Tuition fees and funding

UK and European Union students

The standard tuition fee for taught postgraduate courses starting September 2016-17 is £4,590 (£510 per 20 credits). Taught courses normally take one year.

Postgraduate scholarships

Computing alumni legacy scholarship

A group of successful alumni from the MSc Computer Aided and Graphical Technology Applications have come together to set up a postgraduate scholarship worth 100% of course fees. This only applies to eligible courses.
More about our computing alumni legacy scholarship

Dr Keith Skeoch scholarships

In 2013, Dr Keith Skeoch generously instituted a new scholarship fund. From this we are offering four £2,500 scholarships to students enrolling on postgraduate programmes at the University's School of Social Sciences, Business & Law.
More about our Skeoch scholarship

Professor Graham Henderson CBE DL scholarships

Former vice-chancellor Professor Graham Henderson CBE DL has generously donated £2,500 to the University's Development Fund resulting in four £750 postgraduate scholarships for 2016-17 entry.
More about our Professor Graham Henderson CBE DL scholarships

Other postgraduate funding support*

From September 2016 new entrants benefit from a 10% fees discount towards your postgraduate taught course (part-time or full-time) if you:

  • are a continuing Teesside University student progressing, with no break in study, from an undergraduate to postgraduate taught course or
  • have graduated from an undergraduate course at Teesside University within the last two years (2014-15 or 2015-16) or
  • graduated with first-class honours from an undergraduate course at any other university within the last two years (2014-15 or 2015-16) or
  • are a member of staff at one of our HEBP partner colleges or our wider regional college network

£50 will be credited to your smart card when you enrol on a full-time postgraduate taught course. You can redeem this against printing and photocopying costs (includes NHS students).

A 5% discount is available if you pay your fees balance in full within the first six months of enrolling on your programme

Flexible payment options mean you can pay your fees in ten monthly instalments, allowing you to spread the cost

* These offers are for 2016-17 new entrant home/EU students only, and does not apply to NHS-funded courses (except the £50 smart card credit). The 5% discount and the flexible payment option only apply to self-funding students. If you are awarded a £10,000 postgraduate scholarship, you will not be eligible to receive any of our fee discounts or other philanthropic scholarships.


The fee for the MBA starting September 2016 is £10,250 for UK/EU students and £13,000 for international (non-EU) students.

Research degree registrations

For August 2016 to July 2017

  • Fees per annum for UK/EU students studying full-time - £4,590
  • Fees per annum for UK/EU students studying part-time - £2,295
  • Fees per annum for international students studying full-time - £10,950
  • Fees per annum for international students studying at a distance £5,475

In the School of Science & Engineering, for MPhil and PhD courses, an additional bench fee of £2,700 applies for full-time research students (pro-rata for part-time). In exceptional circumstances this fee could be higher for particularly expensive projects. There is no bench fee for taught postgraduate courses leading to PgC, PgD or MSc.

Full time students who do not complete their studies within three years will be required to pay the relevant part time fee up to submission of the thesis for any years over and above the three year period. Fees are payable by all students up to the point of submission of the thesis.

Social work bursary - you may also be entitled to a social work bursary from the NHS in year 1 and year 2 of the MA Social Work Studies course.
Further information about the social work bursary

International students

Further information
Postgraduate study

For advice about fees and funding contact student services.
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For an overview of potential sources of postgraduate funding visit the Prospects website.

International students' tuition fees and funding

Fees and funding for health courses

There are different arrangements for health courses.
Funding for health courses

How to pay fees to the University

For more on how to pay contact the Finance and Commercial Development on 01642 738469, email
More on paying tuition fees

More support

Some research projects at the University, which may be carried out as the basis of research degrees, are offered with partial or complete funding to cover fees and/or living costs. Other sources of funding include:

Elite athlete bursary

Up to £1,000 worth of support is available for talented students.
More about the elite athlete bursary


You may be funded by your employer to cover all or part of course fees. You must give us a letter confirming this or you will be invoiced for your fees.

Professional and career development loans

We are a Professional and Career Development Loans registered Learning Provider, registration number 3997. A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

Disabled students allowances

For advice about fees and funding contact student services.
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