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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 is our guide to what studying a postgraduate course 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.

Postgraduate fee bands 2020/21

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

 Band 1

Classroom based subjects


 Band 2

Technical and laboratory-based subject


 Band 3  

Master of Business Administration




Law LPC and LLM combined


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.

Postgraduate research


Professional Doctorate Education


Professional Doctorate Health Psychology


Professional Doctorate Healthcare Science


International 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) 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

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 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’

Paying for your postgraduate studies

You may wish to take out a loan to help with your course fees and living costs while you're studying. These loans don't usually need to be paid back until you've graduated and your salary has reached a specific threshold. Student Finance offer the following two loans: