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Postgraduate fees and funding

If you are considering postgraduate study, you’ll need to factor in the fee. This can vary depending on the course, how you study and how long for. This page will give you an at a glance guide for the cost of one year of study.

For specific fee information, please visit the course pages.

Taught postgraduate programmes 

Fees for Home/EU students are set in bands. See course pages for the specific fee.

Postgraduate fee bands 2019/20
 Band 1 Classroom based subjects £7,620
 Band 2 Technical and laboratory-based subject £8,820
 Band 3   Master of Business Administration £11,000
Law LPC £10,900
Law LPC and LLM combined £12,300

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

Research postgraduate (PhD, professional doctorate) 

Full-time research degree fees for Home/EU students are set in accordance with Research England guidance (2019/20: £4,327). A pro-rata fee is charged to part-time students.

International 2019/20
Postgraduate taught standard £12,750
Law LPC £10,900 
Law LPC and LLM combined £12,300
MBA £14,535
Postgraduate research £12,500

Alumni discount

If you have previously completed a Staffordshire University undergraduate or postgraduate taught degree (excluding HND and foundation degrees) you may be entitled to a discount of up to 25% off your course fees (terms apply). Please note, alumni discount cannot be applied to PGCE and Integrated Master’s courses.  

If you would like information on how this relates to your personal circumstances, please contact Enquiries

Alumni discount is reviewed annually and may change. The maximum discount rate for students commencing new course registrations in 2019/20 is 25%*. To receive the full discount of 25% you must have progressed onto further study within two years of completing your previous studies.** Discounts will be reduced pro-rata if you leave the course and this results in a reduction in your fees. If you have any further queries, please contact

*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’

Funding your postgraduate studies

You may wish to take out a loan to help with your course fees and living costs while you're studying. Student Finance England offer the following two loans: