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Postgraduate fees and funding

Studying for a postgraduate degree is a good investment in your future, but you’ll need to consider carefully how you're going to pay your fees and living costs. Below you'll find our detailed guide to what studying with us costs and the help that's available to pay for it.

Taught postgraduate programmes 

Fees for Home and distance learning students are set in bands depending on what facilities and resources are required. For specific fee information, please visit our individual course pages and click on the fees tab.

Fees for part-time students are charged pro-rata to the full-time fee and calculated on the number of credits taken per year.

Taught postgraduate fee bands 2022/23

 Band 1

Classroom based subjects


 Band 2

Technical and laboratory-based subjects



Master of Business Administration




Law LPC and LLM combined


Research postgraduate programmes (PhD, professional doctorate) 

Full-time research degree fees for Home and distance learning students are set in line with UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) guidance. A pro-rata fee is charged to part-time students.

Research postgraduate fee bands 2022/23

Postgraduate research


Professional Doctorate Education


Professional Doctorate Health Psychology


Professional Doctorate Healthcare Science


 *The fees listed above for Postgraduate research and the Professional Doctorate Education are subject to guidance from UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) - expected January 2022

Postgraduate fee bands for International students 2022/23

Taught postgraduate standard


Nursing & Healthcare Programmes




Law LPC and LLM combined




Postgraduate research

(Distance learning £4,596**)

**For international postgraduate research students who study in their home countries as a distance learner in 22/23, the fee will be the same as the UK postgraduate research students (£4,596). Please note that this fee is subject to guidance from UK Research & Innovation (UKRI).

Alumni discount

If you've previously completed a Staffordshire University undergraduate or postgraduate taught degree (excluding HND and foundation degrees) and are enrolling onto an eligible postgraduate programme at the University, you may be entitled to a discount off your course fees (terms apply).   

For further information and eligibility criteria (including full Terms & Conditions) visit our alumni-discount page.

Funding for student parents

Help with childcare costs

You may be eligible for government help with childcare costs through tax-free childcare, 2, 3 and 4 year old free childcare, (15 hours over 38 weeks) or (11 hours over 50 weeks), 3 and 4 year old free childcare (30 hours over 38 weeks) or (22 hours over 50 weeks), tax credits, universal childcare, care to learn. Please refer to the links on

Paying for your postgraduate studies

You may wish to take out a loan to help pay for your course fees and living costs while you're studying. The money will be paid directly to you, and doesn't normally need to be paid back until you've graduated and your annual income is over the minimum threshold (currently frozen at £21,000). Student Finance offer the following two loans: