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Department of Mathematics

Fees and funding

Securing funding for your master's degree can be competitive, but there are bursaries, loans, and other awards if you begin your search early.

The range of funding options that you can apply for can be found on the University website by searching the funding database, or investigating the various sources of advice available.

University of Manchester alumni

University of Manchester graduates who have or will achieve a 1st class bachelor degree will be eligible for a 10% fee discount.

University of Manchester Alumni who enrol onto our MSc Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Logic programme, MSc Applied Mathematics programme, MSc Actuarial Science or MSc in Statistics (new for 2019 entry) will be eligible for a £2000 bursary.

MSc Applied Mathematics funding

We have a number of industrial bursaries to support students worth £3,000. This will also allow the student to work on a project of interest to the industrial sponsor. Successful applicants can apply for one of these bursaries after they have joined the programme in September.

In addition, annually we award the Thales prize in applied mathematics (worth £750) to the student achieving the best performance in the physical applied mathematics modules.

Manchester Master's bursary

The University’s Manchester Master’s Bursary offers 100 bursaries each year for master’s students, worth £3,000 in funding. See the 2019 bursary scheme webpage for more information.

Postgraduate loans

The latest information about loans can be found on the University's master's funding pages. For 2018/19 entry the maximum loan available is £10,609.

University master's funding database

Search the University's funding database for any maths specific awards.