School of Earth and Environment

Fees and Scholarships


Tuition fees for our taught postgraduate degrees are reviewed on an annual basis.  Fee information is available on each individual course page.  Visit our Masters Degrees page to find your course.


  • Visit the scholarships page for details of the School of Earth and Environment Scholarships for 2017 entry.

  • Industry Scholarships - Thanks to our long history of turning out well qualified and highly employable graduates, the School attracts a number of companies offering scholarships for UK/EU students undertaking one of the following MSc programmes;

    • MSc Exploration Geophysics
    • MSc Structural Geology with Geophysics
    • MSc Engineering Geology

Petroleum@Leeds Scholarships – unsuccessful applicants for the Exploration Geophysics or Structural Geology with Geophysics industry scholarship programmes, who are not in receipt of any other source of funding, will be automatically considered for a Petroleum@Leeds scholarship, worth £5,000 (one award for each programme).

Unsuccessful applicants for the Exploration Geophysics industry scholarship programmes, who are not in receipt of any other source of funding, may also be considered for the Marsden Alumnus Scholarship (usually one award, covering Tuition Fees).  

There are a range of scholarships available to students who are studying postgraduate programmes in the School of Earth and Environment, accessible to International, UK and EU students and covering anything from partial to full fee amounts to full scholarships that include fees and maintenance.

For more information about available awards use the links above and below, as well as the University Scholarships search engine at;

UK/EU student funding

For Sustainability students:

If you are also considering undertaking a PhD, you may be eligible for UK Research Council funding under the 1+3 ESRC scheme. The 1+3 awards provided through ESRC fund one-year research-training Masters followed by a 3-year PhD research programme of study (for part-time students, this equates to a 2-year part-time research-training Masters with a 5-year part-time PhD). Visit the SRI Research website for more details.

For MSc Exploration Geophysics and MSc Structural Geology with Geophysics students:

  • Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB)
  • The David Marsden Alumnus Scholarship (fees only)

    You cannot apply directly for this scholarship. You will be automatically considered if you are holding a firm place on the MSc Exploration Geophysics programme and you are not in receipt of any other source of funding.  Funding has been provided by Dr David Marsden, an alumnus of the Master's course (1968-69) who went on to do a PhD here at Leeds, and has a highly successful career in the hydrocarbons industry.  The scholarship is ideal if you have qualifications and skills outside those of the 'typical' applicant and is aimed at anyone who would be passed over by the mainstream scholarship providers.  It includes a discretionary prize at the end of the course for a student achieving an overall Distinction grade.  

Full and partial fee awards available, early application strongly advised.

For MSc Engineering Geology students:

Funding available for professional development and re-training of Engineers in the UK.

Bursaries may be available for UK candidates, selection criteria applies, enquiries to the School Admissions office in the first instance.

For all Masters programmes:

  • University Fee Scholarships
  • Santander Scholarships

Details are available via the University Scholarship search engine.

International student funding

  • Tetley and Lupton Scholarships
  • Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Scheme
  • SPDC Niger Delta-University of Leeds Postgraduate Scholarship

For eligibility and application information for the above awards use the University of Leeds Scholarships search engine - (search under your Country, ‘Taught Postgraduate’ and ‘School of Earth and Environment’)

Other Funding Information

In-Country Governments and education authorities may offer support for students wishing to study abroad in the UK, contact your local Government for information.

Postgraduate Loans of up to £10,000 are available for UK students from June 2016. For details visit the UK Government webpages. Further information can also be found at

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