Our aim at LKC is to keep our fees as low as possible to enable a wider number of people to participate in the learning opportunities we offer. Our fees include all tuition costs relating to your academic course of study, including your library fees and administrative fees for transcripts and other documentation. There are no ‘hidden extras’.
Our BA and MA courses have been designated by the government for eligible students to receive student loan funding towards their fees and/or living costs. Full-time undergraduate students from England and Wales who have not previously completed a degree are usually eligible for a tuition fee loan of £6,165 to cover their tuition fees in full, and additional ‘maintenance support’. Tuition fee loans are also available for eligible part-time students (but not usually maintenance support). The loan begins to be repaid once you have started work, and are earning more than £21,000 per year. Full details, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, are provided on the Student Finance England and Student Finance Wales websites, and on the Student Loans Company Student Room site. Students from Scotland and Ireland have slightly different arrangements and should contact the relevant bodies. (ie. Student Awards Agency for Scotland or Student Finance Northern Ireland). Students from other areas of the EU may be eligible for tuition fee loans but not for maintenance support.
The part-time and full-time MA courses are designated for postgraduate loans for those who meet all the eligibility criteria. This includes a requirement to complete the MA in 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time. The MA, PG Cert and PG Dip are also designated for Disabled Support Allowances.
LKC also makes available limited bursary grants and these are assessed on the basis of personal income.
We do not charge additional tuition fees for international students. However, there is a £200 application admin fee for overseas students.
Fees may increase for each year of your registration on a programme of study, to reflect increased costs of delivery for our courses. These will be inflationary increases, in line with the Retail Price Index.
The undergraduate degree programme is a modular course, and the fees we charge you each year are based on the number of modules you take each year, and their overall credit rating. For 2023-24, our fees are:
Part-time students are charged on a pro-rata basis of the full-time fee, based on the number and credit rating of the modules they take each year.
For 2023-24, our Open Learning Programme fees are:
Tuition fees for all of our short courses include all course-related costs including full library membership. They do not include meals or refreshments.
Modules taken for Audit (ie. on a not-for-credit basis):
Day Events, Conferences and Seminars
Fees for these events usually include refreshments but do not include meals except where indicated.
Day Workshops: £20, excluding lunch (low income fee: £10)
Research Day Conferences: £40, including lunch (low income fee: £15)
Lay Preachers and Worship Leaders Conferences: tbc.
Open Theology Lectures: free
The costs of both Short Courses and Day Events are generally kept low for all those attending. However, reduced fees are available for refugees, asylum seekers and those in receipt of income-based benefits for all of these events. Please indicate on your registration form if this applies to you.
Fees for our York St John PhD programme are charged directly by York St John University. No fees are charged by Luther King Centre.
Fees charged by York St John University can by found on their website.
For 2023-24, our postgraduate research programme fees are:
Students who require a submission pending period (an additional year to write up their thesis) and/or a resubmission period, at the end of their standard period of study, will be charged ongoing fees for these additional periods of study.
For 2022-23 these fees are:
The MA postgraduate taught degree programme is a modular course, and the fees we charge you each year are based on the the number of modules you take each year and their overall credit rating. We also charge a separate, annual registration fee. For 2023-24, our fees are:
Part-time students are charged on a pro-rata basis of the full-time fee, based on the number of modules they take each year, and their overall credit rating.
LKC is committed to making Christian education accessible to as many as possible, even though the costs involved in running our courses are considerable. As a result, funding has been made available in the form of bursaries for Taught Degree Courses. These are available to both full-time and part-time students. The Bursary Committee has responsibility for considering all applications for bursary funding, and it is guided by the following rules:
1. Bursaries are only available for self-financing students admitted to Luther King Centre's degree courses and are means tested.
2. The bursary sums available are as follows:
a) BA and MA degrees studied midweek – normally up to a maximum of 15% of each module studied for credit.
b) BA degree studied at weekends – normally up to a maximum of 15% of each module studied for credit.
These sums are subject to review.
3. Bursaries will usually only be granted for tuition fees and dyslexia assessments.
4. Bursaries will be granted only to those who can show they have already applied for any assistance from public funds for which they might qualify. Such assistance from public funds is usually available only to UK or EU citizens without a first degree. Applications for bursary assistance may be made pending a final decision by a local education authority.
Applications for a Bursary
An Application Form is available for completion. Once completed, this should be submitted to the Finance department who will then ensure it is considered by the Bursary Committee.
Students who are advised by an LKC staff member to have a dyslexia assessment, or who have obtained other evidence of dyslexia being diagnosed, may apply for a bursary to cover some or all of the cost involved. If approved, the payment is normally made direct to the qualified assessor. The same Application Form should be completed. It is means tested in the same way, with a maximum sum of £200 being made available.
Additional Funding Support
There is a small fund available to help full- and part-time students on academic programmes at LKC who are experiencing particular hardship. This is known as the ‘Rachel Jenkins Fund’. Grants are made (usually no more than £50) and requests should be directed to the Open College Principal or the President.
There is also a small fund specifically to support students of Global Majority Heritage facing hardship during the course of their studies, particularly those from the Global South.