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Tuition fees (2017/18 entry)

£5,290 is the fee for standard full-time and part-time master's programmes for students from the UK, Ireland and EU countries.

If you choose to complete your studies with a postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma, fees are normally charged pro-rata.

View our list of postgraduate tuition fees.

Find out about part-time undergraduate fees at Ulster.

Find out about international tuition fees at Ulster.

Flexible payment

To help spread the cost of your studies, tuition fees can be paid back in monthly instalments while you learn.

Most of our full-time master's degrees are one year in duration. You can pay your fees up-front, in one lump sum, or in either five* or ten* equal monthly payments.

Our part-time master's degrees are typically studied over three years. You can pay each year's fees up-front or in five* or ten* equal monthly payments each year.

This flexibility allows you to spread the payment of your fees over each academic year.

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The part-time MA in History at Coleraine costs £5,290.

Year 1
Cost = £1,763.33 (modules totalling 60 credit points)
£176.33 deposit, payable at registration, followed by 9 monthly payments of £176.33

Year 2
Cost = £1,763.33 (modules totalling 60 credit points)
£176.33 deposit, payable at registration, followed by 9 monthly payments of £176.33

Year 3
Cost = £1,763.33 (dissertation totalling 60 credit points)
£176.33 deposit, payable at registration, followed by 9 monthly payments of £176.33

Total payable = £5,290

Alumni discount

A 10% discount is available to eligible Ulster University alumni***. You will be asked at application to provide details of eligibility.

This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount, offer or scholarship.

Up-front payment discount

If you pay the full cost of your annual fees at enrolment you will receive a 5% discount. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount, offer or scholarship.

This offer is only available to self-funding students.

Professional and Career Development Loans

We are a Professional and Career Development Loans registered Learning Provider, registration number 5372. A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit GOV.UK or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loans in Northern Ireland

The Department for the Economy plans to introduce Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loans for Northern Ireland students from the beginning of Academic Year 2017/18.

Whilst the exact details are yet to be finalised, it's likely that non-means-tested tuition fee loans of up to £5,500 will be available to help with course costs, and that students will be able to apply from Summer 2017.  More information can be found via Student Finance NI.

Tuition fees for postgraduate courses

Standard coursesPrice
Master's Degree£5,290
Postgraduate Diploma£3,530
Postgraduate Certificate£1,760
Module (30 credit points)£882
Group 3 coursesPrice
MSc Applied Behaviour Analysis £5,820
MSc Applied Finance 
MSc Management 
MSc Management and Corporate Governance 
MSc Marketing 
MSc Sport Management 
Group 2 coursesPrice
MSc Advanced Accounting£6,880
MSc Business Development and Innovation 
MSc Business Improvement 
MSc Clinical Visual Science 
MSc Food Regulatory Affairs 
MSc Human Resource Management 
MSc Restorative Practices 
MPA (part-time)** 
Group 1 coursesPrice
MBA£9,240
Executive MBA£11,650
MPA (full-time)**£11,650
Other coursesPrice
AdvDip Civic Leadership and Community PlanningPOA
AdvDip Management Practice (Developing Managers Programme)POA
AdvDip Social EnterprisePOA
Graduate Diploma in Accounting£4,550
LLM Clinical Legal EducationPOA
LLM Commercial LawPOA
MA Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)POA
MFA (240 credit points)£7,050
MSc Executive LeadershipPOA
MSc Management and Corporate Governance (Dublin)POA
PGCert Stem Cell Biology£1,940
PGCert Veterinary Public Health£2,300
PGCert Theory of Independent Prescribing for Optometrists£2,300
PGDip Cataract and Refractive Surgery£4,590
PGDip Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)POA
PGDip Physician Associate Studies (total fee charged over two academic years)£18,480

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions apply. International fees vary. International repayment terms vary. Repayment terms vary for international eLearning students. Part-time postgraduate fees are fixed for the duration of the course. All other fees are subject to an annual increase. Fees are correct at the time of publication.

* Five-month payment plan is paid by direct debit. Ten-month payment plan is paid by a Recurring Card Payment plan (credit/debit card). Calculation based on studying an equal number of modules each year.  If you study fewer or more credit points in each academic year this will affect the amount paid in the academic year. Payments must be completed by 1 June during the academic year which may reduce the number of payments for late enrollers. Annual part-time fees are based on the number of modules you study each year (you only pay for the modules you study). Calculation based on studying an equal number of modules each year.  If you study fewer or more credit points in each academic year this will affect the amount paid during the academic year.

** Prices vary for the MPA, full-time and part-time.

*** Ulster University alumni will receive a 10% discount on their tuition fees.  This discount applies to full-time and part-time postgraduate taught programmes (including Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development short courses/modules) only and excludes PGCE and PhD programmes.

You will qualify for our alumni discount if you have successfully completed an Ulster University:

  • Undergraduate degree programme to include honours, non-honours and integrated master's.
  • Postgraduate programme including postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, master's or a PhD.
  • Study year abroad programme.

The alumni discount is not available to:

·        Associate students who have completed a validated programme.
·        Lower undergraduate degree awards such as an advanced diploma, CERT, graduate diploma, etc.

You will qualify for the alumni discount regardless of when you finished your previous eligible programme.

This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount, offer or scholarship.

Read our Tuition Fee Payment.