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Fees and Funding 2016/17

All postgraduate fees for full time students are invoiced in full on registration at the University.

The cost of a postgraduate degree varies by course, but all our subjects are banded into three groups and the full time price of the course is dependent on what group your subject falls into. For full details, visit the Fees - Home & EU section of this website.


Postgraduate Loan (PGL) for Master's Study 

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters Degrees in the UK will be introduced this year.

First announced as part of the UK’s Chancellor’s 2014 Autumn Statement, these government-backed student loans have been confirmed for Masters Degrees beginning on or after 1st August 2016.

Student Finance England's new Postgraduate Loan application service is now open!

The quickest and easiest way for students to apply is online at

Student Finance England are encouraging students to apply as early as possible to make sure their Postgraduate Loan is ready for the start of their course.

  • Non means-tested loans of up to £10,000 per year paid directly to students to be used at their discretion for fees, maintenance costs or other costs will be made available to students applying to taught and research master’s courses. PHD students will be funded through a separate scheme.
  • PGCE courses not eligible, please go to the Department of Education for bursary information and criteria.
  • Applications will be made through Student Finance England. The opening date for applications has yet to be confirmed but not expected before June 2016.
  • Loans will be available to students under the age of 60 studying full-time, part-time (at least 50% of a full-time course) or on distance-learning courses. For students studying part time up to £5,000 will be available in year 1 and £5,000 in year 2.
  • Students are not eligible for PGL where they are eligible to apply for a healthcare bursary or are in receipt of a social work bursary from any of the following: National Health Service (NHS), Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS), Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). However, if the student has not been awarded a social work bursary after applying for one, they may apply for PGL.   
  • The loan is considered to be a contribution towards the costs of postgraduate study and will not be available if you already have a master’s qualification.
  • Postgraduate funding is considered a devolved matter for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Therefore loans are only available for students resident in England and EU students.
  • Repayments will be on an income-contingent basis commencing 2019.
  • Postgraduate loan repayments will be paid concurrently with undergraduate loan repayments at a rate of 6% of annual income over £21,000.
  • Interest will be charged at RPI + 3%.
  • The Postgraduate Loan is not available to students 'topping up' their qualification from a Postgraduate Diploma to a full masters. The Postgraduate Loan is only available for stand alone Master's qualifications.

Students looking for more information can use the external link below to visit SFE's student finance zone;

Student Finance England Advert


Part time students

If you are a home student who is studying part-time, we invoice half the full time fee on registration for the first year of your course and the balance is invoiced when you register for the second year. Please note that the fee payable in year 2 may rise approximately in line with inflation.

Current students should visit the Welcome to Student Finance pages in the Student/Staff Gateway.

Read details about the Regulations for the Payment of University Fees and related financial information.

Withdrawal/Suspension from a Course at the University

Once you have accepted an offer to study at Liverpool Hope University (Firm or Insurance), you will be able to cancel your acceptance
within 14 days without giving any reason. The cancellation period will expire after 14 days from the date on which you accepted the offer, which is the date on which your contract with the University began.

How to cancel

To exercise your right to cancel, you must inform us of your decision to cancel this contract by a clear written statement, which may be
sent by post or email.

By post to; Mrs C Harvey, Director of Student Administration. Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park, Liverpool L16 9JD
Download the Cancellation form


Further Information

Contact: Student Finance Office

For Fees & Collections:
Telephone: +44 (0) 151 291 3339      

For Student Funds:
Telephone: +44 (0) 151 291 3435/3464/3488