Postgraduate Fees & Funding

Find out how much it costs to study the MA/PgDip Music course and what financial support is available.

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This information is for Home and EU residents. If you are an International applicant you can find relevant information in our International section

If you have any questions you can speak to our fees and funding team via:

Telephone: 0113 222 3419 or 0113 222 3508
Email: studentfunding@lcm.ac.uk


Tuition Fees for 2020 Entry 

Course

UCAS Conservatoires
Course Code

Tuition Fee

MA Music (Full time) 

W33F

£10,000

PgDip Music (Full time)

W41F

£6,670

(Information about how to pay your fees is sent with enrolment information)

Alumni Discount
A discount of 10% is available to students who have completed an undergraduate degree at Leeds College of Music and who subsequently proceed to the MA Music.


Other course costs

Further costs which you may need to budget for, include books, stationery, printing, binding, storage devices for backing up work, instrument maintenance/insurance and general subsistence on trips and visits. 


Funding options

Download our full guide to Postgraduate funding at Leeds College of Music.

Student Loans for Masters Courses

Student Loans for Masters level study are available for many UK and EU applicants.

You can read more information here, depending on where you normally live:

Domicile Funding Available Repayment System Further Information

England / EU

Non-income assessed Masters loan of up to £11,222 paid to student.

Repay at 6% of income above the threshold- currently £21,000.

https://www.gov.uk/masters-loan

Wales

Up to £17,000 as a combination of grant & loan
Income below £18,370-max grant =£6885 + loan=£10,115.

Repay at 6% of income above the threshold- currently £21,000.

https://www.studentfinancewales.co.uk/postgraduate-students/postgraduate-master-s-finance.aspx

Northern Ireland

Non-income assessed fee loan of up to £5,500 paid to university.

Repay at 9% of income above the threshold – currently £18,935.

https://www.studentfinanceni.co.uk/types-of-finance/postgraduate/

Scotland

Non-income assessed fee loan of up to £5,500 paid to university & ML of up to £4,500.

Repay at 9% of income above the threshold – currently £18,330.

https://www.saas.gov.uk/full_time/pg/index.htm

  • The residence requirements are complex – please read the criteria before applying. 
  • Applicants must be aged under 60 on 1 September in the year of entry. 
  • The loans are available for the full time MA only  (not PG Dip) 
  • The loans are not be available to those who already hold an equivalent level qualification 
  • If you had an Undergraduate loan you should use the same Customer Reference Number. You will need your passport number, National Insurance number, and bank account details.
Leeds College of Music Postgraduate Bursary

Home students who have an offer of a place on the MA course may apply for a cash bursary of £1,000 to help towards study and living costs. There are 10 bursaries available and applicants must apply by 30th April 2020 for 2020 entry. Priority is given to applicants from the lowest income households.

Please print and complete the attached application form and return it as specified on the form.


Scholarships and other sources of funding

Leverhulme Trust Arts Scholarship

Four scholarships of £10,000 are available to UK applicants to cover the full tuition fees for the MA course, for those who are in financial need and who can demonstrate outstanding potential as part of the standard application process.

Download further information and print and complete the attached application form.

Submit your application before 30th April 2020.

Help Musicians UK – Postgraduate Awards 2019

Applicants can apply directly to Help Musicians for financial support, for performance related studies. The average amount awarded is £2,420 and applicants are assessed according to financial need, musical potential, and ability to sustain a career. Applicants must be UK residents for at least 3 years prior to application. 

Read the full information here: www.helpmusicians.org.uk/creative-programme/current-opportunities/postgraduate-awards

The Countess of Munster Musical Trust

Postgraduate applicants can apply for awards from £2,000 to £4,000 from 1st January to 10th February 2020. This is open to classical and jazz performers, and composers. 

For more information see: www.munstertrust.org.uk/awards/funding-available

You can apply before you have an offer of a place on a course, but please read all the criteria and FAQ first. 

Yorkshire Ladies Council of Education Award

Female postgraduate students who are eligible to pay Home fees can apply for an award directly to this local charity to help with study costs. www.ylce.org

Other Funding Sources

The following websites have links and search directories for other sources of funding according to your specific criteria. Note that most charities and grant making trusts expect you to apply very early and in many cases to audition. Applications for most awards are usually very competitive and you are advised to apply early.

http://www.prospects.ac.uk/funding_postgraduate_study.htm

https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/

http://www.munstertrust.org.uk/

http://www.emimusicsoundfoundation.com/index.php/site/resources/

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