Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry additional costs

Summary of additional costs that may be incurred undertaking a medicine or dentistry course.

General costs of study
Tuition fees do not cover normal costs of study such as:

  • books
  • stationary 
  • printing
  • thesis branding
  • photocopying

Placements
If/when you are on placement there may be additional costs incurred for subsistence and travel.

Immunisations
Failure to attend the requisite immunisation clinics at the times stated would result in you having to self-fund your immunisation schedule.

Repeat study
If you are required to repeat a study year you will be charged a full year’s fee.

BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Physiological Sciences)
Failure to attend the scheduled mandatory skills training sessions would result in you having to source and self-fund your training.

Graduation costs

Student ticket: free of change
Adult guest tickets: £30
Children 7-12: £15
Children 0-6: free of charge
Graduates must wear academic dress. Exact cost dependent on award. Costs on average: £45

Our decision to use Plymouth Hoe as a Graduation venue was undertaken in consultation with staff and students. It affords our graduates the opportunity to celebrate their success in a spectacular setting with the opportunity to bring a higher number of guests than previous venues would permit. As with many graduation venues, there is of course an associated cost. To help offset these, we charge guests to attend. This is consistent with many other universities, however unlike many other institutions, we do not charge graduates for their attendance. The post-event feedback we receive is that our ceremonies are thoroughly enjoyed and are good value for money. All University of Plymouth tickets include; attendance at the ceremony; full colour souvenir programme; entrance to the Post-Ceremony Reception; sparkling wine/soft drink and buffet. It's important to stress that the University makes no money whatsoever from graduation. The revenue we receive from guest ticket sales only goes part way towards offsetting the costs of the event.