Tuition fee liability

When you register on your course you become liable to pay tuition fees. If you leave before the end of your course, we calculate your fees based on your leaving date. If your account is in credit once the fees are recalculated, refunds will be made to the account from which the original payment was made.

If you return from temporary leave or resit internally you will still be liable for tuition fees. 

UK/EU undergraduates

If you leave during your study, we calculate  your fees based on the date on your leavers form and not your last date of attendance. We will charge you fees for every term that you attended the University, in line with tuition fee loan dates set by Student Finance. If you leave in term one, two or three, we will charge you the following:

  • Term one: 25% fees 
  • Term two: 50% fees
  • Term three: 100% fees

Returners or students re-sitting internally will also be liable for tuition fees in line with tuition fee loan dates set by Student Finance.

  • Term one, two and three (full year): 100% fees
  • Term two and three (January returner): 75% fees
  • Term one only: 25% fees
  • Term two only: 25% fees
  • Term three only: 50% fees

International undergraduates

If you leave during your study, we will calculate the fees and charge you monthly from your start date and any part months studied will be charged as a full month. We base our annual fees on nine months of study in one academic year. Calculations are based on the date on your leavers form and not your last date of attendance.

Returners or students resitting internally will be charged based on either the credits or months you will be registered for, whichever is lowest. Please note: You cannot be charged less than the full value of your programme, unless you are in receipt of a scholarship.

Taught and research postgraduates (UK and international)

If you leave during your study, we will calculate the fees and charge you monthly from your start date and any part months studied will be charged as a full month. We base our annual fees on 12 months of study in one academic year.

Taught postgraduate students on a one year programme who take temporary leave are charged at the same rate as new students in the year they return. This may lead to an increase in the amount you are required to pay overall. Calculations are based on the date on your leavers form and not your last date of attendance.

Returners or students re-sitting internally will be  charged based on either the credits or months you will be registered for, whichever is lowest. Please note: You cannot be charged less than the full value of your programme unless you are in receipt of a scholarship.

Research student suspensions

We will not apply an additional charge for a suspension of study agreed by the Graduate Board’s Programmes of Study and Audit Group. However, you may pay a higher rate of tuition when you return from your suspension if the fees have increased.

Withdrawal or cancellation within 14 days

After you have received your offer and up until 14 days after you have registered at the University you have a limited "cooling off period" in which you may change your mind, withdraw from your place/registration and cancel your contract with the University. You must give written notice of your cancellation to the University within the 14 day "cooling off" period. Find out more information on your cancellation rights and statutory cancellation procedure if you wish to use it.

Accommodation fees 

If you are leaving University accommodation, you must contact Accommodation Services.