Fees and finance 

We understand that money is an important factor when considering studying an online course. This page is your go-to guide for information and advice on distance learning course fees and your options for funding your studies.

Funding your studies


Master's Loan

The Master’s loan is a non-means tested loan of up to £12,167, for UK students only, on full-time, part-time taught or research Master’s degrees.


Alumni discount

Our Alumni discount is a 10% reduction on annual tuition fees for taught Master's degree courses. It is available to distance learning students who studied their undergraduate honours degree at Huddersfield.


Corporate discount

Employers looking to enrol a number of learners may be eligible for a corporate discount. Contact the Distance Learning Unit to find out more.

Distance learning taught course fees

The tuition fees for our taught distance learning courses vary according to the programme. Please see individual course pages to find out the fees for online courses at Huddersfield for the academic year 2024/25.

If you're interested in studying a research distance learning degree, please see our tuition fees for research degrees for more information. 

Payment options

You can pay your fees in one of the following ways:

  1. Full course fee when you enrol.
  2. Pay in instalments: you can pay for your course in instalments, per year of study.
    For example, for a two-year course you will pay 25% on enrolment and 25% five months later, then 25% at the start of year 2, plus a final payment of 25% 5 months later.  
  3. Ad-hoc payments can also be made providing you keep to the payment deadlines stated.

Please note, if you pay in yearly instalments, your tuition fee may increase after the first year of study, rising in line with inflation (RPI-X)

You can either pay the fees yourself or provide us with evidence that your fees (in part or in full) will be paid by a sponsor. This sponsor must be one which we recognise as acceptable, for example, the Student Loan Company, your employer or your government embassy.

If you are in receipt of the Postgraduate Loan from Student Finance England to pay your fees, please email (sfo@hud.ac.uk) and we can advise on the arrangements for paying your fees.

What’s included in your tuition fee?

We want to make sure you understand exactly what your fees will cover.

Further information

You can contact the Distance Learning Unit at dl-enquiry@hud.ac.uk or by completing our short enquiry form.