Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

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Fees and Scholarships

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Postgraduate Fees 2016-17

Home/EU £ International £
Taught Postgraduate (MMus/taught MA programmes): 6,500* 15,000*
Research Postgraduate TBC TBC
Home/EU £ International £
Taught Postgraduate (MMus/taught MA programmes): 3,250* 7,500* **
Research Postgraduate TBC TBC **

*Course fees for MA Music & Management are slightly higher than the standard fees for taught MMus/MA programmes in Music, as this is a joint programme delivered with the Leeds University Business School (LUBS):

MA Music & Management Home/EU fee: 

£8,250 (full-time over 1 year); £4,125 (part-time per year, over 2 years)

MA Music & Management International fee: 

£17,000 (full-time over 1 year); £8,500 (part-time per year, over 2 years)**


Graduate Diploma:

Home/EU £6,500 (full-time); £3,250 (part-time)

International: £15,000 (full-time); £7,500 (part-time)**


PGD Performance:

Home/EU fee £4,350 (full-time); £2,175 (part-time)

International: £10,000 (full-time); £5,000 (part-time)**


**Part-time study for International students is only an option for those on a work visa or dependant’s visa, and not for those on a Tier 4 student visa


Fees are provisional and subject to change each year. There is an over-time fee set by the university for PhD students who take a fourth year to write-up, though it should be noted that this is usually only in exceptional circumstances.

The School of Music and The University of Leeds are able to offer a number of scholarships and bursaries to both home and international taught postgraduate students. See ‘Possible Funding Sources’ and find additional information by clicking on the link below:

University of Leeds Scholarships and Finance (opens in a new window)

Possible Funding Sources

The School offers two scholarships for those wishing to apply for one of our MMus/MA programmes. These are the Herbert Thompson Scholarship and the Julian Rushton Scholarship. Both scholarships are open to International and Home/EU applicants applying for one of our full-time taught MMus/MA programmes. Further information can be found on the scholarships web site.

The university offers an Alumni Bursary worth 10% of the self-funded portion (the net figure after all other financial awards) of a student’s tuition fees for studying at Masters or PhD level. To be eligible, you must have obtained an undergraduate or postgraduate full degree award from the University of Leeds. Further details are available here:


Applicants to the School of Music have often been successful in the University-wide scholarship competitions. These competitions include: University Research Scholarship (Home/EU postgraduate research), Tetley and Lupton (International postgraduate taught), and the Fully-Funded International Research Scholarship (international postgraduate research). See the University of Leeds Scholarships Office website (opens in a new window) for more information about applying and deadlines. Students have also been successful in the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship competition.

Further information about this scholarship and others available through the School of Music can be found hereBritish Council (opens in a new window) (INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLY) The Leverhulme Trust (opens in a new window) Economic and Social Research Council (opens in a new window) National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (opens in a new window) International Foundation for Music Research (opens in a new window) Funds for Women Graduates (opens in a new window)

From the second year of their PhD study, students may apply for a certain amount of teaching work each year. The University is committed to supporting the training of PhD students and endeavours to offer them teaching experience; however, it should be noted that opportunities are limited by budgetary considerations and the curriculum needs of the School. Further details are available from the Postgraduate Research Tutor.

Scholarships Assessment Criteria

Please note that we use the following criteria for assessment:

Degree level (e.g. BSc, MA)

Degree classification (or predicted classification if degree not yet completed)

Literacy level

Dissertation / Subject-specific marks

Grades for modules across all years (e.g. upward projection)

Student statement

Referees statements

Exhibitions, publications, compositions and prizes

Work experience relevant to the programme


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