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Additional Costs

See below any additional costs, including course-specific costs and general costs that might occur during your studies.

Course-specific costs

Part-time and 2+2 BA (Hons) Degrees
It is assumed there will be one mandatory textbook per module on the 2+2 BA (Hons) Social Studies and Health and Social Policy degrees, and the Full-time BA (Hons) Social Studies degree, costing £30 each, therefore the cost will be £120 a year. If you are planning to take modules from other departments, please investigate any additional costs associated with the module directly with the department offering the module.

Students must take 120 credits per year and are able to choose from a variety of 30 and 15 credit modules at Warwick. Therefore the cost per year in textbooks can range between £120 and £240. For Part-time degrees, it is assumed there will be one mandatory textbook per 30 credit module costing £30 each. Students are able to take between 30 and 90 credits per year, with modules either being 30 or 15 credits in value. Therefore the cost per year in textbooks can range between £30 and £180.


Foundation Degree in Early Childhood
Recommended core textbooks cost approximately £80 for each year of study.
Level 2 Association for Mental Health (AiMH) recognition register £25 - There is an opportunity to opt out.


BA (Hons) Degree in Early Childhood
For the BA in Early Childhood, recommended core books cost approximately £40 in each year of study.

Printing costs for dissertation poster: approx £20


BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling and the Psychotherapeutic Relationship
The degree has a number of additional approximate costs spread out throughout the degree, there are no bursaries or loans available to support these costs:

  • DBS (enhanced) £47.20, lasting for two years, students can then choose to renew annually or bi-annually
  • Student membership of BACP £82 annually
  • Residential weekend approx. £300 (held in year 1 only)
  • Professional indemnity insurance £54-£85 annually
  • Placement supervision costs vary but are usually within the range of £60 - £100 per hour (in years 2-4). Fortnightly supervision as required by BACP. These costs are influenced by market forces and may increase over the period of the course.

  • Personal therapy £35-£55 per hour (min of 20 hours over the whole course)
  • Travel costs to and from placements
  • Each year students are asked to bring in contributions for a shared lunch, approx. £10 a year.


MSc Psychotherapy and Counselling
The MSc has a number of additional approximate costs spread out throughout the degree, there are no bursaries or loans available to support these costs:

  • Residential weekend £300
  • Mandatory textbook: £50
  • Professional indemnity insurance £54-£85
  • Placement supervision costs:
    Some placement settings may provide suitable supervision at no cost but this is not common and there is no guarantee of this. So, students should expect to pay for between two to four supervision sessions a month with a UKCP approved supervisor, depending on how many clients they are working with and in respect to the UKCP required ratio of 1-hour supervision to 6 clinical client hours.

    For this students can expect to pay, on average, from £60 to up to £200 (when doing a high number of hours) per month. These costs are influenced by market forces and may increase over the period of the course.

  • Personal therapy, approximately per hour
  • DBS (enhanced) £47.20, lasting for two years, students can then choose to renew annually or bi-annually

(Note: Student Membership of UKCP is free of charge).

Career Education, Information and Guidance in Higher Education
Career Education, Information and Guidance in Higher Education (CEIGHE) courses are delivered by the University of Warwick in collaboration with AGCAS. Students are required to pay AGCAS for attendance at workshops linked to specific modules. For course codes PL550, PL576 and PL577 this will include at least two modules. For course code PL557, this will include one module only. The cost of each workshop varies dependent on a number of factors including the level of AGCAS membership and workshop length. More detailed information on the additional costs of each module within CEIGHE is provided here.

Career Development and Coaching Studies

These courses require attendance at on-campus workshops (subject to any future restrictions required by the government in response to COVID). For the full-time version, you will attend two workshops per week on two different days; for the part-time versions, you will attend on two consecutive days for each blended learning module. This may mean that some part-time students may need to meet the costs of overnight accommodation on or near the campus.

In the event that attendance on a face to face basis is not possible due to COVID restrictions, the sessions would run online ‘live’ using Teams or other suitable platforms at the same time as the face to face session.