Fees and finance
Because we’re Europe’s largest and most prestigious music institute, we’re uniquely positioned to offer outstanding value and quality to all our students.
We’re dedicated to giving our students the best music education possible – which means accessing our expert lecturers in industry-leading facilities at the heart of the UK’s music scene.
We make sure all BIMM Music Institute courses are great value for money – representing a practical and affordable investment for your future career in the music industry.
All BIMM three-year undergraduate degree courses are priced at £9,250 for UK students.
Your tuition fee charge will depend on whether you’re classified as a student from ‘Home’, ‘Channel Islands and the Isle of Man’ or ‘Overseas’. These classification rules are strictly determined by the UK Government.
Please see the definitions of fee status classifications below:
- ‘Home’: Given to students settled and ordinarily resident in the UK. Also given to Switzerland or British Overseas Territories for three years prior to the course start date.
- ‘The Channel Islands and Isle of Man’: Given to students who are from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man (the British Isles, but outside the UK). They are charged the Home rate.
- ‘Overseas’: Given to students from other countries (exceptions include students temporarily outside the UK, those with UK Government refugee status and migrant workers).
- ‘Irish Nationals’: Irish citizens resident in the UK, Islands or Ireland for three years before the start of their course and undertaking a course in England will be eligible for home fee status, tuition fee loans and Advanced Learner Loans from Student Finance England on the same basis as UK nationals. Additionally, Irish citizens will be eligible for maintenance support in England if they have lived in the UK and Islands for three years before the start of the course.
Applicants with the UK nationality should note that such nationality does not guarantee they’ll be classed as a ‘Home’ student. Various residence requirements must be satisfied.
If your fee status classification is unclear, you’ll be sent a questionnaire to complete so your status can be determined.
Student finance is available to eligible students for all BIMM undergraduate degree courses. Tuition Fee Loans will cover the full course fee and Maintenance Loans are available to eligible UK students to help with living costs while studying.*
We’re continually committed to ensuring the best value music education possible. We’ve recently registered with the Office for Students (OfS) – the new regulator of all Higher Education Institutions in the UK.
This has several implications for our institution and in particular, affects the loans that students at BIMM Music Institute and in the UK can receive in respect of their tuition fee.
This means that BIMM Music Institute students can now apply for a student loan to cover the full amount of their tuition fee (£9,250). Previously, the maximum loan available was £6,165.
You can find out more information on the guidelines and how to apply for a student loan at www.slc.co.uk.
*All fees quoted apply to the 2024/25 academic year only, are on a per annum basis and may be subject to change.
Students from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales should select the appropriate link for finance:
Northern Ireland: studentfinanceni.co.uk
|Undergraduate courses||UK students||International students||UCAS Code|
|BA (Hons) Music and Sound Production||£9,250 (per year)||Full information on EU and international student tuition fees can be found here.||W374|
|BA (Hons) Electronic Music Production||£9,250 (per year)||W383|
|BMus (Hons) Songwriting||£9,250 (per year)||WC45|
|BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance||£9,250 (per year)||W316|
|BA (Hons) Music Business||£9,250 (per year)||N100|
|BA (Hons) Event Management||£9,250 (per year)||N200|
|BA (Hons) Music Marketing, Media and Communication||£9,250 (per year)||W376|
|BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance & Music Business||£9,250 (per year)||W300|
|BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance & Event Management||£9,250 (per year)||W100|
|BA (Hons) Music Business & Event Management||£9,250 (per year)||N300|
|BA (Hons) Music Production & Music Business||£9,250 (per year)||W370|
|BA (Hons) Songwriting & Music Business||£9,250 (per year)||3C47|
|BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance & Music Production||£9,250 (per year)||W382|
|BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance & Songwriting||£9,250 (per year)||3C48|
|BA (Hons) Songwriting & Music Production||£9,250 (per year)||3C49|
|Postgraduate courses||UK/Irish students||EU/International students||UCAS code|
|MA Popular Music Practice (full-time)||£9,950||Full information on EU and international student tuition fees can be found here.||N/A|
|MA Popular Music Practice (part-time)||£6,450 (per year)||N/A|
|MA Learning & Teaching in Creative Industries (full-time)||£9,950||N/A|
|MA Learning & Teaching in Creative Industries (part-time)||£6,450 (per year)||N/A|
This discount cannot be used with any other discount, offer or scholarship.
Eligible BIMM University alumni commencing a postgraduate programme with an intake year from 2024 will receive a £1,000 discount on their tuition fees for UK study and €1,000 discount for study in Ireland or Germany.
This discount applies only to full-time postgraduate programmes offered by BIMM University. You will qualify for our alumni discount if you have successfully completed one of the following at BIMM University:
- Undergraduate degree programme
- Master’s programme, including a postgraduate certificate or diploma
For any questions regarding student finance or if you’d like more information on how to apply to BIMM Music Institute please contact our Enquiries Team on 01273 840 346 or email [email protected].