Our postgraduate taught programmes consist of seminars, tutorials or lectures, and/or contact time with a tutor. Masters of Research (MRes) programmes can fall under the definition of 'postgraduate taught.'
See our postgraduate taught programmes here.
For more information on whether a programme qualifies as postgraduate taught, or if you have any questions about funding your study, please contact us.
If you're a Scottish student planning to study for your first postgraduate qualification, then you can apply for a postgraduate loan up to £5,500 from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS).
If you're a part-time Scottish student you can apply for a SAAS loan of up to £2,750 per year. For a part-time programme to qualify for SAAS funding, it must be no more than twice the length of the equivalent full-time course.
Scottish postgraduate students can also apply for a postgraduate living cost loan of up to £4,500. Find more information about eligibility and postgraduate loans on the SAAS website.
The SAAS postgraduate funding application deadlines are:
1 August for courses that start between 1 August and 31 December
1 January for courses that start between 1 January and 31 March
1 April for courses that start between 1 April and 30 June
1 July for courses that start between 1 July and 31 July
Please check the SAAS website for more information.
If you're a student living in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, then you can apply for a postgraduate loan to cover your tuition fees and living costs.
You apply to the relevant student finance organisation for your country:
Visit GOV.UK for everything you need to know about how and when to repay your loan, how much you’ll repay and the level of interest applied.
See below under 'Scholarships & Discounts' information about the Abertay Postgraduate Taught rUK Scholarship.
EU students & Brexit
The Scottish Government has confirmed that EU students starting their studies in 2020/21 will be entitled to complete their studies post-Brexit without a change in fee status. For more information, visit the SAAS website.
If you are an international student from outside of the EU, you are expected to have sufficient funds available to cover your postgraduate tuition fees before the start of each academic year.
Find out more about scholarships for international students below.
There is a 25% Alumni discount on tuition fees for self-funding students who are progressing from:
This £2,000 award is open to all prospective new taught postgraduate (MSc/MProf) students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply.
The Scottish Saltire Scholarship scheme offers up to 50 awards, each worth £8000 towards the cost of tuition fees for one year of study for those intending to study a full-time taught Masters degree. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply.
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