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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 options

Fees

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.

Postgraduate Taught Fees

The full and part time tuition fees quoted are the fees you pay for each year of study. Full time PGT courses are usually charged for 1 year and part time courses are usually charged for 2 years making the cost of the course the same as the full time version. Any exceptions will be clearly shown on the course page.

If you repeat a period of study you will be charged additional tuition fees

Postgraduate Research Fees

The tuition fees quoted are the fees you pay for the academic year shown. PGR fees increase each year for all students (except students on the International fee rate - these are fixed). The tuition fee increase will be published on the UoS website once they are announced by UK Research and Innovation in the Spring. Tuition fees are charged for every year of study.

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.

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

 

Winchester School of Art offers the following postgraduate taught scholarships to UK, EU and International students who will be joining our programmes in 2019 entry.

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.

 

International Postgraduate Taught MA Scholarship


The International Postgraduate Taught MA Scholarship is available to students from outside the European Union, with the exception of mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

We are offering Scholarships of £2,000 - £3,000 to students who have been offered a place on one of the School’s Masters programmes starting in September 2019. This Scholarship will be in the form of a tuition fee reduction.

To qualify for one of our £3,000 Scholarships, students must have achieved a 1st class in their Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)

To qualify for one of our £2,000 Scholarships, students must have achieved a 2.1 in their Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)

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 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.

Excellence in English Scholarship


The excellence in English Scholarship is available to students in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau only - we offer a £2,000 tuition fee reduction to students who meet the following academic criteria:

  • Management stream: IELTS 7.0 with reading and writing at 6.5 and listening and speaking at 6.0
  • Studio stream: IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in all components

All IELTS qualifications need to be sent to us by the 6th of September 2019 in order to be considered for this award.

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 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.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • These scholarships listed above are only for 2019 entry. If you are unable to take up your place in 2019 entry and subsequently re-apply for 2020 entry, scholarships will not automatically carry over.
  • These scholarships only apply to Winchester School of Art and will not apply if you change your programme to another School/Faculty.
  • Although you may apply for more than one scholarship, you can only receive one scholarship from the University.
  • Students must be paying their own tuition fees. Students in receipt of full external funding, e.g. Chevening Scholarships, are not entitled to a University scholarship also.
  • Only successful students will be notified if they have been awarded a scholarship. These students will receive an official reward letter to the email address provided on their scholarship application form.
  • All scholarships are subject to availability of funds and details given here are subject to change at any time.
  • Information about funding for postgraduate programmes in Humanities is available here.

Winchester School of Art also offers the following postgraduate research scholarships to students who will be joining our programmes in 2019 entry

University of Southampton Presidential Scholars Scheme (PGR Scholarship Fund)

This University scheme is open to all new PhD students - from the UK or any country worldwide. Our Presidential scholarship scheme has a number of different opportunities. Detailed below are the opportunities available for 2019/20 entry:

Presidential Scholarship - Faculty Allocation

Postgraduate research students recruited under the scheme will receive a centrally-funded scholarship of £7,000 per year for three years. The Faculty is given a number of these awards each year for students who apply to study with us. Students who are part-funded by an external funder may have priority. You must complete the University online application form for a place and the Arts and Humanities funding application form to be considered for these awards. (Please note that students taking Integrated PhD programmes are not eligible for this award.)

The award covers: a contribution towards international level fees, or UK/EU fees with a small annual stipend. Total value of the award is £21,000, available over three years full-time or up to six years part-time, subject to satisfactory progress.

Application: Submit the Arts and Humanities Funding application form. Deadline for submission Thursday 18 April 2019.

 

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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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