Part-time study

Fees and funding

Money

Find out information on:

Undergraduate fees

Find out the cost of course by looking at your course details. Use our course search.

Home and EU part-time undergraduate students starting their first degree can apply for student finance, meaning you don’t have to pay tuition fees upfront.

Undergraduate funding

If you already hold an Honours degree or higher level qualification and are thinking about studying one of our part-time Honours degrees in engineering, technology or computer science, you may be able to get funding.

If you are funding your studies yourself, we offer flexible payment plans.

For more information about how to pay fees, contact our Student Finance Centre on 020 8280 0283.

See whether you are eligible for help with funding your fees, by reading our undergraduate help with funding page.

We also offer scholarships for part-time study, including an undergraduate part-time fee waiver of £1,500.

Please note that overseas students cannot study a part-time undergraduate course.  A condition of your student visa is that you must study a full-time course.

Postgraduate fees

Find out the cost of course by looking at your course details. Use our course search.

Home and EU part-time students must pay:

  • 50% of their tuition fee at enrolment, from which any deposit paid will be deducted
  • the remaining 50% in three equal instalments.

If you pay your tuition fees in full on or before enrolment, you will be entitled to an early payment discount.

For more information about how to pay fees, including our flexible payment plans, contact our Student Finance Centre on 020 8280 0283.

See whether you are eligible for help with funding your fees by reading our postgraduate help with funding page.

Postgraduate funding

If you are planning to study part-time for a Master's degree then you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan to help you fund your studies. Find out more about postgraduate loans.

Please note that overseas students cannot study a part-time postgraduate course. A condition of your student visa is that you must study a full-time course.

EU Referendum and student funding

The current advice from The Student Loans Company (SLC) in England in relation to EU student funding is as follows:

  • EU nationals or their family members, currently in higher education, and who are assessed as eligible to receive loans and/or grants from the SLC, will continue to receive these loans and grants until they finish their course. This applies to all student finance from the SLC for students in England for which EU nationals are eligible. This includes loans to cover tuition fees (for those resident in the EEA for three years), loans and grants for maintenance (limited to those resident in the UK for at least three years), and some other grants and allowances.
  • The rules applying to EU nationals, or their family members, who have applied for a place at university from this August to study a course which attracts student support are unchanged. 

The SLC will assess these applications against existing eligibility criteria, and will provide loans and/or grants in the normal way. EU nationals, or their family members, who are assessed as eligible to receive grants and/ or loans by the SLC will then be eligible for the duration of their study on that course. These eligibility criteria set out that for students beginning study from this August, EU nationals must have been resident in the UK for at least five years in order to apply for a maintenance loan.

Further, regarding students from the EU and the UK taking part in the Erasmus programme,  there has been no change to Erasmus students' immigration status and they will continue to be eligible for their Erasmus grants until any new policies come into effect.

Differences for home and overseas students

How much you pay for tuition fees depends on whether you are assessed as a home / EU or overseas student.

All new students are required to complete a fee status assessment, and from this information the University will determine if home or overseas fees are payable.

Students disputing their overseas status will be given an opportunity to provide evidence to support their claim for home fees.

Students disputing fee status will be unable to enrol on any programme unless 50% of the total overseas fee for the year is paid on or before enrolment.