Postgraduate financial information

Postgraduate financial information

Your tuition fees go towards funding the various resources associated with a postgraduate course at the University of Winchester, enabling us to provide the resources, staff contact and support you need and deserve. It means that you will benefit from more contact with staff, first-class teaching equipment and an attractive learning environment.

This page contains postgraduate tuition fees for full-time study, part-time study, Graduate courses, Taught Doctorates and Research Doctorates.

Tuition fees for postgraduate students will be determined in light of the following criteria:

  • Cost of provision
  • Market testing against a set of benchmark competitor Higher Education providers
  • Regional and national skills priorities
  • Consideration of bursaries, scholarships, fee waivers and any other discounts as part of the overall fee structure

Please see our courses for individual programme fees.

Part-time

Part-time students will pay half of the full-time fee in Year 1 and half of the full-time in Year 2.

Graduate courses

For further information, please contact studentsandmoney@winchester.ac.uk

Taught Doctorates

Pre-thesis

  • DTh - The total cost of the pre-thesis stage is £5,000. The annual fee for the thesis stage is £1,998 per annum. Total cost for the programme is £12,992
  • EdD - Only the full-time route is available for international students. Full-time fees for Home and EU students are £3,996 per annum and for part-time students £1,998. Total cost for the programme is £11,988
  • DCA - The total cost of the pre-thesis stage is £12,000. The annual fee for the thesis stage is £1,998 per annum. Total cost for the programme is £19,992
  • DBA - The total cost of the pre-thesis stage is £13,000. The annual fee for the thesis stage is £1,998 per annum. Total cost for the programme is £20,992

Thesis stage - part-time fee per annum

  • DTh - £1,998
  • EdD - £1,998
  • DCA - £1,998
  • DBA - £1,998

Research Doctorates

MPhil and PhD programmes

Some students will take the Preparation for Research module, which has a fee of £500. Thereafter, fees are chargeable for a maximum of three years for full-time and six years for part-time.

  • Full-time - £3,996 (per annum)
  • Part-time - £1,998 (per annum)
  • An 'Until completion fee' equivalent to £100 per month is chargeable thereafter for writing up until completion. The fee will be billed annually at the start of each writing-up year

PhD by Works in the Public Domain (one year part time): £1,998 plus a non-refundable reading fee of £500.

Prof Doc by Contribution to Practice (two years part time): £1,998 per annum plus non-refundable reading fee of £500.

Please note that all fees quoted are for new students starting in the 2017/18 academic year and will be subject to an inflationary rise in subsequent years.

 

Other financial information

Making a payment

Full-time and part-time postgraduate students

The University will accept the following forms of payment:

  • cash in Sterling (up to £2,000)
  • a Sterling cheque drawn on a UK bank account
  • a Sterling bank transfer
  • most major credit or debit cards (NOT American Express) via our online payment portal (see below)
  • instalments by Recurring Card Payment (RCP) via our online payment portal (see below)

Please see our regulations for the payment of university fees and the terms and conditions.

Payment dates

For postgraduate students commencing studies in Semester 1:

  • In full at (re)enrolment
  • In two equal instalments by RCP. Payments will be taken on 31 January 2018 and 30 April 2018
  • In five equal instalments by RCP. Payments will be taken on 1 December 2017, 2 January 2018, 1 February 2018, 1 March 2018 and 2 April 2018

For postgraduate students commencing studies in Semester 2:

  • In full at (re)enrolment
  • In five equal instalments by RCP. Payments will be taken on 2 April 2018, 1 May 2018, 1 June 2018, and 2 July 2018

For research students commencing studies in April:

  • In full at (re)enrolment
  • In five equal instalments by RCP. Payments will be taken on 1 June 2018, 2 July 2018, 3 August 2018, 3 September and 1 October 2018

Please note: failure to pay by the due date will result in an administrative charge of £50.

Make a payment online

Government funding

A loan of up to £10,280 is available to eligible UK nationals (and individuals with settled status in the UK) for postgraduate Masters study starting in 2017/18.

Eligibility

  • Students must be ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands for three years on the first day of the first academic year of their course
  • Students receiving the NHS Bursary for Social Work will not be eligible to receive the Postgraduate Loan as well
  • Students studying a PGCE are not eligible for the Postgraduate Loan. They are able to apply (subject to eligibility) for a Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan through Student Finance

The details of the Postgraduate Loan will differ depending upon where you are normally resident in the UK:

Students normally resident in England (other than for purposes of education)

Please see the Student Finance England website for further details, including eligibility criteria.

Students normally resident in Wales (other than for purposes of education)

Please see the Student Finance Wales website for further details, including eligibility criteria.

Students resident in Northern Ireland (other than for purposes of education)

Northern Ireland-domiciled students may apply for a Tuition Fee Loan only of up to £5,500 which will be paid directly to the Higher Education provider. Full details, including eligibility criteria, can be found on the Student Finance Northern Ireland website.

Students resident in Scotland (other than for purposes of education)

Scotland-domiciled students are able to apply for a Tuition Fee loan of up to £5,500, provided their chosen course is not available in Scotland. Full-time students are also able to apply for a Maintenance Loan of £4,500 for a one-year full-time course, or £2,250 per year for a two-year course. Full details, including eligibility criteria, can be found on the Student Awards Agency Scotland website.

 

PGCE finance and information

Here you will find details about tuition fees for 2017/18, how they are paid, the funding available from the government and how to get it.

If you can't find the information you are looking for, contact the University's Student Finance Team on +44 (0)1962 827008 or studentsandmoney@winchester.ac.uk.

Full-time fees

In 2018/19, the full-time Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) tuition fee will be £9,250 for UK and EU students.

In 2017/18, the full-time Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) tuition fee will be £9,250 for UK and EU students.

Part-time/Flexi fees

2018/19

UK/EU part-time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £77.08 and a 15 credit module is £1,156. Part-time students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will be the government-permitted maximum fee of £6,938.

2017/18

Students on these courses are billed and receive funding equivalent to that offered to part-time undergraduate students. New undergraduate students are charged £1,156 per 15 credit module and this will be pro rata for Part Time/Flexi PGCE modules which are normally 20 credits. This results in a net modular fee of approximately £1,542. The PGCE has 6 (20 credit) modules. This fee applies to new UK and EU students entering in 2017/18 and will rise annually at the rate permitted by government regulations. The maximum fee charged in a given year will not exceed the government-permitted rate of £6,935.

Channel Islands and Isle of Man

Students from the Islands will be charged as follows in 2017/18:

Full time: £9,250 per year
Part-time: £1,156 per (15 credit) module or £1,542 per 20 credit module.

Please be aware that students from the Islands are not eligible for student loans from the UK government, or bursaries, fee waivers, or scholarships from the University. These students should apply to the Islands for financial support.

Full-time PGCE students are able to apply for Tuition Fee and Living Cost support through Student Finance in the same way as undergraduate students. Part-time students are able to apply for a Tuition Fee loan only.

PGCE students are not eligible to apply for the Postgraduate Loan.

Students following a salaried School Direct programme will not be eligible to apply to Student Finance as their course costs are normally covered by the school where they are training. They may still be eligible for a PGCE bursary.

Government PGCE Bursaries

The government provides financial support for students on both full-time and part-time/flexi PGCE courses:

Course

1st/PhD (Existing Qualification) 

2:1/Masters (Existing Qualification) 

2:2 (Existing Qualification) 

Primary

£3,000

£0

£0

Religious Education

£9,000

£4,000

£0

For more information visit the Get into Teaching website.

Tuition Fee Loans are available for both full-time and new part-time/flexi students. Full-time students can also apply for maintenance loans from the government to cover their living costs.

Terms and Conditions

Your contract with the University of Winchester for your chosen course of study is subject to our Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.  The terms and conditions are for entry to the University from January 2016 onwards. They apply to all students from the date they accept an offer at the University of Winchester.

For more information, see our terms and conditions page.