For fees purposes, the University classifies students as UK, EU or international. Your residency classification determines the amount you pay in tuition fees as well as the financial support available to help towards tuition fee costs and living expenses.
Tuition fees depend on your programme of study. Fee amounts are reviewed annually.
Each of our postgraduate programmes has a specific cost for tuition. Wherever possible, up-to-date fees are provided with each programme entry. Fees are quoted per year and are subject to annual review so are liable to rise each year. Please budget for up to a five per cent increase per year.
The tuition fee covers charges for tuition, examination, registration and a contribution towards the cost of membership of the University Union. Self-funded international students accepting a place on a taught postgraduate programme will need to pay a deposit of £1,000.
We do not currently charge an application fee for our programmes.
We know that applicants from some countries had problems in paying the application fee for Masters programmes in the School of Economics, Finance and Management last year. We have therefore suspended the application fee for 2014 entry.
Tuition fees may be paid in full at registration or by two instalments. Find out how and when to pay your fees.
Fees for students who are not on full-time programmes are usually charged pro rata to the full-time equivalent.
For fees purposes, we classify students either as UK (home), EU, international or Channel Islands and Isle of Man students. Classification is largely determined by residency. The University applies The Education (Fees and Awards) (England) Regulations 2007 and The Student Fees (Qualifying Courses and Persons)(England) Regulations 2007.
You will find a useful summary of these regulations in a guide produced by the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA, formerly UKCOSA) entitled Home or Overseas fees.
UKCISA has a range of information on its website about fees, funding and student support.
If you feel you have a more complicated case, please feel free to contact us for advice. However, please be aware that a decision on fee status is only made post-application and only if an offer of study is made to you.
Some programmes charge a bench fee in addition to tuition fees. Bench fees are charged on the basis of whether a programme (or specific project) will incur specific extra costs – usually associated with specialist laboratory or field work.
If a programme has bench fee as standard, this will be stated in the online programme finder. And if you are made an offer of admission to a programme and a bench fee is applicable, this will be stated on your offer letter.
Some postgraduate research programmes charge a fee related to submission of the final thesis and/or extension of the usual period of registration. Further information is available on our Additional Fees Page.
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