Postgraduate Progression Awards: fee discounts for final years

Our new Postgraduate Progression Awards– offering final year undergraduates a fee discount of £1,500 for postgraduate study– our commitment to you as a Birmingham graduate.

The Postgraduate Progression Award

We want to ensure that in these challenging circumstances, as a Birmingham graduate you have the support needed to continue studying and developing your career. With the familiarity of the University of Birmingham you will continue to have access to our resources, facilities and support networks to continue your studies and shape your future once we return to our 'new normal'. 

The tuition fee discounts for our progressing undergraduate students are our commitment to you, in appreciation of your choice to stay with us for your postgraduate degree.

We understand that these are difficult circumstances for our students as the job market and future prospects become unpredictable; we can assure you that you will receive our wellbeing and careers support, community and resources to assist you in your development.

Who is the fee discount available to?

The tuition fee discount is available to those students graduating with an undergraduate degree from the University of Birmingham in 2021, and progressing directly to a postgraduate taught programme with us in September 2021.

A £1,500 discount will be applied for full and part-time Postgraduate Taught programmes. 

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for this award, you will need to meet all of the following criteria. You must be:

  • Graduating with an undergraduate degree from the University of Birmingham in 2021 and progressing direct to a postgraduate taught programme with us in September 2021
  • A UK, EU or International for fee-status purposes
  • Studying at our UK campuses or by distance learning
  • Not in receipt of any other University-funded scholarship (excluding University of Birmingham Commonwealth Scholarships, Global Masters Scholarship and Commonwealth Games Elite Sports Award)
  • Not already registered on a postgraduate programme

Which programmes are eligible?

The discount will be applied to taught courses only, including the following programmes, delivered at our Edgbaston Campus or online:

  • LLM
  • MA (Taught)
  • MPH
  • MSc (Pre-reg)
  • MSc (Taught)
  • PGDipEd (QTS)
  • Postgraduate Diploma

Please check our FAQs for more details on eligible and non-eligible programmes.

How to apply

You can complete our short application form to apply for the tuition fee discount, which will be applied to your fees ahead of your first payment.

The fees discount is an awards scheme and therefore you must submit an application to study and complete the application form below by Friday 10 September 2021 for September 2021 starts.

If you have not yet applied to a programme:

You should apply for your chosen programme through the normal process, via the course page. Once you have submitted your application, complete the simple form below with details of your undergraduate degree and intended postgraduate programme.

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If you have already applied to a postgraduate programme:

Simply complete the form and include the programme you have already applied for, as well as your previous undergraduate programme.

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Frequently Asked Questions

To find out more about the scheme, deadlines and further questions you may have, please visit our frequently asked questions (FAQs) page, or use our Live Chat on this page.