Postgraduate Taught students
Your Fee Status
When you apply to study at the University you will be assessed by the Postgraduate Taught Admissions team to determine your fee status. This assessment will identify what tuition fees you will be charged. Your fee status will either be UK, EU (for EU nationals who started their programme before 2021/22), Channel Islands or International.
Your fee status will not usually change while you are studying your programme, even if there are changes in your circumstances. Details of when your fee status might change after your programme has started are provided on the UKCISA website.
If, after reading the details on the UKCISA website, you believe you meet the conditions for your fee status to change, you should contact the Postgraduate Taught Admissions Team to ask for a Fee Reassessment.
What you will be charged
The tuition fees you will be charged in your first year of studies will be stated in the Offer Letter you received from Admissions when you applied. Fees are reviewed annually and are likely to increase each year to take into account inflationary pressures. If your fees are due to increase in your second and subsequent years, you will usually receive an email from Student Enquiries with details of the increase before the start of the academic year.
If you offered Repeat First Attempts, or Repeat Second Attempts in a module as a result of a successful mitigating circumstances claim, you will not be charged a reassessment fee for that module, whether you choose to opt to take your repeat attempt with or without attendance.
If you opt to take resit(s) in a module without attendance you will be charged £5 per credit unit of the module. For example, for a 10 credit module you will be charged £50. This fee is the same whether you are charged UK, EU or International fees.
If you opt to take resit(s) in a module with attendance your fee will be calculated as a pro-rata of the full tuition fee for the year in which you are taking the module.
• you are a student paying UK fees resitting a 10 credit module and the annual fee for your degree is £9,700. You will be charged £9,250 / 180 credits (£53.88) * 10 credits = £538.80
• You are a student paying international fees and resitting a 10 credit module and the annual fee for your degree is £15,000. You will be charged £15,000 / 180 (£83.33) * 10 credits = £833.30
Late Registration/Re-registration charge
You are required to register/re-register at the start of each academic year in which you are studying. If you do not register/re—register by the second week of the academic year you will usually have your registration terminated.
Under University Regulation IX (paragraph 14) if you are permitted to register late, you will be charged a late registration charge. This is currently £100.
Late Resit Registration charge
If you are offered reassessment in modules, you will be required to register to take that registration and will be given a deadline by which to complete your registration. If you do not register for reassessment by the deadline given, and you need to undertake the reassessments to continue with your studies you will usually have your registration terminated.
Under University Regulation XX (paragraph 43) if you are permitted to register late for your reassessments, you will be charged a late registration charge. This is currently £100.
When you will be charged
Your tuition fees will be calculated at the start of each academic year. You will receive regular statements throughout the year which will be sent to your University email account. Unfortunately it is not possible to calculate your fees, or generate an invoice, before the start of the academic year. If you are a new student and need evidence of your fees to arrange a bank transfer most institutions will usually accept your Offer Letter for this purpose.
Paying your fees
Details of how to pay your tuition fees are provided on the Finance pages of the University website.
Your regular statements will include details of when your fees must be paid. If you do not pay your fees on time you should expect to be contacted by the University’s Finance Department and asked to make arrangements to pay your overdue fees.
Under Regulation XVI, if your tuition fees are not paid then your results will not be published, and you will not be permitted to graduate until the outstanding fees are settled. Part time students will not be permitted to register for any further modules if tuition fees are outstanding from a previous academic year. If your registration is suspended because of unpaid tuition fees for more than 12 months you will usually have your registration on your programme terminated.