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International fees

Tuition fees

Students starting between 1 August 2014 and 31 July 2015

Click the links below to see the tuition fees for your level of study.

• Undergraduate courses

Undergraduate tuition fees for the 2014/15 academic year
Course Mode of study Tuition fee
Undergraduate degree Full-time £10,5001
Undergraduate teacher training Full-time £10,5001
Health pre-registration programmes Full-time £15,500
Non-medical prescribing Part-time £2,875
Foundation degree Full-time £10,5001
PGCE Full-time £10,5001

1An early payment discount of £1000 is available

• Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate fees for 2014/15 academic year
Course Tuition fee
MA courses (standard) 
- 20 credit module
- PgC
- PgD
- MA
- Dissertation only
 
£1,167
£3,500
£7,000
£10,5001
£3,500
MA Social Work
- MA

£12,0002
MA Counselling and Psychotherapy
- PgD
- MA
 
£8,000 
£12,000
MA Advanced Practice Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- PgD
- MA
 
 
£8,000 
£12,000
MSc courses (standard)
- 20 credit module
- PgC
- PgD
- MSc
- Dissertation only 
 
£1,167
£3,500
£7,000
£10,5001
£3,500
MSc Medical Imaging £12,000
MSc Nuclear Security Management £15,500
MSc Occupational Therapy £14,5002 
MBA
- 20 credit module
- PgC
- PgD
- MBA
- Dissertation only 
 
£1,333
£4,000
£8,000
£12,0001
£4,000
Non-medical prescribing £2,875
Research degrees (full-time) £11,870
Research degrees
(part-time or full-time studying away)
£5,935

1An early payment discount of £1000 is available
2Annual fee over two years

Studying part time

Part-time fees are calculated pro-rata. This means that the annual fee is calculated by taking the cost of the equivalent full-time course and dividing it by the number of years you take to complete the course. For example, a student studying an MA degree part-time for two years may expect to pay £5,137.50 per year (where the full-time option costs £10,275 for one year).

• Preparatory courses

Non-degree courses
Course Price
 International Foundation  £8,3001
 Pre-sessional English (6 weeks)  £1,296
 Pre-sessional English (11 weeks)  £2,376
 Broadening Horizons  Free

1 An early payment discount of £1000 is available.

Students starting after 1 August 2015

Click the links below to see the tuition fees for your level of study.

• Undergraduate courses

Undergraduate tuition fees for the 2015/16 academic year
Course Mode of study Tuition fee
Undergraduate degree Full-time £10,5001
Undergraduate teacher training Full-time £10,5001
Health pre-registration programmes Full-time £15,5001
Non-medical prescribing Part-time £2,875
Foundation degree Full-time £10,5001
Year 0 Full-time £7,500 (year 1)
£10,5001 (years 2-4)
PGCE Full-time £10,5001

1An early payment discount of £1000 is available

• Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate fees for 2015/16 academic year
Course Tuition fee
MA courses (standard) 
- 20 credit module
- PgC
- PgD
- MA
- Dissertation only
 
£1,167
£3,500
£7,000
£10,5001
£3,500
MA Social Work
- MA

£12,0002
MA Counselling and Psychotherapy
- PgD
- MA
 
£8,000 
£12,000
MA Advanced Practice Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- PgD
- MA
 
 
£8,000 
£12,000
MSc courses (standard)
- 20 credit module
- PgC
- PgD
- MSc
- Dissertation only 
 
£1,167
£3,500
£7,000
£10,5001
£3,500
MSc Medical Imaging £12,000
MSc Nuclear Security Management £15,500
MSc Occupational Therapy £14,5002 
MSc Applied Public Health £8,0001
MBA
- 20 credit module
- PgC
- PgD
- MBA
- Dissertation only 
 
£1,333 
£4,000 
£8,000
£12,0001
£4,000
Non-medical prescribing £2,875
Research degrees (full-time) £11,8703
Research degrees
(part-time or full-time studying away)
£5,9353

1An early payment discount of £1000 is available
2Annual fee over two years
3These are the fees for the 2014/15 academic year. Fees for 2015/16 will be announced soon.

Studying part time

Part-time fees are calculated pro-rata. This means that the annual fee is calculated by taking the cost of the equivalent full-time course and dividing it by the number of years you take to complete the course. For example, a student studying an MA degree part-time for two years may expect to pay £5,137.50 per year (where the full-time option costs £10,275 for one year).

• Preparatory courses

Non-degree courses
Course Price
 International Foundation  £8,3001
 Pre-sessional English (6 weeks)  £1,554
 Pre-sessional English (11 weeks)  £3,108
 Broadening Horizons  Free

1 An early payment discount of £1000 is available.

Continuing students

Fee deposit policy

If you are a new international student applying for a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate programme, you are required to pay a fee deposit before receiving your unconditional offer or Confirmation of Acceptance for Study (CAS). Graduating students wishing to progress to a further course of study at the University of Cumbria will also pay a deposit.

If you are a new international student, you will pay a deposit of £3,500 minimum.

Pre-sessional programmes and your deposit

If you are required to attend a pre-sessional course, you will need to pay the full fee for the pre-sessional course in addition to the deposit which is part payment of the substantive programme fee. The university will not issue the unconditional offer or CAS until both the deposit and full pre-sessional fees are paid.

If a student on the 11-week pre-sessional fails to progress on academic grounds, the full deposit for the substantive programme will be repaid.

If a student on either the 6-week or 11-week pre-sessional fails to progress as a result of non-attendance, poor attendance or lack of effort, the deposit for the substantive programme will not be repaid.

Refund of deposits

A refund of the deposits will be considered only where a student has been refused a visa for other than fraudulent reasons. Students may apply for a refund by sending copies of the official visa refusal notification from the British embassy or High commission, together with passport details. The university reserves the right to verify details with the embassy or High commission.

Where the university decides to make a refund of the deposit, this will be refunded in pounds sterling to the person who originally made the payment. The university will transfer the deposit in the most cost-effective way but will not be liable for any bank charges involved in the money transfer. Refunds will not be made if the refusal or a CAS withdrawal is on the grounds of fraudulent activity by the student, or due to failure to disclose full details in the application.

No refund will be made if the student fails to attend at the start of the programme or withdraws after the start of the programme.

Planning your finances

It is important that you plan your finances carefully when considering coming to the UK to study. You should ensure that you have sufficient money to cover your tuition fees, accommodation and living expenses for each year of study before you make your application. Student using cash machine

To help you plan the amount of money you will need for tuition fees, accommodation and living expenses, and to help you manage your money once you are in the UK, you may find the online UNIAID International Student Calculator a useful tool when making your calculations.  

We recommend that you budget approximately £5,500 for an academic year in the UK.

Accommodation costs 2015/16
Catered university accommodation £80 - £105 per week (including bills)
Self-catered university accommodation £70 - £85 per week (including bills)
Room in the private sector £70 - £85 per week (excluding bills approx £15 per week)
Other living costs
Food, books and social activities Approx £73 per week (depending on your lifestyle)

Isle of Man and Channel Islands students

Five Students Walking With Shades OnThe fees for students from the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands will be the same as UK students. However, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man are not classed as part of the UK for funding purposes.

If you are living there at the point of applying for your course and your funding, you will have to contact your own education office for support towards fees and living costs.

If you live in: