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Fees, bursaries, scholarships and studentships

Scholarships and bursaries

Masters loans

If you're starting a Masters you may be entitled to a government-backed loan of up to £11,222. Find out how a government-backed loan scheme might help you.

Masters fee discount for York graduates

If you've completed an undergraduate degree at York you could be eligible for a 10 per cent Masters fee discount.

External opportunities

We have identified the following opportunities as particularly relevant to applicants for our postgraduate programmes. All queries are to be directed to the organisation offering the scholarship.

See our legal statements.


Campus-based programmes

Fees for MA (campus-based), MRes, MPA programmes and PhD programme

The standard annual tuition fees for MA Social Policy, MA Comparative and International Social Policy, MRes Social Policy, MRes Social Work and PhD students can be found on the University Postgraduate Fees page.

Fees quoted are for one year of study only and are subject to increase in subsequent years. The University reserves the right to alter the level of fee.

Students studying the Online Masters Programmes in Public Policy and Management (including MPA) should refer to the Online Programmes tab.

MA Social Work and NHS social work bursaries

MA Social Work has a 'non-standard' fee.

We welcome applications from overseas graduates, although 3 years UK residence is required to be eligible to apply for a NHSBSA bursary to pay your fees and living expenses, see further details. If English is not your first language please see the specific MA Social Work English language requirements.

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) administers two types of bursaries for students studying social work.  They are the social work bursary and the postgraduate bursary.  Eligible students will receive the appropriate bursaries depending on their course.  For full details on eligibility criteria, the financial value of the bursaries and availability of application packs, students should visit NHS Social Work Bursaries or email their enquiry. Alternatively, call the Bursaries team on 0300 330 1342.

Online programmes

Fees for online Masters programmes

UK/international Masters fees for taught and research programmes can be found on our Postgraduate fees and funding page.

Further information regarding fees and available discounts can be obtained from the Online MA team:

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Contact details

Helen Story
Admissions Administrator

Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 1228