QMUL Online

Fees and funding

There are a number of sources of funding available to help you finance your studies.

Postgraduate Loan

Higher Education Loans - Application & Requirements

Postgraduate Masters Finance for students in England

New entrants to postgraduate study can apply for a government-backed, non-means tested Masters Loan of up to £10,906, if your course starts on or after 1 August 2019.


  • The purpose of the loan is to offer a contribution towards the cost of completing your postgraduate study. You can use the loan according to your individual circumstances, such as a contribution towards tuition fees and/or living costs.
  • Loans can be up to £10,906 per student for your whole course. If you’re studying for 2 academic years, the loan will be divided equally across both years of your course. 
  • Applications are non-means tested.
  • Monies are paid directly to you, which requires a UK bank account.


  • Residency
    • You must be resident in England on the first day of the academic year
  • You should also be:
    • Ordinarily living in England, having resided in the UK for three years before the start date of the course; or
    • As an EU student, been originally resident in the EEA/Switzerland for the past three years
  • Age
    • You must be under 60 on the first day of the first academic year
  • Previous study
    • If you already hold a Masters level or higher level qualification, then you won't be eligible for the Postgraduate Loan

Once you have submitted your application to study with Queen Mary Online you can start your Masters Loan application - you don't need to wait until you have been offered a place.

Please visit www.gov.uk/studentfinance for more details or speak to a course adviser on +44 1223 447713.

​Postgraduate Masters Finance for students in Wales

If you're studying a distance learning postgraduate masters in Wales from 1 August 2019, you can apply for Postgraduate Masters Finance and receive up to £17,000 as a combination of grant and loan.

To qualify you'll need to be living both:

  • in Wales on the first day of the academic year of your course
  • within the UK for the whole of your course

Bursaries for postgraduates in Wales

Welsh students starting a part-time distance learning postgraduate masters course from autumn 2019 onwards can receive up to £17,000 towards their studies and living costs. The scheme aims to increase the number of Welsh graduates who remain in or return to Wales to undertake a master’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or Medicine, also known as ‘STEMM’ subjects.

Please visit Student Finance Wales or speak to a course adviser on +44 1223 447713 for details on qualifying courses and how to apply.