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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.

Applicants working within the NHS or other healthcare providers may be eligible for support with funding from their employer through the Learning Beyond Registration Contract arrangements with the Strategic Health Authority. Applicants should seek further details from their employing organisation.

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.

UK and EU postgraduate pre-registration nursing student funding 2018/19: We are waiting for clarity from the government on likely funding arrangements for students starting in the 2018/19 academic year. As soon as we know more we will update this page but in the meantime please visit for more information.


Fees vary according to the type of programme you choose (e.g. research or taught; classroom-laboratory- or workshop-based; clinical) and whether you are a student from the UK or overseas.

View the full list of postgraduate taught fees

View the full list of postgraduate research fees

For more information about postgraduate fees, including your fees status and how to pay, please visit our postgraduate fees pages.

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


Richard Newitt Bursary –Postgraduate Taught Bursary

Award information

The Richard Newitt Postgraduate Taught Bursary is available for the 2017/18 academic year and is available for a period of 1 year ( or across 2 years for a part-time student). The bursary is for £5,000 and can be used for tuition fees or living costs. The award is open to UK citizens only.


Making an application:

Applications must make a 500- 750 word submission answering the following question:

‘How would you use the opportunity to study your chosen programme at the University of Southampton to enable you to improve patient care or service delivery?’

If successfully awarded, from time to time students will be asked to provide brief interviews or write a small amount of text about their work and the impact of the funding on their study.

Applications for the Richard Newitt Postgraduate Taught bursary are welcome at the same time as applying for a postgraduate taught programme.

To apply for a programme:

You can apply to undertake a postgraduate programme online here . Within your application please state that you wish to apply for the Richard Newitt Postgraduate Bursary.

Applications from offer holders for the Richard Newitt Postgraduate Taught Bursary must include the following information:

  • Name of applicant.
  • Name of the programme for which applicant has applied.
  • Application number.

Process for awarding scholarship

Each applicant‘s submission will be viewed and rated by members of academic staff of the faculty. The strongest application from each programme will be forwarded to the Associate Dean, Education and Student Experience who will choose one applicant to receive the Richard Newitt Bursary Award of £5,000.

  • The closing date for submission is Friday 09 June 2017.
  • Applicants will be informed of the decision within 6-8 weeks of the closing date

NB: Eligibility will be determined through the following criteria:

  • Is the applicant going to have some demonstrable effect in their field?
  • Can the applicant articulate their reasons for applying and demonstrate the capacity to write and persuade?
  • Will the applicant make the most of the scholarship on offer to them at Southampton?
  • Does the applicant hold an offer for academic study at the University of Southampton commencing in September 2017?

For more information on how to apply please email


Funding for international students

As an international (non-EU) student, you may be eligible for funding from the University, our partners, or organisations within your home country.

Explore funding opportunities for international students.

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission - Distance Learning
MSc Health Sciences (Neonatal Studies), University of Southampton

The Faculty of Health Sciences in collaboration with the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission, is offering the opportunity to apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship to study on the distance learning neonatal MSc Health Sciences pathway in 2017.

Who can apply?

Anyone who is a citizen of a developing Commonwealth country

What are the entry requirements?

  • A first degree (2:2 class or above) or equivalent in a relevant subject from an approved institution of higher education 

  • Overall IELTS of 6.5 or above with no less than a 6.0 in each component 

  • A current professional registration with a relevant professional/statutory body 

  • A current job contract in a clinical or clinically related area. 

  • At least two years neonatal clinical experience 

  • At least one satisfactory reference (on some occasions a second reference will be required) 

How do I apply?

Candidates should apply to BOTH the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission via Electronic Application System (EAS) and to the University of Southampton via Postgraduate applications

When is the deadline for applications?

The deadline for submitting both your applications to the University of Southampton and to the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission is 23:59 British Summer Time (BST) on the 12th May 2017


For more information on the online neonatal MSc Health Sciences programme, please email the Admissions Tutor, Susan Smith at

For more information about the scholarship and the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission, please visit Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships – information for candidates

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