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Fees

Postgraduate fees vary depending on the course you study, but are inclusive and cover all the essential course elements

There are two different fee bands: one for home students and one for international students. Once you’ve submitted your application for postgraduate study, we’ll review it and assess your fee status. If it’s unclear whether you should be paying our home or international fees, you’ll receive a fee status assessment form to complete.

To find out more about how you qualify for home or international fees visit the UKCISA website.

Scholarships, bursaries and fee discounts

Our range of scholarships and bursaries – from £2,000 to full tuition fee waivers* – means there's never been a better time to consider postgraduate study.

And if you’re a BU graduate – or a member of your family works or studies at BU – you may be eligible for a fee discount of up to 25% off your postgraduate tuition fee.

Paying your fees

There are various ways for you to pay your tuition fees. When you register online, you will agree the arrangements to pay your tuition fees. Online registration takes place before enrolment.

Find out how to pay your fees.

Tuition fees for UK and EU students

The tuition fees you pay for your postgraduate course will vary depending on the subject area you are studying and the type of postgraduate study you are embarking on. The following is our guide to non-EU postgraduate fees for January 2018, September 2018 and January 2019 entry. 

Taught Master’s – £5,750-11,500 for full-time study for qualifications such as MA, MSc and LLM
MBA – £10,000

Optional placement (additional fee to above) £790

Please check our individual course pages for specific fees and any anticipated additional costs.

The government offers postgraduate loans up to a value of £10,000 (non-means tested) for English & EU students – paid in three instalments during the academic year to cover tuition fees and living costs. Find out more about the new postgraduate loan.

Tuition fees for international students

The tuition fees you pay for your postgraduate course will vary depending on the subject area you are studying and the type of postgraduate study you are embarking on. The following is our guide to non-EU postgraduate fees for January 2018, September 2018 and January 2019 entry. Please check the individual course pages to see the specific fees for each course.

January 2018

Taught Master’s – £11,500-15,000 for full-time study, for qualifications such as MA, MSc and LLM
MBA – £14,500 

Optional placement (additional fee to above) £790

September 2018 and January 2019

Taught Master’s – £11,500-15,000 for full-time study, for qualifications such as MA, MSc and LLM
MBA – £14,750 

Optional placement (additional fee to above) £815

These fees are inclusive and cover all the essential course elements. You may be required to pay for optional or discretionary aspects of your studies, such as textbooks, optional placements and printing charges. We've done our best to highlight on our individual course pages the expected additional costs you may encounter whilst studying at BU to help you understand our provision and what you need to budget for.

You can find information about the tuition fees for postgraduate research degrees in our postgraduate research fees and funding section.

Deposits

International (non-EU) students need to pay a non-refundable* £2,000 deposit to secure their place on a postgraduate course. You will need to pay your deposit by the date stated in your offer letter. The remainder of your fee will be payable on registration/enrolment. 

*There are two exceptions to the non-refundable rule on the deposit:

You fail to meet the academic or English requirements of your offer
You are refused a visa to enter the UK, provided the reason for the refusal is not a fraudulent application. 

Paying your fees and discounts

There are various ways you can pay your fees, if they are not being covered by a scholarship, and we also offer certain discounts on the cost of postgraduate study.