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Most affordable MBAs in the UK

See which universities offer low-cost MBAs on our list of the ten cheapest MBAs in the UK.

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An MBA qualification may help you to climb the career ladder but it can come at a substantial cost. We list the UK's ten cheapest MBA degrees so you can find affordable options that suit you. Fees are for UK/EU Home students studying full-time on campus and commencing their course in 2021/22.

10. Ulster University

Current cost: £10,410

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Featuring a range of guest speakers, MBA students at Ulster University can gain insights from senior personnel and managing directors who’ve worked at companies from Microsoft to First Trust Bank, Invest NI and Suki Tea. The interactive lecture format enables students to discuss theories and explore ideas.

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9. University of the Highlands and Islands

Current cost: £9,900

University of the Highlands and Islands

The University of the Highlands and Islands offers two MBA courses full-time on campus starting in January 2022: the Executive MBA and the Aviation MBA. Common core modules focus on ethical and future readiness. Specialisms include aviation safety or airport operations; or in the Executive MBA, strategy, reporting and understanding social media.

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8. London South Bank University

Current cost: £9,880

London South Bank University

With an eye towards developing an international network, London South Bank University’s MBA with International Management explores management in a global environment. Optional modules include Managing Virtual Work, a key area for many businesses in recent times.

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7. University of Gloucestershire

Current cost: £9,850

University of Gloucester

Professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds share their expertise with MBA students at the University of Gloucestershire through workshops, lectures or other teaching methods. Low fees mean you don't have to spend a fortune on learning how to find success in business leadership.

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6. Bath Spa University

Current cost: £9,500

Bath Spa University

Bath Business School at Bath Spa University is one of the newest business schools in the UK. Its MBA in Leadership and Management offers opportunities to gain sponsored experience overseas and accreditation from the Chartered Management Institute.

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5. London Metropolitan University

Current cost: £9,300

London Metropolitan University

Study for the London Met MBA and you’ll benefit from thoughtful, experience-based learning. You could be leading on projects centred around social responsibility. Low fees make things a little easier in the expensive English capital while living as a postgraduate student.

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4. York St John University

Current cost: £9,000

York St John University

You can choose between the MBA and Executive MBA at York St John University. You can also choose to study in York or at the London campus. Informed by industry insights, the courses bring together theory and practice with a strong focus on employability.

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3. University of Bolton

Current cost: £8,500

University of Bolton

Analysis, synthesis, innovation and other key characteristics of successful business people are nurtured and developed at the University of Bolton. MBA students are taught by both academics and real business leaders, ensuring a meaningful education borne from experience.

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2. University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Current cost: £7,500

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

With a focus on increasing the employability of all its students, the MBA course at Trinity St David’s Swansea Business School is perfect if you’re looking to gain an internationally-relevant qualification by building on previously-learned skills and knowledge.

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1. University of Worcester

Current cost: £7,290

University of Worcester

For 2021/22, the most affordable MBA in the UK can be found at the University of Worcester. Graduates from any discipline will be able to develop their understanding of business leadership, whether to run their own business or move into a management role. Alongside core management modules, options include leadership and change management, managing across cultures, and cybersecurity and the online market.

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