Course Fees and How to Pay

We are now accepting applications for our September 2015 intake, starting on 28 September 2015. If you wish to apply you will need to submit an application with full supporting documents by 20 September 2015. We are also accepting applications for our January 2016 intake, starting on 25 January 2016. If you wish to apply for this intake you will need to submit all supporting documents by 17 January 2016. Click here to find out how to apply.

Fees for 2015/16

Start DateMSc feePgCert FeeCPD Fee (Individual Module)
September 2015/January 2016 £11,100 £4,440 £1,100
International Discount Rate (eligible countries) £8,385 £3,355 £840

These are the total course fees for the full duration of the programme (not annual fees) and include all study materials, tutor support and examination costs. There are no additional fees associated with the course.

Applicants from some countries can benefit from the University of Leicester's International Developing Country Discount, which reduces tuition fees for applicants from qualifying countries. The list of countries that qualify for this discount scheme can be found at the relevant 'eligible countries' link in the table above.

Payment Options

You can choose to pay

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

The payment deadline date for the September 2015 intake is Wednesday 23 September 2015.

We accept payment by a variety of methods, including online 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.

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.  

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