Postgraduate funding

Find out what funding is available for postgraduate studies.

Postgraduate loans

If you’re coming to Manchester to study a taught, research master's, or doctoral research degree and you’re from the UK, you should be eligible for a postgraduate loan (PGL) from the UK government. If you’re an EU national you may be eligible depending on your circumstances.

The maximum loan available for postgraduate taught programmes (including research master's) is £12,167 for 2023/24.

For postgraduate research programmes the maximum loan is £28,673 over the duration of the course.

Postgraduate loans are paid directly to you in instalments, and are non-means tested. 

Postgraduate research

It’s likely that you’ve already secured funding for your course, but if you haven't, don’t worry – there’s lots of help available.