Fees for postgraduate taught courses
Fees information for postgraduate taught courses.
Postgraduate study is a significant financial commitment and we want you to be completely aware of the associated costs before becoming a student at Birmingham. Information on tuition fees and other related costs will help you plan your finances from day one.
Tuition fees vary depending on the course you choose and whether you are a home (UK/EU) or international student. Details of the postgraduate tuition fees can be found on each course page.
Paying tuition fees
We recognise that students need flexibility when paying fees. We provide a range of payment options to suit everyone. The fee can either be paid in full or spread over manageable instalments by Direct Debit.
If you, your family, or friends are paying your fees:
Once you have completed Online Registration you will receive an invoice confirming your tuition fees for the year, and the due date by which you need to pay or apply to pay in instalments by Direct Debit.
To make a single payment for your tuition fees:
Single payments can be made for multiple years’ tuition fees, for example to benefit from advantageous exchange rates.
If your financial sponsor, such as your employer, the NHS, or home government are paying your fees:
You will be asked to enter the details of your sponsor as part of Online Registration. We will then contact your sponsor for payment.
If you did not provide details of your sponsor as part of Online Registration, please send their full details to our Accounts Receivable team so we can contact them for payment.
Once you have completed Online Registration you will receive an invoice confirming your tuition fees for the year, however, if you have entered the details of your sponsor on Online Registration you do not need to take any further action.
If your fees will be paid by Student Finance:
You will be asked to enter the details of your student loan, including the SSN number they have assigned you, as part of Online Registration. We will await payment of your fees directly from the Student Loan Company.
Once you have completed Online Registration you will receive an invoice confirming your tuition fees for the year, however, if you have entered the details of your student loan on Online Registration you do not need to take any further action.
If you are using a Career Development Loan to pay your fees:
Once you have completed Online Registration you will receive an invoice confirming your tuition fees for the year. Please contact our Accounts Receivable team with the payment schedule agreed with your Career Development Loan provider.
The University incurs additional administrative costs when collecting late payments. If we fail to receive payment when requested, a default charge of £50 or 1.5% (whichever is greater) will be charged to cover these costs. For further details on penalty of non-payment please refer to the Admissions and Registration regulations (PDF - 67KB).
If you would like Student Fees to discuss details of your account with a parent, spouse, partner, friend, relative or other third party, the University is required under the Data Protection Act 1998, to obtain the written consent of the student.
If you would like to consent to our Accounts Receivable team discussing your account with a third party please complete the Authorisation Contact Details section within your registration accessible via my.bham portal. Alternatively you are able to print and return the Authorisation Contact Details form.
Until we have received a completed form we will only be permitted to disclose details of an account to the student concerned.
If you require a receipt for payment made towards your tuition and or your accommodation fees for the current academic year please complete the details on the receipt request form.
If you believe that you have overpaid your tuition or accommodation, please complete the Student Refund Request form.
Please note that we can only refund the original payer of the account. The original payer may request that an alternative account is credited by completing the Refund Authorisation form.
Please return the forms to our Accounts Receivable team or post to Accounts Receivable, Finance Office, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT.