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Cost of Living - How Much Will I Need?

Based on the following breakdown, we recommend that you allow approximately £750 per month minimum (excluding entertainment) for a single student and £1000 for a couple. If you have children, add approximately£1,800 a year per child excluding the cost of childcare.

The following is a rough breakdown of the estimated cost per month for a single student living in shared self-catering accommodation:

  • Accommodation £350
  • Bills (electricity, gas) £80
  • Food £160
  • Mobile Phone & Broadband £25
  • Miscellaneous (clothes, toiletries, bus & train fares, etc) £100
  • Entertainment: variable
  • Materials - programme dependant - please refer to the programme pages on this website
  • Field/Study Trips - programme dependant - please refer to the programme pages on this website
  • Specialist equipment - programme dependant - please refer to the programme pages on this website

You should also remember that you will need to budget for travel home.

Please note, international students applying for a Tier 4 Student Visa are required to have specific funds in their bank account prior to applying for thier visa.  Visit the International Student web page for more information

Many students work approx. 15-20 hours a week to top up their student loan. For budget advice and information, please contact the Student Welfare Service. For information or assistance regarding part-time employment opportunities, please contact the Careers Service.