Southampton Law School

Money matters

As a postgraduate student you will need to pay annual tuition fees to the University for your programme of study. You may be able to apply for funding to help you cover your costs.

When planning your finances, you will also need to consider other expenses such as living costs, accommodation fees and study materials. Visit the University’s Postgraduate fees and funding page for more information about living costs.


Fees vary according to the type of programme you choose (e.g. research or taught; classroom-laboratory- or workshop-based; clinical). Fees charged for full-time non-EU international students include the full cost of tuition, examinations, Students’ Union membership and research support expenses. Fees information can be found on the Postgraduate fees and funding pages.

Discount on postgraduate courses
10 per cent discount on postgraduate courses for University of Southampton final-year students and alumni.  Find out more here.

Tuition fees 2015/16

Postgraduate Taught Tuition Fees
  • UK/EU £6,500 for 2015/16
  • International £15,160 for 2015/16
Postgraduate Research Tuition Fees
  • UK/EU to be confirmed (Full-time £3,996 for 2014/15)
  • International to be confirmed (was £13,900 in 2014/15)


Scholarships for Postgraduate Taught Programmes

Southampton Law School is delighted to be able to offer the following scholarships for applicants starting in September 2015

LLM International Scholarships

The LLM International Scholarships are available to all applicants from outside the European Union. This scholarship will be in the form of a tuition fee reduction.

We are delighted to announce that we are offering a scholarship of £3,000 to applicants who have been offered a place on one of the School’s LLM programmes starting in September 2015.

To qualify for one of our scholarships, you must have achieved a 1st class in your Bachelor’s degree (or the equivalent GPA from your country).

If you are successful in gaining a place with us, this scholarship will mean an automatic reduction in your tuition fees. When we send your offer letter to you we will also write to you to let you know you are eligible for one of our Scholarships. Providing you accept our offer of a place on the LLM and meet all the conditions of your offer, we will confirm your Scholarship before the programme start in September 2015.

MSc Crime Analysis Scholarships

We are delighted to announce a scholarship opportunity for Southampton Law School for MSc Crime Analysis applicants. A total of 8 scholarships of £4,000 each will be available for 2015 entry.

If you are successful, this scholarship will mean an automatic reduction in your tuition fees. This Scholarship will be awarded on a competitive basis and on the understanding you are not receiving a full scholarship from elsewhere, (i.e. your tuition fees will be paid and you will be receiving a maintenance award from a third party). If you are fortunate enough to receive a full scholarship from elsewhere, please let us know as soon as possible.

Providing you accept our offer and meet all the conditions attached to your offer, the scholarship will be awarded based on high academic merit and/or work experience.

You must have submitted a full Scholarship Application Form (available on the top right of this page) including a detailed CV and a 500-750 word personal statement containing:

  • Evidence of how your past academic and/or work experience can be made relevant to this programme
  • Your aims and objectives of the future and how this degree fits into this
  • Why and how this scholarship will benefit you

The deadline for scholarship applications is 31 May 2015 - please note that you must also have made an application and received an offer for the MSc in Crime Analysis by the deadline.

Please note:

The Scholarships listed above are only for 2015 entry. If you are unable to take up your place this year and subsequently re-apply for 2016 entry, Scholarships will not automatically carry over to 2016 entry. Scholarships also only apply to the Southampton Law School and will not apply if you change your programme to another School/Faculty.

These Scholarships are offered at the discretion of the Southampton Law School and the decisions as to the awards are final and not open to review. The School reserves the right not to award all or indeed any Scholarship(s) in any particular year.

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Finding funding for postgraduate study in the UK is more difficult than for undergraduate study, as it is not customary for the government to provide assistance in the form of loans. International students should investigate funding opportunities in their home country. A list of suggested funding bodies is available on our website