Students studying at University Centre Bishop Burton in the academic year from September 2020 - May 2021, will have the following costs to consider.

Annual course fees will remain the same for the duration of your study.

How much does it cost to study a degree at Bishop Burton College?

Full-Time Students:

Tuition Fees for Home/EU Students:

  • Degree - £9,250/year
  • Masters Degree* - £9,250/year
  • HNC / HND - £9,250/year
  • Higher Education Certificate - £9,250/year

International Students:

  • £12,782/year

Part-Time Students:

  • Foundation Degree - £6,166/year
  • Honours Top Up Degree - £4,625/year
  • Masters Degree* - £4,625/year
  • HNC - £4,625/year
  • PGCE / Cert Ed. - £4,500

Additional costs to consider:

  • Accommodation 2020 / 21 - £5,733/year half board (includes £1,000 for food) or £5,012/year self-catering
  • Course-related costs, including books and equipment. Further information about these can be found on the individual course pages.

*Alumni students qualify for a £1,500 bursary when progressing to study a masters programme. Paid during year one for full-time students and £750 each year for part-time students.

Student Finance Loans

You may be able to borrow money to help pay for tuition fees and to help with living costs whilst you study a degree. You can find out more from the Student Finance section of gov.uk.

Postgraduate loans are now also available for those studying a masters programme. Find out more.

Additional Financial Support

Course Scholarships

Two course fee scholarships, available for BAME students from low income households, of £2250 per annum for the expected duration of their programme. 

Two course fee scholarships for care leavers, of £2250 per annum for the duration of the programme.

Bishop Burton Bursary Programme (BBBP)

The Bishop Burton Bursary Programme (BBBP) will offer financial support to 100 students from households with an income of less than £25,000 in year one of study. Additional widening participation criteria will be used to prioritise awards which will include consideration of internal progression, postcode deprivation areas and disability. These awards are of £500 per full-time equivalent (FTE) and will be given in the form of three equal payments across the year, subject to achievement of attendance targets and submission of work.

An additional 20 bursaries of £500 will be offered to students from under-represented groups who need financial support or those who have a household income between £25,001 and £45,875. 

Employability Bursary

Aimed at supporting low income, high deprivation or students with disabilities to complete additional qualifications or to engage in industry-specific development which will support their future career. There will be 30 employability bursaries available in the 2020/21 year. Students can apply for this bursary to support their employability ambitions and enhance their CVs. The award is up to a maximum of £300 per application.

Student Opportunity (Hardship) Fund

This discretionary fund is specifically aimed at assisting Higher Education students that are in financial hardship or difficulty to:

  • Meet specific course and living costs which are not already met from other sources
  • Provide emergency payments for unexpected financial crisis
  • Intervene in cases where a student may be considering giving up their course because of financial problems.

The Student Opportunity Fund awards are conditional to the students' expenditure being higher than their income.

For applications to be considered all students must follow the college procedure which includes the completion and submission of a Student Financial Awards application form and supporting documents (available on Pay My Student) followed by an advisory interview with the Higher Education Finance Officer.

Applying for a Bursary

Applications will only be considered from enrolled students. To be considered, all students must follow the college procedure which includes the completion and submission of a Student Financial Awards application form via Pay My Student with supporting documents, such as student finance awards notice, 3 months bank statements and other evidence were applicable. This will be followed by a short advisory interview. 

Please note all bursary funds are limited and any bursaries applications and hardship funding may be closed before the end of the academic year once the allocations have been made.

Childcare Grant

Childcare Grants may be available through Student Finance England for Higher Education students with dependant children in registered or accredited childcare. It cannot be claimed for if a student is already claiming the childcare element of the Working Tax Credit from the Inland Revenue.

The Student Opportunity Fund may be able to offer help with childcare costs for those who have a shortfall in their Childcare Grant. Please contact Student Services regarding eligibility and how to apply by calling 01964 553114 or emailing zoe.daddy@bishopburton.ac.uk.

Parents' Learning Allowance

If you are a full-time student with dependent children, you may be entitled to help from the Parents' Learning Allowance through Student Finance England. This extra finance (along with the Childcare Grant) can help pay for childcare and other costs related to your course.

You may be entitled receive between £50 and £1,766 per year for course-related costs, which is paid in three instalments and can again be applied for through Student Finance England.

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