Study Costs and Funding
Studying while working
Discover the cost of studying for a work-based Learning at Work degree and see what funding you can get.
The main cost of studying a work-based Learning at Work degree is your tuition fees. These will depend on what you study and how much Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) you have.
We'll give you an idea of the tuition fees for your course when you contact us and we'll confirm your fees before you start your course or once we've confirmed your RPL.
Paying your tuition fees
If you choose an undergraduate (Bachelor's) course, you can split the total course fees over a maximum of 5 years, depending on how many credits you study. If you choose a postgraduate (Master's) course, you can split your total course fees a maximum of 3 years, depending on how many credits you study.
If your employer is paying all or some of your fees, they'll need to complete and submit a sponsor form (RE2) before you start the course.
If you're in the armed forces and using Enhanced Learning Credits (ELCs) to pay for some or all of your course, you'll need to send us a Claim Authorisation Note (CAN).
Other study costs
There's a fee for assessing a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) portfolio if this applies to you.
If you study any campus-based units as part of your course, there may also be some course-related costs that aren’t included in your tuition fees. These include things like books, specialist equipment and the cost of optional field trips.
There is an optional induction day and learning management conference day at the University for which you may be required to pay for travel, accommodation and subsistence. This may be in the region of £50–£500.
Funding your studies
Most students on work-based Learning at Work courses ask their employer to fund some or all of their studies because the course is relevant to their job.
If you're a current or former member of the armed forces, you could get ELCAS funding. We accept ELCAS funding on all our work-based Learning at Work courses.