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Information for 2016/17 UK postgraduates

Tuition fees for postgraduate students

How much are your tuition fees?

Below you'll find information about your tuition fees. Remember, if you are a former Liverpool John Moores University student, you may have received a tuition fee discount.

If you have any questions about tuition fees, please get in touch with one of our student advisors.


Below you'll find your tuition fee information.

UK fees

Full Time

Part Time

Standard taught postgraduate degrees

Range from £4,200 - £6,000 (total course fee)

£23-36 per credit

Non-standard taught postgraduate degrees

Contact the course enquiry helpline: 0151 231 5090

Contact the course enquiry helpline: 0151 231 5090

PGDE (Initial Teacher Training courses)

£9,000 (total course fee*)

Not applicable

Professional Doctorate in Arts, Professional and Social Studies

£10,000 (per year)

£9,000 (per year)

Professional Doctorate in Science

£5,600 (total course fee*)

£2,800 (per year)

Legal Practice course

£9,000 (total course fee*)

£4,500 (per year)

MArch (architecture)

£9,000 (per year)

Not applicable

*Total course fee assumes you do not have to undertake a period of repeat study, which would incur an additional charge

LJMU Alumni Award

The LJMU Alumni Award is a tuition fee discount that rewards LJMU undergraduates who go onto study at postgraduate level.

If you’re a former Liverpool John Moores University student, and you start a postgraduate course in 2016, you will be eligible for a 20% discount on your postgraduate tuition fees. The fee reduction is applied automatically to eligible students who start a postgraduate course from September 2016 onwards. You did not need to apply.


  • You have successfully completed a degree programme from Liverpool John Moores University
  • The Award can apply to either a taught masters of a research degree programme
  • You can either be paying your own fees or be in receipt of sponsorship (see Exclusions below)
  • The LJMU Alumni Award is open to students from the UK, EU or international students


  • PGC/DE (initial teacher education) programmes are excluded as fees are charged at an undergraduate rate
  • Students who receive a fee bursary for the following programmes will be excluded: MA Social Work, MSc Environmental Planning
  • CPD programmes are excluded
  • Liverpool John Moores University staff who are fully sponsored under the University’s Staff Development Policy will be excluded
  • Students in receipt of an LJMU Fee Scholarship will not be able to receive both awards and will be allocated the Award with the highest value

If you would like to find out more about the LJMU Alumni Award, please contact the Academic Registry team.

Please note: If you started your postgraduate course in 2015 or earlier, a 15% reduction will be applied to your tuition fees.  MArch students that started in 2015 are not eligible for the LJMU Alumni Award, but will be considered for an LJMU bursary subject to certain eligibility criteria.  

How to pay your tuition fees

At the start of each new academic year, you need to either pay your tuition fees (plus any other related course costs) or provide evidence your fees will be paid by a sponsor.

Pay your tuition fees

Sponsors include:
  • Student Loans Company. This includes the Student Awards Agency for Scotland, the local authorities in Wales and the library boards in Northern Ireland
  • an employer 
  • Another body, such as a local authority, that have accepted responsibility for paying your fees

Please note, your sponsor must have a UK address and postcode.

If it is unclear who is paying your fees, or the sponsor refuses or fails to pay, the University will assume you are paying them. 

If your fees are not being paid by a sponsor, the University expects full payment of any outstanding fees within 30 days of enrolment, unless arrangements have been made to pay by instalments.

If you are paying your tuition fees yourself, you should arrange an instalment plan at the beginning of your programme or year of study. You can do this through Flywire.

For further information regarding tuition fees, please contact us.

Problems paying your fees

If you have not paid your fees in full within 30 days of enrolment, established an instalment plan, or provided evidence of sponsorship, we will contact you regarding fee payment.

Initially we will contact you by email, to your University account. We will then contact you by formal letter, to your home and local addresses. 

Please do not ignore these communications. Our intention is to remind you about your outstanding balance and to highlight that the sooner you address any issues regarding payment the easier it may be for us to assist you. 

If you are having trouble paying your fees, please contact the Student Administration Centre using the details below.

If your situation is of a temporary nature, or there is a delay in confirmation of funding, the Student Administration Centre may be able to extend the period before the University takes further action, or establish an instalment plan that takes account of your particular circumstances. 

If your situation is more serious, or there is an issue with your funding, for example if there is a delay in support from the Student Loans Company, the Student Administration Centre may arrange for you to see an advisor from our Student Advice and Wellbeing team.

Alternatively, you can contact the Student Advice and Wellbeing team directly.

Problems paying your fees? Contact us

If you are having problems paying your tuition fees and would like more information, please contact one of our three Student Administration Centres. 

Aldham Robarts Student Administration Centre

Contact the Aldham Robarts Student Administration Centre:


Aldham Robarts Library
Off Maryland Street
L1 9DE

Call:  0151 231 3333/4

Avril Robarts Student Administration Centre

Contact the Avril Robarts Student Administration Centre:


Avril Robarts Library
79 Tithebarn Street
L2 2ER

Call: 0151 231 5805/6

IM Marsh Student Administration Centre

Contact the IM Marsh Student Administration Centre:


IM Marsh Library
Barkhill Road
L17 6BD

Call: 0151 231 5432