Part-Time Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for Part-Time Foundation Degrees and BA (Hons) Top-Up courses for the 17/18 academic year will be £4,400, and for the 18/19 academic year the fee will be £4,500.

Tuition fees for our online courses differ slightly and can be found in the table below.

Course Title 2017/2018 academic year 2018/2019 academic year
FDA Service Sector Management £600 per 20 credit module £620 per 20 credit module
BA (Hons) Service Sector Management (top-up) £900 per 30 credit module £930 per 30 credit module
BA (Hons) Childhood Education Studies (top-up) £600 per 20 credit module TBC
Online Bridging N/A 1 module (20 Credits) = £300 2 modules (40 Credits) = £600

Tuition fee loans are available to eligible Home/EU students. A tuition fee loan is a loan that you can take out from Student Finance to pay for your tuition fees. You will start to pay this back once you are earning more than £25,000 a year. This is available to all students who meet specific residency criteria, regardless of household income. However, if you have had previous Higher Education study this may affect your eligibility. If you are eligible, you can get a loan to cover the full amount of your tuition fees.

For part-time students enrolling in the 2017/18 academic year, there is no support for living costs. Those on part-time courses are able to combine work and study, and access other government benefits. The Government intends to introduce maintenance loans for part-time BA (Hons) students who begin their course in the 2018/19 academic year – please check back later in the year for further information.

How To Apply

2018/19 academic year

You will be able to apply from spring 2018.

2017/18 academic year

English students can apply for the tuition fee loan online at (EU students will not be able to apply online and must complete a paper based form).

Paper application forms (PTL1 form for UK students and EUPTL1 form for EU students) are available to download from 

If you need any help completing the application please call Emily Bryan at University College Birmingham on 0121 232 4180. 

Please note that if your tuition fee loan is not approved by the time your course starts, you will be invoiced for your tuition fee at enrolment.  If you are not taking out a tuition fee loan you can pay in four equal instalments, payable by agreed dates throughout the year as indicated in the table below.

Payment Dates* for part-time Students Whose Courses Begin in the 2017/18 Academic Year 

Payment Courses starting September 2017 Courses starting January 2018 Instalment
Payment 1 31 October 2017 31 March 2018 25%
Payment 2 31 January 2018 31 May 2018 25%
Payment 3 31 March 2018 31 October 2018 25%
Payment 4 31 May 2018 31 January 2019 25%


Payment Dates* for part-time Students Whose Courses Begin in the 2018/19 Academic Year

Payment Courses starting September 2018 Courses starting January 2019 Instalment
Payment 1 31 October 2018 31 March 2019 25%
Payment 2 31 January 2019 31 May 2019 25%
Payment 3 31 March 2019 31 October 2019 25%
Payment 4 31 May 2019 31 January 2020 25%

* The payment dates listed are for a full year’s tuition fee/attendance.

What will I be charged if I decide to withdraw during the academic year? 

Please consider carefully whether to enrol on your course.  If you enrol and subsequently withdraw you will be charged fees irrespective of how early in the academic year you withdraw.  Fees will be calculated as follows:

If you withdraw at any time in: Percentage of tuition fee charged
Term 1 25%
Term 2 50%
Term 3 100%