Living Costs and Budgeting
You should think carefully about what costs you will incur before you begin your course
The information below is provided as a rough guide to average weekly living costs (excluding tuition fees) for a single student. The exact amount you need to live on will depend on your individual needs.
In addition to the costs below, there may be initial "start-up" costs which might vary according to what you are able to bring with you, or there may be unforeseen costs. And if you are an international student and require a student visa to study in the UK, you will also have to comply with the minimum funding required for this.
|Bills||see (1) below|
|Food and toiletries||£45|
£7 (equivalent to a 3 term bus pass)
£5 (additional travel)
|Books and stationery||£15|
|Insurance (contents)||see (2) below|
|Entertainment/Socialising||see (3) below|
|Childcare||see (4) below|
|Annual Total – undergraduate (40 weeks) for costs over 40 weeks see (5) below||£9,240|
|Annual Total – postgraduate (52 weeks)||£12,012|
- On-campus accommodation costs vary depending on the kind of room you choose. Rents on campus usually include bills. For off-campus budget £20-25 per week for bills.
- Insurance costs vary depending on the cover required. Rent on campus includes limited cover.
- Entertainment costs are excluded. Please budget for these according to your own needs.
- Childcare costs at the University Pre-School Centre are £18.06 for student parents per child per half-day session (morning or afternoon).
- If you are an undergraduate and return home for April or December vacations you may have non-accommodation costs for less than 40 weeks.