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Course Fees & Financial Support

Taking you higher with affordable, job-focused higher education. Our courses are a fraction of the price of a typical University!   

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Saving you money on course fees

Better price- Better quality- Better future 

Study local and save money at University Centre Middlesbrough!

You will be taught on-site at our Middlehaven Campus by experienced professionals. We offer more teaching hours than a traditional University and our class sizes are smaller, meaning you’ll receive more contact time with your tutor including 1:1 feedback on your work and progress.

Many of our qualifications are vocationally orientated and designed for employment, so you’ll also gain the skills employers are looking for, a strong work ethic and the confidence to progress in the workplace.


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Full-time Programmes

  • Honours Degree/Honours Degree Top-up – £8,500 per year
  • Foundation Degree – £6,900 per year
  • Cert HE – £6,300 per year
  • CertEd/PGCE – £5,000 per year
  • HNC/HND – £4,600 per year

Part-time Programmes

  • Honours Degree Top-up – £6,900 per year
  • Foundation Degree – £6,900 per year
  • CertEd/OGCE – £2,100 per year
  • HNC/HND – £2,300 per year

3 year full-time degree with integrated foundation degree*

Open University Degree
at Middlesbrough College
Other Institute Equivalent
DurationQualification ReceivedCostQualification ReceivedCost
Year 3BSc or BA Honours Degree (Top-up)£8,500BSC or BA Honours Degree (Top-up)£9,250
Year 2Foundation Degree£6,900N/A£9,250
Year 1N/A£6,900N/A£9,250
Year 0Access to HE Diploma£0*Foundation Year£9,250
Total Cost:£22,300Total Cost:£37,000

*Access to HE Diploma fee written off upon successful completion of an Undergraduate Degree/Foundation Degree

3 year full-time degree with integrated HNC/D

Pearson HNC/D plus Open University
top-up degree at Middlesbrough College
Other Institute Equivalent
DurationQualification ReceivedCostQualification ReceivedCost
Year 3BSc (Hons) Engineering (top-up)£8,500BSc (Hons) degree£9,250
Year 2Higher National Diploma (HND)£4,600N/A£9,250
Year 1Higher National Certificate (HNC)£4,600N/A£9,250
Total Cost:£17,700Total Cost:£27,750

Changes to funding for home fee status

If your course started on or after the 1 August 2021 you will not be eligible for home fee status, undergraduate, postgraduate and further education financial support from Student Finance England unless you meet one of the following criteria:

  • You benefit from the citizens’ rights agreements
  • You are an Irish national living in the UK or the Republic of Ireland – benefits of Irish nationals under the Common Travel Area arrangement will continue
  • You should ask the relevant student funding body if you’re eligible for any support if you’re studying in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Financing your studies

If you are worried about the cost of Higher Education, it might help to know there are a range of financial support schemes available to help you. Our friendly Student Services Department can offer you advice and guidance on any available loans or bursary options.

Tuition Fee Loans

Full and part-time students studying a qualification worth at least 30 credits can apply for a tuition loan available through the Student Loans Company. You don’t have to begin making repayments on your Tuition Fee Loan until you’re earning £27,295 per year. Taking out a loan might seem nerve-wracking, but your credit rating won’t prevent you from getting loans in the future.


Salary           Amount of salary from which 9% will be deducted   Monthly repayment
£25,000 £4,000 £30.00
£30,000 £9,000 £67.50
£35,000 £14,000 £105.50
£40,000 £19,000 £142.50
£45,000 £24,000 £180.00
£50,000 £29,000 £217.00
£55,000 £34,000 £255.00
£60,000 £39,000 £292.00

We can help you apply for the DSA! Please get in touch with the College to arrange an appointment. 

Meet Reece

Reece is our amazing Student Loans Data Administrator and can help you with everything you need to know about Student Finance! Reece is available to chat if you want to go over anything to do with finance or need help with your application.

Reece Horrigan

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