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Tuition fees - undergraduate

The amount of money you have to pay for your course depends on a number of factors. These include where you come from, where you live and which course you want to study.

Scotland / EU / EEA


For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, studying an undergraduate course (degree, HNC, HND), the following fees apply:

Degrees (BA (Hons), BSc (Hons), BEng (Hons))2015-162016-17*
Full-time per year (120 credits) £1,820 £1,820
Part-time (per 20 credit module) £215 £215
Higher National Awards (HNC, HND) 
Full-time per year (15 HN credits) £1,285 £1,285
Part-time (per single HN credit) £86 £86

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

In most cases, Scottish and EU domiciled students have their fees paid for them by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).

There are a number of other funding options available to Scottish and EU domiciled students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.

Rest of UK

Rest of UK (RUK) students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term time address in Scotland, studying an undergraduate course (degree, HNC, HND), the following fees apply:

Qualification 2015-16* 2016-17*

BA, BLitt, BA (Hons), BLitt (Hons), MA (Hons) - 120 credits

£7,920 £8,000

BSc, BEng, BSc (Hons), BEng (Hons) - 120 credits

£9,000 £9,000

Higher National Awards (HNC/HND)

£6,510 £6,510

* for a consecutive four year full-time degree, only years 1, 2 and 3 incur the fees stated, year 4 is free. For 5-year integrated masters degrees these fees are incurred for 4 of the 5 years.

There are RUK Bursaries available.

Courses which comprise an HN award as their first and/or second year will be charged at £6,510 for the first and/or second year and £7,920 (2014-15 BA) or £9,000 (2014-15 BSc, BEng); £8,000 (2015-16 BA) or £9,000 (2015-16 BSc, BEng) for the second and/or third year (fourth year free).

Part-time fees for RUK students are pro-rata to full-time based on 120 degree credits per year (full-time).

2015-16 2016-17
Arts
(BA, BLitt)
Science
(BSc, BEng)
Arts
(BA, BLitt)
Science
(BSc, BEng)
Part-time (per 20 credit module) £1,320 £1,500 £1,340 £1,500
Part-time (per single HN unit) £434 £434

A no fee increase guarantee is available for self-funding full-time and structured part-time RUK undergraduate students for continuous and contiguous study for the same award, up to the permitted standard time limit for the relevant award.

There are a number of funding grants and loans available to UK domiciled students (outside Scotland) through the Student Loans Company (SLC).

Online

Online RUK or EU / EAA

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) or the European Union/EEA, studying an undergraduate degree online from their home country, the following fees apply:

Art, humanities, social sciences, business degrees (3 or 4 years)2015-162016-17
Full-time per year (120 credits) £4,800 £5,400
Part-time per 20 credit module £800 £900
Science and technology degrees (3 or 4 years) 2015-16 2016-17
Full-time per year (120 credits) £5,880 £6,120
Part-time per 20 credit module £980 £1,020

International

International students (students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union) pay the following fees:

2015-162016-17
Art, humanities, social sciences,
business degrees (3 or 4 years)
On-site*OnlineOn-site*Online
Full-time per year (120 credits) £8,880 £4,800 £10,000 £5,400
Part-time per 20 credit module £1,480 £800 £1,680 £900
 
Science and technology degrees
(3 or 4 years)
On-site*OnlineOn-site*Online
Full-time per year (120 credits) £10,560 £5,880 £11,000 £6,120
Part-time per 20 credit module £1,760 £980 £1,840 £1,020
 
Higher National Awards (HNC, HND) Arts, humanities, social sciences, businessOn-site*OnlineOn-site*Online
Full-time per year (15 HN credits) £6,510 n/a £6,510 n/a
Part-time per HN unit £434 n/a £434 n/a
 
Higher National Awards (HNC, HND) Science and technologyOn-site*OnlineOn-site*Online
Full-time per year £6,510 n/a £6,510 n/a
Part-time per HN unit £434 n/a £434 n/a
 
 

*Students with a term-time address in Scotland


As an international student you have a variety of funding opportunities available to you. You can contact our international office for advice on what funding you can apply for.

A no fee increase guarantee is available for self-funding full-time and structured part-time international undergraduate students for continuous and contiguous study for the same award, up to the permitted standard time limit for the relevant award.