Fees and funding
Find details of tuition fees and opportunities for scholarships and financial support for our Social Justice and Community Action programme.
Tuition fees and costs
Annual tuition fees are listed on the Postgraduate Study Programme Fees pages related to your desired pathway, exit level and duration of study.
- MSc Social Justice and Community Action (Online Learning) - 3 Years (Part-time)
- MSc Social Justice and Community Action (Online Learning) (ICL) - 2-6 Years (Part-time Intermittent Study)
- PgDip Social Justice and Community Action (Online Learning) (ICL) - 2-4 Years (Part-time Intermittent Study)
- PgCert Social Justice and Community Action (Online Learning) (ICL) - 1-2 Years (Part-time Intermittent Study)
If you register to study on a 'part-time intermittent study' basis you will pay the academic tuition fees on a course-by-course basis, rather than paying for the entire programme at the outset. Students studying over a number of years should be advised that tuition fees increase each year. As fees change each year, your total cost will depend on the length of time taken to complete your programme.
The cost for courses on this programme is the same for all students, whether based in the UK, the European Union, or elsewhere.
For reference, the Masters programme is equivalent to 180 credits: three 20-credit compulsory courses, three 20-credit option courses, and the Dissertation (60 credits).
The cost per 20 credits for 2019/20 is £1,370 GBP.
Scholarships and funding
Scholarship opportunities are subject to change each year. Therefore, students are encouraged to seek out funding opportunities from the University and external funding bodies.
University and external funding
Online Distance Learning - Mastercard Foundation Scholars Programme
Up to 15 Mastercard Scholars Foundation scholarships are available for postgraduate study on select University programmes including MSc Social Justice and Community Action. These online scholarships are only available to students who have been a previous Mastercard Foundation Scholar in a Mastercard Foundation partner institution.
The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Programme
The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at The University of Edinburgh provides full scholarships and transformative leadership training to educate and support bright, young African students with a deep, personal commitment to changing the world around them.
The University of Edinburgh Graduate Discount Scheme
The University offers a 10% discount in postgraduate degree tuition fees for alumni who have graduated with an undergraduate degree from the University of Edinburgh.
Edinburgh Global Online Distance Learning Masters Scholarships
The University of Edinburgh will offer a number of Masters scholarships for distance learning Masters programmes offered by the University.
Postgraduate Loans (SAAS) (Scotland and EU)
Loans for tuition fees are available from SAAS for eligible Scotland domiciled and EU students as well as loans for living costs. Students living in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can apply to Student Finance England, Wales or Northern Ireland as appropriate for fee, grant and loan support.
Please note that applicants must apply onto the '3 Years (Part-time)' route of this programme to be eligible for these loans.
Scholarships, loans and other funding
The University offers a range of scholarships, loans and funding schemes.