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 £300 - £1000 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.

Animation

ItemAverage Cost
Students may wish to purchase SD cards / USB sticks for storing their work
£20 - £80
​Students me require artist materials, fabric, film, photographic paper etc.​
​£20 per year 
​​Optional international trip to Annecy - open to all levels
​£600

Journalism 

ItemAverage Cost
Students will need USB sticks for submission of various assignments
£20
​Students may be required to print supporting documents for assessments
​£10 per year
​​Optional international trip to Annecy - open to all levels
​​£600
​Should students fail their first paid for attempt at NCTJ exams, students will be required to pay for their second
​Up to £54 per exam
​Students may wish to purchase personal copies of key texts
​£50 - £100
​Students may choose to join National Union of Journalists, which provides press pass, mentorship and networking opportunities
£30 ​

Magazine Journalism and Production

Item
Average Cost
Students may wish to purchase a personal copy of Essential Law for Journalists
£25
Students will need USB sticks for submission of various assignments
£20
​Students may choose to join National Union of Journalists, which provides press pass, mentorship and networking opportunities​
​£30

Sports Journalism

Item
Average Cost
Students will need USB sticks for submission of various assignments
£20
​​Students may choose to join National Union of Journalists, which provides press pass, mentorship and networking opportunities​
​£30​

Popular Music and Creative Music Technology

Item
Average Cost
Students may wish to purchase a personal copy of essential texts
£100
Students studying music are expected to purchase instruments and equipment
£50 - £1000
​Optional training and additional qualifications
​£50
​Dependent on project - students may require DBS checks
​​£75

Film Production

Item
Average Cost
Non-standard submissions outside EMA
£30
​Students may wish to purchase Laptops, drives and memory sticks prior to starting the course
​£400+

Film and Television Production

Item
Average Cost
Students may wish to purchase personal copies of essential texts
£30
We advise students to purchase an external hard-drive for media back-up
​£80
​Contributions to group video-film production budgets
​£20 per year
Students may need waterproofs for location filming work
​£200
​Students may wish to join Union and other Guild memberships
​£200
​Dependent on project - students may require DBS checks​
​£75

Media Production

Item
Average Cost
Printing costs associated with hard-copy production files
£20 per year
​Students may wish to purchase back-up drives and memory sticks prior to starting the course
​£10 - £100
​Students may wish to further fund their own individual exhibitions in final year
£0 - £100
​​Optional ​UK day field trip
​£20
​​​Students may cover production costs of projects - cost of travel, props etc.
​£30 - £100

Music Business

Item
Average Cost
Students may wish to join the Music Managers' Forum or an equivalent
£60 per year

Television Production

Item
Average Cost
Optional contributions to group video production budgets
£20 - £100
​Students may wish to purchase personal copies of essential texts
​£30 per year
​Students may wish to purchase an external hard-drive 
​£80
​Students may need waterproofs for location filming work
​£200
​Students may contribute to the final year show
​£20
​Optional UK field trip
​£50
​Optional training and additional qualifications
​£200
​Students may wish to join Union and other Guild memberships
£200​
​Dependent on project - students may require DBS checks
​£75

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