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Fees, Grants & Bursaries

Our aim at LKH is to keep our fees as low as possible to enable a wider number of people to participate in the learning opportunities we offer. Our fees include all tuition costs relating to your academic course of study, including your library fees and administrative fees for transcripts and other documentation. There are no ‘hidden extras’.

Our BA and MA courses have been designated by the government for eligible students to receive student loan funding towards their fees and/or living costs. Full-time undergraduate students from England and Wales who have not previously completed a degree are usually eligible for a tuition fee loan of £6000 to cover their tuition fees in full, and additional ‘maintenance support’ of up to £6,500.  Tuition fee loans are also available for eligible part-time students (but not maintenance support). The loan begins to be repaid once you have started work, and are earning more than £21,000 per year. Full details, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, are provided on the Student Finance England and Student Finance Wales websites, and on the Student Loans Company Student Room site. Students from Scotland and Ireland have slightly different arrangements and should contact the relevant bodies. (ie. Student Awards Agency for Scotland or Student Finance Northern Ireland). Students from other areas of the EU are eligible for tuition fee loans but not for maintenance support.

The part-time and full-time MA courses are designated for postgraduate loans for UK and EU students who meet all the eligibility criteria.  This includes a requirement to complete the MA in 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.  The MA, PG Cert and PG Dip are also designated for Disabled Support Allowances.

LKH also makes available restricted bursary grants and these are assessed on the basis of personal income.

For full details of all our fees, grants and bursaries, follow the appropriate links below:

Open Learning Courses and Events Fees for 2017-18

For 2017-18, our Open Learning Programme fees are:

Short Courses
Tuition fees for all of our short courses include all course-related costs including full library membership. They do not include meals or refreshments.

Modules taken for Audit (ie. on a not-for-credit basis):

30 credit M-level modules: £150
20 credit undergraduate modules: £150
15 credit M-level modules: £75
10 credit undergraduate modules: £75
(A reduction of up to 30% is available for refugees, asylum seekers and those in receipt of income-based benefits for these courses – please indicate on your registration form if this applies to you.)

Explorations Guided Reading Scheme: £100

Thresholds Access Courses: £5 per session x 6 or 8 sessions

Day Events, Conferences and Seminars
Fees for these events usually include refreshments but do not include meals except where indicated.

Day Workshops: £20, excluding lunch (low income fee: £10)

Research Day Conferences: £35, including lunch (low income fee: £15)

Lay Preachers and Worship Leaders Conferences: tbc.

Reduced fees are available for refugees, asylum seekers and those in receipt of income-based benefits for all of these events. Please indicate on your registration form if this applies to you.

Other Events
Open Theology Lectures: free

Fee Reductions
The costs of both Short Courses and Day Events are generally kept low for all those attending. A reduction of up to 30% is available to those who attend a Short Course and are in receipt of income-based benefits. Small discounts on day events are also available and details can be obtained from Registry.

BA Undergraduate Programme Fees for 2017-18

The undergraduate degree programme is a modular course, and the fees we charge you each year are based on the number of modules you take each year, and their overall credit rating. Our undergraduate fees include the annual registration fees we pay to the University of Manchester on your behalf. For 2017-18, our fees are:

Fee per 10 credit module: £513.50

Fee per 20 credit module: £1027

Dissertation fee (if chosen, 40 credits): £2054

Full-time students (120 credits of modules per year): £6162

Part-time students taking 60 credits of modules per year: £3081

(Part-time students are charged on a pro-rata basis of the full-time fee, based on the number and credit rating of the modules they take each year.)

MA Postgraduate Taught Programme Fees for 2017-18

The MA postgraduate taught degree programme is a modular course, and the fees we charge you each year are based on the the number of modules you take each year and their overall credit rating. We also charge a separate, annual registration fee, which goes towards your registration with the University of Manchester and other administrative costs. For 2017-18, our fees are:

Annual registration fee for full-time students: £600

Annual registration fee for part-time students in years 1-2: £300

Annual registration fee for part-time students in years 3-5: £150

Fee per 15 credit module: £330

Fee per 30 credit module: £660

Dissertation fee (60 credits): £1320

Full-time students (180 credits): £3960 (+ registration fee)

Part-time students taking 60 credits of modules per year: £1320 (+ registration fee)

Part-time students taking 90 credits of modules per year: £1980 (+ registration fee)

(Part-time students are charged on a pro-rata basis of the full-time fee, based on the number of modules they take each year, and their overall credit rating.)

MPhil and PhD Postgraduate Research Programme Fees for 2017-18

For 2017-18, our postgraduate research programme fees are:

University of Manchester annual registration fee for full-time students: £600

University of Manchester annual registration fee for part-time students: £300

Full-time students tuition fees: £4130 (+ annual registration fee)

Part-time students tuition fees: £2065 (+ annual registration fee)

Preparation fee (non-refundable deposit once working with an academic adviser): £300

Students who require a submission pending period (an additional year to write up their thesis) and/or a resubmission period, at the end of their standard period of study, will be charged ongoing fees for these additional periods of study.

For 2017-18 these fees are:

Submission Pending Period fee: £1000

Resubmission fee: £500.

 

Bursaries and Grants

LKH is committed to making Christian education accessible to as many as possible, even though the costs involved in running our courses are considerable. As a result, funding has been made available in the form of bursaries for Degree Courses. These are available to both full-time and part-time students. The Bursary Committee has responsibility for considering all applications for bursary funding, and it is guided by the following rules:

Bursaries are only available for self-financing students admitted to Luther King House’s degree courses through the Luther King House Open College.
The bursary sums available are as follows:

  • BA and MA degrees studied midweek – up to 15% of each module studied for credit.
  • BA degree studied at weekends – up to 30% of each module studied for credit.

These sums are subject to review.
Bursaries will usually only be granted for tuition fees.
Bursaries will be granted only to those who can show they have already applied for any assistance from public funds for which they might qualify. Such assistance is usually available only to UK or EU citizens without a local education authority-funded first degree. Applications for bursary assistance may be made pending a final decision by a local education authority.

Applications for a Bursary
An Application Form is available for completion. Once completed, this should be submitted to the Registrar who will then ensure it is considered by the Bursary Committee.

Dyslexia Assessments
Students who are advised by an LKH staff member to have a dyslexia assessment, or who have obtained other evidence of dyslexia being diagnosed, may apply for a bursary to cover the cost involved. If approved, the payment is normally made direct to the qualified assessor. The same Application Form should be completed.

Additional Funding Support
There is a small fund available to help full- and part-time students on academic programmes at LKH who are experiencing particular hardship. This is known as the ‘Rachel Jenkins Fund’. Grants are made (usually no more than £50) and requests should be directed to the Open College Principal or the President.