Fees FAQ

Please find below some frequently asked questions regarding fees. For a breakdown of 2017 entry fees, please click here.

How much will UK/EU Students be charged from 2017/2018?
We intend to charge £9,250* tuition fees to UK/EU students for the 2017/18 academic year, subject to approval from the Government that we meet the criteria in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

This represents a rise of 2.8% and will be applied across all subjects and programmes and to both new and continuing students as of September 2017.
 

Why are tuition fees increasing?
The practical and technical nature of our degree programmes means that they are more costly to run (in terms of equipment and human resource) compared to more traditional lecture-based degrees.

Our Board of Governors has not taken the decision to increase tuition fees lightly but it follows four years in which tuition fees have been frozen, while the costs of educating students have continued to rise.

We therefore need to increase our fees if we are to continue to invest in the technology and teaching required to maintain our industry-standard level of training.


Will there be further fee increases?
Tuition fees for Home/EU students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by the government.


Will the increase be covered by the tuition fee loan?
New and existing students can apply for a tuition fee loan up to £9,250 from Student Finance England for the 2017/2018 academic year. Please click here for full details.


Can I receive financial support for living costs?
Eligible UK undergraduate students can apply for a Maintenance loan for living costs. Please click here for full details.


How are my tuition fees spent?
Please click here to see how tuition fees are spent


Are There Any Additional Costs?
Some of our programmes and courses carry additional costs such as clothing, equipment and visits. These costs are outlined in the individual course and programme pages.