Programme Tuition and Financial SupportProgramme Tuition and Financial SupportProgramme Tuition and Financial Support

The academic year is split into two half-year study sessions, each containing 20 weeks of learning. You will select and pay for the modules/courses you wish to study in advance of each study session. You can register for a maximum of two full modules/courses per study session, totalling four full modules/courses per academic year.

The indicative total programme cost for the Economics Management Finance and Social Sciences (EMFSS) is £17,500 for students who reside in the UK.

For student studying outside of the UK, the indicative total programme cost for 2022–23 is as follows:

Initial RegistrationTotal Indicative Programme Fee*
August or November 2022
February or May 2023

*This total includes an average annual fee increase. It assumes that students complete in the minimum period of registration and excludes resits. Fees are subject to change, please consult the Course Fees page for an up to date breakdown of the EMFSS (online taught) programme fees.

Other Costs

Please note that the programme fees above exclude:

Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Sales Tax
All student fees shown are net of any local value-added tax (VAT), Goods and Services Tax (GST) or any other sales tax payable by the student in their country of residence. Where the University is required to add VAT, GST or any other sales tax at the local statutory rate, this will be added to the fees shown during the payment process. For students residing in the UK, our fees are exempt from VAT.

You may also need to budget for textbooks (which could extend to around £300 per year).

Examination centre fees
You will be required to pay an examination centre fee directly to the venue each time you sit an exam. Examination centre fees are not included in the fees set out above. This fee will vary from centre to centre and you should contact your proposed examination centre(s) for details of their fees to factor them in to the overall cost of completing the programme. In these unprecedented times, the University has and continues to respond quickly to the impact of COVID-19, which has resulted in changes to our assessment processes. In line with our General Regulations, the University may offer you alternative assessments where necessary. This includes holding online timed assessments in place of written examinations, which are usually held at examination centres. You can find contact details for all our examination centres on the website. The University of London is only responsible for the examination centre fee charged at London centres. You will be charged £81 per sitting when using London examination centres.

Online examination fees
From 2022/23, the University may charge an online examination administration fee of no more than £10 for each examination paper held online. This fee will be charged at the point of exam entry and is in addition to the exam entry fees as advertised for your programme.

Examination resit fees
If you need to resit a module/course, you must pay a resit fee. The current resit fee for full courses is £346 for a full course, and £173 for a half course.

Funding and Financial Support Options

There are various ways to fund your undergraduate degree programme. We encourage all students to explore the resources available to them, including:

  • employer benefits
  • scholarships
  • education loans
  • private education loans.

Employer Benefits

If you are interested in employer sponsorship options, please have your employer provide you with a purchase order or a signed and authorized letter on company-headed paper outlining the total fees they will pay in sterling pounds.

Your employer will receive an invoice from the University for the amount specified. The purchase order number can be specified on the invoice by request. When you register for your programme, please upload the document your employer has provided, select “Payment by Sponsor” and specify either an amount or percentage of the programme fee your employer sponsor will pay.

Any fees not covered by employer sponsorship will be charged to you. If you withdraw from the programme, your sponsor will still be responsible for any outstanding fees they had previously agreed to pay on your behalf.


Scholarship opportunities are limited and very competitive. If you plan to apply for a related award, we recommend applying as early as possible.

You may only be eligible for certain scholarships if you have secured an offer to study from the University of London. In cases where an offer is not required, holding an offer to study can often benefit a funding application.

View all scholarships and bursaries.

Education Loans

If you are studying towards your first undergraduate degree, you can apply for a tuition fee loan to cover your registration fees.

Maintenance loans are not available for this programme. Generally, you will only receive a student loan if this is your first higher education qualification, even if your previous course was self-funded.

Country-Specific Qualifications

Loan availability is country dependent. Students who qualify for assistance as residents of the UK may qualify for a loan to assist with tuition payment. Limited funding is available to help with living expenses.

If you are a UK resident, you can apply for support through your country’s aid office:

Learn more about UK student finance options.

If you are a US citizen or eligible non-citizen, you do not qualify for federal student aid or military education benefits for these programmes due to the online format.

If you are from an EU country, you may be eligible for a tuition fee loan and help with living costs. Use the student finance calculator to learn more.

When to Apply

You may apply for UK funding up to nine months after the first day of the academic year of your course. You do not need a confirmed place in the programme to apply.

In the UK, it can take up to six weeks to secure confirmation. You may have to provide additional evidence to secure loan funding.

Private Education Loans

Private education loans, also known as alternative loans, are offered by private lenders to help students bridge the gap between the cost of education and the available funds to cover tuition costs.

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