A postgraduate course, whether full or part time, is the ideal way to top up your education and make a head start in your career. There are a number of ways to fund your postgraduate study. This can be through scholarships, loans or help from grants, trusts and charities (see Alternative Funding), or a combination of all three.
Please find specific information regarding your course fees on the applicable course page.
If you have any queries regarding the cost of tuition fees then please contact the Revenue Unit by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Details regarding the University's available payment plans can be found on our Revenue Team's pages.
UK and European Union graduates with a first or upper second class honours degree (or agreed equivalent qualifications) can apply for a non-means tested scholarship worth £1,500 or £2,000. The scholarship applies to eligible full-time, taught Masters courses at the University of South Wales starting in the August/ September 2017. Find out more.
For students aiming to study either the PG Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People, the MA in Art Psychotherapy or the MA in Music Therapy, the Helen Kegie Bursary is awarded to individuals who can demonstrate a strong knowledge of their subject area and a high degree of ability to reflect and link theory to practice. The bursary is aimed at students who have a permanent postal address with a CF or NP postcode and come from a low-income background. Find out more.
Any funding opportunities supported by the University can be found on the following page.
For more information regarding any aspect of graduate research please contact email@example.com
As part of the to the National Cyber Security Programme, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is providing bursary funding for adults looking to retrain and start a new career in cyber security. The bursaries are for GCHQ certified courses only. USW has been working with DCMS and anticipate bursaries being available for our GCHQ certified MSc Computer Forensics course. Full criteria will be published shortly but the bursaries will be for career transitioners rather than students coming straight from undergraduate courses. Bursaries will be for tuition fees only. More information and expressions of interest should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, course leader for Computer Forensics.
You can apply for a loan of up to £10,280* as a contribution
towards your course and living costs.
Available to Welsh and English domiciled students (providing you meet the residency criteria)
Available to students under the age of 60 on the first day of the first academic year
If your course is longer than one year you can get up to £5,000 in your first year and the rest in your second year. If you are studying part time you can only get payments in the first two years of your course. The loan will be paid into your bank account in three instalments during the academic year.
*Full eligibility criteria can be found on the applicable funding providers websites below:
Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan
The funding available is a loan to
help you pay all or some of your tuition fees up to a maximum of £5,500 for
full-time courses. If you choose to take out a loan to pay all or some of the
fees, you will do so on the same terms as a student loan for living costs.
If you withdraw from your course, you may not be eligible for a loan to help with the cost of your fees. However, your university may still charge you fees for the time you have been on the course.
Postgraduate Living Cost loan
Eligible full-time postgraduate students can apply to us for a living-cost loan up to £4,500. To be eligible for the living-cost loan, in addition to meeting our eligibility conditions, you must:
The Department for the Economy plans to introduce Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loans for Northern Ireland students from the beginning of Academic Year 2017/18.
Whilst the exact details are yet to be finalised, it's likely that non-means-tested tuition fee loans of up to £5,500 will be available to help with course costs, and that students will be able to apply from Summer 2017.
Please use Student Finance Northern Ireland's website for further updates.
*Source: Student Finance Northern Ireland
The Postgraduate Loan will be available if you don’t already hold a Master’s degree or other higher qualification gained either in the UK or overseas. If you have a lower level qualification and want to ‘top-up’ to a Master’s degree, you won’t be eligible for a Postgraduate Loan as you can only get a Postgraduate Loan for a full postgraduate Master’s course.
Source: Student Finance Wales
Details regarding how you will need to repay your postgraduate student loan, including how this will work if you also have an existing undergraduate student loan, can be found of the Student Loan Company's website.
The University of South Wales is committed to providing support for students from care and those leaving care who want to go on to higher education.
We at the University of South Wales can help you at every stage of your university experience, with specialist help and advice before, during and after you are a student with us – leaving you to concentrate on your studies and enjoy university life.
How to contact the Care Leaver Team
To ask further questions and start the support available to you as a Care Leaver please contact the Care Leaver Coordinator
If you not quite sure if you qualify as a Care Leaver please contact us and we can advise you further. If you are a social worker or work on behalf of an organisation such as Barnardos please feel free to contact also.
may be entitled to state benefits or tax credits while studying. Please see our Student and Benefits page for further information.
Professional and Career Development Loans are bank loans that can be used to help pay for work related learning. You can borrow between £300 and £10,000 to help support the cost of up to two years of learning (or three years if it includes one year’s relevant unpaid practical work). The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) will pay the interest on the loan while you are learning and for one month afterwards.
The loan can be used to pay course fees or other costs such as travel and living expenses. You can also use the loan to supplement other forms of support such as grants or bursaries. Because the Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial loan product, they should only be considered as an option once all other student funding options have been investigated.
For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit Gov.UK or contact National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.
Our learning provider registration number is: 7993.
If you have a query regarding course eligibility after you have applied please email email@example.com
Private loan providers, such as Future Finance, can potentially provide loans to cover tuition fees and costs of living, with variable interest rates depending on your credit history. These are some of the key facts: