Frequently Asked Questions

No travel or contact sessions are required. You can access course content and study anytime, anywhere on a variety of mobile devices so you have the flexibility to earn a Masters degree at a world-class, Russell Group university while balancing your studies around business and personal commitments.

Yes, technology support is included in the programmes.

To make progressing through your programme easier, you will be instructed on how to access and use the online portal as part of your first module.

Tuition fees are set for the degree programme. You can choose to pay in full at the start of your course or pay-per-module. Module fees are set pro-rata based on the number of academic credits each module is worth. Each module is worth 15 academic credits, or a multiple thereof, to a total of 180 credits.

For management and leadership MSc programmes, the total fee is £10,080 if you choose to pay in full at the start of your programme.

For computer science MSc programmes, the total fee is £8,160 if you choose to pay in full at the start of your programme.

For the Master of Public Administration programmes, the total fee is £9,840, if you choose to pay in full at the start of your programme.

If you choose to pay for each module separately, you will pay the fee rate for the academic year in which the module runs.

In 2020/21, the cost per 15-credit module is £840 for the management and leadership MSc, £820 for the Master of Public Administration programmes and £680 for computer science MSc programmes.

Fees will increase by a maximum of 2% each year for continuing students. The academic year runs from 1 August to the 31 July

When you select your first module you can choose either to pay for your whole programme in advance, or to pay for each module separately.

You need to pay your tuition fees before the registration deadline for each module. Paying your tuition fees early will give you access to pre-learning materials and study skills modules.

You can’t access learning materials until you’ve paid your tuition fees. If you miss the deadline, you will unfortunately not be able to start your module/programme.

When you choose your first module you will decide how to pay for your course. You can either pay for your whole course in advance, or pay pro-rata as you select each module. You can’t change your decision later.

You must pay your fees online, using a debit or credit card. Alternative payment methods are not currently available.

  • Refunds will only be made after payment has been received.
  • If you pay-per-module, you have 8 days after module start to withdraw from your studies and receive a full refund of the tuition fees you have paid for that module. After this time period no refund will be made.
  • If you withdraw part way through the programme after paying in full, you will receive a refund for any modules not yet started.You will also get  a refund for the current module, if you withdraw within 8 days of that module starting.
  • All refunds will be made to the credit/debit card that was used to originally pay the fees online.

You’ll need to be able to access widely used software to complete the computer science MSc programmes. We’ll provide you with access to what you need through our Virtual Desktop or other online services. If you prefer, you can download and install your own versions where possible. There will be no additional cost for access to software or tools required for successful completion of this course.

You’ll need to be able to establish a VPN connection for the Cyber Security programmes. This (and access to the virtual desktop service) may be restricted by local legislation and practices in the location in which you are studying.

There are no specific technical requirements to complete this course though it is recommended that you have access to a PC or Mac that is five years old or newer running a supported version of Windows or Linux. You should also have access to a stable internet connection (min speed 1 MB/S), particularly if you are unable to download and install software.

In general there are no issues supporting overseas students, other than the usual legal issues around exporting encryption software to certain countries, and potential issues around “hacking tools” in certain countries.

In addition to paying tuition fees, you should be prepared to pay for textbooks for your online Masters programme. These could be e-books or physical textbooks.

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