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.
Reassessment fees - If students are required to undertake reassessment 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.
The undergraduate First Year Module Quantitative Skills II in the School of Environmental Sciences will require students to purchase MyMathLab software with or without a text book which may cost £30-£50. Prices are correct as of April 2018. Students on the Chemistry with a Foundation Year course and who do the simpler maths module combination are asked to purchase access to MyMathLab.
Foundation Year undergraduate courses across the Faculty of Science will require students to purchase textbooks which may cost up to £75 per module, depending on which modules are taken.
Disclosure and Barring Service checks
Students are required to pay for these as follows:
- Physical Education degree programmes (Year 2) / Education degree programmes (Year 2)
- Medicine (on entry) and Medicine electives (Year 4)
- PGCE (Primary and Secondary)
- Pharmacy (MPharm, Pharmacy Integrated Masters and Pharmacy with a foundation year)
- Social Work (BA and MA)
- MSc Physician Associate
- BSc Adult Nursing (September 2017 onwards)
- BSc Learning Disabilities Nursing (September 2017 onwards)
- BSc Mental Health Nursing (September 2017 onwards)
- BSc Child Nursing (September 2017 onwards)
- BSc Paramedic Science
- DipHE Operating Department Practice (September 2017 onwards)
- BSc Midwifery (September 2017 onwards)
- BSc and MSc Physiotherapy (September 2017 onwards)
- BSc and MSc 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.
You may be asked to obtain an ID check at a Post Office. The Post Office will make a charge for this service. Additionally, if you have lived outside of the UK within the past five years, you will need to obtain a supplementary Overseas Police Checks and there may charge for this service. UEA Student Services may also charge an Overseas Professional Verification Fee.
Students may incur costs associated with immunisations recommended by occupational health (e.g. hepatitis B immunisation), and/or immunisations or prophylactic treatment recommended by Occupational Health services prior to undertaking an overseas elective or travel.
In some Schools students are required (at their own expense) to be student members of the relevant professional body. 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.
There are also optional opportunities for Physical Education students to gain coaching qualifications for a small additional fee. These are not compulsory but may enhance future employment opportunities.
The School of International Development has an optional professional skills course which varies in price from £10 - £60.
Field Trips and Fieldwork
Students taking part in field trips 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 the cost will be confirmed once the School knows how many people will be undertaking the field trip, this allows for the best possible price for attendees.
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, such as meals, flights, social activities, and accommodation.
In the School of International Development students contribute to the cost of overseas field trips if they select them. Costs vary dependent on destination, but as a guide in 2018-19 there were two field trips offered; a trip to India (additional cost of £700 + £80 for a visa) and a trip to Chile (additional cost of £900).
Students attending theatre performances will normally be asked to pay for the cost of their ticket.
Postgraduate research students carrying out research fieldwork placements will normally be expected to cover all costs (travel, accommodation, insurance, research costs) where these are not covered by their funding sponsor.
Postgraduate students or their funding sponsor may be charged an additional bench fee to cover the costs of experimental work, such as laboratory consumables or instrument time.
For postgraduate research students details will normally be included with the offer letter, and should be itemised so that it is clear what the estimated costs of the project are expected to be. These costs may change over time (in both directions) depending on procurement options and exchange rates, or if the direction of the research project changes. Students will be supported by their supervisory team in managing research costs of this nature.
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.)
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.
Equipment and Clothing
Physical Education/PGCE Physical Education students are required to purchase UEA branded PE kit (c. £107 for the basic kit with some additional items available if required).
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.
Year Abroad and other extended travel
Students undertaking a year abroad as part of their course will incur additional costs such as travel. There is more information on our Year Abroad students page.
If you are an undergraduate in the School of International Development undertaking the Development work experience module, and you have a work placement for 2-5 months, the School will contribute £750 for expenses. If you are a postgraduate taking the Development Work Placement the School will contribute £250 for non-credited placements and £500 for credited placements.
UEA Sport (Club fees and use of the Sportspark)
Before you are eligible to join any of the UEA Sports Clubs you will be required to purchase Sports Association Membership (SAM) at a cost of £50 for the year. You are required to pay SAM once per academic year, but you can belong to as many clubs as you wish. This contributes to the cost of club activities i.e. coaching, transport, affiliations, insurance. Each sports club that you join may also charge a fee in addition to SAM. Fees vary and are set by each individual club.
All full time undergraduate and postgraduate students on a taught degree course can have their campus card upgraded to an Educational card, free of charge, allowing free entry into the Sportspark and eligibility for the concession price at off-peak times. In addition to this there are a range of membership packages available.
Fees and charges
Further details of how to pay fees and information on other fees and charges are available in this document.
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.