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Progression Discount

Students who have completed previous study at the University may be eligible for a £1,000 discount on tuition fees when starting a taught Masters course in the 2018/19 academic year.


Students must:

  • Start a taught Masters course at the University in the 2018/19 academic year. This includes MA courses at Drama Centre London. For MBA courses, please see specific arrangements on the relevant course page:
    Executive MBA (Fashion)Central Saint Martins Birkbeck MBA.
  • Have either Home/EU or International fee status.
  • Have successfully completed an undergraduate (BA, BSc, Foundation Degree, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate), Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate course at UAL. You may need to provide evidence of this if the course took place before the period covered by the University’s student records system (i.e. before 1996).


There are some circumstances in which a student is not eligible to receive the discount, including students:

  • Starting a four-year Integrated Masters course
  • Starting an MPhil or PhD qualification
  • Starting the CLTAD MA Academic Practice
  • Who will be receiving a UAL managed scholarship

Deferring your place

The availability of the discount and its eligibility criteria are reviewed each year and has not yet been decided for 2019/20. As such, it cannot be guaranteed that it will be available if you defer your place to start in 2019/20 rather than 2018/19.

Additional information

Note that:

  • Where tuition fees are being paid under the postgraduate instalment payment arrangement, the instalments will be based on the course fee after the discount has been deducted.
  • The £1,000 value of the discount applies to the full course; not to each year of study. Students on two-year Masters courses would receive a £500 discount on each year’s fee.
  • You do not need to apply for the discount but should contact the Admissions Service to confirm the discounted fee for your course. They can be contacted at (if you have Home/EU fee status) or (if you have International fee status).
  • Information on funding postgraduate study can be found on the Postgraduate Funding pages.