Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications

Institute of Communications Studies

MA Fees and Funding

The tuition fee rate for full-time study for international students in 2014-15 is £13,300, and the part-time tuition fee is £6,650. The tuition fee rate for full-time home/EU students in 2014-15 is £5,100, and the part-time tuition fee is £2,550.

International fees can be paid via Uni-Pay, a secure, fast and economical way to transfer funds. More information about Uni-Pay can be found here.

Tuition fee deposit

If you need a visa to study in the UK you will be required to pay a tuition fee deposit before being issued with your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). The tuition fee deposit will be deducted from your course tuition fee and shown on your CAS.

Fees must be paid in full before you can register as a postgraduate student, unless you are paying the fees yourself. If you are self-financing you can pay fees in two instalments, with the first payable at registration. If you are supported by your government, employer or other sponsor, you should provide a letter from them addressed to the University of Leeds, confirming that the fees will be paid directly.  Sponsors cannot pay by instalments.

For any questions about the deposit, or for further details of fees and charges, please email:  Accounts Receivable at: www.leeds.ac.uk/pgfeesguidance; or write to: Accounts Receivable, The University of Leeds, Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT.

Bursaries: International and Home / EU students

Each year the Institute offers 4 part-fee bursaries, each worth half the tuition fee, to INTERNATIONAL students with an excellent academic record (and who are liable to pay academic fees at the full cost rate for international students).

In addition, the Institute offers 4 part-fee bursaries, each worth half the tuition fee, to HOME and EU students.

Applications for admissions in September 2014 are open from September 2013 onwards, and should include the following documentation: postgraduate taught study application form, references, full academic transcripts, personal statement, details of English language qualifications (unless English is your first language), and a bursary application form.

If you have already applied for a place on one of the department’s taught postgraduate courses then you need only submit a bursary application form.

The address to which applications should be sent is:

Taught Postgraduate Admissions
Institute of Communications Studies
University of Leeds
Leeds, England, LS2 9JT

Any queries should be addressed to the Postgraduate Admissions Team ics-pg-admissions@leeds.ac.uk

Part-fee-Bursary-Application-2014-15 (word doc).

Closing date for receipt of applications is 31st March 2014 for international students, or 1st June for Home/EU students.

University of Leeds Alumni Bursary

The University also offers bursaries for University of Leeds graduates. The University will pay 10% of your tuition fees for each year you are registered and studying on the course (pro rata for part year programmes). The alumni bursary can be awarded in conjunction with other University of Leeds scholarships and awards; the 10% bursary is calculated based on the net fee remaining ie after other scholarship and awards have been deducted.

The bursary is awarded to all those students who have either studied at Leeds or hold a Leeds award but studied at an affiliated college.  The bursary can be combined with other Leeds bursary/fee discounts. Please see here for more information. Those who are eligible for the bursary will be identified as part of the admissions process. If you want to find out more about the bursary, please email the Postgraduate Admissions team at ics-pg-admissions@leeds.ac.uk.

GREAT Scholarships

In 2014, the Institute is offering five bursaries of £1400 each to Indian students applying for taught postgraduate study here. The bursaries are supported by the British Council GREAT Scholarship scheme, which contributes to the funding. One bursary is available for students applying to each of the following programmes:

In addition, the department will offer one bursary of £1000 to an Indian student applying to any of our taught postgraduate programmes.

To apply, applicants should complete the normal bursary application by the general application deadline of 31 March 2014. All eligible students will automatically be considered for the bursaries. Download the bursary application here: Part-fee-Bursary-Application-2014-15.

University of Leeds Scholarships

Information about University of Leeds scholarships can be found on the scholarship web pages
This information is updated annually during the autumn.

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