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10 most affordable universities in the UK

10 most affordable universities in the UK


Studying at top universities in the UK can be expensive, but it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on getting a UK education altogether. We’ve selected the 10 most affordable universities in the UK that can make British higher education more accessible.

Anglia Ruskin University

The programmes at the Anglia Ruskin University are reasonably priced at £11,700 for its classroom-based bachelor’s courses and £11,900 for a standard master’s for the academic year 2017/18.

The university also offers one of the cheapest MBA programmes in the country at £12,900. This course is located at the popular Cambridge campus with two start dates to choose from September or January.

Apart from cheap tuition fees, there are other benefits to studying here. The university campuses are only a short travel distance away from London. And for bachelor’s students, there is an option to take a one-year work placement and gain some valuable work experience before they graduate.

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University of Cumbria

This university offers excellent value for money. In the academic year 2017/18 integrated foundation courses started at £7,500, bachelor’s and master’s courses -at £10,500 and MBAs - at £12,000.

Being one of the cheapest universities on the market, it nevertheless offers excellent career benefits.

The university is known for its practical focus, which is reflected in the high employability rate of its graduates. 98% of graduates are in work or higher education within 6 month after finishing their course. Sandwich programmes are offered on many of the courses, and students can graduate with an advantage of one-year work experience.

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Leeds Beckett University

You can study for just £10,500 on both bachelor’s and master’s courses and get an MBA for as little as 11,300 in 2017/18.

Do lower tuition fees have a negative impact on your career prospects? With 98% of its graduates in employment or further studies within 6 months, this university has some of the best results in the UK.

Other benefits include work placements and university links with local employers, that can help you to have you career path paved whilst you’re still studying.

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Liverpool Hope University

You can expect to pay £11,200 for a standard bachelor’s or master’s course with an MBA cost at £12,000 in the academic year 2017/18.

Studying in Liverpool will give you additional financial benefits. It is one of the cheapest and most popular student cities in the UK that is known for its vibrant social and cultural life.

The university offers a separate campus for creative courses and provides a perfect environment for art and design students to thrive.

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University of St Mark and St John

Students who are currently enrolled for the 2017/18 intake pay £11,000 for a bachelor’s programme and £11,500 for a master’s course. The MBA course is an absolute steal at £8,500.

The university is located in Plymouth, a popular seaside city with a vast social and cultural network. St Mark and St John is known for its small classes and close supervision, which provides an additional support that international students often need.

St Mary’s University, Twickenham

This university offers great prices starting at £11,000 for bachelor’s and £13,000 for master’s courses in 2017/18 especially considering its location in West London. Twickenham is a pleasant green residential area less than 30 minutes by train from the city centre.

The university is well knows for sport science and teacher training which translates into state of the art library and sport facilities.

Southampton Solent University

This university is becoming increasingly popular and it is not surprising at £11,000 for a bachelor’s and £11,500 for a master’s degree in 2017/18.

Located in Southampton city centre, it provides easy access to the city facilities, cultural life and industry connections.

The university is focused on developing practical skills and especially stands out in the areas of sport, creative industries and maritime disciplines.

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Teesside University

The tuition fees for bachelor’s programmes start at just £10,750 and for master’s – at £10,950 for the academic year 2017/18. You can also get an MBA at a very reasonable cost of £13,000.

The Teeside University has a social focus and its courses are largely aimed at improving living standards in the community. While studying, you can also get some work experience through paid or unpaid placements and internships.

University of West London

London can be expensive, but the University of West London provides an opportunity to study here at one of the best rates in the country. Its courses start at £11,500 for both bachelor’s and master’s degrees and at £12,000 for an MBA in 2017/18.

West London is a popular area that is also cheaper to live in than Central London.

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York St John University

The tuition fees at this university is a bargain: prices start at £8,500 for foundation courses, £10,000 for bachelor’s and master’s degrees and £13,000 for an MBA in the academic year 2017/18.

Other benefits include an attractive historic location and exciting cultural and social life. The York St John university is one of the best places to study teacher training and physiotherapy.

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These are some of the most affordable universities in the country that feature great choice of locations, courses and specialisations.

If you would like to find out more about 5 most affordable study programmes in the UK, check out our article.

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