Part-Time Finance Information (2020 Entry)

If you wish to commence studying a part-time higher education course in September 2020, 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.

Part-time undergraduate courses are charged at £1,200 per 20 credit module (pro-rata) and are subject to change for those enrolling on different entry years. For reference, part-time fees for different module sizes are shown in the table below:

Module SizeModule Price
10 Credits £600
15 Credits £900
20 Credits £1,200
30 Credits £1,800
40 Credits £2,400
50 Credits £3,000
60 Credits £3,600

Part-time students studying the postgraduate LLM Masters in Law will be charged £2,700 per year for the two-year programme.

Part-time students studying the PGCE will be charged £3,000 per year for the two-year programme.

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.

  • From 6th April 2020, students will only be required to start paying back loans once they have graduated from (or left) university and are earning over £26,575.
  • For example, if you earn £27,000 a year you will only pay back £3 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 a part-time student, you may be able to access a Maintenance Loan for qualifying courses.

Please visit Student Finance 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.

To support you during your studies we offer all our full time students a generous financial support package.