General additional costs for all students

Library charges

The Library services are FREE* for students and our e-resources are available wherever you are.  That said, you may become liable for fines if you don't return items on time.   We work with you to keep fines to a minimum including sending email reminders; as a result we have driven down revenue raised from fines year on year for the last 4 years.  All fines revenue is used to purchase new stocks.

*Keele Library is charged for the Inter Library Loans service which we pass on directly to our customers.  We also make a charge for photocopying and fax services

Print & Copy Shop, Student’s Union

The Students' Union provide a copying, binding and print service to all students. Current prices are:

A4 black and white single sided 4p per copy, double sided 5p per copy

A3 black and white single sided 8p per copy, double sided 9p per copy

A3 full colour high quality print 75p discounted price for multiple copies 32p  

Lamination  A4 50p,  A3 £1.00  

Binding comb/wire/thermal £3.00  

Binding hard back £18.00, metal channels £5.00.

Graduation ceremonies

When you graduate, you will be invited to a graduation ceremony at the University, which is free to attend for you and four guests (only two will be allowed to attend the ceremony in the chapel, whilst the other two can watch a live feed in another room).

Current costs are:

£46 - graduation robe (if booked online)

£20 - DVD

£11 - afternoon tea

There are additional costs for photography and memorabilia.

 

 

Additional costs per course

Accounting

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this undergraduate programme.


Accounting and Finance

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this undergraduate programme.


American Studies

Apart from additional costs for textbooks, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this undergraduate programme.


Applied Environmental Science

Field Course Costs


The School of Physical and Geographical Sciences is aware that the field course programmes represent an additional expense and therefore makes every effort to keep costs to a minimum. The School receives an annual financial contribution from the University to support the cost of the field course programme. This contribution is allocated on the basis of a daily rate per student that varies according to whether the field course is a UK day trip, a UK residential field course, or an overseas residential field course. The allocation is used firstly to fund the staff involvement on the field excursions such that no student contributes directly to their costs. The remaining finance is used to provide a student subsidy that reduces the overall cost you have to pay to participate in your chosen field course programme. In order to help you manage your field course costs, the payments are also spread over the course of the academic year. If you have any queries about the costs associated with any field course, please contact the School for advice in the first instance. The cost of a field course pack e.g. field notebook, hard hat etc. will be included in first year field course costs.


Astrophysics

Apart from general costs for text books, inter-library loans, photocopying and printing we do not anticipate any additional costs for this undergraduate programme.


Biochemistry

You will be supplied with a lab coat, but will have to meet the costs of replacement should you lose or damage your lab coat (approx £12).  Other incidental costs are core textbooks (£150 over the 3 years, but primarily in first year for the two main text books), printing costs and materials such as calculators and writing equipment. If your final year project is supervised off-site, you will be expected to meet the transport costs.


Biology

The compulsory residential field course is subsidised by the School of Life Sciences and you pay no fees to attend. You are required to cover your own transport costs to and from Bangor University and maintenance costs during the field course (for example food, appropriate clothing, etc. ).


Biomedical Science

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this undergraduate programme.


Business Economics

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this undergraduate programme.


Business Management

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this undergraduate programme.


Chemistry

Apart from general costs for text books, inter-library loans, photocopying and printing we do not anticipate any additional costs for this undergraduate programme.


Computer Science

Additional costs may be incurred for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines. Some travel costs may be incurred if an external project is undertaken in the third year.  However, any such costs would be discussed with the student before the project was selected. It would be possible for the student to select an internal project that would not incur any additional travel costs.


Creative Computing

Additional costs may be incurred for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines. Some travel costs may be incurred if an external project is undertaken in the third year.  However, any such costs would be discussed with the student before the project was selected. It would be possible for the student to select an internal project that would not incur any additional travel costs.


Criminology

  • Multiple copies and/or electronic versions of core text books are available.  However, you may wish to buy copies of selected recommended text for some of your modules.  The costs of text books varies, but is likely to be in the region of £20 - £30 per copy.
  • If you choose to take an optional/elective module involving a work placement element, you may be expected to pay the travel costs to and from your place of work while you are on placement.

Economics

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this undergraduate programme.


Educational Studies

Students registered for the second year Education Placement module will be required to complete a DBS check ahead of the start of the module.  The current charge is £44.  Apart from this and additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any further additional costs for this undergraduate programme.


English

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this undergraduate programme.


English and American Literatures

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this undergraduate programme.


English with Creative Writing

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this undergraduate programme.


Environment and Sustainability

Field Course Costs


The School of Physical and Geographical Sciences is aware that the field course programmes represent an additional expense to students and therefore makes every effort to keep costs to a minimum. The School receives an annual financial contribution from the University to support the cost of the fieldwork programme. This contribution is allocated on the basis of a daily rate per student that varies according to whether the field course is a UK day trip, a UK residential field course, or an overseas residential field course. The allocation is used firstly to fund the staff involvement on the field excursions such that no student contributes directly to their costs. The remaining finance is used to provide  a student subsidy that reduces the overall cost you have to pay to participate in your chosen field course programme. In order to help you manage your field course costs, the payments are also spread over the course of the academic year. If you have any queries about the costs associated with any field course, please contact the School for advice in the first instance. The costs of a field course pack e.g field notebook, hard hat etc. will be included in first year field course costs.


Environmental Studies

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this undergraduate programme.


Film Studies

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this undergraduate programme.


Finance

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this undergraduate programme.


Forensic Science

Apart from general costs for text books, inter-library loans, photocopying and printing we do not anticipate any additional costs for this undergraduate programme.


Geography

Field Course Costs

The School of Physical and Geographical Sciences is aware that the field course programmes represent an additional expense to students and therefore makes every effort to keep costs to a minimum. The School receives an annual financial contribution from the University to support the cost of the field course programme. This contribution is allocated on the basis of a daily rate per student that varies according to whether the field course is a UK day trip, a UK residential field course, or an overseas residential field course. The allocation is used firstly to fund the staff involvement on the field excursions such that no student contributes directly to their costs. The remaining finance is used to provide a student subsidy that reduces the overall cost you have to pay to participate in your chosen field course programme. In order to help you manage your field course costs, the payments are also spread over the course of the academic year. If you have any queries about the costs associated with any field course, please contact the School for advice in the first instance. The cost of a field course pack e.g. field notebook, hard hat etc. will be included in first year field course costs.


Human Geography

Field Course Costs


The School of Physical and Geographical Sciences is aware that the field course programmes represent an additional expense to students and therefore makes every effort to keep costs to a minimum. The School receives an annual financial contribution from the University to support the cost of the field course programme. This contribution is allocated on the basis of a daily rate per student that varies according to whether the field course is a UK day trip, a UK residential field course, or an overseas residential field course. The allocation is used firstly to fund the staff involvement on the field excursions such that no student contributes directly to their costs. The remaining finance is used to provide a student subsidy that reduces the overall cost you have to pay to participate in your chosen field course programme. In order to help you manage your field course costs, the payments are also spread over the course of the academic year. If you have any queries about the costs associated with any field course, please contact the School for advice in the first instance. The cost of a field course pack e.g. field notebook, hard hat etc, will be included in first year field course costs.

 


Physical Geography

Field Course Costs


The School of Physical and Geographical Sciences is aware that the field course programmes represent an additional expense to students and therefore makes every effort to keep costs to a minimum. The School receives an annual financial contribution from the University to support the cost of the field course programme. This contribution is allocated on the basis of a daily rate per student that varies according to whether the field course is a UK day trip, a Uk residential field course, or an overseas residential field course. The allocation is used firstly to fund the staff involvement on the field excursions such that no student contributes directly to their costs. The remaining finance is used to provide a student subsidy that reduces the overall cost you have to pay to participate in your chosen field course programme. In order to help you manage your field course costs, the payments are also spread over the course of the academic year. If you have any queries about the costs associated with any field course, please contact the School for advice in the first instance. The cost of a field course pack e.g. field notebook, hard hat etc. will be included in first year field course costs.


Geology

Field Course Costs


The School of Physical and Geographical Sciences is aware that the field course programmes represent an additional expense to students and therefore makes every effort to keep costs to a minimum. The School receives an annual financial contribution from the University to support the cost of the field course programme. This contribution is allocated on the basis of a daily rate per student that varies according to whether the field course is a UK day trip, a UK residential field course, or an overseas residential field course. The allocation is used firstly to fund staff involvement on the field excursions such that no student contributes directly to their costs. The remaining finance is used to provide a student subsidy that reduces the overall cost you have to pay to participate in your chosen field course programme. In order to help you manage your field course costs, the payments are also spread over the course of the academic year. If you have any queries about the costs associated with any field course, please contact the School for advice in the first instance. The cost of a field course pack e.g. field notebook, hard hat ec, will be included in first year field course costs.


Geoscience

Field Course Costs


The School of Physical and Geographical Sciences is aware that the field course programmes represent an additional expense to students and therefore makes every effort to keep costs to a minimum. The School receives an annual financial contribution from the University to support the cost of the field course programme. This contribution is allocated on the basis of a daily rate per student that varies according to whether the field course is a UK day trip, a UK residential field course, or an overseas residential field course. The allocation is used firstly to fund the staff involvement on the field excursions such that no student contributes directly to their costs. The remaining finance is used to provide a student subsidy that reduces the overall cost you have to pay to participate in your chosen field course programme. In order to help you manage your field course costs, the payments are also spread over the course of the academic year. If you have any queries about the costs associated with any field course, please contact the School for advice in the first instance. The cost of a field course pack e.g. field notebook, hard hat etc. will be included in first year field course costs.


History

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this undergraduate programme.


Human Biology

Printing dissertations and other forms of in course assessment such as posters that are submitted and binding of dissertations for the third year independent studies project


Human Resource Management

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this undergraduate programme.


Information Systems

Additional costs may be incurred for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines. Some travel costs may be incurred if an external project is undertaken in the third year.  However, any such costs would be discussed with the student before the project was selected. It would be possible for the student to select an internal project that would not incur any additional travel costs.


International Business

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this undergraduate programme.


International Relations

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this undergraduate programme.


Law

Modules across the undergraduate Law programme will include recommended core and supplemental texts.  While paper and/or electronic copies will be available via Library services students may wish to purchase their own copies.  Costs will vary depending on the particular text [Law textbooks vary between £20-40].  Some modules require statute and course-material packs, however, these will be made available to students at no additional cost.

The School encourages students to participate in co-curricular activities such as Mooting and Client Interviewing as well as our Community Legal Outreach initiative. The School also organises course related field trips including, for example, visits to the Houses of Parliament and networking events with the legal profession [Costs will inevitably vary, but a recent trip to London was approximately £16. Trips to Manchester and Birmingham have been cheaper].  Students engaged in these activities may be required to meet travel and subsistence costs, although wherever possible the School will endeavour to make a contribution towards travel costs.


Management

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this undergraduate programme.


Marketing

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this undergraduate programme.


Mathematics

Apart from additional costs for textbooks, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this undergraduate programme.


Mathematics

Apart from additional costs for textbooks, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this undergraduate programme.


Media, Communications and Culture

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this undergraduate programme.


Medicinal Chemistry

Apart from general costs for text books, inter-library loans, photocopying or printing we do not anticipate any additional costs for this undergraduate programme.


Medicine

Additional Costs For Medical Students

In common with other Medical Schools our Medical students should be aware that there are additional costs involved; such as the purchase of books, laboratory coats and travel to placements. We do not usually recommend that students purchase books or equipment before starting the course as advice will be given at Registration and during the degree as to what is required. Students intending to bring a car to Campus should note that student car parking is limited and there is a charge for student permits. An additional cost applicable to Medical Students is the purchase of smart clothing for clinical placements.

Currently the School of Medicine is able to help with the costs for immunisations and the initial Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). Students may need to pay for any additional DBS checks required by elective placement coordinators.


Midwifery

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines, Nursing students should be aware of the following additional costs:

Travel for placements
As part of your course you will need to travel to clinical placement areas and will be required to arrange and pay for your own transport. You may be entitled to be reimbursed for some of the costs you incur through attending the placements by NHS Bursaries.

Uniform
A set of tunics and trousers will be provided to you by the School of Nursing and Midwifery free of charge in the first instance. You will need to provide your own appropriate footwear for placements as per the School Dress Policy, and it is recommended that you purchase a fob watch. You are advised to review and ensure that you can adhere to the School Dress Policy.

UHNS ID Card
Adult Nursing, and Children’s Nursing students will need to apply for a University Hospital of North Staffordshire (UHNS) ID card at a cost of £5.

Occupational Health Clearance
The commencement of your course will depend upon a health fitness report being provided by the University’s Occupational Health Service. As part of this process you are required to complete a health questionnaire and arrange for your GP to verify this. You will be responsible for any fee that may be required by your GP. 

 


Music

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this undergraduate programme.


Music Technology

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this undergraduate programme.


Neuroscience

There are no additional costs


Nursing

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines, Nursing students should be aware of the following additional costs:

Travel for placements
As part of your course you will need to travel to clinical placement areas and will be required to arrange and pay for your own transport. You may be entitled to be reimbursed for some of the costs you incur through attending the placements by NHS Bursaries.

Uniform
A set of tunics and trousers will be provided to you by the School of Nursing and Midwifery free of charge in the first instance. You will need to provide your own appropriate footwear for placements as per the School Dress Policy, and it is recommended that you purchase a fob watch. You are advised to review and ensure that you can adhere to the School Dress Policy.

UHNS ID Card
Adult Nursing, and Children’s Nursing students will need to apply for a University Hospital of North Staffordshire (UHNS) ID card at a cost of £5.

Occupational Health Clearance
The commencement of your course will depend upon a health fitness report being provided by the University’s Occupational Health Service. As part of this process you are required to complete a health questionnaire and arrange for your GP to verify this. You will be responsible for any fee that may be required by your GP. 

 


BSc (Hons) Clinical Practice

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines, students should be aware of the following additional costs:

Travel for placements - as part of your course you will need to travel to clinical placement areas and will be required to arrange and pay for your own transport.


Specialist Community Nursing Health Visiting Pathway (BSc or PgDip)

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines, Nursing students should be aware of the following additional costs:

Travel for placements - as part of your course you will need to travel to clinical placement areas and will be required to arrange and pay for your own transport.

 

 


BSc degree in Pharmaceutical Science, Technology and Business

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this undergraduate programme.


Pharmacy

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

As parts of your course will involve contact with patients who may be children or vulnerable adults, you are required to undergo an appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service check when you enrol on the MPharm course.  This will cost £44.

Travel for placements

You will be required to attend local hospitals and community pharmacies for half-day teaching / training sessions.  For such placements within one hour's travel distance of Keele, you will be required to pay for transport costs.  For travel to locations at a greater distance, transport will be provided. 

Protective clothing

Protective clothing such as laboratory coats and safety goggles will be provided to you by the School of Pharmacy free of charge in the first instance. 


Philosophy

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this undergraduate programme.


Philosophy Single Honours

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this undergraduate programme.


Physics

Apart from general costs for text books, inter-library loans, photocopying and printing we do not anticipate any additional costs for this undergraduate programme.


Physiotherapy

Additional costs include:

  • CSP membership at £96 for three-year student membership.
  • Skeleton loan at £25 for one year during the first year of study.
  • DBS checks on an annual basis at £13 per year.
  • Travel and accommodation costs for Clinical placements.

Politics

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this undergraduate programme.


Psychology

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this undergraduate programme.


Smart Systems

Additional costs may be incurred for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines. Some travel costs may be incurred if an external project is undertaken in the third year.  However, any such costs would be discussed with the student before the project was selected. It would be possible for the student to select an internal project that would not incur any additional travel costs.


Social Work

You will need to complete a DBS check ahead of the start of the Course.  The current charge is £44 (forms are sent out in August). Other additional costs are text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines.


Sociology

  • Multiple copies and/or electronic versions of core text books are available.  However, you may wish to buy copies of selected recommended text for some of your modules.  The costs of text books varies, but is likely to be in the region of £20 - £30 per copy.
  • If you choose to take an optional/elective module involving a work placement element, you may be expected to pay the travel costs to and from your place of work while you are on placement.

 


Accounting