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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.

For clarification of fees please find out more below.


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.

Standard Fees* for the Postgraduate Research Programme for students starting throughout 2015/16:

£4,052 (UK/EU); £20,340 (Int); £10,800 (CI)

Please note: Some courses have non-standard fees, which are set by the individual school. These fees will be published shortly, in the meantime please contact the Student Fees Office directly for details of non-standard fees. For clarification of fees please visit the University Fees website.

*Disclaimer: Student fees are subject to change, and fees payable by students tend to increase. The University therefore reserves the right to make such alterations to fees as are found to be necessary.



Richard Newitt Trust Bursary 

The Richard Newitt Trust Bursary is a philanthropically funded bursary scheme that this year allows for two bursaries of £4,000 each to be awarded to postgraduate taught students applying to study in the Faculty of Medicine. The bursary is available for a period of 1 year for full-time students or across 2 years for part-time student. The scheme is only open to new applicants who are UK citizens.

To apply, download the Richard Newitt Trust Bursary Application Form and follow the instructions given on the form.

Applications must be submitted by Wednesday 15th August 2018 for study to be undertaken in 2018-19. You must also have applied to your chosen postgraduate programme by the same deadline.

MSc Allergy Programme Bursary

The MSc Allergy Programme of Awards has a Bursaries Committee, chaired by Professor Jane Lucas, which provides support to students to develop their skills so that they can improve the care of patients living with allergies. All current and new students on the MSc Allergy Programme of Awards are eligible to apply for support towards their University of Southampton fees. More details can be found on the application form below.

Complete the MSc Allergy Bursary Application Form and send your completed form with your CV (2 pages max) to Applications cannot be made retrospectively and must be submitted by Friday 29th June 2018 for all study to be undertaken in 2018-19.

Please ensure that your responses to all questions on the application form are as informative as possible to enhance your chance of a successful outcome. All applications are considered in competition with others in the same round.

MSc Diabetes Best Practice bursary

We have one bursary of £150 to offer students starting on the MSc Diabetes Best Practice programme in September 2017. To apply, please write no more than 500 words telling us (1) what effect the MSc will have on you and your professional life, and (2) how this bursary will make a difference to you financially. Email this to before end of 30th August 2017. You must have made an application to the MSc to be eligible.

MSc Public Health, Msc Genomic Medicine

There are no bursaries available for these programmes at present.

Postgraduate Research Programmes

We receive funding from research councils, government departments and charities.


Southampton Merit Scholarships for postgraduate international students

There are scholarships available for international (non-EU) students from selected countries wishing to study a postgraduate masters degree with us.

More details

The Commonwealth Scholarships Commission (CSC)

The Commonwealth Scholarships Commission (CSC) offers scholarships for Masters, PhD and Split-site PhD studies to scholars from developing Commonwealth Countries. 

Further information for enquirers and applicants is available at:

- Our Southampton Commonwealth Scholarships webpage

- The Commonwealth Scholarships own website.

For general enquiries about Commonwealth scholarships at Southampton contact

If you are making an application for a Public Health programme, please contact Dr Penny Nestel to discuss your application


For more information please visit the Chevening Scholarship scheme website.

Fulbright and Marshall Scholarships

The University offers Fulbright and Marshall Scholarships for more information please visit the International funding partnerships web page.


Postgraduate Taught Support

We would like to acknowledge the following organisations/companies for supporting the Bursaries Fund for the MSc Allergy:

Kind sponsors of the MSc Allergy
Kind sponsors of the MSc Allergy

Postgraduate Research Support

We receive funding from research councils, government departments and charities (among others), which is used to pay fees and a maintenance stipend to postgraduate research students. Further information on our available studentships can be found on our Studentships page.


Non-University schemes

Members of the Wessex GP Education Trust can apply for funding.

Trainees in the Wessex and Oxford Deaneries can apply for educational bursaries.

The Sir Richard Stapely Educational Trust supports mature students from any country who are resident in the UK.

The Royal College of Nursing offers scholarships and awards for nurses, midwives and health visitors for study, research, travel and conferences.

The Florence Nightingale Foundation provides scholarships for nurses and midwives (who have a current registration with the NMC and are working in the UK) to study at home and abroad, to promote innovation in practice and extend knowledge and skills to meet changing needs.

The Burdett Trust For Nursing is an independent charitable Trust whose aim is to make grants to support nurses and other healthcare professionals involved in a wide range of innovative projects.

Allergy UK Bursary Grant scheme

Allergy UK is funding bursary grants to provide financial support for eligible Healthcare Professionals who would like to enhance their knowledge and understanding of allergy, including studying for the MSc Allergy at Southampton. Please visit their website for further information.

International Students Funding Opportunities

There are a number of scholarships and bursaries for International Students. Click here for a list of non-University schemes available for International students to study at the University of Southampton. 


Postgraduate Student Loans

Postgraduate Student Loans for your taught or research Masters course are now available from Student Finance England. More details are available on the factsheet and Youtube video produced by Student Finance England.


Student Support Fund

This fund provides discretionary financial support for those able to demonstrate they are in genuine financial difficulties. It can be used to help with living costs including childcare, disability, travel, accommodation, household expenses, books and course equipment. This fund is primarily aimed at full-time ‘home' undergraduate students and part-time students studying at least 50 per cent of a full-time course, however all students experiencing financial difficulties are encouraged to apply and their applications will be considered by the Student Services team. The fund cannot help students meet the cost of tuition fees.

Learn more about the Student Support Fund


Faculty of Medicine Student Support Fund

There is also a Faculty of Medicine support fund to which students can apply following an unsuccessful application to the University Student Support Fund.

The Faculty of Medicine Student Support Fund is available to students at every level (UG/PGT/PGR) and from all residence groups (UK/EU/Overseas). Tuition fees are not normally supported by this fund, but all applications will be considered. There is no recourse to appeal the decisions of the Faculty fund.

Applications to this fund should include the unsuccessful application to the University’s Student Support Fund and a covering letter which should be submitted to your student office: MSc students and PGR students


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