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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/EU 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.

Fees for part-time students are charged on a pro-rata basis related to the number of credits taken per year.

Taught postgraduate fee bands 2020/21

 Band 1

Classroom based subjects


 Band 2

Technical and laboratory-based subject



Master of Business Administration




Law LPC and LLM combined


Research postgraduate programmes (PhD, professional doctorate) 

Full-time research degree fees for Home/EU students are set in line with UK Research & Innovation guidance (2020/21: £4,407). A pro-rata fee is charged to part-time students.

Research postgraduate fee bands 2020/21

Postgraduate research


Professional Doctorate Education


Professional Doctorate Health Psychology


Professional Doctorate Healthcare Science



Postgraduate fee bands for International students 2020/21

Postgraduate taught standard




Law LPC and LLM combined




Postgraduate research



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 of up to 25% off your course fees (terms apply). Please note, alumni discount is not available to students joining PGCE, Integrated Master’s, Learning Beyond Registration or Continuing Professional Development courses. Similarly, it is not available to students on writing up fees.  

Please note that alumni discount is reviewed annually and may change. The maximum discount rate for students commencing new course registrations in 2020/21 is 25%*. To receive the 25% discount you must have progressed onto further postgraduate study within two years of completing your previous studies.** This means that for academic year 2020/21 entry, you must have graduated from July 2018 onwards. Discounts will be reduced pro-rata if you leave the course and this results in a reduction in your fees.

If you have any questions about how this relates to you, please contact us at

*Continuing students already in receipt of the alumni discount will remain on their existing arrangements.

**Students who progress onto further study more than two years after completing their previous studies will receive 10% off their course fees’.


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 earning over £21,000 a year. Student Finance offer the following two loans: