Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees for each course are available on their Coursefinder pages.

For advice on payment methods and timings please visit the University of Leeds Fees, Funding and Taught Masters Fees webpage.

MA Funding

Many students are able to obtain financial support towards the cost of tuition fees from their employer or through a scholarship. Please see the links below for further information.  

IDEA Scholarships

We are pleased to be able to offer a number of partial-fees scholarships for entry to our taught postgraduate programmes.

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence, which will be assessed by considering your application to the University and supporting documents, and the interview conducted as part of the admissions process. For part-time students (who take the course over two years) the scholarship is subject to review at the end of the first year.

Applicants should first complete an application to study at the university. You will then need to complete a separate scholarship application form

We are now accepting applications for programmes starting in 2018/19. Please note that applications for 2017/18 scholarships is now closed.

All applications for the scholarship, including a full application for the programme, must be received by 30th June in order to be considered.

Applied and Professional Ethics Scholarships

The Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied (IDEA) Centre is able to offer partial fees scholarships for the MA/PGDip Applied and Professional Ethics (Online). This scholarship is for up to 75% of fees, and between 6 and 10 scholarships are awarded per academic year.

Any applicant (UK/EU/International and FT/PT) who applies for the MA/PGDip before the deadline is entitled to apply for a scholarship. 

Biomedical and Health Care Ethics Scholarship

The Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied (IDEA) Centre is able to offer scholarships for the MA/PGDip Biomedical & Health Care Ethics programmes, both campus and onlineThis scholarship is for up to £1000, and the number of scholarships awarded depends on the volume of applications per academic year.

Current and former medical staff who apply to the MA/PGDip Biomedical and Health Care Ethics (either online or campus-based) are eligible to apply. Preference may be given to clinical staff. 

University of Leeds Postgraduate Scholarships

Postgraduate students at Leeds benefit from around £10m of funding from the University and externally. Postgraduate scholarships are available to international, UK and EU students and you may be eligible. For full details please see www.scholarships.leeds.ac.uk

University of Leeds Alumni Bursary

University of Leeds alumni may be eligible for a 10% tuition fees bursary. Please see the University's alumni bursary page for more information.

Postgraduate Loans (UK/EU)

If you are a UK or EU national and plan to start a full-time, part-time or distance learning taught or research Masters course from September 2016 you may be able to apply for a government-backed loan of up to £10,000.

For further information and to check your eligibility please see the University's Postgraduate Loans information page.

Studying applied ethics offers opportunities for those hoping to develop their career in any profession. The ethical reasoning skills that students gain are valuable in all areas of professional and working life.

UK Salary Sacrifice Scheme 

In the UK employers’ contributions to work-related training are tax-deductible, and this can make a significant difference to the cost of studying for students whose employers are meeting some or all of their training costs. Further details of the scheme can be found on the HMRC website.

Employer Sponsorship

Many of our students receive financial support from their employers, who recognise the value of postgraduate study for staff development. 

Our taught masters degree programmes focus on ethical issues in the workplace, and so offer significant benefits to both employees and employers.

Benefits of sponsoring to employers include:

  • Students gain knowledge of and ability to dissect a wide-range of ethical issues, a valuable skill in any organisation
  • Students have the option of carrying out a workplace-related project of their choice, which can reflect on and inform their organisation's ethics policy
  • Contributes to your employees' personal and professional development

External Scholarships

There are a number of external scholarships available for postgraduate study for international and UK/EU students. Details of many of these can be found at scholarshipportal.eu.

PhD Scholarships

PhD applicants can find information regarding scholarships on the University of Leeds Philosophy, Religion and History of Science Scholarship webpage. For information on the IDEA Centre PhD scholarship opportunities, please email us at admissions@idea.leeds.ac.uk

Please note that the IDEA Centre and the University of Leeds are not responsible for any of the information found on external sites.

We make every effort to ensure that our web pages are accurate and up to date but fees and scholarships are subject to change. The information is for guidance only and the web pages are not a substitute for individual advice. If you would like further information or advice, please contact us at admissions@idea.leeds.ac.uk