Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications

School of Media and Communication

MA Fees and Funding

The tuition fee rate for full-time study for international students in 2015-16 is £14,000. The tuition fee rate for full-time home/EU students in 2015-16 is £5,500, and the part-time tuition fee is £2,750.

International fees can be paid via Uni-Pay, a secure, fast and economical way to transfer funds. More information about Uni-Pay can be found here.

Tuition fee deposit

If you need a visa to study in the UK you will be required to pay a tuition fee deposit before being issued with your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). The tuition fee deposit will be deducted from your course tuition fee and shown on your CAS.

Fees must be paid in full before you can register as a postgraduate student, unless you are paying the fees yourself. If you are self-financing you can pay fees in two instalments, with the first payable at registration. If you are supported by your government, employer or other sponsor, you should provide a letter from them addressed to the University of Leeds, confirming that the fees will be paid directly.  Sponsors cannot pay by instalments.

For any questions about the deposit, or for further details of fees and charges, please email:  Accounts Receivable at: www.leeds.ac.uk/pgfeesguidance; or write to: Accounts Receivable, The University of Leeds, Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT.

Bursaries: International and Home / EU students

Each year the School offers 4 part-fee bursaries, each worth half the tuition fee, to INTERNATIONAL students with an excellent academic record (and who are liable to pay academic fees at the full cost rate for international students).

The School also offers 4 part-fee bursaries, each worth half the tuition fee, to HOME and EU students.

The School also offers an Academic Excellence bursary equivalent to 10% of the Home-EU fee, for all alumni who achieved a first-class undergraduate degree. This may be claimed in addition to the University of Leeds Alumni Bursary (see below).

Applications for admissions in September 2015 are open from September 2014 onwards, and should include the following documentation: postgraduate taught study application form, references, full academic transcripts, personal statement, details of English language qualifications (unless English is your first language), and a bursary application form.

If you have already applied for a place on one of the department’s taught postgraduate courses then you need only submit a bursary application form Part-fee-Bursary-Application-2015-16.

Applications should be sent to the Postgraduate Admissions Team mediapg@leeds.ac.uk

Closing date for receipt of applications is 31st March 2015 for international students, or 1st June for Home/EU students.

University of Leeds Alumni Bursary

The University also offers bursaries for University of Leeds graduates. The University will pay 10% of your tuition fees for each year you are registered and studying on the course (pro rata for part year programmes). The alumni bursary can be awarded in conjunction with other University of Leeds scholarships and awards; the 10% bursary is calculated based on the net fee remaining ie after other scholarship and awards have been deducted.

The bursary is awarded to all those students who have either studied at Leeds or hold a Leeds award but studied at an affiliated college.  The bursary can be combined with other Leeds bursary/fee discounts. Please see here for more information. Those who are eligible for the bursary will be identified as part of the admissions process. If you want to find out more about the bursary, please email the Postgraduate Admissions team at mediapg@leeds.ac.uk

GREAT Scholarships

In 2015, the School of Media and Communication is offering six bursaries of £1500 each to Indian students applying for taught postgraduate study here on any of our programmes. The bursaries are supported by the British Council GREAT Scholarship Scheme, which contributes to the funding. To find out more about the scheme, download the PDF here: BC GREAT Scholarships India Guide Oct 2014.

Because the scholarships are joint awards with the British Council, the School will be required to submit the details of the scholarship winners to the British Council. The details that they will require are: your full name and contact details in India, evidence of enrolment and a copy of the scholarship letter that you received confirming your award. In accepting the offer of this scholarship you agree for us to submit these details to the British Council.

To apply, applicants should complete the normal bursary application by the general application deadline of 31 March 2015. All eligible students will automatically be considered for the bursaries. Download the bursary application from the above link.

University of Leeds Scholarships

Information about University of Leeds scholarships, as well as international scholarships such as the Commonwealth Scholarships and the Tetley and Lupton Scholarships can be found on the scholarship web pages.

This information is updated annually during the autumn.

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