Module Fees

All astronomy distance learning modules are standard modules with 20 national credits. Details of the University’s Tuition Fee policy, including refunds in case of withdrawal or suspension of studies can be found here.

The module fee does not depend on the module or on the target award (eg BSc (Hons) or University Certificate). However, it does depend on whether the student is classed as a new student or as a continuing student.

New Students


A new student is any student who is starting a new award.

In 2019/20 the new student (20-credit) module fee for all new Home, EU and Island and overseas students will be the University’s standard fee for Part Time Distance Learning students.

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Continuing Students


Those students who are continuing on the same programme of study in 2019/20 as they were on in 2018/19 will pay continuing rates subject to any applicable inflationary increase.

Continuing students who started their current award in 2015/16 or before
will continue to pay the same module fee in 2019/20.
See current student pages for details.

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The Course Team has endeavoured to keep its part-time distance learning courses at an affordable level, despite the introduction of fees of roughly £9000 per year for full time undergraduates. We note, for information, that this would correspond to £1500 per module.


Students in receipt of the UK state retirement pension are eligible for a 50% reduction in the module fee.

Regrettably UCLan is no longer able to offer a fee waiver for UK students in receipt of certain benefits.