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How to fund your studies

Discover the cost of studying for a work-based Learning at Work degree and see what funding you can get

Tuition fees

The main cost of studying a work-based Learning at Work degree is your tuition fees. These will depend on what you study and how much Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) you have.

We'll give you an idea of the tuition fees for your course when you contact us and we'll confirm your fees before you start your course or once we've confirmed your RPL.

Paying your tuition fees

If you choose an undergraduate (Bachelor's) course, you can split the total course fees over a maximum of 5 years, depending on how many credits you study. If you choose a postgraduate (Master's) course, you can split your total course fees a maximum of 3 years, depending on how many credits you study.

Funding your studies

Most students on work-based Learning at Work courses ask their employer to fund some or all of their studies because the course is relevant to their job. If your employer is paying all or some of your fees, they'll need to complete and submit a sponsor form (RE2) before you start the course.

If you're a current or former member of the armed forces, you could get ELCAS funding. We accept ELCAS funding on all our work-based Learning at Work courses. To get ELCAS funding you'll need to send us a Claim Authorisation Note (CAN).

You may be able to apply for an undergraduate loan or a postgraduate loan

Other study costs

There's a fee for assessing a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) portfolio if this applies to you.

If you study any campus-based units as part of your course, there may also be some course-related costs that aren’t included in your tuition fees. These include things like books, specialist equipment and the cost of optional field trips.

There is an optional induction day and learning management conference day at the University for which you may be required to pay for travel, accommodation and subsistence. This may be in the region of £50–£500.

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