Some of our degrees involve extra costs which are not covered by your tuition fees. To make sure that you budget accurately for university life, read this page to see which extra costs apply to you. For some costs, financial support is available.
The following costs should be used as a guide only.
When you graduate, we will invite you to your graduation ceremony. It is free to attend for you and two guests. To take part you will need to pay to hire an academic robe to wear during the ceremony.
Library overdue charges
Overdue charges apply to all library loans to encourage you to return any resources you borrow on time. Costs vary depending on the type of loan, eg long or short loan, and the resource involved, eg book, student text collection, e-book reader or laptop.
We use the income from overdue charges to buy new books requested by students, and extra copies of those in heavy demand.
Keys and smartcards
When joining the University you will be required to make a deposit for any keys and smartcards used throughout your studies.
Late fees and fines
You may incur fines or late payment fees during your studies, if you make late payments or register late for your course. Please visit our Student Wellbeing website for further information.
Medicine and Dentistry degreesMedicine and Dentistry degrees
For some programmes certain immunisations are required prior to the start of the course. Students should refer to the programme handbook and school office for details.
Disclosure and Barring Service checks
As your course will involve a high level of unsupervised contact with children or vulnerable adults you need to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly Criminal Records Bureau) check as part of the admissions process. The School will pay for the £43 cost of obtaining this check.
Travel to clinical base units
Medical and Dental students are required to attend local hospitals and clinics for periods of time for clinical training and receive a travel bursary. Some students may also be able to receive an NHS bursary towards their travel expenses. Students should enquire at either the Medical or Dental Student Offices for full details.
Speech and Language ScienceSpeech and Language Science
Your course will involve a high level of unsupervised contact with children or vulnerable adults. You need to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly Criminal Records Bureau) check as part of the admissions process. The School will pay for the £43 cost of obtaining this check.
Fine Art and ArchitectureFine Art and Architecture
We will provide Fine Art and Architecture students with the initial minimum equipment required for the course. We will expect you to pay for any extra materials or equipment for individual projects .
Field trips and field workField trips and field work
The University seeks to minimise the additional costs incurred by students undertaking compulsory programmes of field work, field trips or visits.
All compulsory visits, field trips and field work on compulsory modules or compulsory field trips or field work which has to be taken in a given year will receive some financial support from the University.
All visits, field trips and field work in the UK that entail no more than one night away, will be met in full by the University.
The University will support trips and fieldwork in the UK extending beyond 1 night away at the equivalent of £45 per night up to a maximum of £315 per student per field trip.
The University will support compulsory overseas trips and fieldwork at the equivalent of £85 per night up to a maximum of £595 per student per field trip.
The cost of any optional visits and field trips or field work will normally be paid by students.
To find out whether you can expect to attend field trips or take part in fieldwork as part of your course please see the module list for your course via our A-Z list of degrees. This list covers the modules that we now offer at the University and may vary for your year of study.
Contact the academic school delivering your course for an estimate of the field trip and field work costs involved.
Outdoor and protective clothingOutdoor and protective clothing
There are two categories of clothing that you may need for your course:
- clothing that we would normally expect you to own such as wellington boots and warm clothing - we expect you to supply these items
- protective clothing such as a laboratory coats, safety boots or goggles
If protective clothing is compulsory for your course, your school will provide these free of charge from 2012 entry onwards.