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Postgraduate fees and funding 2019/20

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Tuition fees cover the cost of your postgraduate degree and are charged per year. Our postgraduate taught degrees tuition fees Home/EU students range from £5,200 to £10,500. For specific course fees, see the finance tab on each course page.

Student Support Fund

Due to the financial challenges that some students are now facing due to Covid-19 the Student Support Fund will remain open to all current students during the summer and the deadline for applications is now August 31st 2020. As the final day of term has now passed, level H undergraduate students including those who have been given academic extensions can apply for universal credit. Once you are in receipt of these benefits and if have been given an extension then you may apply using the summer SSF application form below if you are still struggling financially.

Please read the following carefully and ensure you complete the correct application form.

Final year postgraduate students should complete the following application form and then scan it along with supporting documentation to studentfunds@hope.ac.uk

Summer SSF Application Form

If you are not a final year student then self supporting as well as students who are returning to the family home during the summer can apply with the following application form and once completed you should scan the form along with supporting documentation to studentsfunds@hope.ac.uk

Summer SSF Application Form

Self supporting students are defined as those who are not returning to a family home during the summer. Documentary evidence is required to support the application and details of this can be found within the application form.

The formula for calculating awards for students is based around essential expenditure including rent, utility bills etc so the expectation for students who are returning to the family home is that expenditure during the summer will be low so awards from the fund will be limited. However there is a personal statement section on the application form and extenuating and unique circumstances will be taken into account although documentary evidence of your special circumstances may be required. 

The University is also aware that students are arranging accommodation for next year at this time and landlords are asking for deposits and rents in advance which may prove to be a financial challenge for some students. The support fund is offering cash advances against the next instalment of the maintenance loan in order to pay the rents and deposits and this can be applied for on the following application which once completed should be scanned with supporting documentation to studentfunds@hope.ac.uk. Please note that the cash advance is a last resort if you cannot raise the money or cannot negotiate a deferred payment with the landlord and you are in danger of losing the accommodation. Cash advances cannot be given if  you have already paid the money to the landlord.  Details of documentary evidence required can be found within the form and any cash advances will be paid directly to the landlord.

Cash Advance Application Form

International and EU and Island students can apply by completing the following application form which needs to be scanned to studenfunds@hope.ac.uk

SSF Application Form EU-Islands-International


You will need to pay one third of your total fees as an initial payment when you register at the University, and you then pay the remaining balance over 5 months from October to February (September starters only). If you are taking a Postgraduate Loan you can pay in 3 termly instalments that coincides with your loan payment dates.

You can pay your tuition fees by direct debit, credit/debit card, cheque or banker’s draft made payable to Liverpool Hope University. 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 remaining 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.

There are a number of loans and scholarships that you may be eligible to receive to help fund the cost of your studies. Check the Loans and bursaries and Scholarships tabs on this page for further information.


Some of our postgraduate taught courses offer a PG Certificate (PGCert), rather than the full MA/MSc. Fees for PGCerts range from £1,650 to £1,930.

The Social Work MA is a two year full-time degree. The fee for each year is fixed at £3,180, unless you are required to retake a year in which case the current fee for that year is applied.

Useful links

Regulations for payment of university fees and financial information 2019/20



Contact us

Fees and Collections

Information on fees for all courses and accommodation offered at Hope

T: +44 (0)151 291 3339
E: financequeries@hope.ac.uk

Student Funds

Information and guidance about money available for your course, including maintenance loans and supplementary grants

T: +44 (0)151 291 3666
E: studentfunds@hope.ac.uk