Additional Fees and Charges

The academic provision of the University includes certain elements of study away from Aberystwyth. These involve activities such as field courses in biological, geographical, environmental science subjects, visits to theatres, galleries and museums in humanities-based subjects. The additional costs of such opportunities are not included in the overall University fee. If you are intending to study one of these subjects you should therefore note the need to budget for these events. Fuller details will be available from the department organising the event. These costs are given as an indication of the likely cost. Costs will vary as will the location and duration of the study programme. Details of the courses that have additional charges are included below:

Computer Science

Degree scheme/module number

Duration

Location

Nature of activity

Approx. cost

Compulsory for all CS18010 and CC18010 students

1 night

Glan Llyn, Bala

Year 1 activity weekend

£40

All degrees within the Department

1 night

Gregynog, mid Wales

Compulsory for second year students doing an industrial year.

£40

Education and Childhood Studies

Degree scheme/module number

Duration

Location

Nature of activity

Approx. cost

ED11320

Young Children Learning

Approx 3 days

Pre-school setting in Aberystwyth or student's home location

Observation

£44

(for a CRB check)

ED330220

Communicating Science: The Scientists, the Media and the Public

1 day

Science museum

Study trip

£20

Geography and Earth Sciences

Degree scheme/module number

Duration

Location

Nature of Activity

Approximate Cost

GEOGRAPHY DEGREE SCHEMES (All degrees)

All first years

1-2 nights UK based Geography induction field trip Daily expenses only

Single Honours and Major students all participate in a second year residential fieldtrip, selected from the options below (or equivalents). The fieldwork module is optional for Joint Honours students.

Option 1: Available for all Geography schemes

GG22420; DA22420

1 week

UK/Ireland based

Second year field trip

Daily expenses only

Option 2: Available for BA Human Geography/BSc Geography only

GG22420; DA22420

1 week

Berlin (or equivalent)

Second year residential field trip

£250 and travel* and daily expenses

Option 3: Available for BSc Physical Geography / BSc Geography only

GG22420; DA22420

1 week

Crete (or equivalent)

Second year residential field trip

£450 and daily expenses

Option 4: Available for BSc Physical Geography / BSc Geography

GG22420; DA22420

1-2 weeks

New Zealand (or equivalent)

Second year residential field trip

£900 - £1150 and travel* and daily expenses

In addition to field courses, students may incur additional costs for the following modules:

DA21210 Profiad Gwaith Daearyddiaeth (Optional for Welsh Medium students only)

50 hours

-

Work placement. Students are responsible for covering travel and other incidental costs.

Variable

GG37320 Geography Work Experience (Optional for L700 Human Geography students only)

10 days

-

Work placement. Students are responsible for covering travel and other incidental costs.

Variable

GG34040/DA34040 Geography Dissertation

(Compulsory for L700, F800, F801 and F840 students)

-

-

Dissertation. Students are responsible for travel, materials and other costs involved in Dissertation research. Limited support is available DGES Travel Awards competitions.

Variable

GG34220 Geography Major / Joint Honours Project

(Compulsory for Major and Joint Honours students)

-

-

Project. Students are responsible for travel, materials and other costs involved in project research. Limited support is available through DGES Travel Awards competitions

Variable

ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE (F640)

Environmental Earth Science students participate in residential fieldtrips in each of the three years of their degree as follows:

Environmental Earth Science

EA11410

1 week

North Wales

First year residential field trip

Daily expenses only

Environmental Earth Science

EA21720

1 week

South West England

Second year residential field trip

Daily expenses only

Environmental Earth Science

EA31110

1 week

Ireland

Final year residential field trip

£300

In addition to field courses, students may incur additional costs for the following modules:

EA30330

Independent Project for Environmental Earth Science

(Compulsory for F640 students)

-

-

Dissertation. Students are responsible for travel, materials and other costs involved in Dissertation research. Limited support is available through DGES Travel Awards competitions.

Variable

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (F750)

All first years 1-2 nights UK based Environmental Science induction field trip Daily expenses only
ES20320 1 week UK/Ireland Second year fieldtrip Daily expenses only
Optional for third years Variable UK/Europe Third year optional field trips Variable

ES30530

(Compulsory for F750 students)

- - Dissertation. Students are responsible for travel, materials and other costs involved in Dissertation research. Limited support is available through the DGES Travel Awards competition.  Variable

*Students participating in the Berlin and New Zealand fieldtrips are responsible for booking their own flights.

History and Welsh History

Degree scheme/module number

Duration

Location

Nature of activity

Approx. cost

HA35130

1 day

Hereford

Visit to cathedral

Daily expenses only

HQ34330

1 day

Worcester

Visit to cathedral and medieval library

£25*

HY29620/HY39620 Germany since 1945

4 nights

Germany

Field trip to Berlin

£250*

Available for students on all History degree schemes

2 nights

Gregynog,
Mid Wales

Modern History Colloquium

£50**

Available for students on all History degree schemes 2 nights Gregynog,
Mid Wales
Medival History Colloquium £50**
Available for students on all History degree schemes 1 night Gregynog,
Mid Wales
Eighteenth Century Colloquium £35**
Available for students on all History degree schemes 2 nights Gregynog,
Mid Wales
Welsh History Colloquium £50**

*Departmental subsidy may be available.

**Not including travel.

Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences

Degree scheme/module number

Duration

Location

Nature of activity

Approx. cost

BR11220/BR12710/RD25210

Equine Study Tour

5-7 days

Ireland or SE England

Study tour

£100

BR33110

Terrestrial Ecology Field Trip

8 days

Dublin, Ireland

Field trip

£90 + travel

BR32710

Animal Behaviour Field Course

8 days

Suffolk

Residential field course

£110 + travel

BR33010

Marine Biology Field Course

8 days

Faro, Portugal

Residential field course

£70 + travel

BR32910

Freshwater Biology Field Course

1 week

Scotland – Loch Lomond

Residential field course

£85 + travel

BR32810

1 week

Pembrokeshire

Residential field course

£110 + travel

BR23620

Arctic Ecology Field Course

9-10 days

Abisko, Sweden

Lapland

Field trip

£320 plus travel costs

BR23820

Tropical Zoology Field Course (due to start running in 2017)

2 weeks

Peru, South America

Field trip

£1300-£1500 (includes: Flights, full board accommodation and transfer)

BR30120

Tropical Rainforest Ecology and Conservation (Trec) Field Course

3-4 weeks

Borneo

Field trip, 1 week teaching in IBERS and then 2 or 3 weeks in Sabah, Borneo (depending on activities chosen).

£1500 - £2000 (paid in instalments, cost depends on activities students wish to participate in while on the trip)

International Politics

Degree scheme/module numberDurationLocationNature of activityApprox. cost
All students - Various Optional additional activities may incur travel and other incidental expenses Variable

Mathematics

Degree scheme/module numberDurationLocationNature of activityApprox. cost

MT39020

Cylwyniad i Addysgu Mathemateg mewn Ysgol Uwchradd (optional for Welsh-medium students only)

10 days Local secondary school Work placement Variable (students are responsible for covering travel and other incidental costs)

School of Art

Degree scheme/module number

Duration

Location

Nature of activity

Approx. cost

Students undertaking Art Practice Modules -

Aberystwyth

Purchase of art materials

Variable depending on subject area (e.g. painting, printmaking, photography or illustration)

Students undertaking Art Hisory and/or Art Practice modules

-

England and Wales

Field trips associated with modules

£10-£15

All students, optional

5 days

European city destination

Study visit

Variable

£300-£350

(Suject to student demand)

Aberystwyth Business School

Degree scheme/module number

Duration

Location

Nature of activity

Approx. cost

All students

-

-

Purchase of specified calculator

£15

MM19120

Tourism in Practice

3 days

North Wales

Study tour

£65

MM39220

International Tourism in Practice

1 week

Malta

Study tour

£350

N800, N8R4, N8R1, N870

3 days

Berlin, Germany

Study Tour

£225

MM38000/20

Empoyability Skills for Professionals

-

-

Some students will be required to pay for a DBS certificate

£44

Aberystwyth Law School

Degree scheme / Module numberDurationLocationNature of activityApprox. cost

LA36600/20

Employability Skills for Professionals

- - Some students will be required to pay for a DBS Certificate £44

Theatre, Film and Television Studies

Degree scheme/module number

Duration

Location

Nature of activity

Approx. cost

Students studying Drama, Theatre, Performance or Scenography

-

Aberystwyth

Theatre Passport for a set of performances at the Arts Centre

£65

Students studying Drama, Theatre or Scenography

-

Aberystwyth

Students are encouraged to see additional performances and this may incur a small additional cost

Variable

TP33420

-

UK

Field trip

£15

Film and Media students

-

Wales

Industry field trips

£5-20

Scenography and Theatre Design students

-

Aberystwyth

Materials for workshop

£25

All new students

-

Aberystwyth

optional performances during the registration and welcome week will incur a fee. There will also be a number of free activities.

Variable

Welsh and Celtic Studies

Degree scheme/module number

Duration

Location

Nature of activity

Approx. cost

Welsh for Beginners (Q522)

4 weeks

Aberystwyth

Intensive Welsh Course

£335 (Non-Resident)

£815-£945 (Residential)

Celtic Studies/Irish/Welsh and the Celtic Languages

2 weeks

Ireland/Brittany

Irish or Breton language course

£400-500