Student Finance

 

Course Fees Increases

For continuing students fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated. Where fees are regulated (such as by the Department for Education or Research Council UK) permitted increases are normally inflationary and the University therefore reserves the right to increase tuition fees by inflation (RPI excluding mortgage interest payments) as permitted by law or Government policy in the second and subsequent years of your course. If we intend to exercise this right to increase tuition fees, we will let you know by the end of June in the academic year before the one in which we intend to exercise that right.

If, in the future, the increases to regulated fees permitted by law or Government policy exceed the rate of inflation, we reserve the right to increase fees to the maximum permitted level. If we intend to exercise this extended right to increase tuition fees, we will let you know by the end of June in the academic year before the one in which we intend to exercise that right.

The 2021/22 annual tuition fees for UK undergraduate courses have not yet been set by the UK Government. The Government is currently conducting a review into post-18 education and funding, which will be concluded in 2020. We cannot indicate what our tuition fees for 2021/22 will be until the outcome of the review is announced. As a guide only full-time tuition fees for Home undergraduates for 2020/21 entry are £9,250.

The 2021/22 annual tuition fees for UK postgraduate research courses have not yet been set by the Research Councils UK. This is ordinarily announced in March. As a guide only for the full-time tuition fee for new and returning UK postgraduate research courses for 2020/21 is £4,327. The equivalent part-time fee for these courses is £2,204.

EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for home fee status, undergraduate, postgraduate and advanced learner financial support from Student Finance England for courses starting in academic year 2021/22. It will not affect students starting courses in academic year 2020/21, nor those EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals benefitting from Citizens’ Rights under the EU Withdrawal Agreement, EEA EFTA Separation Agreement or Swiss Citizens’ Rights Agreement respectively. It will also not apply to Irish nationals living in the UK and Ireland whose right to study and to access benefits and services will be preserved on a reciprocal basis for UK and Irish nationals under the Common Travel Area arrangement.

2020/21 fee status

There are two levels of tuition fees that the University charges, depending on whether you are classed as a "Home" student (including EU students subject to Government Policy) or an "Overseas" student. The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. The method of allocating tuition fee status is complex and follows guidelines issued by the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA). Your status will depend on nationality and residency. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

 

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Last Updated: 03/07/2020