The Guardian homeBy Helena Pozniak. Students who choose to go a private university may find fees compare well to the alternative. When David Farley chose to study for a master's at a private institution, he was more worried about reputation than cost, though the fees were a nice surprise. He enrolled on the IFS School of Finance's flagship programme – an MSc in banking practice and management – which, like many courses, can be delivered online or as a blended programme, with fees ranging from nearly £9,000 to £10,500. More...