Student fees and finance
All course fees can be found on the relevant course page under the 'Fees and finance' section.
For further information about undergraduate fees, please visit our undergraduate fees and finance information pages.
More details about postgraduate fees can be found on our postgraduate fees and funding page.
Our tuition fees cover the cost of delivering your course and are payable annually. For some courses there may be additional costs incurred during your studies.
The majority of undergraduate funding comes from the Student Loans Company and is assessed by your funding authority:
- Student Finance England (SFE)
- Student Finance Wales (SFW)
- Student Finance Northern Ireland (SFNI)
- Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS)
Eligible Undergraduate students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan of up to £9,250 to cover the full cost of their annual tuition fees.
A Maintenance Loan (for living costs) of up to £8,430 is also available. This can be used to pay for general living costs, accommodation, travel and other course related costs.
This simple online calculator will give you an accurate idea of what level of student funding you will be eligible for.
You won't start repaying your student loans for fees and living costs until you've finished studying and you're earning over £21,000 a year.
If you’re a new part-time student you can apply now for a Tuition Fee Loan. The maximum Tuition Fee Loan you can get if you’re a part-time student is £6,935.
The amount you get depends on the cost of your tuition fees and not on your household income. The Tuition Fee Loan is paid directly to your university or college.
For more information and downloadable guides, visit the Directgov website.
From 2017/18, the Government will provide a loan of up to £10,280 per student for postgraduate Master’s study.
Postgraduate Loan (PGL) for Master’s study will be:
- A contribution towards the costs of study, i.e. it will be at the student’s discretion to use the loan towards fees, maintenance costs or other costs;
- Non-means tested;
- Paid directly to the student into a UK bank account.
For more details visit gov.uk/funding-for-postgraduate-study.
Funding has recently changed for postgraduate, pre-registration healthcare courses. Students will be able to access a tuition fee loan and a maintenance loan from September 2018 under the same terms and conditions as an undergraduate loan. Courses affected by this change at the University of Derby are:
- MSc Nursing (Adult) with NMC registration
- MSc Nursing (Mental Health) with NMC registration
- MSc Diagnostic Radiography (pre-registration)
- MSc Occupational Therapy (pre-registration)
The University of Derby Bursary provides targeted financial assistance with the costs of higher education to those who are eligible*. The Bursary is available to new undergraduate students entering higher education for the first time from September 2015 onwards**.
Eligible students will receive up to £1,000 per academic year (£900 as a cash award plus a £100 study resource card for Blackwell’s Bookshop).
Bursaries are assessed on household income and are paid direct to you (in instalments).
Buxton and Leek College students choosing to continue their studies by moving into higher education at the University of Derby will receive a £1,000 financial boost.
To be eligible students must have achieved a qualification from Buxton and Leek College in the last three years and be progressing to full-time undergraduate study (in academic year 2018/19) at the University of Derby in Buxton or Derby.
Eligible students will receive £1,000 (£900 as a cash award plus a £100 study resource card for Blackwell’s Bookshop).
Other sources of funding may be available. Please contact our Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) on +44 (0)1332 592000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.