Master your subject – with no additional fees!

We aim to inspire, engage and add value to people’s lives - we know the things we teach will be the things that change lives. That’s why we have a great offer for our undergraduate students!

We are committed to your future success in securing a great career, which is why we’ll completely waive the fees on a huge number of postgraduate courses for students who study an undergraduate degree with us (starting in September 2018 or 2019**) – so you can receive a free postgraduate course, providing you with an edge on your CV and maximizing your job prospects without racking up extra debt.

It's our way of continuing to support your education and help you to realise your full potential.

So, if you graduate from one of the following full-time undergraduate degrees with us, you'll be eligible to progress to a specified postgraduate programme (or equivalent alternative programme designated by our university*) for free.

That means zero tuition fees with maximum impact.

Terms and conditions apply.

Institute of the Arts

Undergraduate DegreeDesignated Postgraduate Programme
BA (Hons) Acting MA Musical Theatre (subject to validation), MA Arts and Cultural Management (subject to validation)
BA (Hons) Creative Writing MA Creative Practice, MA Creative Writing (subject to validation), MA Arts and Cultural Management (subject to validation)
BA (Hons) Dance MA Musical Theatre (subject to validation), MA Arts and Cultural Management (subject to validation)
BA (Hons) English Literature MA Creative Writing (subject to validation), MA Arts and Cultural Management (subject to validation)
BA (Hons) Film and Television MA Creative Practice, MA Adventure Cinematography (subject to validation), MA Wildlife Film and Photography (subject to validation), MA Arts and Cultural Management (subject to validation)
BA (Hons) Fine Art MA Fine Art, MA Creative Practice, MA Arts and Cultural Management (subject to validation)
BA (Hons) Games Design MA Creative Practice, MA Animation and Visual FX (subject to validation)
BA (Hons) Graphic Design MA Creative Practice, MA Children's Book Illustration and Graphic Novels (subject to validation), MA Arts and Cultural Management (subject to validation)
BA (Hons) Illustration MA Creative Practice, MA Children's Book Illustration and Graphic Novels (subject to validation), MA Arts and Cultural Management (subject to validation)
BA (Hons) Musical Theatre MA Musical Theatre (subject to validation)
BA (Hons) Performing Arts MA Musical Theatre (subject to validation), MA Arts and Cultural Management (subject to validation)
BA (Hons) Photography MA Photography, MA Creative Practice, MA Contemporary Fine Art, MA Arts and Cultural Management (subject to validation)
BA (Hons) Wildlife Media MA Creative Practice, MA Adventure Cinematography (subject to validation), MA Wildlife Film and Photography (subject to validation), MA Arts and Cultural Management (subject to validation)

Nursing, Health & Professional Practice

Undergraduate DegreeDesignated Postgraduate Programme
BSc (Hons) Nursing (Learning Disabilities) MSc Practice Development

Youth Work and Community Development

Undergraduate DegreesDesignated Postgraduate programme
BA (Hons) Youth Work and Community Development MA Youth Work and Community Development

Terms and conditions

  • Students must be fully registered and enrolled at the University of Cumbria on one of the designated undergraduate degrees specified above or MSc Occupational Therapy in 2018 or 2019
  • The Postgraduate Loyalty Award is available to new students who started their degree in September 2018 or start a degree in September 2019 only. Students who started their course prior to September 2018 are not eligible for the award.
  • Students must be eligible for the provision of UK student support and must be responsible for the payment of their own tuition fees (including those paying via the SLC) for the designated undergraduate degree for which they are registered.
  • There must be no outstanding tuition related debts to the University at the point of registration for the postgraduate programme.
  • The undergraduate degree will normally be completed within 3 years (or 4 years for year 0, sandwich or placement route).
  • Students must achieve a minimum award of 2:1 in their undergraduate programme.
  • Students may be asked to attend an interview as part of preparation for the designated Postgraduate programme.
  • Postgraduate programmes must be studied on a full time basis with the exception of PgC Digital Health which is a part-time programme
  • Students must commence their Postgraduate programme within two academic years of completion of the undergraduate degree.
  • Postgraduate programmes must be studied at a University of Cumbria campus other than the PgC Digital Health which is an online programme
  • Students will be required to pay any additional non-tuition expenses related to their postgraduate course.

Please note the list of designated Postgraduate programmes are correct as of May 2018. The postgraduate courses are offered to complement the undergraduate course of study.  The university will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described; however, the University cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility.

Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the university has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the university having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed in the prospectus. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme.  The University may vary a programme if there are insufficient students to form a viable academic cohort.  In those circumstances, the University will provide a suitable alternative programme.

Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the University to discontinue a programme of study, the University will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to UoC PG Scholarship applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the university’s website.