School of Natural and Social Sciences - Additional fees and costs for Postgraduate students

Course fees

Postgraduate tuition fees are presented on the individual postgraduate course pages or can be found in the fees document listed on our postgraduate finance page.

What's included in your fees?

All recommended textbooks are held in our library; appropriate journal subscriptions taken out by University.​
IT/Technical EquipmentAccess to all necessary specialist ICT stations and software is provided.
MaterialsAccess to all necessary laboratory equipment and consumables is provided.
Clothing/footwearLab coats are provided.
Day field trips (in the UK)Day trips >5 miles from campus are covered in the course fees.
​Day trips on compulsory modules are covered in the course fees.

Additional course related costs

​​Item​​NotesAverage Cost
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checksStudents wishing to work on certain placements may require a CRB check.£​26-34

Additional costs by course

MSc Applied Ecology

​​Item​​Notes​​Average Cost
BooksBooks/periodicals, etc. Many students opt to buy the three main course texts so they have their own copy but this is not required as copies can be loaned from the University library.£​120​
Walking boots and full waterproofs are recommended but not compulsory; many students already have these items prior to starting the course.£​120
International Residential Field TripsAn optional trip to South Africa is part of the optional module NS7913.​
Other travel
Accessing field sites for assessment work. Own transport arrangements; local options without transport cost are always available.£200 per year of course
Professional Body MembershipStudent mem​be​rship of Institute of Environmental Sc​iences.Free

MSc Criminology

​​​Item​​NotesAverage Cost
International Residential Field Trips​
Optional fieldtrips are available.£450-1,700 depending on destination

MSc Psychology / Forensic Psychology

​​Item​​NotesAverage Cost
Professional Body MembershipStudent/graduate membership of the British Psychological Society is recommended but not required.£36-134 per year average depending on eligibility criteria

Supplementary costs

There are some additional costs that you may incur during your studies. Course required reading is available through the University's library service. Comprehensive resources are available to support your course work through text books in the library, electronic resources and the library's subsidised inter-loan service.

Printing and photocopying
On average £40 per year
Module retake£525-580 per 15 CATS
Reassessment fee£100 per module (up to 30 CATS)
Library late return fines
Between 20p and £1 per day
Library book replacement£40 per book
Replacement ID card£10