School of Politics and International Relations

Fees and Funding

Postgraduate research students are responsible for arranging their own funding to cover fees and living expenses. There are many different ways you might be able to fund your research studies including:

  • research councils
  • local authorities
  • career development loans
  • trusts and charities
  • school or faculty studentships and bursaries

The University postgraduate funding website is an excellent place to start looking for help with the cost of your postgraduate studies, providing information on scholarships and awards you may be eligible for. The key is to apply early for your course, giving yourself the maximum amount of time to track down funding.

Part-time teaching

All second and third year postgraduate research students can apply to teach tutorials to undergraduate students. In order to qualify postgraduate research students will be expected to complete relevant courses offered by the Graduate School and Professional Development during the first year of their research study.

Students leading tutorials are supported by the school's Teaching Development Seminars, which offer staff development and support for part-time teachers. It promotes dialogue and leaning through peer discussion, whilst acting as a forum for staff development and the dissemination of good practices.


The current fees for our postgraduate courses can be found on the Student Fees and Finance website.

International students

For further information about funding opportunities for overseas students, please see the international applicants website.

Graduate School

The Graduate School provides step-by-step guides and useful links to help you find the funding you need.



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