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Part-time students

Nursing StudentPart-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 a bachelor's degree part-time for six years may expect to pay £4,500 per year (where the full-time option costs £9,000 per year for three years). 

Use the links below to skip to the finance information relevant to your course:

Undergraduate courses

To calculate the annual part-time tuition fee, divide the amount in the total fee column by the number of years it will take to complete your course. The course duration must be agreed before the start of the course.

Click on the links below to view tuition fees based on start date.

Courses starting before 31 July 2014

Tuition fees for the 2013/14 academic year
Course  Full-time annual fee (Home/EU/Channel Islands) Total fee (Home/EU/Channel Islands) 
BA (Hons), BSc (Hons) and LLB £8,250 £24,7501
DipHE £8,250 £16,5002
FdA and FdSc £6,200 £12,4002
CertHE £8,250 £8,250
University Award (UA) £1,240 £1,240
University Diploma (UD) £1,860 £1,860
University Advanced Diploma (UAD)  £1,860 £1,860
University Certificate (UC) £1,860 £1,860

1 Where the equivalent full-time course duration is three years.
2 Where the equivalent full-time course duration is two years.

Courses starting after 1 August 2014

Tuition fees for the 2014/15 academic year
Course Full-time annual fee (Home/EU/Channel Islands) Total fee (Home/EU/Channel Islands) 
BA (Hons), BSc (Hons) and LLB £9,000 £27,0001
DipHE £9,000 £18,0002
FdA and FdSc £7,000 £14,0002
Premium foundation £9,000 £18,0002
Year 0 £6,000 (first year) and £9,000 (second to fourth year) £33,000
CertHE £9,000 £9,000
University Award (UA) £1,400 £1,400
University Diploma (UD) £2,100 £2,100
University Advanced Diploma (UAD)  £2,100 £2,100
University Certificate (UC) £2,100 £2,100

1 Where the equivalent full-time course duration is three years.
2 Where the equivalent full-time course duration is two years.

Student loans

Part-time students from England don't have to pay their tuition fees upfront. If you are studying for your first degree or other higher education course which is at least 25% intensity of an equivalent full-time course you can get a government loan.

Student loans are available for all students, regardless of family income, and can cover the full cost of your tuition. They are repayable and have a very low rate of interest linked to earnings and rate of inflation. Repayments start from the April four years after your course started (or the April after you leave your studies, whichever is sooner) and only if you are earning over £21,000.

  • Up to £9,000
  • This is paid to the university on your behalf.

National Scholarship Programme (NSP)

This award is for students starting in the 2014/15 academic year.

The university is part of the National Scholarship Programme (NSP) which is designed to support students with a household income of less than £25,000. The scholarships are non-repayable and will be allocated after 31 August 2014. Students will be told if they have been allocated a scholarship in September 2014.

We also have 26 part-time NSP awards (worth £2,000 in total over the first three years of the course - £500 cash and a £500 fee waiver in year one and then £500 in years two and three). Recipients must be studying at least 50% and registered on a minimum three year award. Specific criteria will apply and awards to students living outside of England will be subject to Government guidance and regulations. If you are a part-time student wishing to apply for an NSP award application forms will be available to download in 2014.

In addition to the NSP awards the university will also award the following bursaries and scholarships in 2014/15:

  • Cumbria Bursaries: 85 new Cumbria Bursaries per year. Recipients will benefit from an annual cash award of £1,000 for up to three years of study.

For more information, visit our scholarships and bursaries page.

Additional support

For students with a disability or specific learning difficulty

  • Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA)—for students with a disability or specific learning difficulty to help towards extra costs, eg non-medical helper, specialist equipment, extra travel costs, etc.

How to apply

Apply to the funding body for the area in which you live at the time of your course application. Apply as soon as the application process opens in January/February 2014.

You do not need to have an offer of a place before you apply. Think which
university and course would be your first choice and put this on your application. You can change this information very easily online later.

England
Apply online to Student Finance England
Helpline number: 0845 3005090.

Northern Ireland
Apply online to Student Finance Northern Ireland
Helpline number: 0300 100 0077 
Or through your Education Library Board.

Wales
Apply online to Student Finance Wales
Or through your Local Authority.

Scotland
Apply online to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland

Loan repayments

  • Repayment is based on what you earn and not what you owe.
  • Your repayments start once you are earning a salary of £21,000 or above.
  • Repayments will be 9% of your income above £21,000, so the amount repaid each month will depend on your earnings.
  • Payments are automatically deducted from your salary.
  • All outstanding repayments will be written off after 30 years.

Rates of interest

Interest will be applied at the inflation Retail Price Index (RPI) plus 3% while you are studying, and up until the April after you leave university. From the April after you leave university if you are earning:

  • below £21,000, interest will be applied at the rate of inflation
  • between £21,000 and £41,000, interest will be applied between RPI and up to RPI +3% on a gradual scale depending on income
  • above £41,000, interest will be applied at RPI +3%.

These tables illustrate your approximate monthly repayments.

Repayment of fee loans
Salary Approximate monthly repayment
£21,500 £4
£25,000 £30
£30,000 £67.50
£40,000 £142.50
£50,000 £217.50
£60,000 £292.50
Calculate your repayments
 Career Typical starting salary Your weekly take home pay Your weekly student loan repayments
Teacher £21,500 £326.58 £0.87
Nurse £21,000 £320.04 £0
Business Consultant £25,000 £372.35 £6.92
ICT Manager £24,000 £359.27 £5.19
Police Officer £24,000 £359.27 £5.19
Social Worker £24,000 £359.27 £5.19
Civil Servant £22,000 £333.12 £1.73

For more information and to estimate what your loan repayments will look like, visit www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance

How to apply

To apply for your funding, see information on the Direct Gov website when it becomes available.

Continuing Professional Development

Teacher Leaning on BooksThe tuition fees for continuing professional development (CPD) courses vary depending on the number of credits and the intensity of the course. The fee for each course can be found on its course page, however the table below shows the standard rate for CPD courses.

The tuition fees for CPD courses may be paid by the student or a sponsor. Find out more about paying tuition fees.

Students starting before 31 July 2014

Standard tuition fees for the 2013/14 academic year
 Course level or type  Credits  Home, EU and Channel Islands
Standard short course 10 £300
20 £600
Health short course 10 £240
20 £480
BA or DipHE module 10 £688
20 £1,375
60 £4,125
FdA module 10 £517
20 £1,033
60 £3,100
Other undergraduate module
 
 
 
10 £310
20 £620
60 £1,860
120 £3,720
Postgraduate modules
- MA
- MSc
- MBA

20
20
20
 
£425
£485
£784

Students starting after 1 August 2014

Standard tuition fees for the 2014/15 academic year
 Course level or type  Credits  Home, EU and Channel Islands
Health short course 10 £250
20 £500
BA or DipHE module 10 £750
20 £1,500
60 £4,500
FdA module 10 £583
20 £1,167
60 £3,500
Other undergraduate module
 
 
 
10 £350
20 £700
60 £2,100
120 £4,200
Postgraduate modules
- Band A 
- Band B 
- Band C 

20
20
20
 
£500
£778
£1,111