With more and more undergraduates enrolling in the UK every year is it little wonder that postgraduate qualifications are also in demand? A master’s degree can help you stand out in a busy job market and gives students the opportunity to explore their subject even more deeply. It all comes at a cost though so why not consider those on this list of the cheapest universities for taught postgraduate degrees.
St Mary’s University
Tuition Fee: £4,250–7,500
If you’re after a Postgraduate Taught degree in London that doesn’t cost as much as most, then look no further than St Mary’s University. St Mary’s is the only university from the capital to make this list, and given that its sports facilities were used by
none other than Mo Farah for a number of years, you’ll be getting access to some top class benefits too.
Liverpool John Moores University
Tuition Fee: £4,200–5,000
Whether you pay at the top or bottom end of Liverpool John Moores University’s Postgraduate Taught fees range, you’ll still be paying far less than you would at many other UK universities. It is, of course, the £4,200 courses that earn it a place in this list. A quick look at their Postgraduate student numbers shows that Liverpool John Moores offers degrees at this level in a number of areas, with Subjects Allied to Medicine attracting the most Postgraduate Taught students.
University of Chester
Tuition Fee: £4,140–7,020
The University of Chester offers Postgraduate Taught degrees in a huge range of subjects, but just as is the case with their neighbours Liverpool John Moores, it’s Subject Allied to Medicine that has the lion’s share of Postgraduate Taught students.
University of Wales Trinity St David
Tuition Fee: £4,010
The University of Wales Trinity St David offers Postgrads the opportunity of further study for a mere £4,010 a year, a veritable bargain considering the price of undergraduate education.
Research-active staff allow postgraduate students the attention and expertise required to create high level thinkers in a rich and stimulating educational environment.
York St John University
Tuition Fee: £3,500–5,700
York St John University takes top spot in England owing to its lower top end fees, with the lower end sitting at £3,500.
Having undergone massive refurbishment in the last decade costing £100 million, York St John hosts impressive facilities, including labs, studios, IT suits and many other resources inductive of a quality learning experience. Postgraduates will have their needs met and their skills nurtured and refined at this progressive institution.
University of the West of Scotland
Tuition Fee: £3,400
The University of the West of Scotland is the UK university offering the joint-cheapest Postgraduate Taught courses for the 2016/17 academic year. £3,400 will afford a postgraduate the opportunity to study any of the Postgrad courses available.
UWS offers a vocational and career-focussed education, and prides itself on being an institution concerned with innovation and maintaining strong links with industry, in turn providing postgraduates with a platform from which they can cement and influence their own careers.
Buckinghamshire New University
Tuition Fee: £4,300–8,750
Buckinghamshire New University offers Postgraduate Taught courses costing up to £8,750, but it’s the lower end of their price scale that interests us here. Bucks New has been around in some form or another for over 125 years, but was only awarded full university status in 2007, making it one of the newest in the UK. If the saying ‘new is always better’ is indeed true, then this is even more of a bargain than first thought.
Leeds Trinity University
Tuition Fee: £3,500–11,000
Leeds Trinity University is the joint-cheapest English institution for Postgraduate Taught courses, only missing out on third place as a result of its higher top end fees.
As an institution, Leeds Trinity champions a focus on the employability of their students, right across the university’s degree programmes and so undergraduates and postgraduates share in the benefit of having careers at the very top of their teaching agenda.