Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Fees for both UK/EU and international students are to be found on each programme's respective postgraduate prospectus. These fees are kept up to date.

10 per cent discount for University of Bristol Graduates*

University of Bristol Alumni Scholarship - * graduates (who have successfully graduated within the past ten years) are eligible to receive a 10 percent discount on their tuition fees when a place is secured on any of our postgraduate programmes within the Law School. Offer-holders classed as either Home/EU or overseas tuition fee payers, and either full or part-time students, are all eligible for this award. This award is automatically awarded and no further application process is required.

Postgraduate Master's loan scheme

The Government has introduced loans to help towards the costs of Masters-level study for UK residence. Read more about the benefits and your eligibility for a postgraduate loan.


Competition for scholarships at Bristol is extremely fierce each year. Below is a list of scholarships available to postgraduate taught students at University of Bristol.

  • International Office 'Think Big' Scholarship

    All International applicants (who are not University of Bristol graduates) are eligible. Please view the website for full details. 

  • American Alumni Scholarship

    Awarded to USA residents on the grounds of academic excellence, financial need, and ambassadorial potential. The scholarship is for one year taught postgraduate programmes in any field of study. Please view the website for full details.

  • University of Bristol Santander Masters Scholarship

    For candidates from Central and South America who demonstrate the highest level of academic achievement. Please view the website for full details.

  • ESRC Studentship

    Exclusive for students studying MSc Socio-Legal studies and MRes Sustainable Futures who want to take a further 3 years of doctoral research. The Economic and Social Sciences Research Council (ESRC) studentship will either partially of fully fund the student's postgraduate research programme. The scheme is open to UK, EU and international students, full time or part time. More information.

  • The Global Justice Scholarship is funded by the Law School for international students that have applied for a postgraduate LLM programme. There are two scholarships in total.
  • Search the funding database for other funding opportunities.


Casual employment

Some casual employment within the University may be available, both in term-time and in vacation, provide that this is compatible with the academic requirements of your programme. For further details about part-time employment opportunities please visit the Careers Service website, where you can log into 'mycareer' (once you are a current student). Guidance is also available on the Fees and Funding page. 
Guidance on 'Working whilst Studying' is available for International Students.

Advice on fees and funding

The University provides plenty of advice on fees and funding, including details on the living expenses you can expect to budget for while you study. There is also a useful guide for managing your finances.

Contact us

For further information on fees and funding, please contact us.

Tuition Fees
Tel: +44 (0)117 954 6372
Email: student-fees@bristol.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)117 331 7972
Email: student-funding@bristol.ac.uk

Postgraduate awards (Stephanie Dimberline)
Tel: +44 (0)117 33 40062/3
Email: law-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk

General enquiries
Tel: +44 (0)117 33 40062/3 
Email: law-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk

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