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Part-time study for undergraduates

Bucks New University offers a comprehensive range of part-time courses which are delivered across our campuses at High Wycombe, Uxbridge and Aylesbury Vale as well as our partner institutions.

The courses are studied over a longer period of time than their full-time equivalents, but you spend fewer hours per week in a classroom. Please visit the course pages to see how the modules are delivered.

Who is eligible for part-time study funding?

Home or EU students studying a part-time undergraduate degree for the first time may be eligible for a non-income-assessed tuition fee loan.

The eligibility criteria are:

  • You must be studying at an intensity of 25% of the full-time equivalent per year, taking no more than four times the time it would take to complete the course studied full time, up to a maximum of 16 years.
  • Home and EU part-time students don't have to pay tuition fees upfront at the beginning of each year providing their part-time loan is in place from Student Finance England at their enrolment. Provided it's your first degree, new part-time students can access government-subsidised tuition fee loans if they complete a minimum of 25% of the full-time course-load in one year and meet set eligibility criteria.
  • If your loan is not in place you will need to pay at least the initial instalment at your University enrolment session. This will amount to a third of your yearly tuition fees and will allow you to complete your enrolment.

Please note: international students who are in the UK on a student visa cannot study part-time.

What are the benefits of part-time study?

Part-time, flexible study allows you to balance your studies with your family and work commitments.

  • You will attend the same course and achieve the same qualification as with full-time study.
  • You are able to work while you study.
  • You are able to balance your studies with family commitments.
  • Your employer may contribute to your tuition fees.
  • You can enjoy the same levels of student support and facilities.
  • You have the opportunity to progress in your career.

How can I pay for my studies?

  • Your employer may be able to contribute towards the cost of your tuition fees.
  • You can apply for a Student Loan from Student Finance England.

No upfront fees

Home and EU part-time students don't have to pay tuition fees upfront at the beginning of each year providing you can show evidence that you will receive financial support from a sponsor e.g. Student Finance England, employer etc. at your face-to-face enrolment.

Provided it's your first degree, new part-time students can access government-subsidised tuition fee loans if they complete a minimum of 25% of the full-time course-load in one year and meet set eligibility criteria.

If you are self-funding, you will be required to pay one third of your Tuition Fee at your enrolment session.

Employer sponsored study

If you are an employer interested in a programme of professional development for your staff, Bucks offers a range of courses for Business Professionals.