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University Centre Fees and Finance

Studying for a degree is an investment in your future, but we know that it can feel a little scary. Here's what you need to know to get prepared to study at University Centre Bishop Burton (UCBB).

What are UCBB's tuition fees?

Tuition fees for students studying at UCBB are as follows. Annual course fees remain the same for the duration of your study programme.

There will be additional costs for some courses, such as trips and specialist equipment and clothing. Further information on these can be found with the programme information.

Land-based Accommodation Scholarships
We have a number of Accommodation scholarships for land-based degree students at Bishop Burton.

Here at University Centre Bishop Burton we have our roots in the land and environment. Our specialist courses take our students on to valuable careers in Agriculture, Animal, Equine and Environmental Conservation. To support these students* in their aspirations to keep driving forward a sustainable future for themselves and their sectors we have introduced a Scholarship to pay all their accommodation fees.

*These scholarships are awarded under our Access and Participation Plan and our aims and objectives and the criteria for allocation of a scholarship include but are not limited to:

  • Level of Study (Higher Education) in a land-based subject area
  • Care experienced or leaver
  • Identified postcode area
  • Registered disabled
  • Previously accessed bursary or hardship funding
  • Underrepresented group in the land-based sector
  • From a non-farming background (agriculture)

Tuition fees for students starting September 2024

Full-Time UK Students:
  • BA/BSc Degree (including Top Ups) - £8,950/year
  • Foundation Degree - £8,950/year
  • Masters Degree* - £8,950/year
  • HNC and HND - £7,500/year
  • Higher Education Certificate - £7,500/year
  • Cert Ed/PGCE - £7,000/year
Full-Time International Students: 


Part-Time Students:

Fees for part-time students are calculated on a pro-rata basis. Typical costs are as follows:

  • BA/BSc Top Up Degree -£4,475/year
  • Foundation Degree (over three years) - £5,966/year
  • Masters Degree* - £4,475/year
  • HNC - £3,750/year
  • Higher Education Certificate - £5,000 in year 1 and £2,500 in year 2
  • Cert Ed/PGCE - £3,500

*Alumni students qualify for a £1,500 bursary when progressing to study a master's programme. This is paid during year one for full-time students and £750 each year for part-time students.

What else should I budget for?

There is a range of course and living costs to consider when budgeting to study for a degree or other higher education programme.

As well as tuition fees, make sure you consider:

  • Other course fees, including equipment and trips
  • Accommodation
  • TV licence
  • Food and drink
  • Course books
  • Clothing, personal care and health and fitness
  • Mobile phone
  • Graduation expenses, such as the hire of ceremonial dress
  • A suitable electronic device with internet connectivity to access online learning.

    We recommend the following minimum specifications for laptops/computers:

    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 11 or MacOS 13 (Ventura)
    Processor: Intel Core i5 10th Generation
    RAM: At least 8gb
    Hard Drive: 250GB (SSD recommended, but not essential)

    QGIS, SPSS and Office 365 are available free to students once they have enrolled.

    For Design students who wish to purchase a license to use Adobe Creative Suite on their own device, we also recommend 2GB VRAM dedicated DPU or Integrated Intel Iris graphics.

    We also provide 24/7 access to computers within our University Centre.

    You'll also receive £4 printing credit when you join us. This can be topped up in our Learning Resource Centre.

Student loans from £3 per month*

Paying for your higher education can seem daunting, but you may be able to borrow money to help pay for tuition fees and to help with living costs whilst you study for a degree.

You can find out more from the Student Finance section of

The important thing to remember about these loans is that you make repayments based on how much you earn not how much you've borrowed!

Once you leave your course, you’ll only repay when your income is above the repayment threshold. The current UK threshold is £27,295 a year, £2,274 a month, or £524 a week. For example, if you earn £2,310 a month before tax, you’ll repay just £3 a month.

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

*This information is accurate at the time of publication in July 2022, but may be subject to change. Visit Student Finance for the most up-to-date information.

Is there any additional financial support that I can access as a UCBB student?

Yes, we have a range of financial support available, including scholarships and bursaries.

Course scholarships

Bishop Burton Bursary Programme (BBBP)

Employability bursary

Student Opportunity (Hardship) Fund

Applying for a bursary

Childcare Grants

Parents' Learning Allowance

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