Tuition, Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Tuition, Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Tuition Fees

The annual tuition fee for the academic year beginning September 2013 is £11,200. In cases where a student withdraws from the MA Programme, tuition for the entire term will be charged.  Alternatively, students may pay their fees in four instalments of £2,800.

Financial Assistance

Through its Financial Assistance Programme, the University ensures that no individual be denied entry because of inability to pay tuition, living expenses and other costs.

Assistance will be provided through loans or scholarships to supplement personal resources.  This is based upon the evaluation of a student's need from financial data provided. Unless otherwise stated, every student is expected to make some contribution towards fees, accommodation or subsistence.


A range of links related to funding opportunities in the UK and abroad are available below:​



Arts and Humanities Research Council

The Arts and Humanities Research Council funds research and postgraduate study within the UK's higher education institutions. It supports research within a wide range of subjects from traditional humanities subjects to the creative and performing arts.

The British Council

Information about British Council scholarship schemes and links to approved websites. Many scholarships only cover postgraduate degrees, others cover courses fees for specific subjects while some are only available for specific institutions.

British Chevening Scholarships

Information about Chevening scholarships, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and administered by the British Council, awarded to overseas students for study in the United Kingdom. The Chevening programme currently provides around 2,300 new scholarships in over 150 countries.

Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter

Details of scholarships offered by the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter. The Institute offers four MA scholarships per year for students from Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait and the UAE which consist of £5000 towards international student fees.

London Metropolitan University

Information about scholarships offered by London Metropolitan University. The university offers approximately 450 scholarships per year worth a total of £700,000. Scholarships are available across a wide range of disciplines.


Scholarships database website for postgraduates and intending postgraduates that brings together different types of funding at both Masters and Doctoral level. The database includes funding from charities, research councils and other general funding bodies as well as funding information from a range of Universities and Institutes.

University of Southampton

The University of Southampton offers a large variety of postgraduate scholarships and bursaries for which UK and EU students may be eligible.

IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding

Funding resource which allows users to search by country or subject to find the information about funding for studies around the world. The database contains study abroad scholarships, fellowships and grants.

University of Westminster

Details of scholarships offered by the University of Westminster. Scholarships are offered across a range of disciplines, for both postgraduate and undergraduate study.

Newton International Fellowships

Fellowships scheme run by the British Academy, The Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society, established to select the best early stage postdoctoral researchers from around the world. Fellowships enable recipients to work at UK research institutions for two years. The scheme covers researchers in all disciplines covered by the three academies - natural and social sciences, engineering and humanities.


Database offering a range of scholarship and fellowship sources, from governments and private companies to non-profit organisations. Scholarshipnet provides information about making applications for undergraduate and postdoctoral student scholarship grants as well as travel and study awards for PhD students doing research in developing countries.