Fees and Finance

Everything you need to know

We’re dedicated to giving our students the best value music education possible – which means accessing our globally successful first-rate tutors in a dedicated location at the epicentre of the local music industry…not to mention the option of spending a year studying at another BIMM College in the UK or Berlin.

Such cutting-edge facilities can be expensive, but we make sure all BIMM courses are great value for money and offer qualifying students a variety of financial support initiatives like bursaries and scholarships – representing a practical and affordable investment for your future career in the music industry.

At BIMM we’re determined to offer our students exceptionally good value for money. All BIMM three-year undergraduate degree courses are priced at £7,650 for UK and EU students, £1,600 less than many UK universities.

Student finance is available to eligible students for all BIMM undergraduate degree courses. Tuition Fee Loans will cover the full course fee and Maintenance Loans are available to eligible UK students to help with living costs while studying.*

For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS). The OfS is the new independent regulator for higher education in England and all higher education providers need to register with the OfS for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2019-20 academic year. The OfS will start publishing providers on its Register from July 2018.

BIMM has made an application to register with the OfS. No provider will be able to confirm whether student support is available until it has a decision from the OfS. Visit officeforstudents.org.uk for more information.

*Listed course fees and student finance information apply to students who are enrolling on an undergraduate degree course in 2019/20.

Students from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales should select the appropriate link for finance:

Northern Ireland: studentfinanceni.co.uk

Scotland: saas.gov.uk

Wales: studentfinancewales.co.uk

EU students may be able to get a student loan to cover tuition costs. If you’re an EU student, information on how to apply can be found at: direct.gov.uk/studentfinance (please select ’students from other EU countries’).

If you are an EU student applying to our UK colleges, see our update on Brexit.

Table of Fees

Higher Education Courses
UK & EU Students
Non EU Students
UCAS Code

BA (Hons) in Professional Musicianship
£7,650
£13,150
Deposit required £1,000 payable on acceptance of offer
W313

BA (Hons) in Songwriting
£7,650
£13,150
Deposit required £1,000 payable on acceptance of offer
3C46

BA (Hons) in Music Production
£7,650
£13,150
Deposit required £1,000 payable on acceptance of offer
W373

BA (Hons) in Music Business
£7,650
£13,150
Deposit required £1,000 payable on acceptance of offer
N826

BA (Hons) in Event Management
£7,650
£13,150
Deposit required £1,000 payable on acceptance of offer
N820

BA (Hons) in Music Journalism
£7,650
£13,150
Deposit required £1,000 payable on acceptance of offer
P500

 

Please note, students who are from countries within the European Economic Area (EEA) and not from a country formally within the European Union (EU) will not be eligible for the UK & EU fee and be asked to pay the Non-EU fee.


Please be advised that a minimum level of essential equipment is required to start your studies with BIMM. To see what that is for your course, please have a read of the BIMM Essential Equipment Guide.

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BIMM Brighton Further Education courses won’t break the bank either. Diplomas are free for UK and EU students aged 18 years and under, providing funding requirements have been met.

One Year Diploma Courses
18 years and under
19 years & Over
UCAS Code

BIMM Diploma in Events and Sound Production
N/A
£6,950 per annum
(£500 deposit required)
N/A

BIMM Artist Development Diploma in Modern Music
N/A
£6,950 per annum
(£500 deposit required)
N/A

BIMM Artist Development Diploma in Songwriting
N/A
£6,950 per annum
(£500 deposit required)
N/A

 

Please note, students who are from countries within the European Economic Area (EEA) and not from a country formally within the European Union (EU) will not be eligible for the UK & EU fee and be asked to pay the Non-EU fee.


Please be advised that a minimum level of essential equipment is required to start your studies with BIMM. To see what that is for your course, please have a read of the BIMM Essential Equipment Guide.

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Postgraduate Courses
UK & EU Students
Non EU Students

Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching*
£5,500
(Deposit required £500)
£11,000
(Deposit required £1000)

 

* Professional and Career Development loans are available for this course, eligibility criteria can be found here

Please note, students who are from countries within the European Economic Area (EEA) and not from a country formally within the European Union (EU) will not be eligible for the UK & EU fee and be asked to pay the Non-EU fee.

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BIMM is dedicated to helping musicians and songwriters develop their skills, talents and self-confidence, while gaining a nationally recognised Further or Higher Education qualification. Every academic year, we’re able to offer a limited number of scholarships and bursaries to talented and dedicated applicants and students who are in financial hardship.

These are suitable for candidates on any level of course, however, ideally for those courses incurring fees.


BIMM Bursary

We’re pleased to be able to offer our students the opportunity to apply for a BIMM Bursary. It’s specifically for gifted and committed applicants who are struggling financially, and in order to be eligible, your household income must be below £25,000 per annum.

The BIMM Bursary will be for £1,500 for one year only and is awarded to six students at each BIMM college within the UK. If your application is successful, you’ll receive the money in three instalments at the beginning of each term.

The criteria in order to be considered are as follows. You must:

  • Be a UK or EU national
  • Be in financial hardship
  • Have good studentship (current students only)

There are a few steps involved in the application process and we’re happy to assist with any queries you may have along the way to ensure your form is completed easily and thoroughly.

How to apply

To apply for the BIMM Bursary, please complete the following application form.

Applications for 2019/20 entry will open in April 2019


ANDREA MARONGIU DRUMMING BURSARY

The Andrea Marongiu Bursary is for talented and dedicated drummers starting their first year of the BA (Hons) in Professional Musicianship degree, who are in financial hardship. There are two bursaries available to the value of £1,000 for each year of study at BIMM, for three years (totalling £3,000), for students from BIMM Brighton, BIMM London and BIMM Bristol (£6,000 total).

This bursary is presented in memory of Andrea Marongiu – the enormously gifted session drummer of British electronic/folk band Crystal Fighters who tragically passed away suddenly in 2014. Andrea was one of the most talented multi-disciplinary drummers at work in modern music. An incredibly versatile musician, he was one of the most highly sought-after session drummers in the industry.

Andrea’s wife, Louise Marongiu, set up a fundraising site in his memory in order to raise money which could be used to help young musicians, and BIMM is hugely honoured that Louise has kindly donated the funds to form two drumming bursaries for 2019/20 entrants. This award will build on Andrea’s legacy as a brilliant and creative drummer and is an enormously generous gift to enable the growth of a new generation of drummers.

In order to be considered, you must:

• Be a UK or EU national.
• Have a household income below £25,000 per annum.
• Have good studentship (if a current student) or a good academic reference.
• Hold an Unconditional/Firm place on a Drum degree at BIMM Brighton, Bristol or London (BA (Hons)/BMus).

If your application is successful, you’ll receive the monies at the beginning of each school year.

How to apply

To apply for the Andrea Marongiu Bursary, please complete the following application form.

Applications for 2019/20 entry will open in April 2019


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When applying for a BIMM Brighton course through UCAS you’ll need to enter our Institution Code – B39 and the Brighton Campus Code – N.

For those who would appreciate a little financial help, we’ve also developed a series of awards, scholarships and bursaries available to talented and dedicated students applying for our courses. For more information and details of how to apply, please see the Scholarships and  Bursaries tab.

For the terms and conditions for students of our Diploma &  Postgraduate courses, please click here.

For the terms and conditions for students of our Degree courses, please click here.

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