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Postgraduate Study fees 2020-21 entry

Queen's offers lower tuition fees and living expenses than many other similarly well-regarded universities in the United Kingdom.

The fees you will pay will vary depending on the course you choose and the level of study.

The below figures are for 2020/21 entry.

Work out your fee status/category

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  • POSTGRADUATE TAUGHT

    Postgraduate taught tuition fees for 2020-21 are as follows:

    NI/EU Standard Postgraduate Taught: £6,140

    GB Standard Postgraduate Taught: £6,900

    EXCEPTIONS PREMIUM MASTER'S COURSES

    MSc Accounting and Finance £6,900
    MSc Business Analytics £6,900
    MSc Economics £6,900
    MSc Finance £6,900
    MSc Human Resource Management £7,000
    MSc International Business £6,900
    MSc International Public Policy £8,000
    MSc Management £6,900
    MSc Marketing £7,000
    MSc Psychological Sciences £6,900
    MSc Quantitative Finance £6,900
    MSc Risk and Investment Management £6,900
    MSc Software Development £6,900
    Queen's MBA £22,000

    In addition to the exceptions noted, different fees may be agreed for certain courses. Prospective students should refer to qub.ac.uk/courses for course costs and tuition fees.

    Please also see qub.ac.uk/TuitionFees for updates on all tuition fees.

  • POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH

    The standard full-time tuition fee for postgraduate research students from Northern Ireland, Great Britain, or the rest of the European Union, for 2020-21 is £4,407.

    The fee will be calculated on a monthly basis, pro-rated for the academic year, based on the month a student commences study.

    Part-time 
    Part-time research students are assessed, as such, on the basis that they are studying less than 21 hours per week, over a period of more than 18 weeks, on the course of study.  The tuition fee is calculated at 50% of the full-time tuition fee.

    Thesis 
    A student who has completed research and is engaged in writing up a thesis will be charged a thesis only charge £305.

  • TUITION FEE PAYMENT OPTIONS

    A number of options are available to pay tuition fees.

    Students can either:

    • Sign up to a Direct Debit and make a minimum 25 per cent payment at enrolment, followed by three further bi-monthly payments in November, January and March.
    • Pay the full tuition fee on enrolment.
    • Provide evidence that a sponsor will pay fees on their behalf.
    • Apply to the Student Loans Company for a postgraduate tuition fee loan.

    See more details on Payment options.

    Please also note that 25 per cent of the tuition fee liability, due at enrolment, is non-refundable. For full details of the University’s Withdrawal Policy, please refer to the Student Finance Framework.

    PAYING BY DIRECT DEBIT

    A minimum amount of 25 per cent of full tuition fees must be paid at enrolment, with the balance being covered by the Direct Debit scheme. This 25 per cent payment is nonrefundable. The Direct Debit scheme is only available to those who have a current account with a UK bank which is registered for the Direct Debit scheme.

    PAYING FEES AT ENROLMENT

    Payment can be made at enrolment either online, in person, or by phone, using a credit or debit card. Payment can also be made by cheque or bank transfer.

    Queries on the terms and conditions of the payment options can be directed to either:

    Student Helpline: +44 (0)28 9097 3223
    email: studentfinance@qub.ac.uk

  • OTHER COSTS

    For some courses, students are required to purchase instruments, equipment or attend field courses, the cost of which is additional to tuition fees. Information on additional course costs is available at qub.ac.uk/courses.

  • INTERNATIONAL POSTGRADUATE TUITION FEES

    The payment of deposits for one year postgraduate taught courses is mandatory for international students. Details will be communicated by the Admissions and Access Service.

    If the student’s visa application is successful, but the student chooses not to accept his/her place at the University, the deposit will not be refunded.

    The standard tuition fees for international postgraduate students, commencing a course in 2020-21, are as follows: (FR = Fee Rate)

    INTERNATIONAL TAUGHT
    FR1 (classroom based courses) £16,900
    FR2 (laboratory based courses) £20,800

    RESEARCH
    FR1 (classroom based courses) £16,950
    FR2 (laboratory based courses) £21,300

    EXCEPTIONS
    MSc Accounting and Finance £20,900
    MSc Applied Cyber Security* £20,800
    MSc Business Analytics £19,900
    MSc Economics £17,900
    MSc Finance £19,900
    MSc Human Resource Management £19,900
    MSc International Business £19,900
    MSc Management £19,900
    MSc Marketing £19,900
    MSc Psychological Sciences £21,400
    MSc Quantitative Finance £19,900
    MSc Risk and Investment Management £19,900
    MSc Software Development £21,400
    Queen's MBA £22,000

    *Additional Professional Internship Placement Fee if internship taken

    Tuition fees quoted are for study in the academic year 2020 only. Tuition fees are subject to annual inflationary increases. Information on how tuition fees are calculated is available at qub.ac.uk/TuitionFees

    To confirm the fee rate of a particular course, prospective students should contact either:
    Student Helpline: +44 (0)28 9097 3223
    Email: studentfinance@qub.ac.uk
    See: qub.ac.uk/courses

Additional Information

Helpline Any queries on tuition fees contact the Fees Helpline (Student Finance Office) on 028 9097 3223.
Student Support

For information on Student Support click here.

Financial Advice

For advice on applying for tuition fee and other student loans and student support, contact the Financial Advisor in the Students' Union. Phone 028 9097 1049.

Student Finance

Email: studentfinance@qub.ac.uk or Fax: +44(0)28 9097 2856

Postgraduate Awards Office

Phone: +44(0)28 9097 2585