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    There are a number of ways to help cover the costs of your master's degree

Fees and funding

There are a number of bursaries, loans and discounts available to help fund your master's study. ​All students interested in studying one of our master's courses are eligible to apply for funding.

Postgraduate fees

The fees for our Master's courses in 2018/19 are:

  1. £7,360 (full time) for UK/EU students
  2. £15,270 (full-time) for International students

The fees given are for entry in the academic year starting in September 2018, and will be confirmed in your offer letter. You can find more information on fees and funding, including for part-time study, through our dedicated fees and funding pages.

Alumni discount

If you have already studied at the University of Reading you can receive 10% off the fees of a master's course or the first year of another postgraduate degree (up to a maximum of £1,000). Find out more here.

Find more about postgraduate funding on the central University pages.

Bursary scheme

The School of Politics, Economics and International Relations is offering bursaries to students studying in 2018/19. These bursaries are worth £2,500 each and will be awarded in three equal payments during the academic year.   Please click here for application information.

Deadline for applications to be considered is 1 August.

Postgraduate student loans for Masters degrees in the UK

If you are a resident in England or EU student, you may be eligible for a loan of up to £10,000 to study a master's degree. Find out more on the FindAMasters website.

Career development loan

UK applicants can apply for a government-sponsored career development loan, provided by a participating bank, borrowing between £300 and £10,000. Interest is suspended for the duration of your studies, with the loan repaid normally following graduation.

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