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Master's course fees

Fees for master's courses in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health cover the cost of study and a number of other things, such as registration, supervision, examinations and graduation. 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/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.

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.

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.

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 £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 2018;
  • graduated from The University of Manchester in 2017 or are graduating in 2018;
  • hold a first 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.

Postgraduate Loans

Postgraduate Loans (PGL) will be available to eligible applicants starting taught and research master's courses in September 2016.

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.

Intercalation bursary

The Faculty offers an intercalation bursary of £1,000 towards tuition fees for successful applicants to a selected number of MRes courses starting in 2019. 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);
    • Reproduction and Pregnancy (MRes)
    • Tissue Engineering for Regenerative Medicine (MRes)
    • Translational 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.

Other funding

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 History of Science, Technology and Medicine MSc, there are several sources of funding are available. See the funding page on the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine website.