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Alumni bursaries, scholarships and awards

Looking for that competitive career edge? Studying for a masters degree will give you specialised in-depth knowledge of your subject area.

Masters degrees provide students with a competitive edge as they help to develop vital work skills, and aid students in acquiring the expertise and experience required to begin a professional career in their chosen discipline. The skills and qualities that you will develop during your masters degree will not only enhance your CV but will also help you stand out in a highly competitive graduate employment job market.

Why Middlesex for your masters?

Middlesex University masters degrees provide postgraduate students with access to exceptional professional development courses.

  • We believe Middlesex is the best place for you to undertake your masters degree because

    • We're investing heavily in research
      We've just appointed 70 new academics, half at professor level and half at reader level. As a postgraduate student you will benefit enormously from this investment, as our new and existing academic staff will be your teachers and mentors, bringing their leading research and professional practice into the classroom. We are also currently recruiting 100 more academic staff.
    • We offer world-class teaching facilities and equipment
      We offer some of the best facilities in the UK, and our main Hendon campus is one of the best equipped in London. We're proud to provide our students with top quality facilities and services that benefit and enhance the learning experience.
    • We believe in work placement options
      A large number of our postgraduate courses include work placement options that provide excellent opportunities to gain valuable industry experience.
    • You can achieve professional qualifications
      With many of our postgraduate courses certified by external bodies, students have the added bonus of gaining a professional qualification, which is an essential requirement for some employers.

Alumni discounts of up to 20% on masters fees

We offer all alumni who are UK/EU citizens a 20% fee reduction on postgraduate courses. International alumni can benefit from 10% off their masters fees. There is no separate application process for your alumni bursary. When applying for your course, please highlight that you are an alumni during the admissions process to ensure the bursary is applied.

Who can apply for an alumni bursary?

This offer applies to all alumni with a Middlesex undergraduate degree, including those who studied with a collaborative partner, subject to eligibility. Alumni bursaries are only applicable to self-financing students and students not eligible for funding from Student Finance England. Where courses are part sponsored, e.g. the Masters Social Work course, the alumni bursary will only apply to the fee contribution paid by you. For international alumni who apply through our regional offices, the alumni bursary cannot be held in addition to any regional awards.

Please note that there are some instances when alumni bursaries will not be applicable:

  • Continuation from PGCert/PGDip to masters courses
  • Introductory courses run through the MDX Summer School as pathways into postgraduate degrees
  • PGCE and integrated masters courses, as these attract other types of funding
  • Students in receipt of any other discount or bursary, including international merits/regional awards and other fee waivers
  • Top-up courses

Dean's Academic Excellence Scholarships

We are pleased to offer 75 Dean's Academic Excellence scholarships to students, worth up to 50% of the Masters fee. We are looking for exceptional candidates who can demonstrate excellence academically and/or professionally and who have the potential to succeed.

Find out more about the Dean's Academic Excellence Scholarships.

International Merit Award

Middlesex University is renowned for offering unrivalled support to international students and funds a variety of international scholarships and merit awards, which amount to around £1,000,000 in total each year.

We are pleased to offer an International Merit Award to international alumni, worth up to £2,000 towards postgraduate study fees. International alumni are eligible for either the Alumni Bursary or the International Merit Award.

Please note that you do not need to complete a separate application for this award. International Merit Awards will be made on a case-by-case basis, depending on your course and application.

Successful candidates will be notified at the point of offer for a course of study and the award amount will be deducted from their tuition fees.

School and subject specific scholarships

Middlesex University provides a variety of postgraduate scholarships that are available to alumni.

For further information on any of our scholarships please contact the scholarships office:


Tel: +44(20) 8411 6286

How to apply

Masters applications received from alumni will be prioritised. We'll make sure you're among the first to hear back regarding the outcome of your application.

Please view the full A-Z list of courses offered and then submit your postgraduate application.

Important information

You will be required to create an Applicant Portal account in order to use our online application system. Once you have submitted your application you'll be able to track the progress of your application, upload supporting documents/portfolio/show-reel and make subsequent applications.

Some courses are highly popular, therefore we encourage all applicants to submit their application forms early in order to guarantee a place on their preferred course.


If you have any admission enquires, please complete our contact form or call: +44 (0) 20 8411 5555.

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