Fees and funding


A postgraduate qualification can help you stand out in a competitive job market. It’s a great way to invest in your future, which is why we’re committed to giving you the best student experience possible. At the University of Salford, we put your fees back into into building and maintaining our industry-standard facilities. We also employ leading researchers to teach on our courses, helping you become an expert in your chosen field.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees vary according to the course and type of study you choose. They can be paid in full or in instalments.

For entry in the 20/21 academic year, EU students will be charged the same fees as the home rate given on the course details page. From September 2021, students from the EU will pay the international fee rate. Tuition fees differ by course, so please see the relevant course page on our website for more details.

The government has confirmed that this change won't apply to Irish nationals living in the UK and Ireland whose right to study and to access benefits and services will be preserved on a reciprocal basis for UK and Irish nationals under the Common Travel Area arrangement.

For the latest information on the impact of Brexit on tuition fees for students from outside the UK, please visit the Universities UK Brexit FAQs.

View individual course pages for more details on fees. 

Postgraduate loans

If you're a home student and want to study a master’s degree, you may be entitled to a government-backed loan of up to £11,222 (for those starting their degree after August 2020).

If you’re an EU student and starting a course on or after 1 August 2021, you must have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme to be able to receive student finance.

Check eligibility and apply online on the government's student finance website

International students

If you are an international student, you can find out more about funding your studies.

We also offer a range of scholarships for high-achieving international students. Explore our international scholarships.

Loyalty discount

If you’re a University of Salford graduate, your postgraduate tuition fees could be discounted by 20%. Discounts apply for UK, EU or international students who’ve studied a level 6 (BA (Hons), BSc (Hons), BEng (Hons), LLB (Hons), MChem, MEnv, MPhys or Grad Dip), level 7 (master’s) or level 8 (doctoral) course with us. From September 2021, the loyalty discount will apply to sponsored students. For more information, please contact sa-tuitionfees@salford.ac.uk

Donor funded scholarships and bursaries

It is through the generosity of our alumni, friends and industry partners that we are able to provide a number of donor-funded scholarships and bursaries for University of Salford students who would otherwise find it challenging to fund their studies.

There are a range of scholarships and bursaries available, at a University-wide level, as well as specific to schools and subject areas, supporting talented students who may need additional financial aid to support their time at Salford.

Part-time work

If you want to earn some extra cash while you’re studying, you can access a range of suitable roles at our on-campus branch of Unitemps. When you’re on a master’s course it’s important to find the right balance between work and study, so if you’re thinking of getting a part-time job, speak to your personal tutor to find out how much time you’ll need to dedicate to your studies.

Postgraduate funding guides

Postgraduate experts Prospects and FindAMasters produce useful funding guides for postgraduate study. Find out more about scholarships, grants and postgraduate loans on their websites.