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Postgraduate
Fees and funding

Fees and Funding in England

With The Open University, a world-class postgraduate qualification is an investment you can afford.

If you need some help choosing a funding option that’s right for you, our Finance Finder can help.

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How much will it cost?

The total cost you pay for your qualification is dependent on the modules you choose to study. With us, you pay for your modules as you study them, rather than the whole qualification up front. Expand the tables below for the cost of our qualifications in full.

Qualification Fee
Advanced Clinical Practice £10,140
Art History £6,750
Childhood and Youth £6,750
Classical Studies £6,750
Computing £8,685–£9,030
Creative Writing £6,750
Crime and Justice £6,750
Cyber Security £8,685–£9,030
Education £6,750
Engineering £9,145–£9,634
English Literature £6,750
Environmental Management £8,840–£9,030
Finance £10,140
Forensic Psychological Studies £6,750
Global Development Management £9,030
History £6,750
Human Resource Management £10,140
Law £8,685–£10,725
Mathematics £6,750
MBA (Master of Business Administration) £17,505–£19,200
MBA (Technology Management) £16,510–£16,605
Mental Health Science £7,890
Music £6,750
Open Masters £6,750–£13,160
Philosophy £6,750
Psychology £6,750
Psychology (conversion) £6,750
Social Work £11,260
Space Science and Technology £8,270
Systems Thinking in Practice £8,495–£12,420
Technology Management £8,495–£14,115
Translation £6,750
Qualification Fee
Business Administration £12,800
Childhood and Youth Studies £4,500
Computing £5,675–£6,020
Cyber Security £6,020
Engineering £6,135–£6,624
Enhanced Clinical Practice £6,760
Environmental Management £5,830–£6,020
Finance £6,760
Global Development £6,020
Human Resource Management £6,760
Mathematics £4,500
Mental Health Science £5,260
Professional Studies in Education £4,500
Social Work £7,880
Space Science and Technology £5,640
Systems Thinking in Practice £5,330–£9,410
Technology Management £5,485–£9,410
Translation £4,500
Qualification Fee
Advanced Networking £3,010
Business Administration £6,400
Childhood and Youth Studies £2,250
Computing £2,665–£3,010
Environmental Management £3,010
Finance £3,380
Global Development £3,010
Global Development Management £3,010
Human Resource Management £3,380
Humanities £2,250
Mathematics £2,250
Non-Medical Prescribing £3,380
Online and Distance Education £2,630
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Wales £5,250
Professional Studies in Education £2,250
Social and Psychological Inquiry £2,250
Space Science £2,630
Systems Thinking in Practice £2,665–£4,705
Technology Management £2,665–£3,010
Translation £2,250

 

Fees published in the tables above are valid from 6 May 2022 for students starting study before 31 July 2023. Fees normally increase annually in line with the University’s strategic approach to fees.

Additional costs

When thinking about how much your course will cost, it’s important to bear in mind the following:

  • You’ll need your own computer and internet access.
  • There may be additional costs associated with set books and travel to tutorials.
  • If you choose to study a module that involves attending a residential school or weekend, there will be additional costs, such as travel to and from the venue. Further information is available on the module descriptions.

 

 


 

Funding your studies

We’ve got funding methods to suit you, whatever your circumstances. Learn more about postgraduate loans and other options below.

Postgraduate loans in England

  • Get a non-means-tested maintenance loan of up to £11,570, paid directly to you.
  • Your first instalment is paid after you’ve started studying an eligible postgraduate qualification.
  • Repayments only start when you earn over the current income threshold of £21,000 a year.

OUSBA loan

Pay your fees in instalments with a loan from Open University Student Budget Accounts Ltd (OUSBA).

Credit or debit card

Quick and simple – complete your module registration in a single card payment that covers all the module fees.

Employer sponsorship

Your employer could pay your module fees. Find out more about full or partial employer sponsorship.

Bank transfers and mixed payments

We’ll show you how you can pay by bank transfer or combine payment methods.

Studied before?

Save time and money by counting previous postgraduate study towards your OU qualification.

 


 

 


 

Other support

Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible to apply for some additional financial support.

OU bursaries

Only available to OU graduates, there are some additional funds that may be of interest to you.

Grant funding

Grants for fees, study costs and more are available for current and potential postgraduate students.

Study-Related Costs Funding

After you’ve started studying, you may be eligible for support with study-related costs.

Disability financial support

If you’re studying with a disability, there may be some financial assistance we can offer you.

Carers’ Bursary

If you provide unpaid care to a friend or family member, you may be eligible for £250 for study-related costs.

Care Experienced Bursary

If you’ve ever been in the care of a Local Authority, you may be eligible for £250 for study-related costs.

Environmental Management Scholarship

If you are studying towards the MSc in Environmental Management, you could study the full qualification for free.

Creative Writing Scholarship

If you identify as being from a Black background, you could be eligible to study our MA in Creative Writing for free.