Postgraduate Funding Options

If you’re planning on studying a postgraduate course with us, there are a range of funding options offering financial support and assistance to enable you to realise your career aspirations:

  • Student Loans Company Postgraduate Loan worth up to £10,906, which you could be eligible for if you study our MAs, our LLMs, our MScs or our LPC Master's or BPTC Master's. Students can also consider an alternative provider such as Future Finance depending on your course of study.
  • Access to the UK’s largest University law scholarships, awards and bursaries fund. With a substantial fund available for our 2019/2020 courses, we're enabling more students from more backgrounds to achieve their ambitions. 
  • Flexible payment options to help you pay for your postgraduate course. We give you peace of mind by spreading out the tuition fee payments and arrange payments by direct debit.

 

Postgraduate Loans from the Student Loans Company

For 2018/19 academic year, the government is offering Postgraduate loan support to assist towards the cost of a higher education course. You will need to apply to the region in which you reside as each offer slightly different support. Unfortunately this does not include Scotland and Northern Ireland as they have confirmed they will not offer Postgraduate Support to students attending private institutions.

Please note that for students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, you must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS). The University of Law is registered as a provider with the OfS our number is 10039956. Please visit www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information.

Student Finance England and Wales

 

  • Loans are available up to £10,906 towards the costs of study for English students or £13,000 for Welsh students.
  • Students can decide to use the loan towards fees, maintenance costs or other costs.
  • Students must either be a UK national resident in England or Wales or an EU national resident in England on the first day of first academic year but within with EEA throughout the preceding three years.
  • Students should be attending their first Master's course in order to qualify. Students repeating study or attending a second postgraduate Masters course will not normally qualify for support.
  • Loans are available to students studying Master’s degree courses (MA, LLM or MSc) – professional certificate or diploma courses are not eligible for the loan.
  • Loans are repayable once you earn over £25,000 per annum and will be repaid over a maximum of 30 years.
  • Interest rates are currently 3% above RPI

 

Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates, other key terms of the loan and information for students from other areas of the UK are available by visiting:

 

 


Future Finance Student Loans

Future Finance is the UK's largest private student lender and the best source of funding for your education after Government loans.

About Future Finance loans

  • Loans are offered from £2,000 - £40,000 to cover both tuition and living costs
  • Loans are offered to UK, EU and even international students with a UK domiciled address
  • Loans are available to students studying at an undergraduate or postgraduate level

How to apply

Students can submit an application online up to six months prior to course start. You can get started by submitting an application via the Future Finance website to see if you're eligible

The University of Law will be required to verify your attendance on the course before any funding is released; this will be completed after you have attended registration at The University of Law

Any loan funds requested for tuition will be released directly to The University of Law to be applied towards your tuition and loans for living costs will be paid directly to you.

 


Graduate loans for GDL

Graduate loans are available from some high street banks. You may apply to borrow from £1,000 up to £15,000. Loans are subject to status and assessment.

Contact your bank for more information of any support they can provide.


Overseas Student Loans 

 

Several countries may provide support for their residents to study in the UK at the University of Law. We have listed below the eligibility for the USA and Canada but please check with your own home government for any support that may be available.


US federal loans

The University of Law is a private institution and due to our structure, we do not meet the criteria for US students to secure federal loans.

If you require funding to assist in covering your costs at The University of Law, you may wish to approach lenders regarding any private loans, which are offered at more commercial rates of interest and would be affected by your credit rating.


Canadian loans

 

The University of Law is listed as an eligible institution with several of the Canadian Provinces. Please check with your province if the University of Law and your course are listed.

As an international institution, we do not have access to complete any required forms online or via any portal access. You will need to send any Confirmation of Enrolment or Program Information forms you require completing to our Student Finance team on studentfinance@law.ac.uk for action.

The University of Law offers a range of flexible payment options to help you pay for your postgraduate course. We offer spreading out your tuition fee payments and the ability to make payments by direct debit.

Full time students can pick from a single instalment, 3 equal termly instalments or 10 monthly instalments

Part time students can pick from a single instalment, 3 equal termly instalments per year or 20 consecutive monthly instalments

Please note: VISA students are not eligible to opt for the monthly instalment options.

Payments from third parties or sponsors cannot be spread over instalments.

The first payment on a payment plan will be required the 1st of the month in which you start your course.

If you opt to select the monthly payment plan, you will be requested to complete a direct debit mandate to simplify the fee collection process every month. Please see below for more details

Fees and instalment schedules for our postgraduate courses

How to apply for the instalment payment plan

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If you’ve already accepted your place at The University of Law, please e-mail: study@law.ac.uk with your preferred instalment plan and payment method. 

If you wish to change your instalment plan, please e-mail study@law.ac.uk

 

Payment by Direct Debit

 

If you opt to pay your course fees by Direct Debit, you will need to complete a direct debit mandate via the online portal after accepting the offer of a place.  This provides the University with an instruction to collect payments and provide you with a Direct Debit Guarantee.

 

You will need to have a UK bank account in your name in order to successfully pay your course fees by direct debit. You will receive notification from your bank of a successful agreement.

 

The mandates need to be received at least 20 days prior to the date of the monthly instalment. If a mandate has not been set up, students will be asked to pay for the first month manually via another method.

University of Law postgraduate scholarships

Our postgraduate scholarships are part of the UK’s largest University law scholarships, awards and bursaries fund. With £600,000 available to 2018/19 courses we’re giving 100% support to our students and enabling them to achieve their ambitions. 

Financial contributions are available towards all postgraduate course fees and are available to those whose circumstances may otherwise prevent them from entering the legal profession. This may include those who do not possess the traditional qualifications or means to study at university.

To find out more about the scholarships we offer and to register your interest, contact: scholarships@law.ac.uk

This page gives details of a wide range of funding options available to postgraduate law students – as well as useful contacts and links to relevant external websites.



Local authority grants

Some authorities provide financial assistance. For further information, contact your local authority.



Charities and grant-making trusts

There are numerous organisations that provide financial support to students. For further information, contact the Education Grants Advisory Service by e-mailing egas.enquiry@fwa.org.uk    



Funding for trainee solicitors
Employer sponsorship

Some law firms and other employers sponsor their trainees, paying course fees and living expenses. For further information see The Training Contract and Pupillage Handbook or visit www.lawcareers.net. Some firms also offer part-time study training contracts (PTS TC) combining part-time study (GDL and/or LPC) with full-time work, half of which can be counted towards the two years required to complete a training contract. For further information visit the Solicitors Regulation Authority website.

Law Society bursary scheme

If you have no other funding, you may be able to get a bursary from the Law Society. Applications must be made by April of the year you start your course. For further information call (0) 20 7242 1222, e-mail bursaryapplications@lawsociety.org.uk or visit the Solicitors Regulation Authority website 



Funding for trainee barristers
Inns of Court scholarship

Partial funding is available from the Inns of Court for qualifying pupils, GDL or BPTC students. For more information, visit the website of your chosen Inn.

Barristers’ chambers

All chambers should award a minimum grant of £12,000 over a one-year pupillage. For further information, see The Pupillages Handbook available from the Bar Standards Board website

HSBC Bar student loan package

HSBC has withdrawn the Bar loans scheme. The Bar Council is in the process of trying to establish a similar scheme with an alternative bank.  



Study bursaries for LLM students

Postgrad Solutions Ltd is offering two Global LLM Study Bursaries, each to the value of £500. They are open to both international and UK students, and aim to help students fund their chosen Master of Laws programme.

Further information and details of how to apply

Further information on funding postgraduate study

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