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Postgraduate tuition fees


Our Fees

We are committed to maintaining small teaching groups and to offering a high level of contact time with teachers, facilitators, 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.

Our programmes are unique due to the learning models we use, the high calibre of students and that we also invite radical practitioners and activists from around the world to teach on our courses.

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 2019 - 20

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

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

Please note applications need to be completed - with a deposit - of a cheque or cash transfer by June 1. The processing of your application may take several weeks so please make sure you allow enough time. Information on how to pay your deposit can be found here.

Deposits for Tier 4 students - £1,000.
Deposit for UK and EU students - £750.

Due to our small class sizes places are limited.  We recommend making an early application. Your application will not be considered until we have received all of your supporting documentation. If you have any queries please e-mail: postgradadmin@schumachercollege.org.uk.

This will be deducted from the remaining balance of tuition fees due. Full fees are due at or before registration. 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. 

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: We have submitted an application to the Office for Students (OfS) which would enable students who are UK nationals resident in England to be eligible for a postgraduate loan.  We are optimistic we will be accepted however students should be aware that we are unlikely to be able to confirm that loans are available until summer 2019 and they should make provision accordingly. 

Last updated: 15/11/2019