For some courses there are additional costs. The list below is provided as a guide to additional costs that may be incurred but is not guaranteed to be exhaustive.
Re-assessment fees - If students are required to undertake re-assessment a charge will be made.
Many of the course texts are available to borrow from the library but students should expect to purchase at least some of the course texts relevant to their course. Students on the First Year Modules Quantitative Skills or Advanced Quantitative Skills in the School of Environmental Sciences will be required to purchase either access to MyMathLab online software (currently £29.99 (October 2016)) or a copy of the Foundation Maths (6th Edition) textbook by A Croft and R Davison which includes access to MyMathLab online software (currently £48.99 (October 2016)).
Disclosure and Barring Service checks: students are required to pay for these as follows:
- Counselling (PG Dip and MA)
- Physical Education (Year 2)/Education (Year 2)
- Medicine (on entry) and Medicine electives (Year 4)
- PGCE (Primary and Secondary)
- Pharmacy (MPharm)
- Social Work (BA and MA)
- MSc Physician Associate
- BSc Adult Nursing (September 2017 onwards)
- BSc Learning Difficulties Nursing (September 2017 onwards)
- BSc Mental Health Nursing (September 2017 onwards)
- BSc Child Nursing (September 2017 onwards)
- DipHE Operating Department Practice (September 2017 onwards)
- BSc Midwifery (three year and shortened programmes September 2017 onwards)
- BSc Physiotherapy (September 2017 onwards)
- BSc Occupational Therapy (September 2017 onwards)
- BSc Speech and Language Therapy (September 2017 onwards)
In addition, a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check may be required if particular research or internship experience necessitates this. In these cases the cost will fall to the student.
In some Schools students are required (at their own expense) to be student members of the relevant professional body. BSc Midwifery (shortened course) is only open to NMC registered nurses and therefore students on this course will be required to maintain registration with the NMC during the period of their course. In other Schools students may be encouraged to become a student member of a professional body. Where this is the case the fees are the responsibility of the student.
Students taking part in optional field trips and courses will normally be asked to make a contribution towards the costs of those courses which will normally be at least 50% of the cost. In some cases a field trip offered as part of a compulsory module may provide an option to travel abroad. Where a student selects the option to travel abroad there will normally be additional costs involved. Students attending theatre performances will normally be asked to pay for the cost of their ticket. Medical students undertaking elective placements (Year 4) are responsible for bearing any additional cost associated with this placement (e.g. pre and post travel health assessments, travel, accommodation, recommended insurance, etc.)
Medical students may incur costs associated with immunisations recommended by occupational health (e.g. hepatitis B immunisation), and/or immunisations/prophylactic treatment recommended by occupation health prior to undertaking an overseas elective.
Students on the Paramedic Science courses are not required to obtain the C1 driving category on their driving licence during their programme of study. However, this is highly likely to be a requirement in order to secure employment at the end of the course.
Students on placement will normally incur additional transport costs and may also require accommodation near their placement location with the exception of MBBS students whose placement costs are covered.
BA Physical Education/PGCE Physical Education students are required to purchase UEA branded PE kit (c. £70 for the basic kit with some additional items available if required). There are also optional opportunities to gain coaching qualifications for a small additional fee. These are not compulsory but may enhance future employment opportunities.
Where equipment is provided to students for their personal use e.g. lab coats, safety spectacles, uniforms then the University will normally charge for replacements if these are lost or become damaged.
Students undertaking a year abroad as part of their course will incur additional costs such as travel. There is information available at: https://portal.uea.ac.uk/planningoffice/slc/year-abroad-students
Fees and charges
Details of how to pay fees and information on other fees and charges are available in the Calendar.
New students who register with the University Medical Centre should be aware that standard NHS charges apply to any medical certificates issued by the Medical Centre. They should also ensure that they check with the Medical Centre about any other potential charges that may be incurred for non-NHS items e.g. travel vaccinations.