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.

Course fees

These can vary depending on the course and whether you are a UK or EU/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:

Funding opportunities

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 loans, 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 four different sources:

  1. postgraduate loan;
  2. funding awarded at a University level;
  3. funding awarded by your Faculty.

1. Postgraduate loan

Postgraduate loans are available for eligible students studying taught and research master’s courses. 

The maximum loan for students starting courses on or after 1 August 2022 is £11,836. The loan is paid directly to you and is non-means tested.

Find out more about postgraduate loans.

2. University awards

See the main University website for general information on master's funding opportunities.

Funding includes:

  • Manchester Master's Bursary - Aimed at helping students from underrepresented groups access postgraduate education.
  • Equity and Merit Scholarships - For academically excellent students who have the potential to make a significant contribution to sustainable development in their home countries. 

You can also use the funding opportunities database, which contains details of a number of awards offered by the University and its Faculties and Schools.

3. Faculty 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-class degree, you could be eligible for a £2,000 reduction in your tuition fees.

The Faculty 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 2024;
  • graduated from The University of Manchester in 2023 or are graduating in 2024;
  • hold a First-class honours degree;
  • have home, EU 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 (excluding the Manchester Master's Bursary).

For further details about the scheme, please email the relevant School.