Paying for online courses

If your course is 100% online then you will need to pay your fees module by module. The exceptions are if you are funded through a postgraduate development loan or if you are sponsored (ie by your employer) and they require an invoice.

You will need to confirm how you will be paying your fees before you register for the course.

Paying module by module

Fees for each course are available on our course finder. For 100% online courses, the fee payments break down as below:

  • First payment includes the programme fee plus first module fee
  • Then pay for each module as you take it. There are typically nine or ten modules depending on the course structure
  • The final payment is for the project module fee

You can pay online by credit card or Paypal through our online store. You will need your student number.

To pay for a module, visit our online store

Paying with a professional or career development loan (UK only)

If you are receiving a professional or career development loan you can find details of how to pay your fees in our information on postgraduate professional or career development loans

Paying with a postgraduate loan (UK only)

If you are receiving a postgraduate student loan from Student Finance you can set up an instalment plan in line with your loan payments. This instalment plan will be available once we have received confirmation from Student Finance that your loan has been approved.

The postgraduate loan instalment plan is three instalments by direct debit from a current account. Payments are taken on the first of the month.

  • One third payable two months after start month
  • One third payable five months after start month
  • One third payable eight months after start month

Details for your current account must be provided when you set up your instalment plan, we will not take an immediate payment using these details.

Please note: If you default on your first payment and do not bring your account immediately up to date you risk being withdrawn from your programme.

Invoices for sponsors and employers

If your fees are being paid by a third party or organisation (eg employer) and they require an invoice, payment needs to be made upfront for each year of study and you will need to follow the process for sponsored students