University of London fees

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by peacfulchaos2001, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Does anyone have any experience with UoL (or any UK school for that matter) and their fee schedule. This website shows the programme summary. Is that fee for the year or the entire program?

    P.S. Yes, I'm going to ask the school so let's save that suggestion. :smile:
  2. NMTTD

    NMTTD Active Member

    I've wondered about that kind of thing, as well. I honestly dont know anything about degrees from other countries. Are they just as good/recognized/accepted/respected as ones from the USA? I've seen some excellent degrees coming out of the UK and Australia and New Zealand but I usually skip over them because Im not sure how they would work for me here in the US.
  3. Cardinal Biggles

    Cardinal Biggles New Member

    Fees - Postgraduate Laws programme - University of London International Programmes

    For example, in 2012, you'd pay £7,620 for the full Master of Laws (LLM) program. That works out to about $12,232 US at current exchange rates. I note a few additional minor fees for possible administrative extras (like changing a course) thrown in for nuisance.

    NMTDD- my (biased) opinion is that UoL degrees carry considerable recognition around the world given the longevity of the International Programme, the high profile of numerous successful graduates, and the academic direction of the various constituent colleges in the London Federation. Having said that, degrees from closer to home (wherever that may be) might be even more recognized by the local casual observer.
  4. dboven

    dboven New Member

    I'm finishing up a degree course through the University of London's International Programme right now (my dissertation should be done by August). The fees listed are generally the fees for the entire course of study. There may be fees for books and other resources, but I think that's generally for bachelor's courses. My postgraduate degree programme had all study materials provided. The postgraduate law program web page does list the costs per module (what we would call a course here in the states) and the total costs for the certificate, diploma, and master's degree.

  5. UnixGuy

    UnixGuy New Member

    I'm enrolled with one of the UOL programs. This is the total fees for the entire course. You can choose to pay them upfront or you can pay per semester but you will risk that the fees might increase.

    There's an additional fees not mentioned here: exams fees. you have to pay for that as well, but it's not a lot.
  6. Sweetowski

    Sweetowski Member

    University of Liverpool offers to pay in 1, 3, 36 or 45 installments or per module, but as more you stretch the payment the more expensive it gets and you have a higher chance of increasing fees.
  7. UnixGuy

    UnixGuy New Member

    @NMTTD: see, it depends on the major and your employer. Generally speaking, your employer might be more familiar with US universities. Personally I look at the modules/curriculum, and at the ranking of the university. I don't know what's your major, so your mileage may vary.
  8. That's exactly how I thought it was. My wife is completing her degree through Massey University (New Zealand). Her school works the same way as you mentioned. I have been speaking with a representative from the UoL and out of no where I was told...

    Me: I am a certified eligible by the Department of Veterans Affairs to use my Post 9/11 BI Bill.

    Rep: You need to turn in a financial aid form from Queen Mary University and send it to us...I have been informed that you can use 17500 per year. The program is 15000 pounds.

    Me: I'm confused. On the UoL website is quotes the fee as 7800 pounds. Is there an additional fee that I'm not aware of?

    Rep: Yes, the program is 7800 pounds. That fee is for the year. The program is for 2 years, which brings it to a total of 15000 pounds.

    This was very interesting to me. The representative I spoke with is supposed to be the "go to" person. I thought maybe I was someone misinterpreting the fee schedule.
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  9. UnixGuy

    UnixGuy New Member

    That's really odd ! I'm quite sure for the MSc Information Security, the total tuition is £12,985 ( Fees - Information Security - Royal Holloway - University of London International Programmes )

    I got admission, and have been informed that registration for the modules starts in May, that's when I will pay so I can confirm further.
  10. Surprised me too. I read the email three more times just to makes sure I was understanding what I read.:eek2: I'm going to give this person the benefit of the doubt and assume he is mistaken. Please, keep me updated with how your registration goes.
  11. UnixGuy

    UnixGuy New Member

    Alright...umm, maybe u can try emailing a different person ? or maybe call them??
  12. I just emailed UoL's financial department. Hopefully that clears things up.
  13. SurfDoctor

    SurfDoctor Moderator

    Sorry to be so slow to approve your post; I must have missed it yesterday.
  14. Thanks for the information db. From the looks of things it appears as if he may have been mistaken. Hopefully this gets cleared up quickly.
  15. warguns

    warguns Member

    As someone who has earned a London graduate degree, I just want to warn prospective students that the standards are much higher than the typical Masters in the US. At least on the degree program I was on (LLM), more than a third of the students failed the one (and only, two day) exam.

    In the LLM program a considerable proportion of the students were from India. I was told that at most Indian universities degrees are bought and sold like blocks of cheese, so those that can afford it seek a graduate degree from London to validate their Indian degree.
  16. UnixGuy

    UnixGuy New Member

    Thanks for the heads up :) I'm glad that the degrees are rigorous, this should give it a better reputation. I have plans to join a B&M university for a PhD right after the MSc, I hope it helps get me admission to a good program. What do you think? Did you see it happening before?
  17. dboven

    dboven New Member

    As I mentioned, I'm finishing up a master's degree course in education through the International Programme. I've recently been accepted into a PhD program at a brick and mortar school here in the states. I'm not sure if the impending London degree had anything to do with the admissions decision, but I'm guessing it didn't hurt. My experience was not quite as scary as Warguns. I don't know what the statistics are for pass rates in my course (educational and social research), but I felt the standards were pretty comparable to my American master's degree. The one difference for an American was the reliance on exam-based assessment. For most of the modules, the examinations counted for about 80% of the total marks. Definitely a departure from the American norm that I experienced.

  18. Thanks for the information. That's the same program I am pursuing. For the past three years I have dealt with the "one shot, end all be all," exam format so that shouldn't be to much of surprise for me. It does require a ton of self study though.

    That's in interesting take on the student body composition. I have little knowledge of the Indian universities, outside of the the IIT's (which I hear are supposed to be top notch). If what you said holds true though then maybe that's more of the reason of the 1/3 failure rate.
  19. Thanks for the info. Glad to hear that you find it comparable to an American master's degree. I have a while before I have to register so hopefully by that timeframe I will have found a way to get a head start on things.
  20. UnixGuy

    UnixGuy New Member

    Good to hear that, and congrats for the admission. I heard that research experiences and letters of recommendation play a major role in admission to reputable PhD programs. Did you manage to get letters of recommendations from UOL proffs? do you have research experience?

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