Tuition fees and loans

The University will review tuition fees each year. The current expectation is that we will increase fees for each year of study in line with inflation as specified by parliament. Eligible UK and EU students can apply for a tuition fee loan from the UK government.

The fees to be charged by the University are updated on the University website and if there is any inconsistency between a print publication (such as the prospectus) and the website, the website should be taken as correct.

Use these 2017 figures as a guide to help you plan your finances. We'll publish the 2018 figures as soon as we can.

How much can I borrow?
You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees for each year of your course.

Philosophy undergraduatesWho's eligible?
All full-time students from the UK and EU provided you haven’t studied for an undergraduate degree, or the equivalent, before.

It is the University's assumption that EU undergraduate students admitted in 2017–18 will pay the same fees throughout their course as UK students. The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting in September 2018 will continue to be eligible for student loans and grants - and will be for the duration of their course - even if the UK exits the European Union during that period.

Who am I borrowing from?
The government.

How is it paid?
The government pays the money directly to the University when you register with us.

Do I have to reapply each year?
Yes.

How do I pay it back?
It's taken off your salary automatically so you don't have to do anything. See paying it back for more details.

When do I pay it back?
You don't pay anything back until you are earning over £21,000 a year.

Can I pay my loan off early?
Yes. There's no extra charge for paying off all or part of your loan early.

When do I apply?
You can apply from early 2018 if you're a full-time student. You don't have to wait until you've been offered a place. If you're a part-time student you should apply for your tuition fee loan in spring.

How do I apply?
Fill in the form online:

Do my fees go up for each year of my course?
Your fees may increase by a small amount each year in line with inflation. The government announces this each year. However, if there is an increase, you won’t be required to do anything. Your tuition fee loan will automatically increase to reflect any changes.

Can I pay my fees upfront?
Yes, you have the option to pay all or part of your fees upfront. If you only pay part of the fee upfront, you can take out a loan for the rest.

Exceptions to our standard feeStudent canoeing in France

Use these 2017 figures as a guide. We'll publish the 2018 figures as soon as we can.

Years abroad
If you spend a year abroad as part of your course, the reduced fee for that year will be £1,385.

Courses with a work placement
If you choose to add a work placement year to your course, the fee for that additional year is £1,100.

The exception to this are courses in Chemistry or Molecular Biology and Biotechnology with a Year in Industry, this fee is £1,800.

NHS-related courses
Dental Hygiene and Therapy and the clinical years of Medicine and Dentistry are funded by the NHS Bursaries Scheme. The government hasn't confirmed the arrangements for 2017/18 yet.