Postgraduate financial information

Information on tuition fees and government funding for new and current postgraduate students at the University of Winchester. 

Tuition fees

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.

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

If you can't find the information you are looking for, contact the University's Students and Money team on +44 (0)1962 827008 or via email.

Taught Masters courses

Please see our courses for individual programme fees.

Graduate courses

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

PGCE

2020/21

Full-time fees

In 2020/21 the full-time Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) tuition fee will be £9,250 for UK and EU students.

Part-time/Flexi fees

In 2020/21 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 £6,935.

Channel Islands and Isle of Man

Students from the Islands will be charged as follows in 2019/20:

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

Doctorates

Professional Doctorates

Part Time UK & EU

 Pre-thesisThesis 
 2020/21Yr 2Yr 3Yr 4Yr 5Yr 6Total cost 
DTh £2,200 £2,200 £2,200 £2,200 £2,200 £2,200 £13,200
EdD £2,200 £2,200 £2,200 £2,200 £2,200 £2,200 £13,200
DCA £2,095 £2,095 £2,095 £2,095 £2,095 £2,095 £12,570
DBA £6,790 £6,790 £2,095 £2,095 £2,095 £2,095 £21,960

Part Time International

 Pre-thesisThesis 
 2020/21Yr 2Yr 3Yr 4Yr 5Yr 6Total cost 
DTh £6,750 £6,750 £6,750 £6,750 £6,750 £6,750 £40,500

Full Time

 2020/21Yr 2Yr 3Total cost 
EdD UK, EU £4,400 £4,400 £4,400 £13,200
EdD International £13,500 £13,500 £13,500 £40,500

 

Research Doctorates

MPhil and PhD programmes

Fees are chargeable for a maximum of 3 years for full-time and 6 years for part time. An ‘until completion’ fee of £100 per month is chargeable thereafter. The ‘until completion’ fee will be invoiced at the start of the writing up period on an annual basis and is payable in accordance with our standard payment terms and conditions.

PhD by Works in the Public Domain (one year part time) and Prof Doc by Contribution to Practice (two year part time) are both charged at the standard part time research MPhil/PhD rate for both home/EU and Non-EU students. In addition, the reading fee for these courses is £500 and is non-refundable.

 EU & CINon-EU
MPhil/PhD - Full time max 3 years £4,400  £13,500 
MPhil/PhD - Part time max 6 years £2,200  £6,750 
Preparation for Research £500  £500 

Please note that all fees quoted are for new students starting in the 2020/21 academic year and may be subject to an inflationary rise in subsequent years.

MPhil and PhD programmes - Students commencing in April 2019

 EU & CINon-EU
MPhil/PhD - Full time max 3 years £4,100  £11,300 
MPhil/PhD - Part time max 6 years £2,050  £5,650 
Preparation for Research £500  £500 

 

Government funding

Postgraduate Masters loans

A Postgraduate Masters loan is available to eligible UK nationals (and individuals with settled status in the UK) for postgraduate Masters study starting in 2020/21.

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)

Eligible students are able to apply for a loan of up to £11,222 for postgraduate Masters study starting in 2020/21. Please see the Student Finance England website for further details, including eligibility criteria.

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

Eligible students are able to apply for a loan of up to £17,000 (subject to regulatory approval by the Welsh Assembly) for postgraduate Masters study starting between 1 August 2019 and 31 July 2020. 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 tuition fee and maintenance loans

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 and a pro-ratad amount of Living Cost support according to course intensity.

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 dependent upon the subject which the student is training to teach. Bursaries are not available for the General Primary Education programme.

For more information visit the Get into Teaching website.

Channel Islands and Isle of Man

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.

Postgraduate Doctoral Loans

Loans of up to £25,700 are available through Student Finance to help with the cost of fees and living expenses for students starting in 2019/20.

To apply for a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan students must:

  • Be a UK or EU national or have settled status
  • Normally live in England or Wales
  • Have been living in the UK for at least three years before the first day of the first academic year of their course
  • Aged under 60 on the first day of the first academic year of their course.
  • Not be in receipt of a Research Council studentship

Course eligibility

The course must be in the UK and be a full postgraduate Doctoral course leading to a qualification such as:

  • Subject specialist doctorates: a formal programme of study such as a PhD
  • Integrated subject specialist doctorates: a supervised research project undertaken alongside a more structured taught course. Students must register for the doctoral degree at the outset to be eligible for the Postgraduate Doctoral Loan.
  • Professional and practice-based doctorates.

The course can be studied at a University or by distance learning and can be full-time up to three years or part-time up to eight years.

The details of the Postgraduate Doctoral 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.

Postgraduate Doctoral loans are not currently available to students normally resident in Scotland or Northern Ireland.

Making a payment

How to pay

The University will accept the following forms of payment:

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 17 January 2020 and 8 May 2020
  • In five equal instalments by RCP. Payments will be taken on the 1st of each month - 1st December 2019 to 1st April 2020 inclusive

For postgraduate students commencing studies in Semester 2:

  • In full at (re)enrolment
  • In two equal instalments by RCP. Payments will be taken on 8 May 2020 and 1 October 2020
  • In five equal instalments by RCP. Payments will be taken on the 1st of each month - 1st April 2020 to 1st August 2020 inclusive

For research students commencing studies in April:

  • In full at (re)enrolment
  • In two equal instalments by RCP. Payments will be taken on 1 May 2020 and 9 October 2020
  • In five equal instalments by RCP. Payments will be taken on the 1st of each month - 1st June 2020 to 1st October 2020 inclusive

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

Make a payment online.

Repayment

Students don’t start paying back Postgraduate Masters loans until the April after they have graduated or left their course and are earning over £21,000.

Postgraduate Doctoral loans become repayable from 6th April following the 4th anniversary of the course start date where courses last longer than four years and when students are earning over £21,000.

The amount to be repaid each month is based on income, not the amount borrowed.

Repayments amount to 6% of income over £21,000 a year. For example, if earnings are £30,000, the repayment would be 6% of £9,000 which equated to £45 a month.

If you already have an Undergraduate loan you’ll continue making repayments to this as well as your Postgraduate Loan.

Please visit the Student Loan Repayment website for further information.

Employers will automatically deduct payments from gross salary, alongside tax and National Insurance. In the case of self-employment, deductions will be made through self-assessment.

Those who move abroad will need to contact the Student Loan Company to make repayment arrangements.

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.