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Postgraduate Fees

In this section, you'll find all the information you need to know about fees for postgraduate courses at the University of Sunderland in London, from home and international costs to funding.

Home Fees

A full-time taught postgraduate course usually takes one year to complete. Tuition fees for most postgraduate programmes are £7,000 2021/22 but some courses have different fees; you can find the fee for each course on the postgraduate funding page.

Funding your postgraduate course

Postgraduate students can apply for a non-means-tested loan which is available to students under 60 years of age.

When you enrol you can either pay the total tuition fee amount in full or choose one of the following payment options:

Three payment instalment plan

If your course is one academic year or more, you can choose to split your tuition fee payment into three amounts, based on the official start date of your course. 

Course start dateInstalment one Instalment twoInstalment three
October 1 December 1 March 1 June
January  1 March 1 June 1 September
April  1 June 1 September 1 December 
August 1 October 1 January 1 April

Seven payment instalment plan

If you choose to pay via seven instalments your start date will be the same as the three payment instalment plan. You will then pay monthly on the 1st until your final payment, which also falls on the same date as above.

A credit agreement must be completed if you want to pay through seven instalments. This credit agreement is available during the online enrolment process or via your e:Vision account.

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International Fees

International fees apply to students who live outside of the United Kingdom (UK). Tuition fees for international students are higher than the fees for UK students because the UK Government subsidises the cost of university tuition for students from the UK.

International tuition fees are between £13,750 and £15,000 for 2021/22. A small number of taught postgraduate courses have different fees. Fee information for each course can be found on the course page.

Self-funded international students

If you are an international student, you must pay a non-refundable deposit of 50% of your tuition fee before you can receive your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) letter. This deposit becomes the first part of your tuition fee payment.

You should not pay the deposit until you have received your official offer letter from us. The letter will contain your applicant number, which you will need in order to pay the deposit.

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The remaining 50% balance should be paid within three months from the course start date.

Financially sponsored students

sponsored student is a student whose fees are being paid for by their employer or a government body. Any student being sponsored (e.g. by a company or public sector organisation) needs to provide valid written evidence in the form of a sponsor letter of support for each academic year.

To be valid, a sponsor letter must be on the official sponsor’s letterhead and clearly state the student name, student number and the sponsorship amount. If relatives or personal friends are paying your fees, they are not official sponsors and you will be treated as a self-funded student.

If your sponsor is funding less than the full amount of your tuition fee or withdraws the sponsorship during the financial year for any reason, it is your personal responsibility to settle any outstanding amount.

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