As a postgraduate, research or part-time student, the tuition fees you are charged will depend on the course you choose to study. Certain programmes will also incur costs in addition to the course fee and this information is detailed within the
Additional Course Costs page.
Part-Time Undergraduate Funding
The university currently offers a postgraduate scholarship scheme worth £3,000 to help students finance their studies. To see if you are eligible, visit our
Scholarship web pages.
20% Alumni Discount
The Cardiff Metropolitan University Alumni Discount is a
20% reduction in tuition fees for Cardiff Met graduates, enrolling on taught postgraduate programmes from September 2017.
For more information, please click here.
Postgraduate Student Loans
From the 2017/18 academic year, the Welsh Government is offering a Postgraduate Loan (PGL) of up to £10,280 for students who ordinarily reside in Wales and wish to study at Master's level.
As it currently stands, the PGL will be:
- A contribution towards the cost of study (i.e. it will be at the student's discretion to use the loan towards fees, maintenance costs or other costs);
- Non-means tested;
- Paid directly to the student (in 3 installments per academic year).
Further details can be found
For those ordinarily residing elsewhere in the UK/EU:
Information on the PGL for students who ordinarily live in England can be found
There is a PG tuition fee loan of up to £5,500 proposed for students who ordinarily live in Northern Ireland. Further information can be found
Students who ordinarily live in Scotland can find information on the new proposed PGL for 2017
EU Nationals can find further information
here with regards to applying for UK Postgraduate Loans.
Please be aware - non-eligibility
You are not eligible for the PG Student Loan if you are transferring your previous credits using Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) or Accredited Prior Learning (APL) credits, or a top-up in relation to your course of study. (Please refer to our RPL webpage for further information on Recognised Prior Learning.)
If you will be in receipt of an NHS bursary for your programme of study you will not be eligible to apply for a loan.
Also, please be aware that if during the application stage or after enrolling your student finance application is found to be ineligible, we are required to inform the SLC and your student loan may be withdrawn.
For further advice, please contact Cardiff Met's Student Advisory Service on
Teacher Training Grants (for PGCE Courses)
Government training grants may be available for PGCE Primary and certain PGCE secondary subject areas depending on your undergraduate degree classification. There is no need to apply for the grants as they are automatically attached to your place if you are eligible. Payment is usually paid on a monthly basis between the October and May in the year of your study. For further information please visit: Teacher Training Cymru.
Welsh PGCE students who choose to stay and study in Wales are also eligible to receive support from the Welsh Government in terms of the Tuition Fee Grant. For further information about the grant and to access the relevant PN1 form please visit:
Research Scholarships and Funding
The university also offers a range of doctoral scholarships to help students undertaking research to finance their studies. To find out more about these, visit our research pages here.
With regards to research loans, the PGL for England and Wales will be applicable for those studying a 2 year MPhil (full time) programme, however those studying an MPhil part time or MPhil leading to PhD will not be eligible. Doctoral loans for PhD students are planned to be introduced for 2018, however details have not yet been finalised.
Student Financial Advisory Service
Our Student Services department offers a support service should you have any questions about possible support that may be available to you whilst you study. For more information please click here or email: