Fees, other costs, and ways to fund your studies

 

Fees

Breakdown of distance learning fees 2021/22

(Please note that fees are reviewed annually in August)

Information Studies Postgraduate Courses:

Cost:

Registration Fee

£350

Fee per 10 credit module

£550

Fee per 20 credit module

£1,100

Fee per academic year (for 100% sponsored students)

£3,300

Dissertation cost

£1,855

Total

£8,805

 

Information Studies Undergraduate Course:

Cost:

Registration Fee

£350

Fee per 10 credit module

£340

Fee per 20 credit module

£680

Fee per academic year (for 100% sponsored students)

£2,720

Total

£8,510

 

Other costs: distance learning

Fees do not include the costs of the residential study schools. This means you will need to budget for travel and accommodation costs as well as the study school fee.  The study school fee is approximately £50. We also offer a stay-on-campus package for residential study schools which includes all accommodation, food and social events.  This is approximately £200-£300, depending upon the number of nights stayed.  You can also make your own accommodation arrangements and just pay the study school fee.

All distance learning degree courses (undergraduate and postgraduate) begin with a residential study school at Aberystwyth. Most have further residential element as you approach the dissertation, and some might have additional practical workshops. (Please contact the Department for specific course details).

The BSc Information and Library Studies programme requires attendance at three residential study schools.

Other costs: full time (and part time)

There is a compulsory Study Tour to London in January of each year for all full time postgraduate programmes.  The tour usually lasts four days and requires students to budget for travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses.  Students are required to make travel and accommodation arrangements for themselves to suit individual requirements.

Ways to fund your studies

  • Postgraduate full time (and part time)
  • Undergraduate full time (and part time)
  • Distance learning (undergraduate and postgraduate). The UK Government provides loans for part-time postgraduate distance learners living in the UK (you must be registered on a two-year programme). For undergraduate distance learners living in the UK, you can apply for a loan (based on your pace of progress). For further information, please contact the Department, or follow the ‘Region’ links on the University’s Other Funding page. If you are funding the course yourself, you can pay for modules across two to five years by buying modules through the University’s online shop. Some distance learners are sponsored by their organisation.