Postgraduate Fees & Funding

Find out how much it costs to study the MMus/PgDip Creative Musician 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

Tuition Fees For 2018 Entry 


UCAS Conservatoires
Course Code

Tuition Fee

MMus Creative Musican (Full time) 



PgDip Creative Musician (Full time)



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

Tuition fees stated are provisional and subject to approval by the Leeds College of Music Board in March 2018.

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 MMus Creative Musician.

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

Student Loans for Masters Courses

Student Loans for Masters level study are available for most applicants.  You can read more information here:

  • You can apply for a Postgraduate loan from Student Finance England if you are a UK or EU national, normally live in England, and have been living in the UK for the 3 years prior to the start of the course.  (i.e. not students who normally live in  Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland). 
  • If you are an EU national who has been living in the EEA or Switzerland you may be eligible. 
  • 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 MMus only  (not PG Dip) 
  • The loans are not be available to those who already hold an equivalent level qualification 
  • The maximum amount available is £10,280 for the whole course.  The amount is not means tested. 
  • The loans are paid in 3 instalments, directly to the student, to use towards fees or living costs.  (it is not a tuition fee loan – you can use it for either fees or living costs). 
  • Repayments will be under income contingent repayment terms. You will repay at the rate of 6% of your income above the threshold which will be £21,000 per year, until at least 2019/20. 
  • Repayments will be concurrent with any undergraduate loan you already have, which are repaid at 9% above the threshold, so if you have both types of loan, you will repay 15% of your income above the threshold in total.  
  • There will be interest added to the loan, which will accrue at the rate of Retail Price Inflation plus 3%

How to apply for a student loan? 


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.    
Please note that when asked “Where do you plan to study?” you will need to select LEEDS CITY COLLEGE from the drop-down list. 

(This is because Leeds College of Music is a subsidiary of Leeds City College and Government rules will only allow the parent institution to be listed for student finance purposes. This does not affect your course details or any aspect of the provision)

Professional and Career Development loans

We are a registered provider for the Professional and Career development loan scheme. Our provider number is 8241. This is a commercial bank loan which you can use to pay for your tuition fees or living costs. For further information please see

Charities and Grant-Making Trusts

Please see the useful links section for further information. You are advised to apply early for any trusts or charities which may be relevant, as there is very high demand for limited resources.

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