Fees and Funding
The tuition fees for 2017-18 academic year for UK and EU full-time students is £4,500/year for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The tuition fees for overseas full-time students for undergraduate courses is £6,500 and £7,500 for postgraduate courses.
What's included? The fee includes registration, tuition, examination/assessment marking and graduation. It excludes: study materials, re-examination (re-takes), residential accommodation, meals, travel, graduation robes and photographs.
Extra Costs you may incur whilst studying at MIHE
There are a number of costs you should budget for apart from the obvious cost of tuition fees. You may want to purchase some books relevant to your course which could be costly. You could of course search websites such as Amazon for second hand copies which usually work out a lot cheaper. Occasionally your Module Tutor may organise a field trip and you would have to bear the cost of that.
If you need to photocopy or print anything, you can do this in the library at a cost of 5p per page. Cards for photocopying can be purchased from the machine in the library at £1 a card. Library fines will be incurred if you keep the books longer than the return due date. Standard loan books which are overdue will be charged at 15p a day and short term book loans at 30p per day.
Should you ever need to re-take a module after having failed at the third attempt (and we hope you won’t) you will have to pay £425 to re-take a 15 credit module and £850 to re-take a 30 credit module. Any Masters student who is granted exemption from certain modules because of Approved Prior Learning (APL) will be charged at £100 for a 15 credit module and £200 for a 30 credit module.
If you live on campus you will pay £180 a month including water, gas and electricity. There are some limited en suite rooms available at £240 a month. If you just want to stay one or two nights every now and then, the cost will be £15 per night or £20 for an en suite room. If you rent property in Leicester you will pay considerably more and will also have to allow for all utility bills and travel costs.
How much you spend on food is really up to the individual but as an approximate guide you should allow between £30 and £40 a week. (Of course if you eat out or order in takeaway this amount will increase). In Markfield village, about a mile from MIHE you will find a co-operative store, a post office, a chemist, two hairdressers and various other small shops. There is also a fish and chip shop and an Indian takeaway. For halal meat supplies you will have to go into Leicester where there are plenty of halal butchers particularly in the Highfields area.
MIHE is a small friendly institute and tutors hold an open door policy which means you can pop in at any time the tutors a free and have a chat about anything you need to. The admin office is open from 9.00am till 5.00pm and staff there will be able to direct you to the right place or person depending on your needs. Any student requiring emotional support/pastoral care can approach either Dr Ataullah Siddiqui or Mary Barber or in fact anyone else with whom you feel comfortable able to talk to on a confidential level.
There is a Doctor’s surgery in the village and if you are staying on campus full time it is important that you register at the Medical Centre. Their details are as follows:
Markfield Medical Centre
24 Chitterman Way
Telephone: 01530 249461 (enquiries); 01530 242313 (appointments)
Things to Do in the Local Area
MIHE is set in pleasant countryside with plenty of off road walks for those who enjoy walking with the beautiful renowned Bradgate Park and the Victorian Thornton Reservoir both nearby.
Getting to Markfield Institute of Higher Education
To get to MIHE by public transport from Loughborough, Nottingham, Birmingham, Derby and further afield you will need to go by train/bus to Leicester and then take a local bus as detailed below. By road MIHE is situated approximately two miles from junction 22 of the M1. When leaving the M1 take the A50 heading towards Leicester and follow signs for Markfield Conference Centre.
To get to MIHE from Leicester you will need to take the Leicester to Coalville Arriva bus number 29A or 29X from St Margaret’s Bus Station, Leicester. The nearest stop to MIHE is the Field Head Hotel on the main A50. From there you will have to walk for about 15 minutes down Launde Road which leads onto Ratby Lane and you will find MIHE on the left. The buses run every half hour and the journey takes approximately 30 minutes. Please check for more details and timetables at www.arrivabus.co.uk
There is also a limited service run by Roberts Buses number 120 which also goes from Leicester to Coalville on a different route. This bus will drop you off right opposite the entrance to Markfield Institute but only runs a few times a day. For a timetable please go to the following website. www.leics.gov.uk/l0348_service_120_bus_timetable.pdf.