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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 teacher, facilitators, visiting scholars and practitioners.  This is unprecedented in other academic institutions and is reflected in our fees.

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

It also includes the cost of bringing the leading experts from around the world to engage and contribute in your learning process.

Many of our experts are not teachers and academics. They are practitioners and activists that are out there changing 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 totally unique in the world.

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 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 on, or before Registration. A deposit of £1,500 is requested from all students who accept an offer of a place, 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 to their chosen programme.

Part-Time Fees

Due to the immersive nature of the programmes offered by Schumacher, we are unable to offer a traditional part-time route of study.  Each programme can be broken down in to 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 cover the fees above, the College offer;

  • 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 do 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.
  • We do not offer any 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.

Last updated: 09/10/2017

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