Fees and funding

Update: applying for finance

The Student Loans Company is encouraging new and returning students to apply for student finance early to ensure their finances are in place for the new academic year.

  • New students asked to apply by 22 May 2020
  • Returning students asked to apply by 19 June 2020

New students do not need a confirmed place on a course to apply for student finance.


More information from the Student Loans Company

The University of Plymouth offers a range of financial support to help you during your time with us.

Our information covers:

  • funding for undergraduate and postgraduate (taught or research) students
  • how to pay your tuition fees
  • bursaries and scholarships
  • financial advice

Fees for new students by course

The tuition fees specific to a course or programme are shown in the 'Fees, costs and funding' section of each undergraduate course and postgraduate programme web page. 

Please choose your course using the search. 

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Tuition fees for postgraduate research students 2020–21

What you'll need to pay if you are studying for a research degree.

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Student Fee Policy for the Ordinary Degree route

1. Overview

1.1 Students who undertake the Ordinary Degree route may not take more than 80 credits at Level 6. Students would normally not take the 40 credit project module (or equivalent).

2. Application

2.1 The Ordinary Degree is classed as a full time programme and the published fee for a full time undergraduate student will be charged. There will be no fee reduction or reimbursement of the fee for the 40 credit project module.

2.2 Students who successfully complete the Ordinary Degree have the option to top-up their award to an Honours Degree by undertaking the 40 credit project module (or equivalent). During the top up year students are classed as part-time and will be charged the published fee for undergraduate part-time study.

2.3 Please note that students who are applying for Student Finance should apply for full time support when studying the 80 credits and when studying the 40 credit project module (or equivalent) in the top up year.

2.4 Students who have valid extenuating circumstances for switching to the Ordinary Degree route will be eligible for a fee waiver for the top-up year but may be charged an administration fee.

Please contact your Faculty Office for further information.