Progress to Postgraduate: Get to where you want to be

University of Liverpool graduates progressing to either a full or part-time master's degree may be eligible for the Postgraduate Progression Award or the Postgraduate Opportunity Bursary.

We're also delighted to announce two new scholarships for entry 2021/22 for School of the Arts and Management School master's programmes.  See below for more information.

Please note that applications for E2021 are now closed.  Details of how to apply for E2022, including financial awards, will be released soon.

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Postgraduate Progression Award

If you're a current University of Liverpool undergraduate or alumni, including Study Abroad and Exchange students and students from Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, progressing to either full or part-time postgraduate taught study in the academic year 2021/22 you’re eligible to receive our Postgraduate Progression Award.

  • If you are a UK student you will receive a £1,000 reduction in tuition fees.  
  • If you are an international student* with a first class undergraduate degree you will receive a £2,500 reduction in tuition fees.  
  • If you are an international student* with a 2:1 or 2:2 you will receive a 10% reduction in tuition fees.

*Please note that following the end of the UK’s transition period on 31 December 2020, EU students joining in the academic year 2021-22 and beyond will become subject to international fees. 

Postgraduate Opportunity Bursary

University of Liverpool graduates from the UK who have been receipt of one of the University’s Widening Access Awards during their undergraduate studies may be eligible for our Postgraduate Opportunity Bursary worth £3000.

This bursary is available to Home University of Liverpool graduates who are progressing to a standard master's course, including MRes programmes, within two years of graduation from their undergraduate degree.

How to apply

You do not need to make an application to receive the Postgraduate Progression Award or the Postgraduate Opportunity Bursary as it will be automatically allocated to all eligible students.


The Postgraduate Progression Award is available to all University of Liverpool undergraduate students or alumni considering a postgraduate taught course, including MRes programmes, at our Liverpool campus in the academic year 2021/22.

Students in receipt of the Postgraduate Opportunity Award cannot concurrently hold the Postgraduate Progression Award.

To see full eligibility criteria click here.

School of the Arts 10th Anniversary Scholarships

To celebrate its tenth anniversary, the School of the Arts is pleased to announce ten Anniversary Scholarships for taught master’s programmes beginning in the academic year 2021/22.

The scheme is open to University of Liverpool undergraduate students and alumni applying to study a postgraduate taught programme within the School of the Arts in 2021/22. Candidates must hold a First Class Degree (awards will be made after the publication of undergraduate results in July 2021). All eligible candidates will be automatically considered and awards will be made based on the final average grades.

The award will cover 50% of the remaining value of the applicable tuition fee (Home or International) for the programme, after the Postgraduate Progression or Postgraduate Opportunity Bursary has been applied. A minimum of one award per academic Department within the School of the Arts will be available, assuming there are sufficient eligible candidates.

More information, including terms and conditions can be found here.

Management School Progress to Postgraduate Award

The Management School is offering all current University of Liverpool final year undergraduate students a special incentive to join us for postgraduate study in autumn 2021.

For all students progressing to a Management School master’s programmes in autumn 2021, we are offering an additional fee discount of £5,000 for Home and International students achieving a First Class in their undergraduate degree or £3,000 for any students with a 2:1 or 2:2.

The ULMS Progress to Postgraduate award can also be combined with the University's Postgraduate Progression Award (PPA) or Postgraduate Opportunity Bursary.

More information, including FAQs can be found here.