Postgraduate fees and bursaries

Taught and research higher degrees
Studying at postgraduate level represents a significant investment in both time and money. The income the University receives from tuition fees covers all tuition, supervision and examination costs (excluding any resits required if a student fails a module). Additional expenses may be incurred by students for living expenses, accommodation and materials such as textbooks.

Newman’s postgraduate fees are very competitive, particularly considering the relatively high level of contact with tutors provided. Fees for postgraduate courses vary, please refer to course contacts on each page for the latest information. Unlike undergraduate students there is no non repayable support from the government for postgraduate study. Therefore you will not be able to apply for fee loans, maintenance loans or maintenance grants. All fee information is believed to be accurate at time of printing, but government support, fees and bursaries may be subject to change without notice.

Tuition fees for 2014/15
Newman’s postgraduate fees are charged per course - please see individual course pages for tuition fees as they vary for each course. Fees can be paid in instalments (50% payable in the first semester of year one and 50% payable in the first semester of year two).

A 10% discount will be awarded to Newman graduates enrolling onto some full masters degree programmes. For non-Newman graduates, a 10% discount is offered to those enrolling onto a full masters degree programme and who are currently employed by a Newman University partnership school.

Overseas Student Fees for 2014/15

Full-time Taught Masters tuition fees for 2014/15 are £10,000 for non-EU students

Full Studentships
A small number of studentships are available for research degrees funded by Newman which provides funding towards living expenses.

Other sources of funding
For information on external sources of funding for postgraduate study, including scholarships and bursaries, click here.

Equivalent and Lower Qualifications
Following a change in government policy, students who already have a higher education qualification at the same level will not be eligible for the public funding which supplements fees unless the course they are taking has been exempted by the government (programmes of initial teacher training and foundation degrees are exempt for example). For the latest information see our ELQ Policy or contact Admissions on or 0121 476 1181 ext 2205.

PGCEs and School Direct
Tuition fees for all PGCE courses starting 2014 are £9,000. Trainees starting PGCEs in the academic year 2014/15 may be offered a tax-free bursary. 

Training bursaries
Bursaries and scholarships are available for trainees on eligible postgraduate courses in England who are not employed as a teacher. Amounts will vary depending on teaching subject and degree class. Teaching is a prime career choice for high-quality graduates. To encourage the best people to enter the profession, from 2014/15 trainees will need at least a 2:2 to be eligible for a training bursary.

The 2014/15 bursary scheme recognises exceptional achievement outside of degree results and allows flexibility in some cases. In exceptional circumstances trainees may receive a higher bursary than their degree class would otherwise allow. This allows the scheme to take account of, for example, trainees with a 2:2 and a PhD or proven exceptional subject knowledge gained from another career. The table below summarises the standard training bursaries and scholarships available in 2014/15:

Training bursary 2014/15



Chemistry1 Languages Primary maths specialist Other priority secondary2 and primary
Scholarships £25,000 £25,000 £25,000      
Trainee with first £20,000 £20,000 £20,000 £20,000 £11,000 £9,000
2:1 £20,000 £20,000 £15,000 £15,000 £11,000 £4,000
2:2 £15,000 £15,000 £12,000 £12,000 £6,000 £0
Other3 £9,000 £0 £0 £0 £0 £0

 1Trainee teachers in physics, maths, computing and chemistry with a 2:1 or first are able to apply for scholarships with the relevant subject association group. The scholarships are worth £25,000 and trainees will be subject to a competitive process. Trainees who hold the scholarship will not also be eligible for the standard Department for Education (DfE) bursary. Trainees who are not awarded a scholarship will continue to be eligible for the standard bursaries in 2014/15.
2 Other priority secondary includes English, history, biology, geography, music, and design and technology.
3 Trainee teachers in maths and physics with a relevant degree and at least a B at A level in maths or physics (or equivalent) will be eligible for a bursary of £9,000. Trainees will not be entitled to this bursary if they are also entitled to a higher bursary based on degree class.

School Direct bursary top-up
Trainees on the School Direct Training Programme may be eligible for an additional payment worth 25 per cent of the standard bursary or scholarship if the majority or your training (more than 50 per cent) is based in a school where more than 35 per cent of pupils are eligible for free school meals.

Student loan for maintenance/Maintenance grant/Tuition fee loan
Home students in England may also be eligible for a student maintenance loan to help towards accommodation and other living costs; a non-repayable means tested maintenance grant; and a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of tuition fees charged. This is available through Student Finance England.

For more information on bursaries for trainee teachers, please visit the Department for Education website.

Important Information
This information is believed to be accurate at time of printing but applicants should confirm the level of fees and bursary support available before commencing the course. Newman University accepts no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in this document.

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