Media undergraduate courses fees and costs


Below are details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course in the School of Media

Course fees

All fees due must be fully discharged before completion of your award or qualification. You can find out more about fees, funding options including bursaries and discounts and how to pay in our student finance section.

Tuition fees relating to courses commenced in this academic year are liable to increase annually, any price increase will be capped at RPI + 2% subject to the maximum regulated fee rates set by the UK Government.

UK and EU students

Level Fees for 2017/18 Fees for 2018/19
Undergraduate degree £9,250 per year £9,250 per year*
Foundation degree £7,750 per year £9,250 per year*
Sandwich (placement) year £1,000 per year £1,000 per year

* Subject to Parliamentary approval

International students

Level Fees for 2017/18 Fees for 2018/19
Undergraduate degree £13,500 per year £13,840 per year*
Foundation degree £13,500 per year £13,840 per year*

* Subject to Parliamentary approval

Included in your fees

Freshers' trips to studios/media companies provided by the university, average spend £10 per first year student.
UK day trips appropriate to each course provided free by the university for all levels. Coach trip and any entry fee covered by the university.
All camera, media and IT facilities needed for courses provided within studios/production areas.
Copy of essential texts for Journalism course provided for each Journalism student.

Additional course related costs

Item Average Cost
Optional overseas travel opportunities offered by all courses Ranging from £200 - £1,100 a head for 2-6 days depending on venue (ranging from Amsterdam to New York in 2015/16)

Expenses incurred in final year filming projects*  

£150 provided per group by the university for materials, actors' expenses, travel etc. Additional expenses incurred by students (average £50 a head) are usually covered by fundraising e.g. crowd funding (training provided for this)
Graduation (including gown hire, and three family tickets) £100

* This is for specific courses only, please speak to your course leader for further details.

Supplementary costs

There are some additional costs that you may incur during the course of your study. Course required reading is available through the University's library service. Comprehensive resources are available to support your course work through text books in the library, electronic resources and the library's subsidized inter-loan service. You may wish to supplement these resources with self-selected book purchases. The amount will vary depending on your choice of assignment and the availability of books in the library or through second hand book sales run by our Student Union. We recommend you budget between £200 to £300 a year.

Item Cost
Printing and photocopying On average £40 per year
Module retake £515
Reassessment fee £50
Library late return fines Between 20p and £1 per day
Library book replacement £40
Replacement ID card £10