Having a postgraduate degree will put you on the right track to increase your earning potential. And, at the University of Cumbria, it's possible to do it without incurring extra debt.

Start an undergraduate degree course with us in September 2018 or 2019 and get your Masters/postgradute continuation with ZERO tutition fees.

#We’ve waived the fees for many postgraduate courses* to help you extend your education. 

Students who start a designated full-time degree will be eligible to progress on to a specified Postgraduate programme (or an equivalent alternative programme designated by the University*), with zero tuition fees payable for the specified postgraduate programme.  Progression will be subject to the following:

Institute of the Arts

Designated Undergraduate Degrees Designated Postgraduate programme
BA Creative Writing MA Creative Practice, MA Creative Writing (subject to validation)
BA English Literature MA Creative Writing (subject to validation)
BA Film and Television  MA Creative Practice, MA Adventure Cinematography (subject to validation), MA Wildlife Film and Photography (subject to validation)
BA Fine Art   MA Fine Art, MA Creative Practice
BA Games Design MA Creative Practice, MA Animation and Visual FX (subject to validation)
BA Graphic Design MA Creative Practice, MA Children's Book Illustration and Graphic Novels (subject to validation)
BA Illustration   MA Creative Practice, MA Children's Book Illustration and Graphic Novels (subject to validation)
BA Musical Theatre MA Musical Theatre (subject to validation)
BA Photography  MA Photography, MA Creative Practice
BA Wildlife Media  MA Creative Practice, MA Adventure Cinematography (subject to validation), MA Wildlife Film and Photography (subject to validation)

Nursing, Health & Professional Practice

Designated Undergraduate Degrees Designated Postgraduate programme
BSc (Hons) Nursing (Learning Disabilities) MSc Practice Development

Business

Designated Undergraduate Degrees Designated Postgraduate programme
BA (Hons) Business Accounting and Finance  MSc Accounting and Finance
BA (Hons) Business Accounting and Finance (with Integrated foundation Year) MSc Accounting and Finance
BA (Hons) Business Management MSc International Management
BA (Hons) Business Management (with Integrated foundation Year) MSc International Management
BA (Hons) Business Management with Marketing  MSc International Management
BA (Hons) Business Management with Marketing (with Integrated foundation Year) MSc International Management
BA (Hons) Business Management with Human Resources Management  MSc International Management
BA (Hons) Business Management with Human Resources Management (with Integrated foundation Year) MSc International Management
BA (Hons) International Business Management  MSc International Management
BA (Hons) International Business Management (with Integrated foundation Year) MSc International Management

Law, Policing & Social Sciences

Designated Undergraduate Degrees Designated Postgraduate programme
BSc (Hons) Criminology MSc Applied Social Sciences
BSc (Hons) Criminology (with integrated foundation year) MSc Applied Social Sciences
BSc (Hons) Criminology with Applied Psychology  MSc Applied Social Sciences
BSc (Hons) Criminology with Applied Psychology (with integrated foundation year) MSc Applied Social Sciences
BSc (Hons) Criminology with Forensic Investigation  MSc Applied Social Sciences
BSc (Hons) Criminology with Forensic Investigation (with integrated foundation year) MSc Applied Social Sciences
BSc (Hons) Criminology with Law  MSc Applied Social Sciences
BSc (Hons) Criminology with Law (with integrated foundation year) MSc Applied Social Sciences
BSc (Hons) Criminology with Policing Investigation MSc Applied Social Sciences
BSc (Hons) Criminology with Policing Investigation (with integrated foundation year) MSc Applied Social Sciences
BSc (Hons) Criminology with Social Sciences  MSc Applied Social Sciences
BSc (Hons) Criminology with Social Sciences (with integrated foundation year) MSc Applied Social Sciences

Youth Work and Community Development

Designated Undergraduate Degrees Designated Postgraduate programme
BA (Hons) Youth Work and Community Development MA Youth Work and Community Development
BA (Hons) Youth Work and Community Development (with integrated foundation year) MA Youth Work and Community Development

Social Work and Occupational Therapy

Designated Degrees Designated Postgraduate programme
BA (Hons) Social Work Postgraduate Certificate Digital Health
BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy Postgraduate Certificate Digital Health
MSc Occupational Therapy Postgraduate Certificate Digital Health

Working with Children and Families

Designated Undergraduate Degrees Designated Postgraduate programme
BA (Hons) Working with Children and Families MA Working with Children, Adolescents and Families
BA (Hons) Working with Children and Families (with integrated foundation year) MA Working with Children, Adolescents and Families

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 2018/19
  • The UoC PG Scholarship is available to new students not currently registered or enrolled at the University of Cumbria in 2018/19.
  • 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 on-line programme
  • Students will be required to pay any additional non-tuition expenses related to their postgraduate course. Details of additional fees

*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.