Master's course fees
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 listings for the courses you are interested in for the correct figure.
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.
Sources of funding include bursaries, studentships and scholarships, although these are only available for certain courses or to applicants from specific countries.
These include our Equity and Merit Scholarships for applicants from Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania for some of our postgraduate taught courses in medical and life sciences.
See the main University website for general information on master's funding opportunities or browse our course listings for funding information specific to the subject you wish to study.
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 2020;
- graduated from The University of Manchester in 2019 or are graduating in 2020;
- 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 10% 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 2020.
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.
Postgraduate Loans (PGL) are available to eligible applicants starting taught and research master's courses.
If you're thinking of coming to Manchester this year to begin your postgraduate study, you could qualify for a loan of up to £10,000 from the UK government.
This postgraduate student loan is:
- a contribution towards the cost of study to be used towards tuition fees, maintenance costs or other costs;
- non-means tested;
- paid directly into the student's UK bank account.
To find out more, please visit the Postgraduate Loans page on the University website.
The Faculty offers an intercalation bursary of £1,000 towards tuition fees for successful applicants to a selected number of MRes courses starting in 2020. The bursary is available to students who:
- are University of Manchester medical students intercalating on the following courses:
- Cardiovascular Health and Disease (MRes)
- Infection Biology (MRes)
- Medical Sciences (MRes)
- Precision Medicine (MSc)
- Reproduction and Pregnancy (MRes)
- Tissue Engineering for Regenerative Medicine (MRes)
- have home fee status;
- are self-funded and not in receipt of any other funding support.
The bursary will be applied as a fee reduction automatically for those students who meet the criteria so there is no application process.
Some of our courses have funding associated with them, especially for those currently working in the NHS. Please refer to individual course listings for more information.
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.