What are the fees for postgraduate courses?

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The massive range of postgraduate courses offered in the UK means that the fees vary hugely too. The type and length of course, the institution and where you are from all affect how much you pay.

For non-EU students, postgraduate full time Masters courses currently cost between £10,000 and £15,000 per year. However, there are quite a few that cost significantly more than £15,000. For example many Masters in Finance or Business can cost over £20,000 for one year's study.

Part time Masters courses are usually about half the cost of full time courses, ranging from about £5,000 to £7,500 per year for foreign students. For full time PhDs, international students pay an average of about £10,500 per year on fees, or about half that for part time PhD courses.

Starting in 2012, the fees for all students in the UK are increasing, and so postgraduate course costs are likely to as well. The details about postgraduate courses are a little confusing at the moment but as soon as new information on costs is revealed, we will let you know.

To help with the costs, there are a number of scholarships for international students hoping to study postgraduate courses in the UK. Have a look at our guides where you can find university scholarships and college scholarships.