Postgraduate, Research and Part-Time Students



​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.

Please click here​ to download the​ full list of fees for full-time and part-time programmes. For Research fees, please click here​.  

Please refer to the Guide to Tuition Fees​ for further information.​


Part-Time Undergraduate Funding

There is currently support available through Student Finance for Undergraduate Part-time study, and more details can be found on their webpages;

Student Finance Wales - Part-Time
Student Finance England - Part-Time​
Student Finance Northern Ireland - Part-Time
Student Awards Agency Scotland - Part-Time

Postgraduate Scholarship

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.

Postgraduate Loans

From the 2017/18 academic year, the Welsh Government is proposing 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.

Further details can be found here

Please note the availability of the Welsh PGL is dependent on regulations being made (anticipated in April 2017). Policy details on both support and repayment are subject to change.

 For those ordinarily residing elsewhere in the UK/EU:

  • Information on the PGL for students who ordinarily live in England can be found here.

  • 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 here.

  • Students who ordinarily live in Scotland can find information on the new proposed PGL for 2017 here.

  • EU Nationals can find further information here with regards to applying for UK Postgraduate Loans.


If you can receive an NHS bursary for your programme of study you will not be eligible to apply for a loan.

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 d​epending 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 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:

Other useful websites and resources for postgraduate and research students looking for funding opportunities include: