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 Institute courses are great value for money – representing a practical and affordable investment for your future career in the music industry.

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All BIMM three-year undergraduate degree courses are priced at £9,250 for UK students.

Fees status

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.*

Student loans

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 Institute and in the UK can receive in respect of their tuition fee.

This means that BIMM 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 2022/23 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

Scotland: saas.gov.uk

Wales: studentfinancewales.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



One-year Diploma courses (London only) UK students International students UCAS Code
Level 3 Diploma in Popular Music Performance £6,950 per annum
(£500 deposit required)
Full information on EU and international student tuition fees can be found here. N/A
Level 3 Diploma in Music Production £6,950 per annum
(£500 deposit required)
Level 3 Diploma in Songwriting £6,950 per annum
(£500 deposit required)


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


Alumni discount

BIMM alumni will receive a tuition fee discount of £1,000 on full-time courses or £500 (per year) for part-time programmes.


Any questions?

For any questions regarding student finance or if you’d like more information on how to apply to BIMM Institute please contact our Admissions Team on 0344 2 646 666 or email [email protected].


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