Postgraduate fees and bursaries
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 2013/14
Newman’s postgraduate fees are charged per course and are payable over two or three years, depending on the duration of the course. Full details on course fees are yet to be confirmed.
Overseas Student Fees for 2013/14
- Full-time Taught Masters tuition fees for 2013/14 are £8,900 for non-EU students
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.
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 email@example.com or 0121 476 1181 ext 2205.
Tuition fees for all PGCE courses starting 2013 are £8,700. Trainees starting PGCEs in the academic year 2013/14 may be offered a tax-free bursary.
Bursaries are available for trainees on eligible postgraduate courses in England who are not employed as a teacher. Bursary 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 2013/14 trainees will need at least a 2:2 to be eligible for a training bursary.
The 2013/14 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 available in 2013/14:
|Modern languages||Primary maths specialist2||Other priority secondary3 and primary|
|Training bursary 2013/14||Trainee with first||£20,000||£20,000||£11,000||£9,000|
1Trainee teachers in physics and chemistry with a 2:1 or first are able to apply for scholarships with the relevant subject association group. The scholarships are worth £20,000 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 2013/14.
2Trainees with a B or better at maths A-level on the new maths primary specialist courses would receive an extra £2,000 bursary, up to a maximum of £11,000.
3English, geography, history, computer science, Latin, Greek, music, biology and physical education.
School Direct bursary top-up
Trainees on School Direct places may be eligible for an additional payment worth 25 per cent of their standard bursary. To qualify for this payment, trainees will need to be 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.
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.