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.

Loans

Since September 2016, the new postgraduate loan from the UK government allows eligible students to apply for up to £10,000 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.

Sponsorship

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.

Professional and career development loans

Bucks is a professional and career development loans-registered learning provider. A professional and career development loan is a commercial bank loan available to EU and UK students to help cover the costs of work-related learning. To find out more, visit the funding for postgraduate study section at gov.uk  or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

If you’ve completed an undergraduate degree (level 6) at Bucks New University over the last 5 years, and you’re about to enrol on a postgraduate course (Level 7) at Bucks for the upcoming academic year, you’re eligible for a fee discount:

  • 20% off the current fee per year for full-time courses (in attendance or distance learning)
  • 10% off the current fee per year for part-time courses (in attendance or distance learning)

Discounts apply to UK, EU and international students taking the following courses directly through Bucks:

  • International MBA
  • MA 3D Animation
  • MA Human Resource Management
  • MSc Organisational Resilience

Please note, you can only be eligible for one discount. 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’ve 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, just call 0330 123 2023 or email us.

If you’ve completed an undergraduate degree (Level 6) at Bucks in academic years 2015-16 or 2016-17, and you’re about to enrol on a postgraduate course (Level 7) at Bucks for 2017-18, you’re eligible for a fee discount:

  • 20% off the current fee per year for full-time courses
  • 10% off the current fee per year for part-time/FDL courses

Discounts apply to UK, EU and international students taking the following courses at Bucks:

  • MSc Applied Positive Psychology
  • MSc Child Protection and Adult Safeguarding
  • MSc Psychotherapeutic Approaches in Mental Health

Please note, you can only be eligible for one discount. You are not eligible if   you’ve 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, just call 0330 123 2023 or email us.

We may be able to offer a discount for partner colleges and associates, for selected postgraduate programmes. We may also offer an organisational discount if more than one person from the same company enrols onto a postgraduate programme.

Get in touch to find out more.

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

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