Distance Learning MBA

  • Year 1 £17,450
  • Year 2 £18,200
  • Total £35,650

What’s included

  • Study materials
  • Your required face-to-face module
  • Registration
  • Tuition
  • Examinations
  • Graduation ceremony

What’s not included

  • Residential accommodation
  • Meals
  • Travel
  • Additional careers support
  • Graduation robes (£45) and photographs (£15 - £200)

Additional face-to-face modules can be taken at an additional cost of:

  • £1,364 for additional face-to-face modules taken between 1 August 2023 and 31 July 2026.

If you are a current student, please contact the Programme team for more information.


Fees and Funding

When and how to pay

To secure your place on the course you must lodge a £1,500 deposit with us within four weeks of receiving your offer. The deposit is part of the total fee, not an additional cost. Read more about how to pay at the University's finance pages. By paying the deposit you are agreeing to the University of Warwick refund policy which can be viewed here

Tuition fees are payable in advance or at the start of each academic year. Payments can be made by bank transfer, banker’s draft, cheque, telephone, direct debit or credit/debit card. If you have been awarded a scholarship, this will be deducted from your tuition fee as stated in your offer letter.

Self-funding students can either pay the annual tuition fee at the start of each year or can opt to pay in instalments with the following payment schedule:

  • 25% of tuition fees due on the first day of your academic year
  • 25% of tuition fees due on first day of month 4 of your academic year
  • 25% of tuition fees due on first day of month 7 of your academic year
  • 25% of tuition fees due on first day of month 10 of your academic year.

This a two year programme and we expect most candidates to complete their studies within this time period. If you are unable to complete within two years due to job or personal commitments, you can extend your studies into a third year at no additional charge. If you extend into a fourth year, there will be an extension fee cost of £1,120 for the January 2023 intake.

MBA student

Financing your MBA

Choosing to complete an MBA either full or part-time requires significant investment both in terms of cost and time. To support this investment, various funding sources are available.

Available scholarships

We have scholarship funding available to self-funding and part employer funded candidates admitted onto the Warwick and London variants of our Distance Learning MBA. Our scholarship offering has been designed to promote excellence and diversity within each class, across professional sector, geography, gender and experience.

We take a holistic approach when evaluating a candidate’s suitability for a scholarship and applications will be assessed on the following broad criteria:

  • Evidence of individual impact
  • Alignment with WBS’ core values – Curiosity, Openness, Restlessness and Excellence
  • A desire to make a positive difference in the world of business and beyond
  • The potential to become a future Change Maker
  • The ability to fulfil future ambassadorial duties for the School. Successful applicants are expected to work closely with the marketing and recruitment teams in order to attract future candidates onto the programme.

Scholarships are awarded on an ongoing basis, so candidates who apply early may have a stronger chance of being successful. Our Distance Learning MBA scholarships cover up to 25% of the programme fee and are open to self-financing and part employer funded students. Scholarships are allocated in the following areas:

Scholarships we offer
Change Maker scholarship
Change Maker scholarship

For those who seek to challenge the norm through their impactful drive and vision.

WBS Inspiring Social Impact scholarship
WBS Inspiring Social Impact scholarship

For those currently working in the third/public sector who strive to use business as a power for good.

WBS Inspiring Women scholarship
WBS Inspiring Women scholarship

This scholarship is aimed at females who can demonstrate business excellence and are an inspiring role model to others.

WBS Inspiring Diversity scholarship
WBS Inspiring Diversity scholarship

This scholarship is aimed at high-performing talent from diverse and non-traditional geographies, backgrounds and sectors.

Alumni Loyalty scholarship
Alumni Loyalty scholarship

Available for self-funding Warwick alumni, striving to better themselves and the world around them.


A number of bursaries are also available to candidates experiencing economic hardship for reasons beyond their control.

Applying for a scholarship

If you are self-funding and are interested in applying for a scholarship you need to submit a written statement (up to 500 words) with your application outlining why you believe you should be awarded a scholarship, taking the criteria listed above into consideration, by the scholarship deadline. You don’t need to specify which scholarship you wish to apply for as the committee will consider which scholarship would be most suitable.

For details of other scholarships, see the University's scholarship pages.

Alternative funding options

The sources set out below are those which have been brought to the attention of the University as being specifically designed for/aimed at MBA students. They are not exhaustive - other funding sources and products may be available. The University does not specifically recommend or endorse these sources/products and the content set out below has been provided by the relevant funding provider and is not independently verified by the University. Students should consider sources and types of funding carefully and ensure that it meets their precise needs - not all funding is appropriate for all students.

Lendwise loan for postgraduate education
Lendwise loan for postgraduate education

Lendwise is a UK-based specialist loan provider dedicated to education finance for students who are looking to fund their studies at world class universities and business schools.