Fees and How to Pay

Currently the department has no scholarships available for our Actuarial Science distance learning courses. UK applicants may wish to consider applying for a career development loan*. For applicants outside of the UK you may wish to contact your local British Council Office who will be able to advise of any local scholarship programmes. Unfortunately this course does not support USA Department of Education loans.  Information about our alumni loyalty discount scheme can be found at the bottom of this page.

Start DateMSc feePostgraduate Diploma Fee
May 2016 £13,500 £10,800
October 2015 £13,500 £10,800

Note: Fees shown cover the entire length of the course: these are not annual fees.

These are the total course fees for all students, with the exception of those living in some Caribbean countries who may be charged in US Dollars.  The course fees cover the full cost of the course, including all study materials, tutor support and examinations.

Payment Options

You can choose to pay

  • In full prior to the payment deadline date;
  • In 3 equal annual payments (MSc course only) or 2 equal annual payments (PgDip course only), the first of which must clear before the payment deadline date;
  • In 3 equal instalment payments per year of study (9 instalments for MSc students, 6 for PgDip students) approximately every 4 months, the first of which must clear before the payment deadline date.

We accept payment by a variety of methods, including our secure online payment system by credit or debit card (Epay), by sterling cheque or by bank transfer. All payments must be made in pounds sterling. If your application is successful we will send you instructions about how to make payment.

If a sponsor, such as your employer, is paying your fees on your behalf, then payment must be made either in full at the start of the course or in two equal annual instalments. We will invoice your sponsor directly. If you are paying part of your fees yourself, then you still have the option of six instalments. Please note that if your sponsor fails to pay their proportion of the tuition fee, you will become liable for the full amount.

*If you intend to use a Career Development Loan to fund your studies please be aware that if the loan does not cover 100% of the course fee you will be liable for the remaining balance in six instalments as below as a proportion of the outstanding balance. The first instalment will fall due before you can register for the course.


Instalment Number

Due by:

May 2016


Due by:

October 2015


Instalment 1 6th May** 14th October**
Instalment 2 1st August 1st January
Instalment 3 1st December 1st May
Instalment 4 1st April 1st September
Instalment 5 1st August 1st January
Instalment 6 1st December 1st May
Instalment 7 (Msc only) 1st April 1st September
Instalment 8 (MSc only) 1st August 1st January
Instalment 9 (MSc only) 1st December 1st May

** For payment of instalment 1, funds must be received and cleared in our account by this date to allow you to register for the course.

The University's Finance Office has more information about fees and funding for distance learning students.

If you have already completed a degree or PGCE course at the University of Leicester and are a self-financing student, you are entitled to a 10% reduction in tuition fees for any postgraduate distance learning course.

Your discount will be automatically calculated when you apply for your course: no separate application form is required.

N.B. This discount cannot be combined with the Family Discount Scheme for international students.

Contact Details

Tel.: +44 (0)116 252 2612

Email: actsciadmin@le.ac.uk

Department of Mathematics
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester LE1 7RH
United Kingdom