School of Politics and International Relations

Fees and Funding

Postgraduate taught students are responsible for arranging their own funding to cover fees and living expenses. It is best to apply early for your course, giving yourself the maximum amount of time to look for available funding.

The University's postgraduate funding webpage provides information on current scholarships available from the University, as well as other sources of funding.

Home/EU students

Government loans for masters courses

The Government offers postgraduate loans of up to £10,609 for students studying a taught or research masters course.

For further details and eligibility criteria please visit the University's financial support webpages.

MA Fee Waiver Competition 2018

The school is pleased to announce three MA scholarships are available offering a 50% fee waiver for Home/EU students who hold the offer of a place on one of the school's MA courses for the 2018/19 academic year.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 19 June 2018.

More information and how to apply

Home/EU/international students

Weston Scholarship

The school has available one award of tuition fees of Home/EU students for the 2018/19 academic year. This cover the tuition element on any of our masters courses. To apply, please send the following information to Matthew Rendall by Thursday 28 June 2018:

  • Your name, course title, fee status (UK, EU, International) and Application ID number
  • A blog post on a topic of your choice, relevant to Politics/International Relations that can be posted on our blog platform 'Ballots and Bullets'. Articles must not exceed 1000 words.

International applicants can apply for this scholarship but the award is provided only at Home/EU level. Please note to apply for this scholarship you must already have applied for a postgraduate taught course in the school.


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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