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Tuition and Other Course Fees

Key facts and information about your fees

Manchester Met charges tuition fees annually, thus fees will be payable each year for the duration of your course. Students will be required to pay the fees applicable to their programme of study and fee charging pattern. Fees are also determined based on fee status and mode of attendance.

Fees for new students are available on the online prospectus.

Fees for continuing students are available from the Student Billings team – telephone +44 (0)161 247 2937 or email


Fee Status: Home, EU, Channel Islands or Overseas?  

Undergraduate tuition fees for Home (UK), EU and Channel Island students are set at different levels to tuition fees for Overseas (international) students. Postgraduate tuition fees for Home (UK) and EU students are set at different levels to tuition fees for Overseas (international) and Channel Island students.

Your fee status is assessed once you have submitted an application for a course, and is based on citizenship, residence, and immigration status. If you have a question about your fee status, or how your status might be assessed, please contact


Fees for Students on Placement  

If you are enrolled on a 4-year sandwich degree course, you will spend your third year on an industrial work placement and will be charged the Manchester Met placement tuition fee. For 2020/21, the placement fee will be £1,850.

In 2020/21 Manchester Met is offering a University Employability Fee Waiver to up to 250 Home (UK) students on their work placement year. This means that if you are eligible for this award, your placement tuition fee will be paid by Manchester Met. For more information, download the full eligibility criteria and terms and conditions

If you require travel insurance during your placement you can find information regarding Manchester Met travel insurance here.


Fees for Students on Exchange/Study Abroad  

If you are a Manchester Met student on an approved period of residence abroad, Erasmus exchange, or Study Abroad, you will not pay fees to your host institution. Any tuition fees will be payable to Manchester Met. Tuition fees vary depending on your year of study, student fee status, and the duration of your exchange.  

Please download the following documents to help you work out your tuition fees for your period abroad:

2020/21 Exchange Documents

If you are a postgraduate student please contact the Student Billings team at for your tuition fee information.

If you require travel insurance during your exchange, you can find information regarding Manchester Metropolitan University travel insurance here.

When applying for Student Finance, please indicate that you will be spending the relevant terms on exchange, and not work placement.


Resit and Reassessment Fees

If you have to re-sit examinations or be reassessed in coursework, there is a flat fee of £50 to cover all the re-assessments relating to the current assessment session. The reassessment fee will cover you for up to two reassessments of the original failure(s) within the current academic year.

The only extension of the original fee is if you missed the second reassessments because of exceptional factors that have been accepted by a Faculty Panel. In this case, your original fee will cover you.

You can pay the reassessment fee securely either by credit/debit card online, or with your met card (log into your account and select the option for payment of goods and services).


Writing up, Extension and Resubmission Fees (Research Students) 

If you do not submit your thesis by your original agreed submission date, you will be liable for writing-up fees.  If at the end of the writing-up period you are unable to submit your thesis then you will have to apply for an extension, and you will be liable for extension fees.  If your thesis has been referred for further work prior to your viva voce, or you are required to resubmit your thesis after the original submission, you may be charged resubmission tuition and associated project cost fees (if applicable) during any resubmission period.

The Postgraduate Research Regulations for the Payment of University Fees contain full details of writing-up, extension and resubmission fees charged.

If you receive an invoice for writing-up, extension or resubmission fees, you can either pay your fees in full during online enrolment or you can contact to arrange an instalment plan.


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you have, or intend applying for, a postgraduate loan this may have an impact on your eligibility for the loan. Please check with prior to applying for any RPL credits as your loan may be rejected, as per the Government regulations, dependant on your type of course and domicile.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) claims for non-Manchester Met credit transfers are subject to a reduced tuition fee based on the number of credits claimed. The RPL fee is reviewed annually and published prior to the commencement of each academic year. All RPL fees are non-refundable.

The fee is a charge applied to cover the cost of a credit approval/assessment and assigning a Manchester Met value to it.

For Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught students the fees will be charged as follows:

£12 per credit - Home/EU/Channel Island students

£15 per credit - Overseas students

No fee will be charged for Manchester Met RPL credits or Advanced credits due to Articulation agreements.

Please refer to the CASQE webpage to view the full RPL policy including RPL definitions and instructions on how to claim for RPL credits. 

The exceptions to the above will be where commercial programmes have separate arrangements in place, these would continue for the duration of that agreement.


Any Questions?

If you have any questions about tuition and other course fees, please contact the Student Billings team on +44 (0)161 247 2937, or email

If you would like more information about how to pay university fees, please refer to the Paying University Fees section, or contact

Article last updated: Friday, August 14, 2020

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