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postgraduate Postgraduate Course Fees and Funding

On this page you’ll find helpful information about how to pay your course fees and a guide to funding options for postgraduate study. Please note: Each of our courses have varying fees, depending on the level of study and your status as a UK or international student. For more information about our course fees, please refer to the relevant course page or Fees and Instalments Schedule.

What your fees include

Our course fees include:

  • Tuition
  • Interactive learning resources
  • First attempt examination/assessment fees*
  • Employability support, including CV reviews and interview practice
  • For some courses, hardcopy resources are included

Examination re-sits will be charged separately.

A deposit of £250 is payable upon accepting your place and the first instalment of your fees will be due for payment before the start of your course.

*excluding SQE and US Bar examinations/assessments

Postgraduate Funding Options

Your UK national student funding provider (e.g. Student Finance England/Wales/Northern Ireland or the Student Awards Agency Scotland) can provide assistance towards the costs of studying a postgraduate qualification. The support available differs considerably depending upon where you live in the UK.

If you reside in England

For courses starting on or after 1 August 2024, a postgraduate masters loan is available of up to £12,471 for students applying through Student Finance England.

The postgraduate masters loan is available to students studying their first Master’s degree* on a full or part-time basis - professional certificate or diploma courses are not eligible for this loan.

The loan is paid directly to you, usually at the start of each term, and is designed to be a contribution towards your study costs – you can use the loan towards your fees, living or other costs. Please be aware that the loan in itself is insufficient to cover both your fees and living expenses, so you will need to secure additional sources of funding.

If you reside in Wales

You may be eligible for a combination of loan and non-repayable grant of up to £18,770 for Masters* courses (full or part-time) starting on or after 1 August 2023, depending upon your household income. The Welsh government has announced that for courses starting on or after 1 August 2024 the non-repayable grant will be replaced with a repayable loan, and that students will be able to borrow up to a maximum of £18,950. This funding is paid directly to you, usually at the start of each term. If your course lasts for more than a year, the money will be divided equally across each year of your course.

If you reside in Northern Ireland

You may be eligible for a tuition fee loan of up to £6500 (2023/24 academic year figures). This is paid directly to the University. Courses leading to a postgraduate certificate or diploma (for example, the Postgraduate Diploma in Law), as well as Masters* courses, are eligible for this loan. Please note there is no help towards your living costs.

If you reside in Scotland

You may be eligible for a tuition fee loan of up to £7000 and a living costs loan of up to £4500. The Scottish government has also announced that an additional loan of £2400 for help towards living costs – the Special Support Loan – will be available from the 2024/25 academic year. Only full-time courses leading to a postgraduate diploma (for example, the Postgraduate Diploma in Law) or Masters* courses are eligible for these loans. Please note there is no help towards part-time postgraduate courses for Scottish-domiciled students studying outside of Scotland, although part-time postgraduate students may still be eligible for Disabled Students’ Allowances.

Whether you qualify for the support outlined above will depend on your course, age, nationality and residency status. For further details of eligibility requirements, loan interest rates, loan repayment terms and other key information visit:

All UK national funding providers may also be able to offer support through Disabled Students’ Allowances, if as a result of your disability you incur additional expenditure on your course.

*Including Master of Arts (MAs), Master of Laws (LLMs), Master of Sciences (MScs), LPC Master’s or BPC Master’s. Students should be attending their first Master's course in order to qualify. Students repeating study or attending a second postgraduate Master’s course will not normally qualify for support.

Commercial loans to help fund postgraduate study are available from some banks and private loan providers.

Loans are subject to status and assessment, and you should always carefully check their terms and conditions.

Several countries may provide support for their residents to study in the UK at 52avav. We have listed below the eligibility for Canada but please check with your own home government for any support that may be available.

Canadian Loans

52avav is listed as an eligible institution with several of the Canadian Provinces. Please check with your province if 52avav and your course are listed.

As an international institution, we do not have access to complete any required forms online or via any portal access. You will need to send any Confirmation of Enrolment or Program Information forms you require completing to our Student Finance team on [email protected] for action.

Please note that if you are an international student funding from the UK government and institutions is extremely limited. However, the may be a helpful place to start looking for scholarships.

Other sources of funding for postgraduate study are unfortunately limited. However the following information may be helpful, and has a useful guide to postgraduate funding.

Many students do need to supplement their funding through working alongside their studies, using savings and financial help from their families.

Remember that you can undertake postgraduate study on a part-time basis as well as full-time, which not only gives you more opportunity to work whilst you study, but may mean you can claim means-tested welfare benefits such as Universal Credit if you are unemployed or on a low income. If you would like to know more about welfare benefits eligibility please email our Money & Housing Advice Team, email [email protected]

Scholarships and bursaries

For information about scholarships and bursaries for which you may be eligible visit our Scholarships and Bursaries page.

You can also check out for possible scholarships and bursaries and sites such as .

The charitable grant search may also be useful for some students.

Funding for Trainee Solicitors

Employer Sponsorship
Some law firms and other employers sponsor their trainees, paying course fees and living expenses. For further information see , available from lawcareers.net.

Some firms also offer part-time study training contracts (PTS TC) combining part-time study (GDL and/or LPC) with full-time work, half of which can be counted toward the two years required to complete a training contract. For further information visit the website.

The Law Society Diversity Access Scheme
The Diversity Access Scheme is a scholarship programme designed to address key barriers to the solicitors’ profession faced by those from less advantaged backgrounds. For further information visit website.

Funding for Trainee Barristers

Inns of Court Scholarships
Partial funding may be available from the Inns of Court for qualifying pupils, law conversion or BPC students. For more information, visit the website of your chosen Inn.

Barristers Chambers
For further information about pupillage funding see The Bar Qualification Manual available from the website.

We understand that that course fees are a big investment for students so when someone offers you a discount it can be tempting. However, if you are not paying your fees direct to us you are being scammed and may be the victim of credit card fraud.

These are the things to look out for

  • Scammers approaching you saying they can reduce the cost of your fees, offering a discount or a better rate of exchange if you make your fee payments to them.
  • They may contact you via WeChat or other social media channels.
  • They may pose as a student or representative of the University
  • People offering to pay on your behalf or directing you to a website which looks genuine

How to avoid Tuition Fee Fraud

  • Only ever pay your fees directly to 52avav. The simplest way to pay us is via the MyUlaw App tile “pay my fees”.
  • Don’t share any of your personal details or login information
  • Don’t be pressurised into making payments when made an offer however good the discount may look
  • Contact the University on 0800 289 997 (UK) or +44 (0)1483 216 000 (International) if you receive any suspicious contact

We want to ensure no-one falls victim to any of these scams. Our Admissions team are always best placed to advise you of any genuine offers, scholarships and discounts and our Finance team on how to pay your fees.

More Information

Action Fraud - contactable online  or by phone 0300 123 2040

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How to pay your course fees

Our course fees include tuition, interactive learning resources, and first attempt examination/assessment fees (excluding SQE assessments). Examination re-sits will be charged separately.

This payments service allows you to pay your tuition fees instantly over a secure connection at any time of the day or night.

Login to web payments service - you will need your Student Reference Number, card details and be aware of how much tuition you need to pay then follow the on-screen instructions.

You will be asked to enter your email address. When the transaction is successfully completed you will be emailed a receipt and the transaction details.

We do not accept payments by American Express and Diners Club. The University does not add a transaction charge for payments made by credit card.

If you want to pay from your bank account, then please pay '52avav Limited' -

  • Bank: NatWest
  • Address: Fleet Street (B) Branch, P.O. Box 281, 156 Fleet Street, London, EC4A 2DX
  • Account Number: 6148 1211
  • Sort code: 60-80-08
  • Swift: NWBKGB2L
  • IBAN: GB85NWBK60800861481211

It is important to state your Student Reference Number in the reference field. Without this information we cannot identify your payment and your account with the University will have an overdue balance.

In addition to any bank charges levied by your own bank you may incur a small commission charge levied by 52avav Limited bank which is payable by you.

To make payment of your course fees by direct debit you will need to complete a Direct Debit mandate via our online ELITE portal after accepting your offer of a place. This provides the University with an instruction to collect payments and provide you with a Direct Debit Guarantee.

The mandate will need to be received at least 20 days prior to the date of the monthly instalment. If a mandate has not been set up, you will be asked to pay for the first month manually via another method.

52avav will send you a confirmation letter via email to your university email address once you have set up your direct debit details and will send out an advance notice letter 10 days prior to payment being taken from your nominated bank account.

You will also receive notification from your bank of a successful agreement.

Please note: You will need to have a UK bank account in your name (excluding joint accounts) to successfully pay your course fees by direct debit. If your fees are being paid by somebody else, please contact [email protected] who will provide you with a manual direct debit mandate to complete.

Cheques should be made payable to ‘52avav Limited’ and sent to Student Finance at our Guildford centre to arrive on or before your course fee instalment date. Please refer to the University's Fees and Instalments Schedules for details of payment deadlines.

Please write your student reference number, full name and course on the reverse of the cheque.

If you pay by a cheque drawn on an overseas bank there may be a delay before the bank can process your cheque and you will be liable for any bank charge.

We allow you to spread out your tuition fee payments and make payments by direct debit.

  • Full-time students can pick from a single instalment, three termly instalments or ten consecutive monthly instalments.
  • Part-time students can pick from a single instalment, three termly instalments per year or twenty consecutive monthly instalments.

The first payment on a payment plan will be required on the 1st of the month in which you start your course.

Please note: Payments from third parties or sponsors cannot be spread over instalments.

International students requiring a Supporting Letter for a Short-Term Student Visa or an Entry Clearance should pay a minimum of the first instalment before such a letter is issued. Our monthly instalment option is not available to International students.

Fees and instalment schedules for our postgraduate courses ➔

How to apply for the instalment payment plan

You will be asked to confirm the instalment plan you have opted for when you accept your offer of a place.

As the student, you can change this selection prior to the course start by logging in to the student application portal and changing the payment plan selection within your details.

Once you have received confirmation that your payment plan has been setup prior to course start, any changes will then need to be requested via email to [email protected].

Notes for BPC and LPC students

  • The Bar Standards Board (BSB) registration fee is payable by students commencing the BPC and is added to your first instalment. The fee is currently £870 and we forward this to the BSB on your behalf. This charge is set by the BSB and subject to change.
  • The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) registration fee is payable by all students commencing the LPC and is added to your instalments. This fee is currently £15 for all full-time, part-time and online courses, and we forward this to the SRA on your behalf. This charge is set by the SRA and is subject to change.

Fees can be paid either in full or by instalments. Please refer to the University's Fees and Instalments Schedules for details of payment deadlines. If any part of your fees are being paid by the Student Loans Company, your funds will be released once you have attended your induction and are a current student with 52avav.

We only accept payments in Pounds Sterling.

The University will send payment reminders, call and email if payment becomes overdue.

If you miss the payment deadline, you risk being de-registered from the course and legal action being taken to collect fees. Examination results and assessment results will not be issued. Students who have not paid their fees will also lose their guarantee of a place on the next academic year.

Please refer to the University's finance terms and conditions for our cancellation policy.

Our Scholarships and Bursaries

Get access to the UK’s largest University law scholarships and bursaries fund. Our range of scholarships and bursaries are awarded based on need, merit or a combination of the two, enabling more students to achieve their career ambitions.

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Our Student Loyalty Discounts

Be rewarded for your hard work and loyalty when you stay on to study another course with us. If you’ve successfully completed a course with us, or are currently studying with us, you could be eligible for an alumni discount against your second course fee.

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Additional queries

If you have any other questions regarding fees and funding, please contact our Student Finance Team. We will endeavour to process your query within 72 hours, however this may take longer during busy times of the year.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44 (0) 1483 216380

Please note: we have automatic processes in place to acknowledge both payment and any overdue balances, so there is no need for you to worry about contacting us to check if your payment has been received.