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Funding opportunities

Find funding for your studies through scholarships or funding bodies.

Those with a postgraduate qualification will on average earn £6,000 more per year* than those with just an undergraduate degree. With many funding options available these courses are an investment in your future.

If you have any questions, you can speak to a member of our Student Funding Advice Team on 01904 876 939

*Department For Education Graduate Labour Market Report 2017

Loans, bursaries and scholarships

Here you will find some options for funding your studies as well as information about fee reductions or bursaries for specific courses.

Master's loans

A master's loan can help towards course fees and living costs while you study a postgraduate master’s degree.

Depending on where in the UK you live the process for applying for a loan will be different. Find out if you are eligible and the amount you could borrow on the websites below.

GOV.UK master's loans

Student Awards Agency Scotland

Student Finance Wales

Postgraduate loans in Northern Ireland

Doctoral loans

Doctoral Loans are also available. More information is available on the UK Government website

The alternative guide to postgraduate funding

The alternative guide to postgraduate funding can help you find sources of funding for your studies. It contains over 100 links to possible funding sources as well as general guidance and tools to help you write a grant application.

Staff and students of York St John University can use the guide for free. You can log in using the link below.

If you have applied to York St John University we can provide you with access to the guide. Email the Funding Advice team to find out how you can access the guide.

The Funding Advice team email is 

The alternative guide to postgraduate funding

PGCE and School Direct (non-salaried)

The UK Government is now offering bursaries for UK and EU students enrolled on Initial Teacher Training courses.

The amount you are entitled to will depend on the classification of the undergraduate degree you hold and the subject your PGCE focuses on.

Find out more about funding for ITT students.

Progression scholarships

If you are continuing to postgraduate study directly after studying at undergraduate level with us, we offer a reduction in fees depending on the classification of degree you achieve.

If you are graduating from an undergraduate degree at York St John University this year you could be entitled to:

  • a 50% reduction in course fees if you achieve a 1st
  • a 35% reduction if you achieve a 2:1
  • a 20% reduction if you achieve a 2:2

All York St John University alumni are eligible for a 10% reduction on their postgraduate course fees regardless of when you graduated. The 10% alumni discount will not be added on top of progression scholarships.

These reductions apply to all York and London-based taught MA, MBA, MSc and MRes courses, except for Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) MSc, Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration) MSc and all PCGE courses.

If you would like to find out more please contact the Admissions team on 01904 876 598 or

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