Course Cost
Checker (£)


SubjectDate SubmittedTypeIs the cost cleartly advertised prior to applicationCost incurredIs the cost included in the fees?Additional Comment
Bioscience (Penryn)20/07/16Printing CostsNo£ 20 approximately throughout degree YesWhen selecting modules, students are able to see which involve assessments that incur printing fees (e.g., posters), and also which are associated with large volumes of academic papers. However, reading is almost always provided electronically in PDF form, and it is up to students to decide whether they truly need to print up this course material so they can access it in paper format. We have recently switched to the eBART hand-in format in order to cover the costs of printed assignments (e.g., essays, lab reports, etc.) for the students; this is the printing cost covered in fees. The only current exception where a hard copy is required is the
Bioscience (Penryn)20/07/16Field TripsYes£ Variable depending upon location (mYesFor both second- and third-year trips, students can elect to participate in a completely free field trip or to choose one for which they cover the costs of traveling to and from the destination. Accommodations, food, and activities are paid for by the University. Students will, however, be expected to pay for their own travel documentation, for any appropriate field gear that they do not already own (e.g., hiking boots), and for vaccinations/prophylaxis (e.g., yellow fever vaccine, antimalarials). This information is provided to the students during the module selection period so that they can make informed decisions when choosing field courses.
Bioscience (Penryn)20/07/16Travel to PlacementsNo£ VariableNoAlthough this cost is not advertised prior to application, it is advertised prior to departure for placements, and prior to final-year dissertation research. Students know that they will have to bear the cost of this travel, and that they can select cheaper (or free) alternatives if they cannot afford the trip.
Bioscience (Penryn)20/07/16Field and Practical EquipmentNo£ VariableYesFor in-module work, students are provided with whatever equipment they will need in order to complete practicals. For equipment associated with field trips, students can check out essential items from the teaching laboratory. They are also provided with a list of recommended items that they may wish to purchase for themselves, but which are not necessary for the completion of the module. This information is typically provided during the module selection period so that students can avoid trips that involve desirable equipment they do not feel they can provide for themselves.
Bioscience (Penryn)20/07/16Travel InsuranceYes£ NoneYesTravel insurance is provided for all international field courses. Students are expected to provide their own insurance for study abroad and international work placements. Neither students nor staff have travel insurance for trips taken within the UK.
Bioscience (Penryn)20/07/16Bench FeesNo£ VariableYes
Bioscience (Penryn)20/07/16Clothing or Uniform including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)No£ NoneYesLab coats and goggles provided.

The Course Cost Checker is intended to alert students to potential additional costs they may encounter during their studies. All costs are approximate and subject to change by the University of Exeter.



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