Fees & Funding

Fees & Funding

Advanced Diploma Fees

Total Course Fee: £16,794

(Tuition fee of £16,344 and £450 registration fee)

Payment Plans

We offer two different payment plans, depending on whether you prefer to pay in full upfront or spread the cost of the fees throughout your studies. You will benefit from a reduced fee if you pay the cost in full before the start of the course.

Payment Plan A (12 Monthly instalments):
Registration fee £450*
Monthly tuition fee instalments of £1,362 (x12) = £16,344
Total Course fee £16,794

Payment Plan B (Full fee paid up-front):
Registration fee £ 450*
Tuition fee £15,315
Total Course fee £15,765

*If your application is unsuccessful we will refund your registration fee minus a £150 administration fee. To pay your registration fee please use our bank details which can be found here.

International Payments

If you are paying your fees from outside the UK, please make sure that you set up the transfer so that any international payment fees are deducted from your account. If the full payment for your fees is not received in our account, any shortfall will be advised to you and will need to be settled subsequently.

To avoid incurring high transfer fees, previous students have found that Transferwise offers a competitive service for making international payments.

Funding Information

Our Advanced Diploma is not eligible for UK undergraduate student loans (tuition fees or maintenance loans available from the government). Lots of our students choose to spread the cost of the course during their time with us, to help with financing their studies. If you’d like to chat with us about the payment plans and making this work for you please get in touch.

Abbey Road Scholarship Programme

In 2020 Abbey Road Studios launched the Abbey Road Scholarship Programme to provide for two black British students to study on our Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering, followed by a year-long engineering work placement within the studio.

The Scholarship programme, covers the full cost of the course fees and contributes towards living expenses for two black British students annually to study with us. For more information about the scholarship, the eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit our dedicated Abbey Road Scholarship page. Applications are now closed for 2022.

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The curriculum is fantastic, extremely comprehensive, contemporary and relevant to today’s industry.

Andrea Mastroiacovo, Graduate 2018

Applying for the diploma was the best thing I could have done for my career. I'm really amazed at how much I learnt in one year.

Lizzie Arnold, Graduate 2019

There is some real visionary foresight in Abbey Road Institute being established to preserve the cultural legacy of Abbey Road.

Youth (Paul McCartney, The Verve, Killing Joke)

I had an incredible experience. The staff have so much to offer and cover so many different areas of music.

Luke Glazewski, Graduate 2019

The course taught me what it means to be a producer and engineer in the industry, I learned things I couldn’t have learned anywhere else.

Marta Di Nozzi, Graduate 2019

It’s a unique experience in so many ways, the location, the calibre of guest lecturers and access to Abbey Road Studios for classes is pretty amazing. There aren't many places you get to record a full orchestra!

Jason O’Bryan, Lecturer

Come with an open mind and a voracious appetite to soak up the magic! Be prepared to work hard - you’ll get out what you put in.

Ian Ramage, Lecturer