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Social Work BA(Hons): Fees and funding

2017/18 fees for this course

The tuition fee you pay depends on whether you are assessed as a 'Home' (UK or EU), 'Islands' or 'International' student. In 2017/18 the fees for this course are:

Fee category  Amount
Home (UK and EU students) £9,250*
International Year 1 (2017/18): £13,400
Year 2 (2018/19): £13,800
Year 3 (2019/20): £14,200
Islands (Channel Islands and Isle of Man) To be confirmed by the Island Authorities

* These fees are annual and may increase in line with inflation each year subject to the results of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Eligible UK and EU students can apply to the Government for a tuition loan, which is paid direct to the University. This has a low interest rate which is charged from the time the first part of the loan is paid to the University until you have repaid it.

Need to know more?

Our fees and funding section provides information and advice on money matters.

2018/19 fees for this course

The tuition fee you pay depends on whether you are assessed as a 'Home' (UK or EU), 'Islands' or 'International' student. In 2018/19 the fees for this course are:

Fee category  Amount
Home (UK and EU students) £9,250*
International Year 1 (2018/19): £13,800
Year 2 (2019/20): £14,200
Year 3 (2020/21): £14,600
Islands (Channel Islands and Isle of Man) To be confirmed by the Island Authorities

* These fees are annual and may increase in line with inflation each year subject to the results of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Eligible UK and EU students can apply to the Government for a tuition loan, which is paid direct to the University. This has a low interest rate which is charged from the time the first part of the loan is paid to the University until you have repaid it.

Need to know more?

Our fees and funding section provides information and advice on money matters.

Funding information

Tuition fees

Eligible students can apply to Student Finance England for a tuition fee loan to cover the full cost of tuition. The loan is paid directly to the University.

Living costs support

Eligible students can apply to Student Finance England for a loan to cover living costs. The loan is paid into your bank account in three instalments one at the start of each term. The maximum maintenance loan in 2017/18 is £11,002 if you live away from home and study at Kingston University or £7,097 if you live with your parents whilst studying.

The maintenance loan is partly income-assessed to find out how much you may be able to receive please visit the Student Finance Calculator.

Applying for loans

To apply for a tuition and/or maintenance loan, you need to create a Student Finance account and submit an online application with Student Finance England. Please see the links below if you are from another UK or EU country.

Bursaries

Find out more about the Kingston University Bursary.

Social Work Bursary

There is a national bursary scheme for social work training courses, administered by the NHS Business Services Authority. Under the scheme, bursaries are available for certain second and third year undergraduate social work students. No bursaries are available in the first year of study. The Department of Health decide each year how many bursaries will be available to each University. In 2016-17 approximately three-quarters of our second and third year students received a bursary (the proportion of students receiving a bursary is the same across universities). Please note that the Department of Health may change, or even stop, the bursary scheme in the future. We will endeavour to make information known as soon as it is released by the Department of Health.

The Department of Health requires each university to rank students for bursary funding, and to decide on the criteria to be used for the ranking. We rank students by their aggregate marks obtained in the first year modules the higher the overall mark obtained in the first year, the higher the ranking for a bursary. Please note that the NHS Business Services Authority also have eligibility criteria for bursary funding, primarily about residence requirements. For more information please visit the NHS Business Services Authority website.

Additional support

Additional support is available from Student Finance England for disabled students and students with children.

Students from Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland

The package of funding available to students from other parts of the UK is slightly different. Please visit the relevant authority for more information:

European Union students

Students from other EU countries who have been resident in the UK for at least five years prior to the start of the course are eligible for tuition and maintenance loans and should apply to Student Finance England.

Other EU students can apply to the Student Finance England European Team for a tuition fee loan only. You will need to make sure you have adequate funds to support your living expenses.

If you would like to view the fees for undergraduate courses from previous years, you can download the relevant fees document to find out more.

Additional costs

The fees for your course cover costs required to complete set projects and course requirements. However, costs incurred through elective projects additional to course requirements will be your responsibility and will not impact your final course mark.

New students will be provided with information on course requirements on our Getting Ready website and current students will receive information via Canvas.

Professional registration

If you belong to a registered professional body please provide details at interview, for all subjects. There are costs involved for professional registration and membership, but this is not covered by the University.

Disclosure and Barring Service checks (DBS) (enhanced police check)

Some courses will involve a high level of unsupervised contact with children or vulnerable adults and you will need to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly Criminal Records Bureau) check as part of the admissions process. If you have received an offer from the University, we will bear the processing cost of your DBS application; there is an optional update service which the faculty recommends that students subscribe to at their own cost for their further professional development (currently £13).

Work Experience

Costs are not reimbursed for work experience taken before enrolment.

Textbooks and learning materials

All required reading materials and resources will be provided or made accessible online at no extra cost to you.

Placements and travel expenses

A significant part of your course will be spent in practical learning environments. Although the exact duration and structure of these placements will vary, they will usually form a key part of the successful completion of your course and the foundation of your future career. We have long-established links with excellent placement providers and will always endeavour to find the right location to suit your individual needs.

Social Work BA(Hons) and Working with Children and Young People BA(Hons)

Travel costs are the responsibility of the student.

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