Second honours degree;
- have home or overseas fee status;
- are applying for full- or part-time study at Manchester;
- are self-funded and not in receipt of any other funding support (including the Faculty alumni bursary).
The bursary will be applied as a fee reduction automatically for those students and alumni who meet the alumni bursary criteria, so there is no application process.
3. Course awards
Some of our courses have funding associated with them, especially for those currently working in the NHS. Please refer to individual course profiles for more information.
History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM)
For the MSc History of Science, Technology and Medicine course, there are several sources of funding available. See the funding page on the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine website.