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School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health

Tuition Fees and Financial Assistance

Tuition Fees

You will pay an annual tuition fee for your programme of study. Your fee will include registration, matriculation, your initial examination fees and some other miscellaneous charges. The cost of the course depends greatly on whether you are applying as a full time or part time student and also on whether you are a home (UK or EU citizen) or International student (according to EU regulations). In addition to the cost of your fees you also need to take into account other expenses, such as accommodation and living costs. Costs associated to your education are dealt with by the University Finance Department. Please click here for the latest on Tuition Fees.

Financial Support

Finding financial help for postgraduate study isn't always easy, but you might be able to apply for loans, scholarships, grants or awards via the following sources.

  • Limited financial assistance is offered by our School but a variety of funding support programmes and studentships are presented by the University for which you may be eligible to apply for.
  • Course providers to external organisations – depending on various rules, deadlines and competition with other applicants. 
  • Most UK government funding comes from the seven UK Research Councils. Applications are usually made through the university where you're studying.
  • National and International charities as well as local charities are also potential sources of funding for particular groups.
  • Professional and Career Development Loans can be used for courses or training that helps you with your career.

Further funding may also be found on the following web sites:

University Wide Funding

Durham Univeristy is in a position to make a wide range of awards to students of ability and calibre for the 2014-15 academic year. The list of awards specific to the School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health appear below.

Please note that demand for financial assistance is highly competitive therefore we strongly encourage all applicants to apply to more than one institution for financial funding.

School funding for International NHS Staff. 

This ia a bursary for current NHS professionals who are classified as international students by the UK Home Office when undertaking postgraduate study. The fund provides for the difference between home and international fees and is open to staff employed full time in an NHS organisation within the North East of England who have been offered and accepted a place on a taught postgraduate study programme in the School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health. To be eligible for this award you must:

  • have indicated on your on-line application form that you wish to be considered for fee assistance under this fund.
  • also complete the assistance form, providing contact details for your supervisor or employer's HR department. The application form should be emailed to

Assistance from this fund is available on a first come, first served basis.