Distance learning MBA


The fees for the January 2019 intake*:

Year 1 (18/19) Year 2 (19/20) Total
£15,300     £15,910 £31,210

The fees for the June 2019 intake*

Year 1 (18/19) Year 2 (19/20) Total
£15,910 £16,550 £32,460

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 work or unexpected family 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 of £965 payable in 2021/22.  

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.

What's included / excluded?

The fee includes:

  • study materials
  • one face-to-face module
  • registration
  • tuition
  • examinations
  • graduation ceremony

It excludes:

  • overseas exam charge (£50 per exam)
  • overseas examination centre charges (£70 per exam)
  • residential accommodation
  • meals
  • travel
  • additional careers support
  • graduation robes (£45) and photographs (£15 - £200). 

Additional fees also apply if you take more than one face-to-face module (£984 for academic year 2018-2019) this includes both June 2018 and January 2019 intakes. 

How to pay

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 or direct debit (online or in person). If you have been awarded a scholarship, this will be deducted from your first year fee, unless specified otherwise 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:

  • 50% 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

* Please note that invoices will state the academic year (which runs September to August) your start date falls in rather than the actual year of your study.

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.  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.

Future Finance

Future Finance offers smart, flexible loans to help you reach your potential, when government student loans and scholarships are not enough.

Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the loan are available by visiting the Future Finance website

Please note that other sources of funding may be available.

Future Finance Loan Corporation Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority; Firm Reference Number 719436. It is a registered limited company incorporated in Ireland, with company registration number 527170. Its registered address is 6th Floor, 2 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2. Future Finance is a registered trademark of Future Finance Loan Corporation Limited.

Professional and Career Development Loans

We are a Professional and Career Development Loans registered Learning Provider, registration number 2967. A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit www.gov.uk/career-development-loans or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900. The University needs to check, sign and stamp an application form for a Professional and Career Development loan before submission to a bank. Completed forms should be sent to Head of Student Finance, Senate House, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL or handed in to the Student Reception in Senate House.

Please note that the Professional Career Development Loans (PCDL) will close to borrowers in 2019. The final date for students to submit applications, including top ups to any existing loans, will be Friday 25th January 2019. The learner must start the course by 24th March 2019.


WBS Scholarships
Warwick Business School has a number of scholarships of up to 25% available for participants on the Distance Learning MBA.

If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please ensure that you submit your application by the scholarship deadline indicated below. Please note that this is a highly competitive process and therefore it is advisable to apply at the earliest opportunity as scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis.  

Scholarship Eligibility:

  • outstanding future career potential
  • the ability to fulfil future ambassadorial duties for the school. Successful applicants would be expected to work closely with the marketing and recruitment teams in order to attract future candidates onto the programme.
  • demonstration of significant past academic ability

As part of your application, please include a written statement (up to 300 words) outlining why you believe you should be awarded the scholarship.

January 2019 intake

Final deadline: Sunday 25 November 2018

June 2019 intake

Scholarship deadline: Sunday 3 March 2019
Final deadline: Saturday 4 May 2019

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

Sponsored students

The Warwick Distance learning MBA can bring vast benefits to an organisation. As an individual you will be more effective, generating creative solutions and using proven tools, ideas, and best practice to resolve business issues.

If you’re looking to evidence this impact, let us help you put a case together

You may need to ask for support from your employer in the following areas.

  • Finance: helping pay your tuition fees, travel, or other expenses
  • Time: giving you enough time away from work to study
  • Development: offering opportunities at work to implement your learning.

Download our guidelines to help you as you prepare your case.

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