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postgraduate Postgraduate Course Fees and Funding

On this page you’ll find helpful information about how to pay your course fees and a guide to funding options for postgraduate study. Please note: Each of our courses have varying fees, depending on the level of study and your status as a UK or international student. For more information about our course fees, please refer to the relevant course page or Fees and Instalments Schedule.

How to pay your course fees

Our course fees include tuition, interactive learning resources, and first attempt examination/assessment fees. Examination re-sits will be charged separately.

A deposit of £250 is payable upon accepting your place and the first instalment of your fees will be due for payment before the start of your course.

Please note that from 24/11/2022 you will not be required to pay a deposit for any course commencing in January, February or March 2023.

Any deposit that you would usually be required to pay or that is outlined in the fee schedule for your course will instead be included in the course fee and will be deducted in accordance with an updated instalment plan.

You will receive further information from our Student Finance team about your updated fee schedule and instalment plan once you have accepted an offer of a place on a January or February 2023 course.

This payments service allows you to pay your tuition fees instantly over a secure connection at any time of the day or night.

Login to web payments service - you will need your Student Reference Number, card details and be aware of how much tuition you need to pay then follow the on-screen instructions.

You will be asked to enter your email address. When the transaction is successfully completed you will be emailed a receipt and the transaction details.

We do not accept payments by American Express and Diners Club. The University does not add a transaction charge for payments made by credit card.

If you want to pay from your bank account, then please pay 'The University of Law Limited' -

  • Bank: NatWest
  • Address: Fleet Street (B) Branch, P.O. Box 281, 156 Fleet Street, London, EC4A 2DX
  • Account Number: 6148 1211
  • Sort code: 60-80-08
  • Swift: NWBKGB2L
  • IBAN: GB85NWBK60800861481211

It is important to state your Student Reference Number in the reference field. Without this information we cannot identify your payment and your account with the University will have an overdue balance.

In addition to any bank charges levied by your own bank you may incur a small commission charge levied by The University of Law Limited bank which is payable by you.

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

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

The University of Law will send you a confirmation letter via email to your university email address once you have set up your direct debit details and will send out an advance notice letter 10 days prior to payment being taken from your nominated bank account.

You will also receive notification from your bank of a successful agreement.

Please note: You will need to have a UK bank account in your name (excluding joint accounts) to successfully pay your course fees by direct debit. If your fees are being paid by somebody else, please contact [email protected] who will provide you with a manual direct debit mandate to complete.

Cheques should be made payable to ‘The University of Law Limited’ and sent to Student Finance at our Guildford centre to arrive on or before your course fee instalment date. Please refer to the University's Fees and Instalments Schedules for details of payment deadlines.

Please write your student reference number, full name and course on the reverse of the cheque.

If you pay by a cheque drawn on an overseas bank there may be a delay before the bank can process your cheque and you will be liable for any bank charge.

We allow you to spread out your tuition fee payments and make payments by direct debit.

  • Full-time students can pick from a single instalment, three termly instalments or ten consecutive monthly instalments.
  • Part-time students can pick from a single instalment, three termly instalments per year or twenty consecutive monthly instalments.

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

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

International students requiring a Supporting Letter for a Short-Term Student Visa or an Entry Clearance should pay a minimum of the first instalment before such a letter is issued. Our monthly instalment option is not available to International students.

Fees and instalment schedules for our postgraduate courses ➔

How to apply for the instalment payment plan

You will be asked to confirm the instalment plan you have opted for when you accept your offer of a place.

As the student, you can change this selection prior to the course start by logging in to the student application portal and changing the payment plan selection within your details.

Once you have received confirmation that your payment plan has been setup prior to course start, any changes will then need to be requested via email to [email protected].

Notes for BPC and LPC students

  • The Bar Standards Board (BSB) registration fee is payable by students commencing the BPC and is added to your first instalment. The fee is currently £870 and we forward this to the BSB on your behalf. This charge is set by the BSB and subject to change.
  • The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) registration fee is payable by all students commencing the LPC and is added to your instalments. This fee is currently £15 for all full-time, part-time and online courses, and we forward this to the SRA on your behalf. This charge is set by the SRA and is subject to change.

Fees can be paid either in full or by instalments. Please refer to the University's Fees and Instalments Schedules for details of payment deadlines. If any part of your fees are being paid by the Student Loans Company, your funds will be released once you have attended your induction and are a current student with The University of Law.

We only accept payments in Pounds Sterling.

The University will send payment reminders, call and email if payment becomes overdue.

If you miss the payment deadline, you risk being de-registered from the course and legal action being taken to collect fees. Examination results and assessment results will not be issued. Students who have not paid their fees will also lose their guarantee of a place on the next academic year.

Please refer to the University's finance terms and conditions for our cancellation policy.

Postgraduate Funding Options

The government offers Postgraduate Master’s Loans 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 as they do not offer postgraduate support to students attending private institutions.

Please note: 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 officeforstudents.org.uk for more information.

Student Finance England and Wales

  • For courses starting on or after 1 August 2022, loans are available up to £11,836 for students applying through Student Finance England.
  • Loans are available to students studying their first Master’s degree** - professional certificate or diploma courses are not eligible for the loan.
  • Students can decide to use the loan towards fees, maintenance costs or other costs. For repayment terms contact the appropriate award authority.

Whether you qualify will depends on your course, age, nationality or residency status. 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:

*Including Master of Arts (MAs), Master of Laws (LLMs), Master of Sciences (MScs), LPC Master’s or BPC Master’s.

**Students should be attending their first Master's course in order to qualify. Students repeating study or attending a second postgraduate Master’s course will not normally qualify for support.

Lendwise is a specialist UK education finance platform focused on postgraduate loans and professional qualifications. Key features of a Lendwise loan:

  • Available to all UK-domiciled students
  • Borrow up to £100,000 for up to 10 Years
  • Fixed interest rate for the term of your loan, personalised to you
  • No repayments while in full-time study

How to apply

Existing and prospective students with a valid offer letter can apply online via the Lendwise website. No documents are needed when making the application.

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.

Apply for a Lendwise Postgraduate Student Loan ➔

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.

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 Canada but please check with your own home government for any support that may be available.

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 [email protected] for action.

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 emailing [email protected].

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 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 toward 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, email [email protected] or visit the Solicitors Regulation Authority website.

Funding for Trainee Barristers

Inns of Court Scholarships

Partial funding is available from the Inns of Court for qualifying pupils, law conversion or BPC 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.

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 ➔

We understand that that course fees are a big investment for students so when someone offers you a discount it can be tempting. However, if you are not paying your fees direct to us you are being scammed and may be the victim of credit card fraud.

These are the things to look out for

  • Scammers approaching you saying they can reduce the cost of your fees, offering a discount or a better rate of exchange if you make your fee payments to them.
  • They may contact you via WeChat or other social media channels.
  • They may pose as a student or representative of the University
  • People offering to pay on your behalf or directing you to a website which looks genuine

How to avoid Tuition Fee Fraud

  • Only ever pay your feeds directly to The University of Law. 
  • Don’t share any of your personal details or login information
  • Don’t be pressurised into making payments when made an offer however good the discount may look
  • Contact 0800 289 997 (UK) or +44 (0)1483 216 000 (International) if you receive any suspicious contact

We want to ensure no-one falls victim to any of these scams. Our Admissions team are always best placed to advise you of any genuine offers, scholarships and discounts and our Finance team on how to pay your fees.

More Information

Action Fraud - contactable online https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ or by phone 0300 123 2040

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Additional queries

If you have any other questions regarding fees and funding, please contact our Student Finance Team. We will endeavour to process your query within 72 hours, however this may take longer during busy times of the year.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44 (0) 1483 216380

Please note: we have automatic processes in place to acknowledge both payment and any overdue balances, so there is no need for you to worry about contacting us to check if your payment has been received.