Tuition fees

If you're interested in studying at ARU, you'll find details of fees on individual course pages. This includes information about part-time and distance learning fees.

The following is a general guide to fees for undergraduate, postgraduate taught, and postgraduate research courses – but please do check individual course pages for confirmation.

If you'd like to find out more about paying for university, check our finance guides for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Undergraduate courses

As a general guide, full-time undergraduate course fees are as follows.

2020/21 academic year

  • £9,250 a year for UK students studying a course leading to a degree (eg BA, BSc, LLB). This also applies to EU students starting a course before 1 August 2021.
  • From £13,500 a year for international students.
  • Part-time fees vary.

2021/22 academic year

  • £9,250 a year for UK students studying a course leading to a degree (eg BA, BSc, LLB). This includes students from Ireland, and EU, EEA and Swiss students who have citizens' rights after Brexit.
  • From £13,900 a year for international students.
  • Part-time fees vary.

We recommend checking individual course pages to confirm the fees for the course you're interested in.

As well as tuition fees, there may be some extra, course-specific costs. You'll find details on individual course pages.

You can also study for a degree at one of our partner colleges. The colleges set their own fees, which may vary. You'll find more details on their websites:

Future changes to undergraduate fees

Tuition fees paid by UK students (and EU students in 2020/21) are capped by the UK Government. Every year, we take account of that cap when setting our fees. Currently, the cap is £9,250.

The cap may be increased in future years by an inflationary amount to be determined each year by the UK Government. Your tuition fees for future academic years may therefore be higher than the current cap of £9,250 – but they won't increase beyond the maximum amount that the Government allows us to charge in any given year. For example, if the Government increases the cap to £9,500 (illustrative example only), you will not be charged any more than £9,500.

We'll let you know about any rise in tuition fees before the start of the academic year to which the increase applies. You won't be obliged to continue with your course if you don't wish to pay the increased fees.

Fees for students starting the academic year 2016/17 and before will remain the same for the duration of their course.

Postgraduate taught courses

This includes Masters degrees, postgraduate certificates and postgraduate diplomas.

As a general guide, postgraduate taught fees are as follows.

2020/21 academic year

  • From £7,900 to £11,200 a year for full-time UK students. This also applies to EU students starting a course before 1 August 2021.
  • From £13,500 to £16,200 a year for full-time international students.
  • Part-time fees vary.

2021/22 academic year

  • From £8,100 to £16,700 a year for full-time UK students. This includes students from Ireland, and EU, EEA and Swiss students who have citizens' rights after Brexit.
  • From £13,900 to £16,700 a year for full-time international students.
  • Part-time fees vary.

We recommend checking individual course pages to confirm the fees for the course and start date you're interested in.

As well as tuition fees, there may be some extra, course-specific costs. You'll find details on individual course pages.

Postgraduate research courses

This includes PhD, MPhil, Professional Doctorate and MD (Res) programmes.

As a general guide, postgraduate research fees for the academic year 2020/21 are:

  • £4,407 a year for full-time UK/EU students
  • £2,204 a year for part-time UK/EU students
  • £13,500 a year for full-time international students
  • £6,750 a year for part-time international students

We recommend checking individual course pages to confirm the fees for the course you're interested in.

As well as tuition fees, there may be some extra, course-specific costs. You'll find details in the 'Fees and funding' section of individual course pages.

Fees for programmes starting in 2021/22 are to be confirmed.

Distance learning fees (all levels of study)

Distance learning fees vary, so we recommend checking individual course pages to confirm the fees for the course you're interested in.