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.
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.
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 2024
Below are the most affordable universities in UK for master’s degree for 2023/2024 academic year.
1. London Metropolitan University > from £8,270
2. University of Hull – £11,000
3. Liverpool Hope University – £12,500
4. University of the Highlands and Islands – £13,428
6. University of Bedfordshire – £13,750
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. Teesside University, Middlesbrough – £14,00013. City University of London – £14,200
14. University of Hertfordshire – £14,750
15. Leeds Beckett University – £14,000
16. Cardiff Metropolitan University – £14,000
17. University of Northampton – £14,000
18. Bath Spa University, Newton Park – £14,045
19. Staffordshire University – £15,000
20. University College Birmingham – £14,500
21. Middlesex University London – £14,500
22. University of Greenwich – £14,500 (for most courses)
23. University of Central Lancashire – £14,500
24. London South Bank University > from from £14,900
25. University of Gloucestershire > £14,700 – £15,000 (depending on course)
26. Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen > from £15,000
27. Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh – from £15,000
28. Prifysgol Aberystwyth University, Wales – £15,200
29. University of Plymouth – £15,200
30. Kingston University London – £15,800
31. Liverpool John Moores University – £15,600
32. University of Roehampton, London > £15,750
33. Bangor University, Wales – £16,000
34. University of Huddersfield – £16,000 – £17,000 (depending on your course).
35. Birkbeck University of London – £16,020
36. Middlesex University London – £16,500
37. University of Portsmouth – £16,200 – £18,300
38. Abertay University, Dundee, Scotland – £17,000
39. University of the West of Scotland – £17,000
40. University of the West of Scotland – £17,250
41. Northumbria University, Newcastle – £17,500 – £19,000
42. Aston University – £17,750
43. Norwich University of the Arts – £18,000
44. University of Stirling – from £18,000
45. University College London > £18,800
46. University of Reading > £18,650 – £22,850
47. Brunel University London > from £19,000
48. Loughborough University > from £19,950
49. University of Leicester > from £20,000
50. Queen’s University Belfast > £19,100 – 23,000
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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