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Postgraduate loan (PGL) for Master's Study


A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters Degrees in the UK was introduced in 2016/17 for English and EU students. (see link below)

  • Non means-tested loans of up to £10,609 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.
  • 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 £5,304.50 will be available in year 1 and £5,304.50 in year 2.
  • students are not eligible for PGL where they are eligible to apply for the 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 Award 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.
  • 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.

From 2018/19 Welsh and Irish Students will be able to apply for Postgraduate Loans through their own authorities:

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.

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 payment of University Fees and financial information 2018/19.

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 3666