University of Salford Manchester

Taught course fees and funding

Tuition fees

As a postgraduate student you will pay annual tuition fees to the University. Our fees vary from course to course and on the type of study you choose. Fees can either be paid in full or by instalments. For individual course fees please use our Course Finder search.

Scholarships and discounts

The Postgraduate Bursaries and Scholarships for 2017-18 entry are currently under review and subject to change. A revised schedule of scholarships and bursaries will be published in Spring 2017.

If you have a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent you will automatically be awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Excellence scholarship when you begin your Masters course at Salford. Amounts available are as outlined below.                


  • £1,500 tuition fee discount (all masters courses)                    
  • £4,000 tuition fee discount for the MBA programme                    
  • This international scholarship is worth £4,000 if you take The Salford MBA, MSc Petroleum and Gas Engineering or MSc Gas Engineering and Management                    
  • This scholarship is worth £2,000 or £3,000 when you take any other course.                    

UK/EU and International graduates of the University of Salford returning for postgraduate study receive:        

  • 25% discount off the tuition fee          
Please note: if you are a University of Salford graduate and are eligible for the Vice Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship you will receive the £1,500 discount (for full-time study) on your fee PLUS the further discount of 25% off the remaining fee.


  • University of Salford graduates from level 6 (BA (Hons), BSc (Hons), BEng (Hons), LLB (Hons), MChem, MEnv, MPhys, Grad Dip) or level 7 (Masters) or level 8 (Doctoral) courses          
This award is for international students who have a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent and join a Masters course at Salford in the area of science and technology. Students will automatically be awarded a bursary of £1,000. Students do not need to submit a separate application to receive this award. All taught masters courses in the Schools listed below are eligible:        
Countries denoted by the World Bank as low and low-middle economies are eligible for a £1,000 discount on their tuition fees. You can see if the country you are from is eligible through the World Bank webpages:        

Postgraduate loans

For Masters courses beginning on or after August 1st 2016 Home/EU students aged under 60 are able to borrow up to £10,000 towards overall course costs (including tuition fees, accommodation and living costs).        

Loans are available for taught and research courses in all subject areas subject to meeting the eligibility criteria set out below.        

Apply for your loan

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for a loan students must meet the below individual and course criteria:        

  • Home/EU student under 60 years of age          
  • Home residents to have resided in England for a minimum of three years prior to the start of the programme.          
  • EU students to have resided in the EU for three years (not for educational purposes) prior to the start of the programme.          

Eligible Master’s courses will be taught, research, distance learning or professional Master’s courses across all disciplines either:        

  • Full-time (1 or 2 years in duration) or                    
  • Part-time at a minimum of 50% intensity (eg a 1 year full-time Masters would need to be offered over no more than 2 years if studying part-time).                    

The loans are not available for:                

  • PG Certificates and PG Diplomas in medicine-related subjects or                    
  • Students who already have a postgraduate Master’s qualification, including an integrated Master’s qualification.                    

Full details on the loan and eligibility can be found here

Repayment of Loans

  • Loans will be subject to an interest rate of RPI+3% and repayments will not begin until 2019.                    
  • Repayments will be income-contingent and made concurrently with undergraduate loans.                    
  • Rates will be set at 6% of annual income over 21,000.                    

Bursary competitions

A number of other public and non-governmental organisations hold annual bursary competitions. In some instances, the money is available for study anywhere; in others, you may be required to apply for study at a specific University or in a specific country.

Part-time work

If you want to earn some extra cash while you are studying then our Job Shop will provide you with access to thousands of jobs every year. Remember though while earning money is important you will need to keep the right balance between work and study so talk to your personal tutor to find the right balance  for  your subject area.

Professional career development loan

We are a Professional and Career Development Loans registered Learning Provider, registration number [5092]. A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning,  please  visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

Postgraduate funding guide

More information about funding further studies is available on the university's Careers website.

Prospects produce a useful funding guide to postgraduate study which can be found in the University library or ordered directly from the Prospects website. There is also a wealth of information on funding your further study on the Prospects website