Postgraduate Taught Awards and Discounts

2018 Entry

Could any of the following descriptions apply to you?
  • a Keele Alumnus
  • a First Class graduate from any university
  • from an area of the country under-represented in Higher Education
If so, then you are probably eligible for one or more of the three awards listed below.
These awards are automatic. This means no form-filling, no essays, and no panel interviews. 

The Keele Alumni Discount*

For 2018 entry there is a 20% discount of the tuition fee charged for Keele Alumni (UK/EU students). Students must be taking a taught postgraduate course at Keele University to at least 120 credits. The award will be offered on a pro-rata basis for some lower credit courses providing total credit study within the academic year exceeds 40 credits, full details below.

The Keele Graduate Scholarship*

This a £500 tuition fee waiver for UK/EU students taking a taught postgraduate course at Keele University who attained first class honours in their first degree.

The Keele Access Scholarship*

This is a £850 tuition fee waiver for UK/EU students for students from backgrounds with low participation in higher education who are taking a taught postgraduate course at Keele University. This award is aimed at supporting traditionally under-represented groups to progress on to graduate study at Keele.

You may be eligible for a scholarship if you live in an area of the UK from which very few students progress to higher education (officially defined as a Low Participation Neighbourhood). For 2018 entry, check your postcode eligibility here.

You may also be eligible to receive a Keele Access Scholarship if you have declared that you have a disability on your application for postgraduate study at Keele.

*Please note that all of the above awards are subject to our general Terms and Conditions and specific eligibility criteria/T&Cs related to each award. Please download the PDF below to check your eligibility.

Please be aware that in order to be eligible for these awards you must be studying at Keele University (i.e. not on a distance learning programme).

Other Funding Opportunities

In addition to the below, there are many sources of postgraduate funding, and students exploring their options should not confine themselves to these pages alone. There are charities that every year fund postgraduate study and these can be searched for using The Grants Register. This book is published every year by Palgrave Macmillan and can be consulted at many public and university libraries.

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Financial Support for Care Leavers and Estranged Students

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Postgraduate Loans Scheme

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees was introduced in 2016 and from 2018 provides up to £10,609 a year for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas.