Additional Fees and Charges

The academic provision of the University includes certain elements of study away from Aberystwyth. These involve activities such as field courses in biological, geographical, environmental science subjects, visits to theatres, galleries and museums in humanities-based subjects. The additional costs of such opportunities are not included in the overall University fee. If you are intending to study one of these subjects you should therefore note the need to budget for these events. Fuller details will be available from the department organising the event. These costs are given as an indication of the likely cost. Costs will vary as will the location and duration of the study programme. Details of the courses that have additional charges are included below:

Aberystwyth Business School

Degree scheme/module number

Duration

Location

Nature of activity

Approx. cost

All students

-

-

Purchase of specified calculator

£15

MM19120

Tourism in Practice

3 days

North Wales

Study tour

£65

MM39220

International Tourism in Practice

1 week

Malta

Study tour

£350

N800, N8R4, N8R1, N870

3 days

Berlin, Germany

Study Tour

£225

MM38000/20

Empoyability Skills for Professionals

-

-

Some students will be required to pay for a DBS certificate

£44

Computer Science

Degree scheme/module number

Duration

Location

Nature of activity

Approx. cost

Compulsory for all CS18010 and CC18010 students

1 night

Glan Llyn, Bala

Year 1 activity weekend

£40

All students on study schemes that include an integrated year in industry

1 night

Gregynog, mid Wales

Year 2 placement preparation weekend.

£50

 

Geography and Earth Sciences

Degree scheme/module number

Duration

Location

Nature of Activity

Approximate Cost

GEOGRAPHY (F800), PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY (F840), HUMAN GEOGRAPHY (L700)

GS11020

Living with Global Change

1 day in semester one

1 day in semester two

Mid-Wales Introduction to evironmental issues of mid Wales Daily expenses only

Single Honours and Major students all participate in a second year residential fieldtrip, selected from the options below (or equivalents). The fieldwork module is optional for Joint Honours students.

Option 1: Available for all Geography schemes

GS22420

Geography Fieldwork

1 week

UK/Ireland based

Second year field trip

Daily expenses only

Option 2: Available for BA Human Geography/BSc Geography only

GG22420

Geography Fieldwork

1 week

Berlin (or equivalent)

Second year residential field trip

£275 and travel* and daily expenses

Option 3: Available for BSc Physical Geography / BSc Geography only

GG22420

Geography Fieldwork

1 week

Crete (or equivalent)

Second year residential field trip

£450 and daily expenses

In addition to field courses, students may incur additional costs for the following modules:

GG34040 Geography Dissertation

(Compulsory for L700, F800, F801 and F840 students)

-

-

Dissertation. Students are responsible for travel, materials and other costs involved in Dissertation research. Limited support is available DGES Travel Awards competitions.

Variable

GG34220 Geography Major / Joint Honours Project

(Compulsory for Major and Joint Honours students)

-

-

Project. Students are responsible for travel, materials and other costs involved in project research. Limited support is available through DGES Travel Awards competitions

Variable

Year 3 optional modules may have half-day or full-day local fieldtrips with daily expenses only

ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE (F640) AND 4 YEAR VARIANTS

Environmental Earth Science students participate in residential fieldtrips in each of the three years of their degree as follows:

Environmental Earth Science

GS12310

Fieldwork Skills

1 week

North Wales

First year residential field trip

Daily expenses only

Environmental Earth Science

GS21820

Fieldwork Skills

1 week

South West England

Second year residential field trip

Daily expenses only

Environmental Earth Science

GS35320

Fieldwork Skills

1 week

Ireland/UK

Final year residential field trip

£300

In addition to field courses, students may incur additional costs for the following modules:

GS35140

Independent Project for Environmental Earth Science

(Compulsory for F640 students)

-

-

Dissertation. Students are responsible for travel, materials and other costs involved in Dissertation research. Limited support is available through DGES Travel Awards competitions.

Variable

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (F750) AND 4 YEAR VARIANTS

Environmental Earth Science

GS12310

Fieldwork Skills

1 week

North Wales

First year residential fieldtrip

Daily expenses only

Option 1: Environmental Science Fieldwork

GS29020

1 week

UK/Ireland

Second year fieldtrip

Daily expenses only

Option 2: Environmental Science Fieldwork

GS29020

1 week

Crete (or equivalent)

Second year residential field trip

£450 and daily expenses

Optional for third years

Variable

UK/Europe

Third year optional field trips

Variable

GS35240

Environmental Science Dissertation

(Compulsory for F750 students and 4 year variants)

-

-

Dissertation. Students are responsible for travel, materials and other costs involved in Dissertation research. Limited support is available through the DGES Travel Awards competition.

 Variable

Year 3 optional modules may have half-day or full-day local fieldtrips with daily expenses only

DAEARYDDIAETH (F801) AND 4 YEAR VARIANTS

DA11020

Byw gyda Newid Byd-eang

1 day in Semester One

1 day in Semester Two

Mid-Wales

Introduction to evironmental issues of mid Wales

Daily expenses only

Single Honours and Major students all participate in a second year residential fieldtrip, selected from the options below (or equivalents). The fieldwork module is optional for Joint Honours students.

*Students participating in the Berlin and New Zealand fieldtrips are responsible for booking their own flights.

History and Welsh History

Degree scheme/module number

Duration

Location

Nature of activity

Approx. cost

HA35130

1 day

Hereford

Visit to cathedral

Daily expenses only

HQ34330

1 day

Worcester

Visit to cathedral and medieval library

£25*

HY29620/HY39620 Germany since 1945

4 nights

Germany

Field trip to Berlin

£250*

Available for students on all History degree schemes

2 nights

Gregynog,
Mid Wales

Modern History Colloquium

£50**

Available for students on all History degree schemes 2 nights Gregynog,
Mid Wales
Medival History Colloquium £50**
Available for students on all History degree schemes 1 night Gregynog,
Mid Wales
Eighteenth Century Colloquium £35**
Available for students on all History degree schemes 2 nights Gregynog,
Mid Wales
Welsh History Colloquium £50**

*Departmental subsidy may be available.

**Not including travel.

Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences

Students taking laboratory-based modules will need to purchase a lab coat priced at approximately £20. These are available for purchase from the Student Union shop.

In addition, optional field courses are available on some study schemes. Examples are indicated below but not all trips are available every year. While indicative costs are provided below they may vary according to circumstances beyond our control e.g. exchange rate.

 

Degree scheme/module number

Duration

Location

Nature of activity

Approximate cost

BR36620 Terrestrial Ecology Field Trip

8 days

Dublin, Ireland

Optional residential field course

£70 + travel

BR34920 Animal Behaviour Field Course

8 days

Suffolk

Optional residential field course

£110 + travel

BR35020

Marine and Freshwater Biology Field Course

15 days (approx. 1 week at each location)

Faro, Portugal and Scotland (Loch Lomond)

Optional residential field course

£160 + travel

BR36220 Conservation Genetics and Evolution Field Course

1 week

Pembrokeshire

Optional residential field course

£110 + travel

BR23620

Arctic Ecology Field Course

9-10 days

Abisko, Sweden

Lapland

Optional residential field course

£320 + travel

BR23820

Tropical Zoology Field Course

2 weeks

Costa Rica

Optional residential field course

£1800

International Politics

Degree scheme/module numberDurationLocationNature of activityApprox. cost
All students - Various Optional additional activities may incur travel and other incidental expenses Variable

Law and Criminology

Degree scheme / Module numberDurationLocationNature of activityApprox. cost

LA36600/20

Employability Skills for Professionals

- - Some students will be required to pay for a DBS Certificate £44

Mathematics

Degree scheme/module numberDurationLocationNature of activityApprox. cost

MT39020

Cylwyniad i Addysgu Mathemateg mewn Ysgol Uwchradd (optional for Welsh-medium students only)

10 days Local secondary school Work placement Variable (students are responsible for covering travel and other incidental costs)

School of Art

Degree scheme/module number

Duration

Location

Nature of activity

Approx. cost

Students undertaking Art Practice Modules -

Aberystwyth

Purchase of art materials

Variable depending on subject area (e.g. painting, printmaking, photography or illustration)

Students undertaking Art Hisory and/or Art Practice modules

-

England and Wales

Field trips associated with modules

£10-£15

All students, optional

5 days

European city destination

Study visit

Variable

£300-£350

(Suject to student demand)

School of Education

Degree scheme/module number

Duration

Location

Nature of activity

Approx. cost

ED11320

Young Children Learning

Approx 3 days

Pre-school setting in Aberystwyth or student's home location

Observation

£44

(for a CRB check)

ED330220

Communicating Science: The Scientists, the Media and the Public

1 day

Science museum

Study trip

£20

School of Veterinary Science

Degree scheme/module number

Duration

Location

Nature of activity

Approx. cost

-

-

-

Specialist clothing and equipment

£600

Animal Husbandry Extra-Mural Studies (AHEMS)

-

Travel to AHEMS and EMS placements

Variable

-

-

-

Some AHEMS and EMS placements will also require students to pay for board and lodging

Variable 

Theatre, Film and Television Studies

Degree scheme/module number

Duration

Location

Nature of activity

Approx. cost

Students studying Drama, Theatre, Performance or Scenography

-

Aberystwyth

Theatre Passport for a set of performances at the Arts Centre

£65

Students studying Drama, Theatre or Scenography

-

Aberystwyth

Students are encouraged to see additional performances and this may incur a small additional cost

Variable

TP33420

-

UK

Field trip

£15

Film and Media students

-

Wales

Industry field trips

£5-20

Scenography and Theatre Design students

-

Aberystwyth

Materials for workshop

£25

All new students

-

Aberystwyth

optional performances during the registration and welcome week will incur a fee. There will also be a number of free activities.

Variable

Welsh and Celtic Studies

Degree scheme/module number

Duration

Location

Nature of activity

Approx. cost

Welsh for Beginners (Q522)

4 weeks

Aberystwyth

Intensive Welsh Course

£335 (Non-Resident)

£815-£945 (Residential)

Celtic Studies/Irish/Welsh and the Celtic Languages

2 weeks

Ireland/Brittany

Irish or Breton language course

£400-500