Harper Adams plans to charge £9k fees

The UK’s leading farming college has joined the growing group of institutions that plan to charge tuition fees of £9,000 a year in 2012.

April 18, 2011

Declaring its position today, Harper Adams University College said its students were among the most likely to get a graduate-level job, adding that the full fee would not be charged during the year in industry undertaken by undergraduates.

David Llewellyn, the college’s principal, said: “A degree from Harper Adams University College represents an outstanding investment for all of our students at a time when the land-based sector is addressing the global challenges of food security, water security and climate change, and graduates in the sector are in particular demand. Future students can be assured that in choosing to study here they will be giving themselves a very solid foundation for a successful long-term career.”

He added that the college had “not taken lightly the decision to place its fees at this level. Careful consideration has been given to the high cost of our subject base, but also to the impact of higher fees on students. With this in mind, a significant investment is to be made in targeted bursaries, scholarships and other financial support.”

Meanwhile, the University of Huddersfield has announced that it intends to set fees at £7,950 for home and European Union undergraduate students in 2012, and Northumbria University has declared plans to charge £8,500.

john.gill@tsleducation.com

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