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MA Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for the taught MA are set by the University of York, as explained on the university webpage on Postgraduate Fees and Funding.

Note that the fees for the MA in Medieval Studies are charged at the lower (classroom-based) rate, and that if you have completed an undergraduate degree at York you could be eligible for a 10% Masters fee discount.

Centre for Medieval Studies MA scholarships

The Centre for Medieval Studies has two scholarships at the home fees rate for any student applying for the MA in Medieval Studies commencing 2020/21. Please apply by 30 June 2020 to be considered for these awards. These scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and financial need.

Tom and Eileen House Scholarships

Four scholarships offered to help ensure that opportunity to study for a Masters degree is open to all:

  • two scholarships worth £5,000 each
  • two scholarships worth £1,000 each

To be eligible to apply you must:

  • hold an offer from York for any department for a full-time taught Masters course
  • be living permanently in the UK or EU

You must also meet one or more of the following widening participation criteria:

  • You have been in Local Authority Care or supported by the Foyer Federation
  • You have been in receipt of the Disabled Students’ Allowance
  • You have been in receipt of the Maximum Maintenance Loan, or Maximum Maintenance Grant or Special Support Grant
  • You were the first in your family to attend higher education (not including siblings) on entry to undergraduate study
  • You were from a Low Participation Neighbourhood on entry to undergraduate study
  • You are on a low income.

Applications are open until Monday 1 June 2020, 11:55pm. For further information, and to apply, see website:


Academic Excellence & Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships

These variable University-wide scholarships are offered to International (non-EU) students only, and are awarded in recognition of academic excellence.
There are also five Vice-Chancellor scholarships offered for exceptional upostgraduate taught students, who have or are expecting to acheive First class undergraduate degree, or internatoinal equivalent.
Only one application is required; applicants will be considered for both awards (subject to eligibility requirements). 
Applications for 2020/21 are now open and close on 30 April 2020. Further information available from:

York Graduate Loyalty Discount Scheme

If you're successfully completed an undergraduate degree at York, you could be eligible for a discount for your MA study here.  Further information available from:

UK Government Postgraduate Loan Scheme

If you're starting a postgraduate MA in September 2020, you may be eligible for a government-backed loan of up to £11,222.  For more information please see:

Additional sources of funding and help:

Our parent departments – Archaeology, English, History, and History of Art - all administer a small number of bursaries available for single-discipline Masters students. Please check the departments' websites separately:

MA in Medieval Studies applicants may also be eligible for the following external funding sources (not managed by the University of York):

Applicants with a disability may also be eligible for the Disabled Student's Allowance:

Further information is available from the University's funding pages:, where you will also find detailed information on fees and living expenses for both Home and Overseas students. 

Finally, here are some other websites with useful information.