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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 Tuition

NI / EU standard full-time fee: £6,140

GB standard full-time fee: £6,900

The full-time standard postgraduate taught tuition fee, for a NI / EU student commencing study in the academic year 2020/21 is £6,140 which relates to one year of study.

The full-time standard postgraduate taught tuition fee, for a GB student (students from England, Scotland, Wales and Islands) commencing study in the academic year 2020/21 is £6,900 which relates to one year of study.

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.

The following tuition fees apply to students who enrol with the University in the academic year 2020/21, and relate to one year of study.

Other Fee Exceptions - 2020/21

Queen's MBA £21,500
MSc Accounting and Finance £6,900
MSc Business Analytics £6,900
MSc Quantitative Finance £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 Risk and Investment Management  £6,900
MSc Software Development £6,900
MSc Psychological Sciences £6,900

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International Postgraduate Tuition Fees - 2020/21 

The following tuition fees apply to students who enrol with the University in the academic year 2020/21, and relate to one year of study. 

International Postgraduate Taught
FR1 (classroom) £16,900
FR2 (laboratory) £20,800

All tuition fees are subject to a 2% annual inflationary uplift.

2019/20 Student returners enrolling in 2020/21. Tuition fees relate to one year of study

Course and level of study2020/21
FR1 (classroom) £16, 725        
FR2 (laboratory) £20,600

All tuition fees are subject to a 2% annual inflationary uplift.

International Postgraduate Research

Students first enrolling in 2020/21. Tuition fees relate to one year of study

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

All tuition fees are subject to a 2% annual inflationary uplift.

International Postgraduate Research

2019/20 Student returners enrolling in 2020/21. Tuition fees relate to one year of study

FR1 (classroom) £16,625
FR2 (laboratory) £20,705

All tuition fees are subject to a 2% annual inflationary uplift.

  

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International Postgraduate Tuition Fees: Other Fee Exceptions - 2020/21

The following tuition fees apply to students who enrol with the University in the academic year 2020/21, and relate to one year of study.

Queen's MBA £22,000
MSc Accounting and Finance £20,900
MSc Quantitative Finance £19,900
MSc Economics £17,900
MSc Finance £19,900
MSc HR Management £19,900
MSc International Business £19,900
MSc Management £19,900
MSc Marketing £19,900
MSc Risk Management and Financial Regulation £19,900
MSc Software Development £21,400
MSc Psychological Sciences £21,400

All tuition fees are subject to a 2% annual inflationary uplift

 

Standard Part-Time

The part-time standard postgraduate taught tuition fee, for student commencing study in the acdemic year 2020/21, is £34.11 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.

Standard Dissertation

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.

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Postgraduate Research Tuition Fees and Charges

Standard Full-time fee: Not set (previously £4,327 in 2019/20)

The full-time standard postgraduate research tuition fees, for students from Northern Ireland, Great Britain or the rest of the European Union, for 2020/21 have not yet been set. These will be set in early 2020. 

The standard tuition fee for 2019/20 was £4,327 for one year of study.

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.

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Tuition Fee Payment Options

The options for paying tuition fees and charges, for the academic year 2020/21, 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 £300 or less, will be required to pay in full on enrolment.

Options Notes
Pay tuition fees in full at enrolment

Tuition fees can be paid by cheque, credit/debit card or bank transfer.

Direct Debit

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

NI & EU students can apply for a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500 per student for postgraduate study www.studentfinanceni.co.uk

This information is correct at September 2019 and will be updated if the loan amount changes.

Students from England and Scotland can apply for a loan, full details are available at https://www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

 

*Eligible students only - please refer to your Education Authority for further information on eligibility.

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Postgraduate fees status

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Postgraduate Study

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.

Students from Northern Ireland and EU

The Government provides a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500 per student for postgraduate study. Eligibility criteria applies.

Please note that for courses completed over more than 1 year, you may not be able to draw down the maximum available loan. If your course fees are higher in any year than the amount of loan available, you will need to pay the difference to the university. 

For more details click here

Northern Ireland postgraduate loans at a glance

Overview

Student loans for taught and research postgraduate courses in all subjects

Value

1 year course

The maximum you can apply for is up to £5,500 for tuition fees.

If your course is longer than 1 year

For a 2 year course, you can apply for a loan up to a maximum of £2,750 each year.

For a 3 year course, you can apply for a loan up to a maximum of £1,833 for the first 2 years and £1,834 in the 3rd year.

Example of a 2 year course:

Year 1: Rachel is undertaking 60 CATs. The course fee is £1,967. This is less than the maximum available loan of £2,750, however, the unused amount cannot be drawn down or carried forward to the following year.

Year 2: Rachel is undertaking 120 CATs. The course fee is £3,933 but the maximum available loan is £2,750. Rachel will have to pay the remaining £1,183 to the university.

Students

UK nationals ordinarily resident in Northern Ireland / EU students studying in Northern Ireland.

Location

Any UK university

Repayment

9% of earnings over £18,935 per year, £1,481 per month or £341 per week before tax and national insurance


UK Postgraduate Master's 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 the loan is £10,280 for 2018/19. 
   For more details click here

Postgraduate loans at a glance

Overview

Student loans for full-time, part-time and distance learning Masters degrees in all subjects (taught or research)

Value

Up to £10,280

Eligibility

UK, EEA and Swiss nationals resident in England. EU nationals resident in the EU, EEA or Switzerland

Location

Any UK university

Repayment

6% of annual income over £21,000. Interest at RPI+3%

Application

Now open, online or by post



• Scotland has confirmed postgraduate loans of up to £10,280 for 2018/19.
• Wales has confirmed postgraduate student loans of up to £10,280 in 2018/19

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Tuition Fee Liability for Postgraduate Taught Student Withdrawals

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 2019)

Full-time Postgraduate Student Withdrawal and Module Drop Dates and Fee Implications

Attendance/SLC Liability Point
  Normal Effective Date        
 Fee Due to the University 
Completion of Enrolment and Registration (non-refundable) September/October 25%
Resumption of Autumn Semester following the Vacation Period                TBC 50%
Resumption of Spring Semester following the Vacation Period TBC 100%

 

Part-time Postgraduate Student Withdrawal and Module Drop Dates and Fee Implications

Autumn Modules Spring Modules Summer Modules Full Year Modules Fee Due to the University

Completion of enrolment
and registration

Completion of enrolment
and registration
Completion of enrolment
and registration
Completion of enrolment
and registration
25%
From 1 November 2019 From 1 March 2020 From 1 July 2020 From 1 November 2020 50%
N/A N/A N/A From 1 March 2020 75%
From 1 December 2019 From 1 April 2020 From 1 August 2020 From 1 April 2020 100%

 

Fees for part-time students are calculated by semester.  Further details of the withdrawal and module drop policy, for part-time students, are outlined in the Student Finance Framework 2019/20.

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 2019/20.

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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

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