The tuition fees and bursary information listed on this page are for Home and EU PGCE Students

Overseas PGCE students should refer to the fees information found on the international webpage. For more information about PGCE fees please refer to the PGCE fees policy.

Student Type (Home/EU)

2016/17

2017/18

Primary and Secondary (Full-Time)

£9,000

£9,000

Primary (Part-Time) - April start

£4,500

£4,500

 

To be eligible for home or EU fee status you must have lived in the UK or EU for three years prior to the start of the course and must meet the normal residency requirements.

EU students who have lived in the UK for three years prior to the beginning of the programme may also be eligible for home fee status.

Home and EU students are able to make an application for a tuition fee loan at the Gov.uk website.

Paying your fees

Student fees can now be paid using our secure online payment system.

Full-time PGCE Students

The information below is relevant to English students or students who meet the England residency requirements. Students from Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland should contact their own awarding body for information on the loans and grants available. 

Home and EU students who meet the residency requirements above are eligible to apply for a loan to cover the cost of the fees. The online application process for home students is now open. EU students must complete an application form and return it.

The MoneySavingExpert website has a useful online Student Finance Calculator to help you work out how much you'll pay during your studies, and after you've graduated.


Maintenance loans of up to £7,751, will be available to full-time home students studying at St Mary’s University. The amount you are entitled to will depend on your household income and whether you are living at your parental home or away from home.

You can use the online calculator to give you an idea of the amounts for which you are eligible. 


Graduates will not make any loan repayments until they are earning at least £21,000. The repayment will be 9% of income over £21,000 and all outstanding repayments will be written off after 30 years. As an example, a graduate who is earning £30,000 per year will repay 9% on the £9,000 over the threshold, i.e. £810 over the year or £67.50 per month.

For graduates earning less than £21,000, there will be no real rate of interest applied to their loan, although any loans will still be liable for interest at the rate of inflation based on the Retail Price Index (RPI). For graduates earning between £21,000 and around £41,000, a real rate of interest will start to be charged, on a sliding scale, reaching a maximum of the RPI plus 3%. Above £41,000, graduates will repay the full rate of RPI plus 3%.


Grants for living costs are available to eligible students, for example:

  • students with a household income of £25,000 or less will be eligible for the maximum grant of £3,387
  • students whose household income is more than £25,000 but less than £42,611 will be eligible for part of this grant

The amount of loan for which students are eligible will be reduced by £0.50 in every £1 of maintenance grant to which they are entitled. 


There are a number of grants available to students who have dependent children or a dependent adult, including:

  • Childcare Grant (full-time students only)
  • Parents’ Learning Allowance (full-time students only)
  • Adult Dependants’ Grant (full-time students only)

In order to assess eligibility students may be means tested. The Gov.uk Student Finance webpages provide further information about these grants and other funding options that may be available to students with dependents.


PGCE Bursaries - what you need to know

If you are a UK or EU student joining the PGCE programme in September 2016 you may be eligible for a Government training bursary.  The bursary amount will based on the highest previous qualification that you have attained to date.

Only UK and EU students will be eligible for the training bursary. Students with an overseas degree will be eligible for a bursary if their degree is equivalent to a UK honours degree.  If you are unsure about the equivalency of your degree, please email pgceadmit@stmarys.ac.uk.

You do not need to make a formal application for the bursary, simply complete the application form no later than 31st August 2016.


Please note: School Direct trainees whose training is based in a school where more than 35% of pupils are eligible for free school meals will receive a 25% increase on the following bursaries/scholarships.

Training
Bursary
2016/17

Scholarship*

Trainee with 1st
and/or PhD

Trainee with 2:1
and/or MA/MSc

Trainee with 2:2

Physics1

£30,000

£30,000

£25,000

£25,000

Maths1

£27,500

£25,000

£25,000

£25,000

Chemistry

£27,500

£25,000

£20,000

£20,000

Languages

£27,500

£25,000

£25,000

£25,000

Biology

-

£15,000

£12,000

£10,000

Geography

£27,500

£25,000

£25,000

£25,000

English2

-

£9,000

£9,000

£0

History, RE

-

£9,000

£4,000

£0

* Trainee teachers are able to apply for scholarships with the relevant subject association group. Trainees who hold the scholarship will not also be eligible for the standard Department for Education (DfE) bursary.

1 Trainee teachers in maths and physics with a relevant degree and at least a B at A level in maths or physics (or equivalent) will be eligible for a bursary of £9,000. Trainees will not be entitled to this bursary if they are also entitled to a higher bursary based on degree class.

2 At St Mary’s, English is offered on the non-salaried School Direct programme only.


Full-Time PGCE bursaries will be paid in monthly instalments throughout the academic year.

Total Entitlement

7th Oct

7th Nov

7th Dec

6th Jan

7th Feb

7th Mar

7th Apr

8th May

7th Jun

7th Jul

£3,000

£300

£300

£300

£300

£300

£300

£300

£300

£300

£300

£4,000

£400

£400

£400

£400

£400

£400

£400

£400

£400

£400

£6,000

£600

£600

£600

£600

£600

£600

£600

£600

£600

£600

£9,000

£900

£900

£900

£900

£900

£900

£900

£900

£900

£900

£12,000

£1,200

£1,200

£1,200

£1,200

£1,200

£1,200

£1,200

£1,200

£1,200

£1,200

£15,000

£1,200

£1,200

£1,200

£1,200

£2,700

£1,200

£1,200

£1,200

£1,200

£2,700

£20,000

£1,400

£1,400

£1,400

£1,400

£4,400

£1,400

£1,400

£1,400

£1,400

£4,400

£25,000

£1,900

£1,900

£1,900

£1,900

£4,900

£1,900

£1,900

£1,900

£1,900

£4,900

£30,000

£2,400

£2,400

£2,400

£2,400

£5,400

£2,400

£2,400

£2,400

£2,400

£5,400