Fees and funding

There’s a range of ways you can secure funding for postgraduate courses here at Bucks, including sponsorship, bursaries, scholarships and loans. And if you recently graduated from Bucks, you may be eligible for a fee discount.


The UK Government’s Postgraduate Master’s Loan scheme allows eligible students to apply for up to £11,222 to help cover the cost of studying.

For full details of loan arrangements relating to postgraduate courses, see our postgraduate loan page. Note, instalment schedules may be different for international students – get in touch with our international office to find out more.


Your employer may be happy to sponsor studies that are relevant to your role, or to the sector you work in.

If you’re a prospective research student, it's always worth contacting companies, charities or professional societies about sponsorship if your research may be relevant to them. Many students have found financial support for their postgraduate studies this way.

Alumni postgraduate fee discount

If you’ve completed an undergraduate degree (Level 6) at Buckinghamshire New University, and you’re due to enrol on a postgraduate course (Level 7) at BNU, you’re eligible for a 20% fee discount per year for full-time or part-time Level 7 courses (in attendance or distance learning). This course fee discount will be extended to 25% if you choose to be accommodated in our halls. Please note that places in our halls are limited. You can find out more on our Accommodation section.

Discounts apply to UK, EU and international students studying at our High Wycombe Campus, Uxbridge Campus or Aylesbury Campus.

Please note: You can only be eligible for one discount; this discount can not be used in conjunction with any other discounts, scholarships or bursaries. This discount applies to students who enrolled through Bucks New University directly and not through one of our partnerships. You are not eligible if you have already completed the first stage of a postgraduate award and are planning to continue to the second stage.

If you have any questions, or would like to find out more, call 0330 123 2023 or email us.

View our Postgraduate programmes.

We recommend applying for funding and discounts as soon as possible. Also, please note that courses will only go ahead if enough students enrol.