Tuition fees and course costs

The annual tuition fee for undergraduate students studying full-time is £9,250 for 2022/23. This is a regulated fee; the Government determines the maximum fee a university may charge. The University expects to apply any permitted increase, so subsequent years’ fees may increase, but will do so by no more than the rate of inflation as measured by the RPIX index. 

New and continuing students will be charged the maximum permitted fee, determined by the UK Government and measured on how we perform against the Teaching Excellence Framework. Tuition fees for our part-time undergraduate courses are usually a proportion of the full-time fee depending on the number of modules studied (commonly referred to as ‘course intensity’). Placement year fees will be charged at no more than 20% of the normal tuition fee. 

2022/23 tuition fees

Full-time fees

For specific course tuition fees, please see our individual course pages and click on the fees tab. Your tuition fees do not include any extra course costs, such as the cost of textbooks or field trips. 

Type of courseTuition fees
Undergraduate courses (Foundation Degree, BSc, BA, BEng, LLB etc.) taught on campus at Staffordshire University £9,250 per year
2 year accelerated degree courses

£11,100 per year

Placement fee for year spent in industry on a four-year sandwich course £1,850
Tuition fee if spending the whole academic year abroad £1,385

Part-time tuition fees

Fees for part-time students are charged pro-rata to the full-time fee and calculated on the number of credits taken per year. This is known as your 'course intensity'’. For example, if a full-time student was expected to study 120 credits per year and a part-time student studied 30 credits then their ‘course intensity’ would be 25%.

Most of our courses are designed so that part-time students are expected to study at a minimum of 25% course intensity, meaning you’ll be able to apply for a loan to cover your tuition fees.

If you have any questions about how this relates to you, please contact us at feesandbursaries@staffs.ac.uk.

Tuition fees for International Students

If you're joining us from overseas, please visit our International Fees and Scholarships page to find out about the specific fee costs and scholarships available to you.

Applying for a second undergraduate degree

Your eligibility for student funding may be affected if you've previously studied all or part of a higher education course before coming to university.

  • Previous Study - If you have studied a higher education course (level 4 or level 5) before, even if you didn't complete it you may not get student funding for the full length of your course, meaning you'll have to pay some or all of the fees yourself.
  • Equivalent and Lower Qualifications (ELQ) - if the course you are studying is of an equivalent or lower level to one you already hold you may not receive student funding for your fees or living costs.

There are exceptions to this rule. Students who already hold a degree and are joining a nursing, midwifery or allied health profession award (excluding Paramedic Science) will still be able to access tuition fee and maintenance loans from the Student Loans Company.

If you think your eligibility to receive student funding may be affected by previous study, it's important to check this before you start your studies. You don't have to be a student or applicant to contact us. Our friendly support services can provide advice and in some cases may be able to help you in dealing with Student Finance.

If you have any questions or want to to arrange to speak to an Adviser contact the Student Advice Centre on 01782 294629.

For most students, you don’t have to pay anything back until you have graduated and are earning over £27,295 per annum (terms apply).

Course intensity explained

‘Course intensity’ measures how much of your course you complete each year compared to an equivalent full-time course. This is calculated based on the number of credits you study each year. For example, if a full-time student was expected to study 120 credits per year and a part-time student was expected to study 30 credits per year then the ‘course intensity’ would be 25%. 

Most of our courses are designed so that part-time students are expected to study at least 25% of the course that full-time students would study each year, meaning you'll be able to apply for a loan to cover your fees. However, if you have any questions, please speak to our enquiries team on enquiries@staffs.ac.uk.

Other course costs

If there are additional costs associated with any course they will be listed on the relevant course pages .

When coming to university, there's more to consider than just your tuition fee costs. Along with your living and entertainment costs, you should budget for academic expenses such as:

Textbooks and printing

All essentials books are available through the university library, but you may wish to purchase your own. You may also be required to hand in hard copies of projects, or choose to print out any supporting documents to help with your studies, which will incur a small cost.

Tech

A laptop or personal computer will be an essential while you study, and depending on your course, you might choose to purchase personal equipment, such as cameras, and their subsequent insurance.

Software

While we offer students the opportunity to download a wide range of software downloads free of charge, should you wish to install a specific software we do not cover, you will need to budget for this expense.

Specialist clothing and materials

Depending on the course or placement you take, you may need to purchase items such as overalls or a lab coat. On other courses, materials such as canvases or textiles may also be required to ensure you can complete your projects to the highest standards - the costs of these items will depend on your own choice of materials and approach to your practice.

Trips and travel

Some courses may offer optional trips to enhance your learning experience. Try to set a budget for these so that you can decide how many you will to attend. Costs for compulsory trips will be covered by the university.

Fee increases

Undergraduate tuition fees are agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation. The University may administer a small inflationary rise in tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in each subsequent academic year but this increase will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by RPIX (RPI excluding mortgage interest payments). The University will notify you of any increase in fees as early as possible and before you progress to the next year of your course.

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