Tuition fees

Authorised interruption of study

If you need to take an authorised interruption of study, our policy for postgraduate taught study explains the fees you will need to pay.

When fees are adjusted

Tuition fees are only adjusted for a period of interruption of more than three months.

If you return to study in the next academic session, be aware that tuition fees increase every year. As such, you may be charged a higher fee on your return to study.

Self-funded students

If you interrupt for a period of more than three months, the tuition fees are adjusted proportionally.

We will recalculate the fee on your invoice for the months in attendance prior to the interruption of studies.

When you return to your studies, the remaining months for the year of study will be invoiced at the rate of tuition fees for the session you are returning to. 

Tuition fees paid by Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) 

Tuition fees are adjusted when you interrupt for a period of more than three months. 

If a proportion of your tuition fees is paid by SAAS, the date of interruption will affect how this amount is recalculated. 

You can get in touch with us for further advice based on your interruption date. 

Contact the Fees and Student Support Team

Any proportion of your tuition fees which is invoiced to you will be subject to the recalculation described for self-funded students. 

We will notify the Student Awards Agency Scotland of your interruption. 

Tuition fees paid to the University by Student Finance Northern Ireland 

Any proportion of your tuition fees which is invoiced to you will be subject to the recalculation described above under ‘self-funded students’. 

We will notify Student Finance Northern Ireland of your interruption. 

Students in receipt of funding from Student Finance England or Wales 

If you are in receipt of tuition fees from Student Finance England or Wales, you are treated as a self-funded student by the University. Please refer to the information above under ‘self-funded students’. 

We will notify your funding body of your interruption.