Health Studies: Tuition Fees and Funding

Tuition fees, funding and bursaries available for programmes at the Faculty of Health Studies vary according to:

  • the level of programme that you are studying
  • the way the programme is funded
  • when you are starting your course

Please see the Fees and Financial Support website for information on fees and funding for all undergraduate courses from 2017/18 entry onwards.

Funding - postgraduate

Healthcare staff within the Yorkshire and Humber Region

Funding through Health Education England (HEE) within the Yorkshire and Humber Contract

Students applying to the Faculty of Health Studies to study a Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (SSPRD) module or programme may be able to access funding via our Health Education England within Yorkshire and the Humber NHS contract for the cost of their course fees.  Funding is allocated on an academic year basis and is subject to availability. 

For more information on eligibility criteria please visit the HEYH website, or download their funding guide (external links).

Students who wish to apply for this funding will need to provide a funding letter from their employer (on a letterhead) confirming their employment in that organisation and that their employer supports their studies.

Alternatively, please complete one of the funding forms below, attaching a compliment slip or stamp to verify employer support:

Please be aware that employer support does not guarantee the availability of funding.

Alternative Sources of Funding

Government Professional and Career Development Loans

Professional and Career Development Loans (external link) are available to help students pay towards training and education which will improve their job prospects or support career changes.

Bursaries and Grants

The following organisations, unions and businesses offer bursaries and grants to support professionals or members to undertake further education towards their career:

  • Nursing Research - The Florence Nightingale Foundation (external link) offers research scholarships to undertake a course in research methods, research modules or a dissertation/thesis as part of an academic course of study
  • Physiotherapy - The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (external link) offers some funding for Physiotherapists who wish to undertake career development training at postgraduate level

Payments to the University

The University of Bradford provides a number of options for students to pay their fees, more information can be found at Fees and Financial Support.

Postgraduate loan for Master's study

From 2016/17, the Government will for the first time provide a loan of up to £10,000 per student for postgraduate Master’s study, through Student Finance England.

The policy is intended to increase the number of individuals with postgraduate Master’s qualifications, which will help to ensure that the UK is able to meet increasing demands for highly skilled workers.

Postgraduate Loan (PGL) for Master’s study will be:

  • a contribution towards the costs of study, i.e. it will be at the student’s discretion to use the loan towards fees, maintenance costs or other costs
  • non-means tested
  • paid directly to the student into a UK bank account

Applications can be made from summer 2016 - watch this space for updates, or contact Student Finance England.

Student Finance England resources

Watch the video below for an overview, or download an Introduction to Postgraduate Loans.

Personal Eligibility

PGL will be available to UK Nationals (and individuals with settled status in the UK) who have been ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands for three years on the first day of the first academic year of their
course. They must have been most recently resident in England, and must not have moved there from elsewhere in the UK and Islands solely for the purpose of attending the course. Temporary absences
from the home address, such as for education or travelling, will not prevent an applicant being eligible for PGL.

Individuals may be eligible if they are an EU national or if they have the residency status of refugee, humanitarian protection, EEA or Swiss migrant worker, a family member of any of the previous
categories, or a child of a Swiss national or child of a Turkish worker. Applicants must be aged under 60 on the first day of the first academic year of the course. The ‘academic year’ is the period of twelve months starting on 1st September, 1st January, 1st April or 1st July. For example where a student starts a course on any date in August to December 2016 inclusive, the first day of the academic year is 1st September 2016. The applicant must be aged under 60 on that date. Note that there is no lower age limit.

Applicants will not be eligible for PGL if they have outstanding student loan arrears or have previously been found to be ‘unfit’ for student support (e.g. because of attempted fraud).

Students who already hold a Master’s qualification (or an equivalent or higher level qualification) will not be eligible for PGL. This applies even if the previous qualification was entirely self-funded and/or
achieved outside the UK. Lower level qualifications such as Postgraduate Diplomas or Postgraduate Certificates of Education will not affect eligibility for PGL.

Students who have already received PGL funding for a Master’s course will not be eligible for repeat funding, even where they did not complete the course, unless they have a compelling personal reason
for receiving repeat funding for a year of study.

Course Eligibility

The student must start the course in 2016/17 or later (i.e. on or after 1st August 2016).

One and two year full-time courses are eligible for support. Part-time and distance learning courses are also eligible. Note that where the student is studying a two year full-time course on a part-time basis, all payments will be made over the first two years of study. Eligible courses may be taught or research based, and include professional Master’s courses such as MBAs. There are no subject restrictions.

Master’s courses that are currently funded by the undergraduate support system, such as integrated Master’s and Master of Architecture, will not be eligible for PGL. Neither will other postgraduate
qualifications that do not result in a Master’s qualification, such as a Postgraduate Diploma or a Postgraduate Certificate.

Payment

No payments will be released until the applicant has supplied their valid National Insurance Number (NINO) where they have one. There is no minimum loan request amount. Students can amend the amount of loan requested up to one month before the end of the academic year, but cannot request less than has been paid.

Payments will be released following receipt of confirmation from the University of Bradford that the student is in study and on track to complete the course within the specified course duration. This must be confirmed at the start of each academic year of the course.

Payments of PGL will be made in three equal instalments per academic year, scheduled as follows:

  • Payment 1: Course start date as advised by the University of Bradford
  • Payment 2: 4 months after the course start month (last Wed of month)
  • Payment 3: 7 months after the course start month (last Wed of month)

Change of Circumstances

Transfers between eligible postgraduate Master’s courses are permitted. Repeat years of study will generally not be funded (even where the student did not complete a previous postgraduate course, or requested less than the maximum loan amount). A repeat year will only be funded where the student can prove compelling personal reasons for repeating an academic year.

Further funding is not available where the student does not complete the course in the specified course length. However students can suspend and resume their course (no payments are made during
suspension periods).

Repayment

Postgraduate Loans will be repaid under income contingent repayment terms. The repayment terms differ from those that apply to undergraduate student loans. Interest will accrue at a rate of RPI + 3% on all outstanding PGL balances.

The repayment due date for PGL balances will be 6th April following the academic year in which the course is completed (or following withdrawal, where this applies). Note that repayments through HMRC
will not start before 6th April 2019. Voluntary repayments can be made at any time without penalty.

The UK repayment threshold will be £21,000 in tax year 2019/20. The equivalent monthly threshold is £1,750 and the weekly threshold is £404. Those who are repaying from overseas will have a threshold
applied which is based on the cost of living in their country of residence. Repayments from overseas will be made directly to SLC. The thresholds will be frozen until April 2021; any future changes to the
thresholds will be confirmed in due course. The repayment amount will be 6% of income above the relevant threshold. Repayments will be made concurrently with any other student loan repayments due, i.e. borrowers repaying both loans will have a 15% total deduction taken from their salary.

Borrowers may switch to direct debit repayments when they are scheduled to repay in full within two
years.

Write off of any outstanding balance will take place on the 30th anniversary of the date that the loans become due for repayment, or when the customer dies or becomes permanently unfit for work, unless
the borrower has outstanding student loan arrears.

Alumni Discount Scheme

Fee discount for University of Bradford Graduates who started courses from September 2013 onwards

Alumni of the University of Bradford will receive a 15% discount on their tuition fees if they achieved a 2:2 or above in their undergraduate degree.

The discount is available for:

  • Self funded students only
  • All students progressing onto a Master's or a PhD programme from an undergraduate degree
  • All students progressing from a taught Master's onto a PhD programme
  • Alumni wishing to study a second undergraduate degree
  • Students who have studied here as part of an exchange, e.g. Erasmus
  • Students who have completed an undergraduate programme at one of our partner institutions and then wish to continue their studies at postgraduate level here at Bradford; or students studying a premium fee programme by distance learning.

However, students may only claim one discount or bursary from the University towards their study, e.g. students may not receive a Postgraduate Bursary and the fee discount. The exception is that International students may receive the Country Specific Scholarship for World Bank Countries or the International Academic Excellence Scholarships of £2,500 and £3,500 and the Alumni Discount.

Students studying part-time will be entitled to the discount but must be enrolled for at least 60 credits each year.

More information

Email: pgbursaries@bradford.ac.uk
Tel: 01284 236637


Faculty of Health Studies Fee Information 2016/17

Undergraduate fees - full time students

Home / EU students undertaking an NHS commissioned programme pay no tuition fees. Eligible NHS funded programmes at the University of Bradford are:

  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery Studies,
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing - Adult, Mental Health, Children's
  • BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography
  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy

Home / EU students can undertake the following fee paying programmes:

  • BSc (Hons) Health, Wellbeing and Social Care - £9,000 per year
  • BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation - £9,000 per year

Non-EU students can undertake the following programmes:

  • BSc (Hons) Health, Wellbeing and Social Care - £12,950 per year
  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy - £16,720 per year
  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy - £16,720 per year
  • BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation - £15,420 per year

Undergraduate fees - part time students

Programme TitleHome/EU student fee
Standard undergraduate study per 10 credits £530
Standard undergraduate study per 20 credits £1,060
Standard undergraduate study per 30 credits £1,590
Standard undergraduate study per 40 credits £2,120
Return to Practice £2,310*

* Return to Practice fee includes the standard module cost plus an Occupational Health screening, a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, a uniform, and placement fees.

Undergraduate Dementia Studies for Non-EU students

Home / EU students pay as per the standard fees listed above. Non-EU students pay fees as follows:

Programme TitleNon-EU student fee
BSc Dementia Studies £12,950 (per year)
Dementia stand-alone module £3,238

Postgraduate fees - full time students

Programme TitleHome/EU student feeNon-EU student fee
Standard MSc programme £6,000 £15,600
Standard Postgraduate Diploma programme £5,000 n/a
Standard Postgraduate Certificate programme £2,760 n/a

Please note that Non EU students are not eligible to apply for Postgraduate Diploma or Certificates due to Tier 4 regulations.

Postgraduate fees - part time students

Module fees

Module typeHome/EU student fee
Standard module - 10 credits £460
Standard module - 20 credits £920
Standard module - 30 credits £1,380
Standard module - 40 credits £1,840
Stand-alone dissertation – 60 credits

£2,000

 Programme fees

Programme typeHome/EU student fee
Standard PG Certificate £2760
Standard PG Diploma £5520
Standard MSc £7520

 

Premium fee programmes / modules

Programme TitleHome/EU student fee 
Wound Debridement module – 30 credits  £1,500
Continence for Physiotherapists PG Certificate – 60 credits  £3,000
Nurse Led Outpatient Diagnostic Hysteroscopy and Therapeutic Management module – 60 credits  £3,000
Physiotherapy in Women’s Health PG Certificate – 60 credits  £3,000

Dementia (Distance Learning) fees

Programme TitleHome/EU student feeNon-EU student fee
Dementia module – 30 credits £1,380 £2,256
Dementia for Practitioners with a Special Interest PG Certificate – 60 credits £3,000 n/a
MSc Dementia Studies – 180 credits £TBC £13,540

Dubai Based Programmes

Programme TitleStandard student feeDubai Health Authority staff fee
International Health Management MSc £13,000 £12,400

Early payment discount for Dubai

Participants receive a 5% discount if the application is received by the 31st May (for September starts) and 31st October (for February starts).


Additional Fee Information

Recognition of Prior Learning

Students may pay lower fees if they already have qualifications or experiential learning which can be counted towards their award. Further information on this can be found in our Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning.

Fee Discounts

For details of fee discounts for advance payment for annual fees in excess of £4500 and, payment of tuition fees by instalments see: Paying your Fees.

All alumni of the University of Bradford, regardless of when they have graduated will receive a 15% discount on their tuition fees if they achieved a 2:2 or above in their undergraduate degree.

The discount is available for:

  • All students progressing onto a Master's or a PhD programme from an undergraduate degree
  • International students progressing from a taught Master's onto a PhD programme
  • Alumni wishing to study a second undergraduate degree
  • Students who have studied here as part of an exchange, e.g. Erasmus
  • Students who have completed an undergraduate programme at one of our partner institutions and then wish to continue their studies at postgraduate level here at Bradford, or students studying a premium fee programme by distance learning.
  • Students must enrol on a minimum of 60 Credits e.g. PG Cert to take advantage of the Alumni Discount.

Will I Pay Home Fees?

To undertake a fee assessment to clarify if you will be classed as a home or international student please visit Fee Assessment.