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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 - check the ‘More postgraduate funding options’ link and the 'Funding' tab further down this page for more information.

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.

Postgraduate Loans (PGL) for Master's study

Postgraduate loans are now available for UK and EU students studying taught and research masters programmes.

These loans are worth up to £10,280 per student.

Find out whether you are eligible and more on our postgraduate funding pages.

Find out more about postgraduate loansMore postgraduate funding optionsFind country-specific entry requirements

Fees

Postgraduate Taught Tuition Fees 2019/20

  • UK/EU fees: £9,250
  • International fees: £18,104
  • Luxury Brand Management for UK/EU/International: £21,000

Postgraduate Research Tuition Fees 2019/20

  • UK/EU to be confirmed
  • International full-time fee £16,584, part-time £8,292

Scholarships

Faculty of Arts & Humanities International Postgraduate Taught Merit Scholarship: 2020/21

For all new Faculty of Arts & Humanities postgraduate taught international students [non-EU/UK] enrolling in Sept 2020. Those students with a 1st class honours at undergraduate level, or equivalent qualification accepted by the university, will be awarded an automatic £3,000 scholarship.

If you are successful in gaining a place with us, this PGT 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 these Scholarships. Providing you accept our offer of a place and meet all the conditions of your offer, we will confirm your £3,000 Scholarship before the start of the academic year in September 2020.

FUNDING FOR MASTERS STUDENTS

Progression Scholarship

We are pleased to offer a Scholarship to Winchester School of Art graduates progressing directly from a Bachelors degree to a Masters degree at the School in 2019. Students who achieve a first in their undergraduate degree will receive £3,000; those who achieve a 2.1 will receive £2,500; and those who achieve a 2.2 will receive £1,500.

If you are successful in gaining a place on a Masters programme, 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 these Scholarships. Providing you accept our offer of a place and meet all the conditions of your offer, we will confirm your Scholarship and the amount you are to be awarded before the start of the academic year in September 2019.

UK/EU Postgraduate Taught Scholarship

Application Required - Deadline 26th July 2019

These competitive Scholarships are available to all UK/EU students who have been offered a place on one of the School’s Masters programmes.

Students who achieve a 2:1 classification or above in their Bachelor’s degree (Or equivalent) are eligible to apply for one of the 10 Scholarships to the value of £5,000* each.

*The Scholarship consists of a £2,000 tuition fee reduction at enrolment and £3,000 living expense allowance paid across 4 quarters on 1st October, 1st February, 1st April and 1st July (or the next working day if the date falls on a weekend, University closure day or Bank Holiday).

These Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis and will be awarded by the Director of Postgraduate Studies, based on the following criteria:

  • You must be a UK/EU national
  • You must have applied and been offered a place on one of the School’s Masters programmes
  • You must hold a Bachelors degree with a 1st or high 2.1 classification (or equivalent)
  • You must have submitted an application form to us by 26th July 2019 and attached in the application a 500 word personal statement containing:
    • Evidence of academic or career progression and any professional achievement
    • How your chosen programme will enhance your career prospects.

Students awarded a UK/EU Postgraduate Taught Scholarship will be notified within 3 weeks of the deadline date.

FUNDING FOR RESEARCH STUDENTS

Winchester School of Art also offers the following postgraduate research scholarships to students who will be joining our programmes in 2020 entry

University of Southampton Presidential Scholars Scheme (PGR Scholarship Fund)

For candidates able to demonstrate outstanding academic performance and who are commencing their doctoral studies by research at the University of Southampton, the Doctoral College will be offering a limited number of prestigious Presidential Scholarships. This University scheme is open to all new PhD students - from the UK or any country worldwide.

Find out more about the Presidential Scholarship

Find out more about funding opportunities in the School of Humanities.

 

Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) - South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership

The South, West and Wales Consortium of universities, led by the University of Bristol, has been awarded a further round of funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to continue to provide postgraduate studentships and training that will develop scholars, researchers and professionals who are flexible and able to respond to both fast-moving research and industry environments. SWW2 builds upon the key strengths of, and collaborations established by its predecessor, SWW1.

At Southampton, the studentships will come in a broad range of subject areas.

The programme will offer 200 awards across five student cohorts with a proportion of the awards offered being Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDAs). The first student intake was in 2019/2020.

The award covers: UKEU fees at PhD level, and provides a living stipend around £15,009 per annum (2019/20 rates) for three years, subject to satisfactory progress.

Application: Applications open on Monday 2nd December 2019, apply through the SWWDTP website. Deadline for submission Monday 27 January 2020.

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Fees

For the latest University of Southampton tuition fees and details of how and when to pay, please see the University of Southampton Fees and Funding page

Raising Funds from trusts and foundations

This is an extremely time consuming exercise so you should start your research immediately and be ready to submit applications as soon as you have been offered a firm place. The best research material available is in the following publications:

- The Directory of Grant Making Trusts published annually by the Charities Aid Foundation.

- A Guide to Major Trusts & The Educational Grants Directory both published by the Directory of Social Change

There are also regional variations of these directories. Copies of these publications should be available in your local library - make sure that you refer to the most up to date version of these directories.

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