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Tuition Fees for International Students

The information provided here is relevant for students who do not qualify for UK or European Union (EU) status.

Our international student tuition fees are competitive and the cost of living in Manchester is lower than in London and many other large cities.

Manchester Metropolitan University’s tuition fees remain the same for each year of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, unless the University increases tuition fees due to inflation. Fixed tuition fees, combined with Manchester’s low cost of living, is an important consideration when comparing total study costs with other universities.

2016/2017 Standard Course Tuition Fees for International Students

For undergraduate and postgraduate taught masters courses tuition fees are generally split into two fee bands (Band 1 and Band 2). The tuition fee band of a course depends on the type of course.

Band 1

Undergraduate Classroom-based Courses



For Example - BA Accounting and Finance and LLB Law


Band 2

Undergraduate Laboratory-based Courses  



For Example – BSc Computer Science and BEng Mechanical Engineering


Band 1

Postgraduate Taught Classroom-based Courses



For Example – MA International Fashion Business


Band 2

Postgraduate Taught Laboratory-based Courses  



For Example – MSc Marketing and MSc Biomedical Science


Some courses do have different tuition fees from the bands listed above. To check the specific tuition fees for your course, please use the A to Z list on our course finder, or search for your course based on year of entry and study mode.

Some courses may have additional costs, for example, field trips, equipment, materials and professional or statutory body registration fees. These costs will be provided through the admissions process.

Postgraduate Research Students

Tuition fees for postgraduate research courses including PhD, MPhil and MRes, generally follow the fee bands in the table above. However, bench fees may apply to some research courses. Bench fees are designed to provide funding to the department allocated to assisting a research project, and therefore to assist a student in their studies. You will be informed if bench fees apply to your course during the admissions process.

Home/Overseas Tuition Fee Status

Tuition fees for Home (UK) and EU students are set at different levels to tuition fees for international students.

We can only decide a student’s tuition fee status after we receive a completed application form. We will then automatically inform all students who will need to pay international tuition fees.

To decide the tuition fee status of each applicant, Manchester Metropolitan University uses the UK government Department for Business, Innovation and Skills guidelines in accordance with the Education (Fees and Awards) Regulations 1997.

Find out more about Home/EU tuition fees

Find out how and when to pay tuition fees