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Postgraduate tuition fees


Our Fees

We are committed to maintaining small teaching groups and to offering an extremely high level of contact time with teachers, facilitators, visiting scholars and practitioners and this is reflected in our fees.  

As a student you can expect to be immersed in these small groups for several hours, five days a week, with opportunities for regular evening and weekend activities.

As well as teachers and academics we also bring radical practitioners and activists from around the world and do not teach anywhere else. They come to Schumacher College because of the high calibre of our students and the unique learning models we use.  This is what makes our postgraduate programmes unique.

Fee Tariffs

The College has two tuition fee tariffs which distinguish between students who need a student visa and are sponsored by us under Tier 4 and students who do not need a visa. Students requiring Tier 4 visas are generally from outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) area. The higher fees reflect the additional costs to the College arising from the statutory terms of Tier 4 sponsorship, put in place by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).

Postgraduate Tuition Fees 2018 -19

All Tuition, Food and Accommodation Fees are payable in advance in full on, or before, Registration.

2018-19 Postgraduate Tuition Fees Masters PG Dip * PG Cert
UK / EU Passport £14,326 £11,576 £6,946
Non UK / EU Passport (tier 4 Visa) £18,715 £13,915 £8,349

* Please note: The PG Diploma is only available as an option for the MA Ecological Design Thinking Programme and the MA Myth and Ecology Programme.

The above tuition fees do not include Accommodation and/or food fees payable.  Please see:  Residential and Non-Residential Fees information page in order to review the full cost.

All applicants should ensure they have sufficient funds to cover tuition fees, food fees, and living costs for the full duration of their course. Non-residential students must ensure they can cover food costs charged in Term 1 and /or Term 2.  Students will need to budget for travel, books not held in the library, specialist research or academic materials, clothing, stationery and other additional items and services (for example, photocopying, binding) that fall outside of course fees. Tier 4 students will also need to budget for any fee related to registration with the local Police (if required).

Payment of Tuition, Food and Accommodation Fees

Full fees are due at or before Registration. A deposit of £1,500 is requested from all students who accept an offer in order to secure their place on to their chosen programme. This will be deducted from the remaining balance of tuition fees due. Details of how to pay these fees are sent to students when they are formally accepted on their chosen programme.

Part-Time Fees

Due to the immersive nature of the programmes offered by Schumacher College we are unable to offer a traditional part-time route of study.  Some programmes can be broken down into shorter periods of focused study; the minimum commitment in Year 1 is the first term (PG Certificate) which runs from September through to December.  Please see individual programme pages for information concerning part-time routes available on your programme. 

We Can Help

If you are interested in one of our programmes but cannot afford the full cost of fees the College offers:
Limited bursary funding available to assist students who would not be able to study without financial assistance. Further information can be found on our Bursaries and Scholarship page

  • One competitive scholarship per programme of £5000 deducted from tuition fees. Further information can be found on our Bursaries and Scholarship page.
  • Access to the Alternative Guide for Postgraduate Funding:  https://www.postgraduate-funding.com/gateway/.  When we receive your application we will send you an individual pin number to give you access to the site; allowing you to create a personal profile and search for funding opportunities. 

Chevening Scholarship:  In addition to the above, MA Economics for Transition, MA Ecological Design Thinking and MSc Holistic Science programmes are also eligible for those applying for a Chevening Scholarship. Further information can be found on our Bursaries and Scholarship page.

Important Financial Information

Schumacher College does not have provision for: 

  • Student hardship funding, such as support for living costs.
  • Tier 4 students/Short Term visa students to work, volunteer, or bring dependents whilst studying with us.  Please see our International Student page for further information.
  • Discounts for Plymouth University alumni.
  • Schumacher College does not have Federal Aid Accreditation. This would be a requirement of the Federal Student Aid (FSA) programme for any US student applying for a loan in order to help fund their studies. Therefore, any US student needing a loan in order to take up a place on our programmes should not apply to the FSA programme.
  • Postgraduate Taught Loans.  These are not currently available to students studying at Schumacher College as it is a private Higher Education (H.E) provider and not an Higher Education Institution (H.E.I). Forthcoming changes to Higher Education regulation in the UK may allow the college to be eligible at some point in the future.  Please sign up for our newsletter if you would like us to keep you informed of any changes.

Last updated: 22/05/2018