Study costs

Chemical and biochemical engineering courses are no more or less expensive to study than any other subject. For general information and advice about tuition fees, financial support and student loans visit The Complete University Guide

As with any degree, where you choose to study may affect the total cost because of regional variations in living expenses such as rent.

More detailed information on living expenses can be obtained from the student welfare office at each university, but here's an example of the living costs (excluding rent/accommodation cost) you should budget for:


(based on a 38 week academic year unless otherwise stated) 

 Per week 


 Food, toiletries and household items        


 Utility bills (gas, water, electricity) off campus accommodation only


 Launderette (one wash and tumble dry per week)




 Travel (public transport)




 TV licence 12 months
  (refunds available on any unused part of annual fee:


 Mobile phone


 Health costs (ie contact lenses, dentist, prescriptions)


 Course costs** (these will vary so check with your university)


 Total weekly cost


 Total costs per academic year


If you live at home while at university, these costs could be reduced.

*Additional money may be required for international students who require warm clothing
**Course costs include books, materials, photocopying, printing etc