Cheapest universities in UK for masters degree (2023)

Have you been searching for the cheapest universities in UK for your master’s degree? You’ll find a list of affordable universities on this page.

This blog aims to show you the cheap universities you can attend in the UK for master’s degree. I hope you find it helpful.

When planning your study, particularly for master’s in UK, its important to keep an eye on your finance.

Money is an important part of your decision about where to study. Knowing you’ll need this information, I did the research for you already.

This blog aims to show you affordable UK schools to do your masters as an international student.

Now lets roll.

UK masters degrees are recognized globally. That is why thousands of international students enrol for masters courses there every year.

Moreover, masters degree in UK typically last for one year, making it the quickest study duration in the world for master’s degree.

When it comes to tuition fee, studying for a master’s in UK as an international student is expensive.

In fact the international students’ tuition fee for masters degree at most public universities in UK is at least £21,000.

Therefore, the universities that make this list are those whose master’s tuition fee is below £21,000. So don’t be surprised if you don’t the university you’re looking up on this list, like University of Liverpool.

Just know its master’s tuition fee is beyond this amount – considered affordable for many people, especially folks like myself.

Moreover, some universities charge a flat tuition fees for all master’s degree courses. And in other universities, the tuition fees you will pay vary depending on the masters course you choose.

Hang on..

Did I forget to mention this?

There are two kinds of master’s degree available in UK – Taught Masters (MSc./M.A) and Masters by Research (MRes). This post contain the most affordable universities in UK for postgraduate taught master’s degree for international students.

Moreover, the tuition fee of most UK universities depend on your course. While the fees for some courses are on a high side (especially laboratory-based courses), others are slightly lower. You should confirm the tuition fee for your course when applying.

By the way, also see my post on how to study in UK 2022 without IELTS and UK universities tuition fee deposit for international students 2023.

It’s also important to mention that almost all UK universities now consider students applying from the EU as international students. So regardless of whether you are from the European Union, Africa or other continent, you are designated as an ‘overseas student’ coming to the UK.

This imply that international students fee rate also apply for students from Europe. Just in case.

So, let’s roll..

Cheapest universities in UK for masters degree 2023

Below are the most affordable universities in UK for master’s degree for 2022/2023 academic year.

1. London Metropolitan University > from £8,270

2. University of Hull – £11,000

3. Liverpool Hope University – £11,400

4. University of the Highlands and Islands – £12,780

5. Teesside University, Middlesbrough – £13,000

6. University of Bedfordshire – £13,275

7. University of West London – £13,250

8. University of Chester – £13,450

9. University of East London – from £13,500

10. University of Brighton – £13,572

11. University of Wolverhampton – £13,950

12. University of Hertfordshire – £13,950

13. Leeds Beckett University – £14,000

14. Cardiff Metropolitan University – £14,000

15. University of Northampton – £14,000

16. Bath Spa University, Newton Park – £14,045

17. Staffordshire University – £15,000

18. Middlesex University London – £14,500

19. University of Hull – £14,500

20. University of Greenwich – £14,500 (for most courses)

21. University of Central Lancashire – £14,500

22. London South Bank University > from from £14,900

23. University of Gloucestershire > £14,700 – £15,000 (depending on course)

24. Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh – from £15,000

25. Prifysgol Aberystwyth University, Wales – £15,200

26. University of Plymouth – £15,200

27. Kingston University London – £15,200

28. Liverpool John Moores University – £15,600

29. University of Roehampton, London > £15,750

30. Bangor University, Wales – £16,000

31. University of Huddersfield – £16,000 – £17,000 (depending on your course).

32. Birkbeck University of London – £16,020

33. University of Portsmouth – £16,200 per year (subject to annual increase)

34. Abertay University, Dundee, Scotland – £17,000

35. University of the West of Scotland – £17,000

36. University of Stirling – from £18,000

37. University College London > £18,800

38. University of Reading > £18,650 – £22,850

There we go. You now have an idea on the cheapest universities in UK for master’s degree as an international student.

However, you should know that most prestigious UK universities did not make this list. That’s because their tuition fees for masters is on a high side.

And you were looking for affordable universities for master’s degree as an international student. Now you have it.

As mentioned earlier, depending on your course, your tuition fee may be slightly different from the exact value above. Because the tuition fee of some of those universities vary by masters programme.

Meanwhile, I’ll continue to research more UK universities for you, especially those that are affordable and add them to this list. That means this page is regularly updated with more schools and their tuition fees.

Moreover, you should remember that a variety of factors determine the fees you are required to pay at most UK universities. At least, I mentioned that in the article.

However, this list was meant to give you an overview of the average cost of tuition as you plan to take your master’s in UK.

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37 thoughts on “Cheapest universities in UK for masters degree (2023)

  1. My name is Ayodeji, looking to apply for masters with my Hnd in accounting (lower credit ) in Uk and looking for schools with low Tuition fee and low deposit also. I need a urgent reply as I want to start January in taking.

    Thanks and I appreciate your reply in advance

    Ayodeji

  2. Hello, I am a graduate from Lead City University with Second Class (Lower Division) in Business Administration, so I want to go for my Masters Degree in Managements or any other related courses that is available or affiliated to my major discipline,

  3. Hi, I’m Lynda from Nigeria. I study pure and industrial chemistry to study in any cheapest school for masters and also want to go with my family…

  4. Please I’m currently a final year student of urban and regional planning with a current g.p of 3.16 I want to study my masters in a cheap university in UK kindly help me with a related course to study . God bless you

  5. Pls sir guide me on how to secure admission with second class lower division in Industrial chemistry. I want to study environmental /Analytical chemistry in in my Masters. Pls SIR. Thanks

  6. Hello, my name is Julie , I graduated with a second class upper in statistics. I want to know the cheapest university I can apply to in the UK,

      1. Good day Sir. My name is Shedrack Oseyende OTee. I’m from Nigeria. I graduated with a second class upper in Political Science. I want to apply for a masters degree program in international politics in any of the UK universities. Please sir I need guide.
        Thanks in advance.

  7. my name is ibeh ihunanya prisca. i graduated with second class lower in education health science i want to apply for master in public health i need guideline and the cheapest school i can apply cost of fees and accomodation.

    1. Okay send me a message on whatsapp through +2348179683487 because the guidance you seek is beyond the scope of this comment section since its a detailed guide I will have to give you.

  8. Hello sir, my name is Temitayo I have second class lower in Applied art and I want to further more for my masters in Uk please kindly put me through I want the cheapest university in UK for my course. Thanks

  9. Hello sit
    My name is Doris a graduate of Business administration I wish to apply for masters in UK and more with my husband and daughter how do I go about it. Thanks please reply

    1. You need to first decide on the UK university you’d like to study, and confirm that you can afford to study in the UK for masters. Then I’m able to provide you more guide.

  10. could you please help me how much i would spent to do my masters in Uk ? along side with my wife as dependant. just wanna know how much its will cost both of us to get there

  11. Respected sir
    I am from Pakistan
    I have done my graduation in2007
    Now lam mc nursing
    Please guide me how to apply for UK scholarship
    I will get easily
    Thank you so much

  12. HI
    Am Salami Oluwasesan am a Nigerian. I studied Geography and Environmental Management with BSc holder
    i have my wife and a daughter. I want to apply for my masters and am planning to bring them along. Please how do i go with this
    THANKS

  13. HELLO,MY NAME IS ISLAMMIYYAH.. I GRADUATED WITH 3RD CLASS IN MY BSC.POLITICAL SCIENCE AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION, DO I QUALIFY FOR MASTERS IN ANY UNIVERSITY IN THE UK?

  14. Sir hy.
    Sir I am from pakistan .
    I have done my Graduation .
    Now I am Master in English please guide me How to apply for Uk scholarship .
    I will get easily.
    Thank you so much
    Sir.

  15. My name is Oliver. I have HND upper credit in Accounting from one of the Federal Polytechnics in Nigeria. I am also a qualified Accountant (ACA). Please is my qualification as stated qualifies my for a postgraduate admission in UK universities. I am interested in Master degree program in Financial Management Or Accounting.

    Thank you
    Oliver

  16. I am a graduate of nursing from Nigeria. I am interested in studying my post graduate diploma certificate in Nursing science. I Wish to resume January or February 2022 if possible.

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