Writtle University College and ARU have merged. Writtle’s full range of college, degree, postgraduate and short courses will still be delivered on the Writtle campus. See our guide to finding Writtle information on this site.

Tuition fees

If you're interested in studying at ARU, you'll find details of fees on individual course pages. This includes information about part-time and distance learning fees.

The following is a general guide to fees for undergraduate, postgraduate taught, and postgraduate research courses – but please do check individual course pages for confirmation.

This includes college courses at Entry 3, Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3.

As a general guide further education course fees are as follows.

2023/24 academic year

  • £130 for Entry 3 courses
  • £585 for Level 1 courses
  • £2,882–£3,417 for Level 2 courses (full-time)
  • £3,417–£11,356 for Level 3 courses (full-time) 
  • Part-time fees vary

2024/25 academic year

  • Fees for 2024/25 are to be confirmed.

We recommend checking individual course pages to confirm the fees for the course you're interested in.

As well as tuition fees, there may be some extra, course-specific costs. You'll find details on individual course pages.

As a general guide, full-time undergraduate course fees are as follows.

2023/24 academic year

  • £9,250 a year for UK students studying a course leading to a degree (eg BA, BSc, LLB). This includes students from Ireland, and EU, EEA and Swiss students who have citizens' rights after Brexit.
  • From £15,000 a year for international students.
  • Part-time fees vary.

2024/25 academic year

  • £9,250 a year for UK students studying a course leading to a degree (eg BA, BSc, LLB). This includes students from Ireland, and EU, EEA and Swiss students who have citizens' rights after Brexit.
  • From £15,900 a year for international students.
  • Part-time fees vary.

We recommend checking individual course pages to confirm the fees for the course you're interested in.

As well as tuition fees, there may be some extra, course-specific costs. You'll find details on individual course pages.

You can also study for a degree at one of our partner colleges. The colleges set their own fees, which may vary. You'll find more details on their websites:

Future changes to undergraduate fees

Tuition fees paid by UK students are capped by the UK Government. Every year, we take account of that cap when setting our fees. Currently, the cap is £9,250.

The cap may be increased in future years by an inflationary amount to be determined each year by the UK Government. Your tuition fees for future academic years may therefore be higher than the current cap of £9,250 – but they won't increase beyond the maximum amount that the Government allows us to charge in any given year. For example, if the Government increases the cap to £9,500 (illustrative example only), you will not be charged any more than £9,500.

We'll let you know about any rise in tuition fees before the start of the academic year to which the increase applies. You won't be obliged to continue with your course if you don't wish to pay the increased fees.

This includes Masters degrees, postgraduate certificates and postgraduate diplomas.

As a general guide, postgraduate taught fees are as follows.

2023/24 academic year

  • From £8,800 to £18,100 a year for full-time UK students. This includes students from Ireland, and EU, EEA and Swiss students who have citizens' rights after Brexit.
  • From £15,000 to £18,100 a year for full-time international students.
  • Part-time fees vary.

2024/25 academic year

  • From £9,300 to £18,600 a year for full-time UK students. This includes students from Ireland, and EU, EEA and Swiss students who have citizens' rights after Brexit.
  • From £15,900 to £18,600 a year for full-time international students.
  • Part-time fees vary.

We recommend checking individual course pages to confirm the fees for the course and start date you're interested in.

As well as tuition fees, there may be some extra, course-specific costs. You'll find details on individual course pages.

This includes PhD, MPhil, Professional Doctorate and MD (Res) programmes.

As a general guide, postgraduate research fees are as follows.

2023/24 academic year

  • £4,712 a year for full-time UK students
  • £2,356 a year for part-time UK students
  • £15,000 a year for full-time international students
  • £7,500 a year for part-time international students

2024/25 academic year

  • UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) sets fees every year, usually in Spring. Fees for 2024-25 are to be confirmed.

We recommend checking individual programme pages to confirm the fees for the subject you're interested in.

As well as tuition fees, there may be some extra, course-specific costs. You'll find details in the 'Fees and funding' section of individual programme pages.

Distance learning fees vary, so we recommend checking individual course pages to confirm the fees for the course you're interested in.

Distance learning courses are offered at higher education level only.

College courses

Students under the age of 19 do not have to pay tuition fees (there are occasional exceptions, called full cost courses).

For students aged 19 and over, funding is often available to cover the cost of tuition fees.

Further funding may be available to cover other costs related to your course, such as materials, equipment and travel.

Visit our page on fees and funding for college students to find out more.

Degree courses and research programmes

UK students can apply for a loan to cover the cost of tuition fees. Find out more about:

Alternatively you can pay your fees upfront, if you prefer..

International students can use our secure online payment system to pay fees upfront. Our web payments section has more information about paying fees, and who to contact if you have any questions.