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UCLan Tuition Fees & Information 2016/17

Each year UCLan sets its annual tuition fee levels, discounts, terms and conditions for all students who enrol with the University. These fees fall into different categories based on residency and course type. As well as offering standard fee rates the University’s diverse course portfolio means there are a range of non-standard fee rates in some of our Schools.

International student? Please see our international tuition fee information

Home, EU and Island Students

Standard Full-Time

Full-Time Fees Preston Campus Burnley Campus
Undergraduate Degree £9,000 £7,000
Foundation Year £4,500 £4,500
Sandwich Year £900 £900
Graduate Entry Undergraduate (GDip Law / GDip Psychology)  £6,000 n/a
Postgraduate taught Master / PG Diploma
£6,000 n/a
Research Degree £4121 n/a

Standard Part-Time

A standard single module is 20 credits of study at all levels. For part-time students the University charges a fee per 20 credit module. In 2016/17 the standard part-time fees per 20 credit module for all new Home, EU and Island students will be:

Part-Time Fees Main Campus Burnley Campus
Undergraduate Degree £1,500 per 20 credit module £1,167 per 20 credit module
Graduate Entry Undergraduate (GDip Law / GDip Psychology) pro rata per year £3,000 per year
n/a 
Postgraduate taught Master / PG Diploma £1000 per 20 credit module (first 6 modules) n/a
Professional doctorate module fee 20 credits £625 per 20 credit module n/a
Research Degree £2000 n/a
Undergraduate Distance Learning £1,000 per 20 credit module (including international) n/a
Postgraduate Distance Learning £1,000 per 20 credit module (including international) (first 6 modules) n/a

If a student studies more or less than 1 standard 20 credit module in a year the tuition fees are calculated on the number of credits. For example if a student on an Undergraduate Degree studies a double module, this carries a value of 40 credits, they will be charged for 2 standard 20 credit modules.

Those students who are continuing on the same programme of study in 2016/17 as they were on in 2015/16 will pay the same standard rates.

Non–Standard Tuition Fees

Within the Colleges some courses have Tuition Fees which are different to the standard rates. A detailed list of non-standard courses is available. (.xlsx, 13 Kb)

Within the College of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry have a wide range of Non-Standard fees. A detailed list of tuition fees for these schools is available.

Tuition Fees In Future Academic Years

For those students who start in 2016/17 on the fee structure above and remain on the same course in future years without a break, the only increase in fees for second and subsequent years will be limited to increases in inflation based on the Consumer Price Index.

Tuition Fee Breakdown

For detailed information on what is included in the tuition fee, please see the tuition fee breakdown page.
Please see further information about Standard Additional Costs (.pdf)

New UK Government Postgraduate Loans Scheme

The UK Government has confirmed that for the first time Postgraduate Loans of up to £10,000 will be available to qualifying Home and EU Students for Full Masters courses, which may be taught or research based from 2016/17. The Student Loan Company has made available a factsheet and a guide about the scheme, and expect applications to open in June 2016. As we find out more details we will make them available. View the latest policy information.

During the 2016 Budget it was announced that the intensity of study for part time course eligibility would be changed to allow students to study over 3 years to complete their programme. For 2016/17 entry the payment schedule for part time students accessing the loan will remain the same, with payments being split across the first 2 years of study only. Therefore if a students did go into year 3 to complete they would not receive any further payments.

Paying your Fees

Your fees to the University can be paid upon enrolment and you do not have to wait for your invoice. All that is needed to make a payment is your student number. During enrolment week the Cashiers Office in Adelphi Building is open from 9am until 5pm Monday to Thursday and from 9am until 4pm on Friday. There may also be facilities available for payment at your place of enrolment; the department in which you are to enrol will notify these to you. After enrolment week payment can be made as follows:

  • On the internet at our Online Payments web page by quoting your student number
  • By cash, cheque, credit (MasterCard, American Express or Visa) or debit card by personal visit to the Cashiers Office in Adelphi building between 9.30am and 4pm Monday and Friday
  • Card payments will be accepted between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday by telephone on 01772 892184 or 892186

Cheques made payable to the University of Central Lancashire will also be accepted through the post addressed to Financial Services, University of Central Lancashire, PRESTON PR1 2HE. Please write your student number on the back of the cheque.

Please Note: American Express payments are subject to a fee of 1.5% of the transaction value.

Most new and continuing full-time UK and EU undergraduate and new part-time undergraduates will be able to apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to fund their studies. From September 2016 the New Government Postgraduate Loans Scheme comes into operation for eligible Home and EU students, there are also Professional and Career Development Loans available. 

If you are paying your own fees or where funding is being provided through sponsorship, loan etc. and has yet to be confirmed you will be sent an invoice in the first semester which includes details of the fees charged, payment dates and a details of how to make your payments. You are responsible for making sure that fee payments are made on or before the instalment dates. If you consider that you should not have received an invoice or that the fees charged are incorrect, please contact the Tuition Fee Team in the first instance.

It is important that you keep your contact information such as address, phone number and e-mail address current through the MyUCLan interface. You can also access details of outstanding fees in MyUCLan by checking your financial details by clicking on the My Financial Details link in the home tab section of student portal.

Please contact a member of the Customer Accounts Team if you require any assistance or further information on paying your fees at UCLan.

Full-time UK / EU students

Payment in Full

Fees can be paid in full at enrolment using the online payment facility or through the Cashier’s office based in Adelphi building. Fees of less than £300 must be paid in full at the time of enrolment.

Payment by Instalments

An instalment plan of three equal payments linked to the three Student Loan Company payment dates as follows:

  • November 2016
  • January 2017
  • April 2017

The fees will be split into these dates on the invoice

Postgraduate Students
Payment in Full

Fees can be paid in full at enrolment. Fees of less than £300 must be paid in full at enrolment.

Payment by Instalments

An instalment plan of three equal payments as follows:

Upon enrolment (note that your enrolment will not be confirmed until the initial payment has been made)
  • January 2017
  • April 2017
The fees will be split into these instalment dates on the invoice.

Part-time Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students
Payment in Full

Fees can be paid in full at enrolment (or on receipt of invoice in October)

Payment by Instalments

Fees over £300 can also be paid by a six month direct debit payment plan:
  • Starting in December 2016 and finishing in May 2017 or
  • in April 2017 until September 2017 for January entrants.
Please complete a Direct Debit form, available from Customer Accounts, promptly when you enrol.

Distance Learning Students

Payment in Full

UK/EU distance learning students can either pay their fees in full at enrolment.

Payment by Instalments

Pay by three equal instalments as follows: 

  • Upon enrolment (note that your enrolment will not be confirmed until the initial payment has been made)
  • January 2017
  • April 2017
International distance learning students are expected to pay their fees in full before they can enrol on their studies.

International Students

Payment in Full

Those students commencing a new programme that pay in full may be entitled to an early payment bursary of £300. Your offer letter will confirm whether or not you are eligible for this bursary.

Payment by Instalments

Students may opt to pay their fees in two equal instalments:

  • The first payment is due at or before enrolment
  • The second payment at the start of the second semester in January

There is an administration fee of £150 for students who pay by instalment.

See UCLan's information on tuition fees for full details on the fee charging structure for international students.

Letters Of Sponsorship

If you have an employer who is paying your tuition fees on your behalf, you will need to provide a letter from your sponsor on headed paper detailing where the invoice should be sent. Please ensure this includes a purchase order number from your sponsor if this is a condition of payment to their suppliers. The sponsor will be expected to pay your fees upon receipt of invoice. Note that if they fail to pay your fees, you remain personally liable for the cost of your course and the invoice may be redirected to you.

Repaying your Student Loans to the SLC

 

The Student Loan Company have a dedicated website for Loan Repayment information and support.

 

Tuition Fee Policy

When students complete enrolment they enter into a contract with the University. Part of this contract is the University’s Tuition Fee Policy which governs what fees students are charged subsequent to enrolment.

Details of the Policy can be found on our student policies and regulation page. 

 

Important Information

  1. Instalment arrangements are only available for fees in excess of £300 for UK/EU students.
  2. Instalment arrangements are only available for fees in excess of £5,500 for International students.
  3. These options apply to self-paying students only. Where a sponsor is paying on behalf of the student, the terms are due and payable on date of invoice.
  4. Fees can be paid on-line by credit or debit card at www.uclan.ac.uk/onlinepayment
  5. Bank transfers should be sent to the account of the University of Central Lancashire at Barclays Bank PLC, Preston, details as follows :

    Sort code
    : 20-69-85
    Account number
    : 20560332
    IBAN
    : GB04BARC20698520560332
    Swift address
    : BARCGB22

    Please quote your student registration number with your payment.

UCLan Tuition Fees & Information 2015/16

Each year UCLan sets its annual tuition fee levels, discounts, terms and conditions for all students who enrol with the University. These fees fall into different categories based on residency and course type. As well as offering standard fee rates the University’s diverse course portfolio means there are a range of non-standard fee rates in some of our Schools.

Home, EU and Islands Students

Standard Full-Time

In 2015/16 the standard full-time fees for all Home, EU and Islands students will be:

 

Full-Time Fees Main Campus Burnley Campus Partner Colleges
Undergraduate Degree £9,000 £7,000 £5,310 - £9,000
Foundation Degree £9,000 £6,000 £5,310 - £8,000
Foundation Year £3,900 - £5,000* N/A £5,000 - £6,000
Sandwich Year £680-£1,500 £680 £680
Postgraduate Degree £5,000 n/a n/a
Research Degree £4,052 n/a n/a
*£5,000 in Social Work, Care and Community and Art, Design and Fashion

Standard Part-Time

In 2015/16 the standard part-time fees for all new Home, EU and Islands students will be:

Part-Time Fees Main Campus Burnley Campus Partner Colleges
Undergraduate Degree £600 per module £600 per module £600 - £1,000 per module
Postgraduate Degree £525 per module n/a £525 per module
Research Degree £2000 per year n/a n/a

Those students who are continuing on the same programme of study in 2015/16 as they were on in 2014/15 will pay the same standard rates.

Non–Standard Tuition Fees

Within the Schools some courses have Tuition Fees which are different to the standard rates. A detailed list of non-standard courses is available here

The areas of Health, and Medicine and Dentistry have a wide range of Non-Standard fees. A detailed list of fees for Medicine and Dentistry is available here, for 2015/16 entry year. 

For Health courses the School should be contacted directly via email : BrookHub@uclan.ac.uk

Tuition Fee Breakdown

For detailed information on what is included in the tuition fee, please see the tuition fee breakdown page.