Finance for placement students

How much will the Placement year cost me?

The fee for 16/17 placement year is £500. Those who join us in academic year 16/17 will be charged £750 once they get to their placement year - in year three of their studies, i.e. in 18/19. Those who join the university in academic year 17/18 will be charged £900 when they get to their placement in 19/20.

Financial support

The financial support package for placement year students usually consists of:

  • Tuition Fee Loan (where fees are charged)
  • 50% Maintenance Loan
  • Any earnings from the placement year

There may be exceptions where a placement year student is entitled to the full amount of support from Student Finance England; these include working for a Health Authority, Primary Care Trust, Prison/Probation service, or Local Authority. Your placement organisation will be able to provide more information on this.

Placement year students who have taken all the support available from Student Finance England can also apply to the University's Hardship Fund. This is a discretionary hardship fund, so an award is not guaranteed. More information about other financial support that you might be entitled to including the Student Maintenance Loan, is available on our 'Maintenance loan' page.

More information

If you are unsure about any aspect of your finances related to your Placement year email us at To find out more about tuition fees visit our undergraduate fees and finance pages.

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