Payment plans

Our high quality, fully supported courses are excellent value for money. Our fee structure is open and transparent and there are no hidden administration costs so you know exactly what is included. You can apply at any time and you don’t pay anything until you enrol onto a course.

Our payment plans are designed to be simple and straightforward, allowing you to spread the cost of your course and to graduate without debt. One of our plans allow you to benefit from a 5% discount on your course fees.

Please note: The following programmes must be paid for in full before enrolment can be confirmed and are not eligible for the 5% discount:

Pay as you study

This payment plan allows you to spread your course fees for each trimester over four instalments, with a minimum payment being required before your enrolment can be confirmed.

In most cases this is 25% of the cost of the study for the forthcoming trimester - whether this be for one or two modules depending on whether you are studying the standard or accelerated rate. This is then followed by 3 payments of 25%.

You can see the examples below. You will find the programme and module costs on the programme page for your course and your exact payment breakdown will show in the payment portal.

Please note:

If you are eligible for an alumni discount this cannot be used towards your initial payment to study.

The programmes below have different initial payment amounts and instalment calendars. Further information is available on the following pages:

Example A - Standard rate of study

A student who wishes to pay for one module per term (standard rate of study), where the module price is £875.

You will need to check the cost of your modules, this is an illustration only.

Trimester in which course begins Initial payment up front (25%) 2nd payment (25%) due 3rd payment (25%) due 4th payment (25%) due Total payment made (100%)
Autumn  Enrolment = £218.75  Nov = £218.75 Dec = £218.75 Jan = £218.75 £875 

Example B - Accelerated rate of study

A student paying for two modules per term (an accelerated rate of study), total of £1,750 (£875 x 2).

You will need to check the cost of your modules, this is an illustration only.

Trimester in which course begins Initial payment up front (25%) 2nd payment (25%) due 3rd payment (25%) due 4th payment (25%) due Total payment made (100%)
Autumn Enrolment = £437.50  Nov = £437.50  Dec = £437.50  Jan = £437.50  £1,750 

Example C - Independent Study

Independent Study modules are generally either 40 or 60 credits and so an example of each has been provided below.

You will need to check the cost of your modules, this is an illustration only.

40 Credit Independent Study:

Trimester in which course begins Initial payment up front (25%) 2nd payment (25%) due 3rd payment (25%) due 4th payment (25%) due Total payment made (100%)
Autumn Enrolment = £437.50 Nov = £437.50 Dec = £437.50 Jan = £437.50 £1,750

60 Credit Independent Study:

Trimester in which course begins Initial payment up front (25%) 2nd payment (25%) due 3rd payment (25%) due 4th payment (25%) due Total payment made (100%)
Autumn Enrolment = £656.25 Nov = £656.25 Dec = £656.25 Jan = £656.25 £2,625

Discount if you pay in full

We review our course fees and apply an appropriate price increase at the beginning of each academic year. If you are studying for more than one year on a programme worth 60 credits or more, you can avoid these annual increases by paying for your entire course when you enrol and you will also benefit from a 5% discount.

Example

For a course costing £14,490, you would pay to £13,765 - a saving of over £724. To take advantage of the discount you will simply deduct 5% from the full amount to be paid when you are making the payment. The discount will be applied when your enrolment and payment has been checked.

You will find the full programme cost on the programme page for your course.

If for a course costing £14,490 we were to increase our fees by a little over 2% each year, or around £290, you could save around £870, assuming you took three years to complete your course. You would not be required to make any further incremental payments. Combine this with your initial 5% discount and you could potentially save over £1,594.

Please note: The 'Discount if you pay in full' offer is only valid for enrolment in academic year 2023/2024.

How to Pay

If you wish to make a payment for more than the modules you are enrolled to (either for a full year or the full programme) please refer to the Making a payment page.

You will also find details on how to access the Payment Portal to make the minimum payment or set up a recurring card payment on the Making a payment page.