Fees and how to pay for your postgraduate course
There's a lot to consider when undertaking a postgraduate degree, but one of the most important factors is how much the course will cost you. We have all the information you need to understand UK postgraduate student fees and finance including:
- Breakdown of how our courses' fees are constructed
- How to pay
- Payment plans
- Sponsored payments
How much will my course cost?
Our postgraduate fees are calculated by what it costs to teach each course. Every course is divided into modules, which means courses that contain less modules have lower fees.
Each module is worth between 10 and 20 credits, with you needing to achieve 180 credits to gain the full masters award.
To make studying more cost effective, some students choose to study part-time and plan their course around their personal or working lives. If you choose to do this you will typically earn 60 credits per year.
As an example of the way tuition fees work, please see our variety of payment breakdowns below. The fees were for our UK students undertaking taught postgraduate degrees for the previous entry.
You can find course fees on the individual course pages in the course finder.
September 2023, January 2024 and May 2024
|UK home tuition fees||Part-time fees|
|Per credit||10 credit module||15 credit module||20 credit module|
Cost of living
As well as your course fees, you’ll also need to consider the cost of living at university. Your cost of living will depend on your lifestyle and spending habits, but you could find your money goes further in Coventry than in other parts of the UK. For example, Coventry is the most affordable city in the Midlands according to the NatWest Student Living Index 2022.
Degree funding and scholarships
There are a number of funding opportunities available to students including loans, Alumni discount and scholarships.
How to pay your fees
The easiest way to make a fee payment is by card online on our secure payment portal.
You can also set up a flexible payment by automatic card payment on this portal.
This requires a one-time set up and payments will then be automatically requested from your payment card on the designated due date. Card details are fully encrypted and meet PCI DSS security standards.
Coventry University do not offer any discount for early payment of full fees.
Payment Instalment Plans
You may be eligible to pay for your course fees in instalments. We offer a termly instalment scheme.
Please visit tuition fee terms and conditions for full details of the instalment plans available.
Instalments can be set up during the online enrolment process. You can also set up instalments using our automated card payment system using a valid credit or debit card. Setting up an automated card payment plan aims to take away the stress of remembering when to make payments to the University.
You can update your card details on our secure card update portal if you have set up an automated card payment.
Please note that any student failing to adhere to the applicable instalment scheme will be at risk of having access restricted to the university resources.
If you have any queries please contact a member of the Finance Team.
If your fees are to be paid in part or fully by a sponsor (such as your employer), you will be required to provide at enrolment a letter or Fee Authorisation Form. In the case of a letter from your sponsor, this should be supplied on company headed paper and state the amount of support you will be receiving and the academic year it relates to. After your enrolment your sponsor will be automatically invoiced.
The Fee Authorisation Form can be picked up from the University's Finance Income team or downloaded as a PDF. This form should only be completed by registered organisations and companies, and should not be used if your fees are to be paid by family members, friends, etc., unless you are officially listed as an employee of theirs.
The completed form can be scanned and emailed to the Income Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can submit the completed form to the Income Team in person at the Student Centre or by post to the address below:
Finance Income Team
We're here to help with any finance and funding questions you might have. Take a look at the relevant team's contact details below.
Student loans team
Banking operations team
Scholarship approvals and applications
Tuition fee refunds
For further information please refer to the full tuition fee terms and conditions as all students must read and accept these terms as part of the enrolment process.
Please note that fee terms and conditions are revised annually and subject to change.
You may also find it useful to view the finance pages on the Student Portal.