When budgeting for the MBA you will need to consider not only tuition fees but other costs such as the deposit, textbooks and other programme costs.

Fees for Entry in 2021

MBA Business Administration - 1 Year (Full Time)
Home and International £34,200
MBA Business Administration (with International Exchange) - 1 Year (Full Time)
Home and International 34,200

EU students (without settled/pre-settled status in the UK) starting their degrees in the academic year 2021/22 will be in line with international fees.

Deposit Payment

Applicants receiving an offer of admission, either conditional or unconditional, will be asked to pay a deposit of £1,500 within 28 days of the offer to secure their place on the programme.

If the deposit has not been received by the deadline, the application will be withdrawn without further notice. It is therefore essential that applicants have funding for their deposit in place before applying. The deposit will be offset against the tuition fee payable at the time of matriculation.

Once the deposit has been received, a receipt will be issued by the Business School confirming the amount paid. Please note that transactions have to be confirmed by the University accounting system and this can take a few weeks to process, depending on the method of payment. Please keep the receipt safely, and bring it along with you at the time of matriculation.

View the Deposit Payment Guide View the Deposit Policy Guidelines

Other Costs

When budgeting you will need to consider potential additional costs, including textbooks, Capstone Project expenses, and optional extra-curricular treks. The programme fee includes a print allowance and optional development weekends.

In the case of the MBA with International Exchange, the fee does not include the additional costs incurred by the exchange with a partner institution. Although exchange students will not be liable for tuition fees at the partner institution, all additional costs such as books, travel and living are payable by the student.

Textbooks and any other relevant materials

  • The programme fee does not include textbooks.
  • Students are expected to purchase the recommended course text for each course they take.
  • While textbook costs vary depending on which books are requested by each faculty member, the recent average for all core course textbooks combined is £300, with each additional book for electives averaging around £50 each.
  • Second-hand books may be available.
  • Books are also available in the library.
  • All MBA students will receive a small printing/photocopying credit from the School upon starting. Any other print/photocopying costs will need to be covered by the students.

Capstone Project

  • Students will be required to cover the costs of their own project expenses unless they are able to secure sponsorship from a company.
  • Expenses may include travel, subsistence and consumables.
  • For a Capstone Project based in the UK, costs are typically around £500.

International Business in Context Course

  • Students of the full-time MBA programme can choose this option course which involves travel to another country for one week.
  • The School covers the cost of the accommodation, some subsistence support, and internal travel within the country for the week.
  • Students will be required to cover the cost of the flights to and from the country, some subsistence costs, and if applicable any visa or vaccination costs.

Career Treks and Country Treks

  • Students of the MBA programme can choose to participate in career treks and country treks which are extra-curricular.
  • These are part-funded by the School and external sponsors.
  • The School covers the cost of the accommodation.
  • Students are required to cover costs of return travel and subsistence, and if applicable any visa or vaccination costs.

International Exchange

  • MBA students undertaking the course with the International Exchange will be required to cover the cost of travel to and from their exchange institution, plus costs for visas and vaccinations, as well as accommodation and other living costs while in the host country.

Living Costs

Financial Support

Applicants to the Full-time MBA can apply to a range of scholarships, as well as funding options from other sources.

Scholarships and Funding