The same fee applies to all students, UK and International:
- January 2024 entry £10,620
- September 2024 entry £11,340
The course fee is due in three equal instalments, invoiced at the beginning of the first three years of study. This is currently:
- £3,540 each year for the January 2024 start.
- £3,780 each year for the September 2024 cohort.
Fee rates for future cohorts, beyond the start dates given above, are subject to revision.
This course does NOT follow the general University policy which requires a deposit from international students who accept an offer of a place. No deposit is required.
The modular nature of the programme means a student can choose to leave the programme after completing one, two, or three years, without paying for subsequent years. If the student is successful in their studies, they can be awarded:
After 1 year - PGCert: PostGraduate Certificate in Industrial Project Management
After 2 years - PGDip: PostGraduate Diploma in Industrial Project Management.
The full MSc requires all three years. Note only one qualification is awarded, based on successful study when a student leaves.
Scholarships may be available. Please see our postgraduate funding database for further information on the opportunities which may be available to you.
International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or via your home government. It’s good to do your research to find opportunities which you could be eligible for.
Postgraduate Loans (PGL) for Masters students
UK and EU students (with settled or pre-settled status) looking to pursue a Masters programme in the UK can apply for a non-means-tested loan from the British government via the Student Loans Company (SLC).
The loan will be paid directly to you, into a UK bank account. It is intended to provide a contribution towards the costs of Masters study and whether the loan is used towards fees, maintenance or other costs is at your own discretion.
Learn more about applying for PGL
Chemical Engineering PG Taught Entrance Scholarship
The school of Chemical Engineering is happy to be able to recognise and reward our top incoming students to celebrate your academic achievements before arriving as a student at the University of Birmingham.
The Chemical Engineering PGT Entrance Scholarship consists of a £1000 cash award during year 1 semester 1 for the students who meet the conditions.
There are 10 awards available; 5 will be allocated to UK students for fees and 5 will be allocated to international students for fees.
We offer a range of
postgraduate scholarships for taught programmes and research opportunities to ensure the very best talent is nurtured and supported at postgraduate level.
Birmingham Masters Scholarship
Our Birmingham Masters Scholarship offers £2,000 via a tuition fee discount, to support the brightest and best applicants from UK or Ireland undertaking Masters study at Birmingham during 2024-2025.
Global Masters Scholarship
This £2,000 Gloabl Masters Scholarship award is available to all international students from a selection of countries who are seeking to study a taught Masters degree at Birmingham in the 2024-25 academic year.
The IPM Accredited Learning Scholarship
Like many universities, the University of Birmingham has a formal process to give credit to students who have already studied subjects included in a degree at another university. The process is known as APCL (Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning).
Students who are given a module APCL credit do not have to study or submit assignments for that module, and the fee is reduced proportionally.
We only give APCL credit for whole modules.
This scholarship allows us to give financial credit to applicants who can demonstrate relevant prior learning from another university, but where this learning is spread across several modules on this course. In such a case we cannot award a formal APCL credit under the University regulations. Instead we offer a fee discount in year 1 to reflect the prior study (this Scholarship).
Given the unique nature of this course, this scholarship is only available in Year 1, and is for students who have already studied project management and/or management/MBA at University. The minimum amount of accredited learning that is required for this scholarship is the equivalent to a single, 4-month course module (20 credits).
For the purpose of this scholarship, a module is given a financial value of 1/9th of the full course fee. For example the 2023 full fee was £10,620, so the scholarship module credit would be £1,180 per module.
Worked example. Julia had studied both an MBA and a MSc in project management in the past. In the APCL interview the University felt the topics covered represented about 2/3 of the year 1 subject matter. Module 1 was very closely aligned to the prior study, and so formal APCL was given from this module. However the remaining prior learning was distributed between modules 2 and 3. There were several important knowledge gaps in both these modules so formal APCL exemption was not given. Instead this remaining prior learning was given recognition through a scholarship, of the value of one module (£1,180 at 2022 values). Julia started her studies on module 2.
Note: This scholarship requires the applicant to have received an offer to join the programme, and to have applied for APCL via the formal process. Any accredited learning that is given formal APCL credit is not used to consider this scholarship – ie this scholarship is offered in place of APCL credit, not as well as.
For further information please contact the course admissions tutor via the contact email given at the top of this page.