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School of Environment, Education and Development

Fees and funding

We offer a limited number of scholarships and awards to students enrolling on master’s courses.

The University generates a substantial amount of funding from Research Councils, industry and other external sources. You can find out more about the University's funding opportunities for master's students at the postgraduate funding database.

The School also offers a limited number of scholarships and awards for students enrolling on master's programmes.

Other funding opportunities

Manchester Alumni Scholarship Scheme

The Manchester Alumni Scholarship Scheme offers eligible applicants a £3,000 reduction on tuition fees.

It is a means of supporting our outstanding graduates who wish to progress to master's-level study having completed their undergraduate degree with us.

The scholarship is available to applicants to a School of Environment, Education and Development master’s course who:

  • are a University of Manchester graduate
  • have received a first-class honours degree
  • are applying within three years of receiving their degree
  • are an international, EU or home student who will study full-time, part-time or by distance learning
  • have accepted an offer of a place on a School of Environment, Education and Development master's course by the end of June in the year their course starts.

How to apply

You do not need to apply for this scholarship separately. You will be automatically considered on the basis of your application for the course.

If you meet the eligibility criteria, you will be awarded the scholarship automatically, as long as you have accepted an offer of a place on a School of Environment, Education and Development master's course by the end of June in the year your course starts.

Any scholarship awarded will be applied as a reduction in the annual tuition fee for the course, rather than as a cash payment.

Find out more

If you are considering studying in the School of Environment, Education and Development and would like further details about this bursary scheme, please the admissions team quoting your University of Manchester ID number. 

Manchester Master’s Bursary

The University of Manchester offered 100 bursaries for master’s students, each worth £3,000 in funding, to UK and EU students who started taught or research master’s courses in September 2017. 

The bursaries are aimed at widening access to master’s courses by removing barriers to postgraduate education for students from underrepresented groups, so you will need to meet a number of criteria to be eligible for the award.

Please note that we expect there to be more eligible applications than places, so meeting the criteria is no guarantee of an award.

A decision has not yet been made as to whether these bursaries will be available for 2018 entry. Please register your interest in the Manchester Master's Bursary to receive updates.

Postgraduate Loan

If you’re coming to Manchester this year to begin postgraduate study, you could qualify for a loan from the UK government.

Find out more

Equity and Merit Scholarships

Equity and Merit Scholarships for international master’s students

Equity and Merit Scholarships aim to assist talented but economically disadvantaged students from some of the world’s poorest countries.

Scholarships are currently available for up to 16 full-time campus-based postgraduate taught master’s students and up to 10 master’s by distance learning for academically excellent professionals from Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania.

The scholarships are jointly funded by the University and its donors. The University covers the tuition fee in full and the generosity of donors pays for students’ living expenses, flights to the UK and visas.

To find out more about eligibility and how to apply visit the Equity and Merit webpage.