Postgraduate Taught Tuition
The full-time standard postgraduate taught tuition fee, for a student commencing study in the academic year 2017-18 is £5,500.
A student is classified as full-time if the total CATS points of the courses that he/she is studying are greater than 120 CATS points. CATS is an acronym for the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme. This is a system which gives credit for each individual course unit that is completed successfully. There are a number of postgraduate taught courses which have non-standard fees.
|MSc Accounting and Finance||£6,500|
|MSc Quantitative Finance||£6,500|
|MSc Human Resource Management||£7,000|
|MSc Risk and Investment Management||£6,500|
|MSc Applied Cyber Security||£12,600|
|International Postgraduate Taught|
|FR4 (clinical element of Medical and
|FR4 (clinical element of Medical and
|MSc Accounting and Finance||£17,100|
|MSc Computational Finance||£17,000|
|MSc HR Management||£16,000|
|MSc International Business||£15,000|
|MSc Risk Management and Financial Regulation||£16,000|
The part-time standard postgraduate taught tuition fee, for student commencing study in the acdemic year 2016-17, is £29.00 per CATS point. A student is classified as part-time if the total CATS points of the courses that he/she is studying are less than or equal to 120 CATS points.
If the required dissertation is not submitted by 30 September of the academic year in which the student is enrolled, he/she will be required to pay the fee for a full dissertation module (60 CATS points) for the following year, at the prevailing rate.
Postgraduate Research Tuition Fees and Charges
The full-time standard postgraduate research tuition fee, for a student commencing study in the academic year 2017-18 is £4,195*
*Subject to approval
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 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 fee for students admitted from 2013-14 onwards. The part-time research fee for 2017/18 is £2,098*.
The part-time research fee for students who first enrolled on their program prior to 2012-13 at Queen's will be £1,374.
* subject to approval
A student who has completed research and is engaged in writing up a thesis will be charged a thesis only charge of £290.
The options for paying tuition fees and charges, for the academic year 2016-17, are summarised in the table below. Students must ensure they have made the necessary arrangements to pay their tuition fees and charges at enrolment and regsitration. These payment options are set out in more detail at the following link: Link to payment options.
The overarching principle, regarding the payment of tuition fees, and other associated charges, is that the student remains liable for the payment. If the student loan or sponsorship arrangements do not subsequently provide funding, the student will be required to pay all fees and charges personally.
Please note the 25% of Tuition Fees are Non-Refundable following enrolment
Students whose personal contribution is £250 or less, will be required to pay in full on enrolment.
|Pay tuition fees in full at enrolment||
Tuition fees can be paid by cheque, credit/debit card or bank transfer.
Minimum of 25% Payment at enrolment with 3 further bi-monthly payments (end of November, January and March).
Thesis only and Exam only charges cannot be paid by Direct Debit.
The Direct Debit Mandate can be downloaded via the following link Direct Debit Mandate form.
|Sponsor||Evidence of sponsorship or scholarship from a government or other
official organisation, must be provided at enrolment and registration.
|Apply for a tuition fee loan to the SLC (Defer Fees)||
Eligible Students can apply to the SLC for a tuition fee loan for specific courses designated for funding. These include PGCE, MSc Spatial Regeneration*, MArch*, MSc Urban and Rural Design*.
*Eligible students only - please refer to your Education and Library Board for further information on eligibility.
Scholarship and funding opportunities
Follow the link below to find out more information on potential scholarship and funding opportunities which may be available for you at Queen's.
From the academic year 2017/18, the Department for the Economy will provide a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500 per student for postgraduate study.
UK postgraduate Masters loans
You may be eligible for a loan of up to £10,280 to study a taught or research Masters in any subject.
• England introduced the UK's first Masters loans in 2016. The value of these is rising from £10,000 to £10,280 in 2017.
For more details click here
• Scotland has confirmed postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 for 2017.
• Wales has confirmed postgraduate student loans of up to £10,280 in 2017
The date when a student withdraws will affect the level of tuition fees which may be refunded. Adjustments to tuition fees are calculated with reference to the date of a student's withdrawal from the University, not the last date of attendance. The table below demonstrates how tuition fees are calculated in respect of withdrawals;
Withdrawal Policy (effective from 1 August 2016)
|Attendance/SLC Liability Point||Normal Effective Date||Fees due to the University|
|Completion of Enrolment and Registration (non-refundable)||September/October||25%|
|Resumption of Autumn Semester following the Vacation Period||9 January 2017||50%|
|Resumption of Spring Semester following the Vacation Period||3 April 2017||100%|
The dates of the University’s Semesters and Vacations are available on the website:
Part-time Postgraduate Taught Student Withdrawals
Tuition Fee Liability for Postgraduate Research Student Withdrawals
The tuition fee liability for a Postgraduate Research student withdrawal, or a temporary leave of absence, is based on the official date of withdrawal in the academic year, and a refund will be issued, if appropriate. The tuition fee is calculated for a month, if a student is deemed to be in attendance on, or after, the 5th of that month.
For further information, please refer to the Student Finance Framework 2017-18
|Helpline||Any queries on tuition fees contact the Fees Helpline (Student Finance Office) on 028 9097 3223.|
For information on Student Support click here.
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.
Email: email@example.com or Fax: +44(0)28 9097 2856
|Postgraduate Awards Office||
Phone: +44(0)28 9097 2585