If you wish to commence studying a part-time higher education course in September 2019, you will be charged per module. The price charged for each module depends on the number of credits that your module is worth to your overall qualification. This could mean you pay more for some modules than you do for others.

Overall, however, the numbers of credits in a year will not exceed 120. Even if you pay more for a certain module, you will not pay more overall for your course than someone on a different part-time higher education course.

The vast majority of modules at UCBC are 15 Unit (Credit) modules – the standard price that students therefore pay per module at UCBC is £887. This fee is subject to change for those with different years of entry.  

For reference, part time fees for different module sizes are shown in the table below:

Module SizeModule Price
10 Credits £591
15 Credits £887
20 Credits £1,183
30 Credits £1,774
40 Credits £2,365
50 Credits £2,956
60 Credits £3,547

Unsure about how much your fees are going to be?

Please contact Student Finance, by phoning 01254 292839 or view the Programme Specification for your course – available on the course information pages. The Programme Specification will detail the number of credits for each module you will undertake.

Applying for Finance – Part-Time Students

New part-time students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan. A Tuition Fee Loan simply covers the cost of your studies. You can get a Tuition Fee Loan to cover the full amount of your studies – or part of the tuition fees if you already have some money you wish to put towards a certain module. The ability to get a Tuition Fee Loan doesn’t depend on your household income, but there are other eligibility criteria.  You can apply for a part-time Tuition Fee Loan online at www.gov.uk/apply-online-for-student-finance.

Please note that you will have to reapply for student finance for every year that you are studying.

Loan Repayment

The amount graduates pay each month is related to what a graduate earns and not what a graduate owes.

  • As of 2018 students will only be required to start paying back loans once they have graduated from (or left) university and are earning over £25,000.  As soon as the minimum earning threshold is released for 2019 we will update this information.
  • For example, if you earn £27,000 per annum you will pay back £15 per month
  • Loan repayments will be deducted directly from salary, normally through Pay As You Earn (PAYE)
  • Any loans which remain outstanding after 30 years will be written off.

Maintenance Loans 

As at 2018, Student Finance England announced that some part-time students may be able to access a Maintenance Loan for qualifying courses.

Please visit www.gov.uk/student-finance/parttime-students for up to date information.

Help & Support

At University Centre at Blackburn College we can help you apply for Student Finance and discuss with you on an individual basis what funding you might be entitled to. Please contact our Student Finance team on 01254 292839 or email studentfinance@blackburn.ac.uk to make an appointment.

Disclaimer: These figures apply to the entry years stated and may be subject to increases in subsequent years of your course.