Research degree fees

2017-18

Tuition fees 2017–2018 for Master's by Research, MPhil. PhD and Professional Doctorates. These fees apply to new students and those who started study in 2006–07 or later.

All fees shown are per annum unless otherwise stated and are subject to an annual fee setting exercise.

For details relating to fee charging and refunds, see the PGR Tuition Fee Policy.

Home full-time2017–18
Master's by Research (MA, MSc, LLM)£4,195
Master of Philosophy (MPhil)£4,195
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)£4,195
MSc by Research (Science)*£9,250
MSc by Research (Psychology)*£8,250
Home part-time2017–18
Master's by Research (MA, MSc, LLM)£2,097
Master of Philosophy (MPhil)£2,097
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)£2,097
Doctor of Education (EdD)£2,480
MSc by Research (Science)**£4,925
MSc by Research (Psychology)**£4,125
International fees2017–18
Master of Philosophy (MPhil)Full-time£12,500
 Part-time£6,250
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)Full-time£12,500
 Part-time£6,250
MSc by Research (Science)Full-time*£12,500
 Part-time**£6,250
  • For Home and EU Postgraduate Research Students assessed as paying fees at the home rate undertaking an MPhil, PHD or an MA/MSc by research, tuition fees are subject to an annual fee setting exercise and that they will rise annually in line with the fees as set annually by the Research Councils UK as available from http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/ . For students undertaking and MSc Research (Science) or an MSc Research (Psychology) the fees are set in accordance with the fee advice below for home assessed students on Postgraduate Taught programmes.
  • For Home and EU students undertaking an MSc Research (Science) or an MSc Research (Psychology) assessed as paying fees at the home rate, and students paying fees at the International rate, tuition fees are subject to an annual fee setting exercise and will rise annually by no more than RPI-X +3% (Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments +3%). 
  • We would only consider an increase to the tuition fee rate for continuing students to reflect the increased cost of delivering the programme in subsequent years.
  • The tuition fee for international students who will be studying on a full time basis outside of the United Kingdom (UK) will be half the corresponding fee for international students who study on a full time basis at one of the main university campuses.  This does not apply to international students who are based at one of the main university campuses but who spend periods of time studying outside of the UK as part of their approved programme of research.  
  • Students should contact the Research & Enterprise Training Institute for information on the length of study for these programmes. Bench fees will also be charged for some programmes and you should contact the Faculty in which you study to discuss this.

* The full time fees for these programmes of study are paid at the beginning of year one and further fees may be required if you need to undertake certain parts of the programme again, or if you add additional credits to your programme of study.

** Part time students on these programmes will need to pay the annual advertised fee in year one and a further fee in year two† of study: further  fees may be required in addition to this if you need to undertake certain parts of the programme again or if you add additional credits to your programme of study.

2016-17

Tuition fees 2016–2017 for Master's by Research, MPhil. PhD and Professional Doctorates. These fees apply to new students and those who started study in 2006–07 or later.

All fees shown are per annum unless otherwise stated and are subject to an annual fee setting exercise.

For details relating to fee charging and refunds, see the PGR Tuition Fee Policy.

Home full-time 2016-17
Master's by Research (MA, MSc, LLM) £4,121
Master of Philosophy (MPhil) £4,121
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) £4,121
MSc by Research (Science)* £9,000
MSc by Research (Psychology)* £8,000
Home part-time 2016-17
Master's by Research (MA, MSc, LLM) £2,060
Master of Philosophy (MPhil) £2,060
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) £2,060
Doctor of Education (EdD) £2,410
MSc by Research (Science)** £4,500     
MSc by Research (Psychology)** £4,000
International fees 2016-17
Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Full-time £12,150

Part-time £6,075
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Full-time £12,150

Part-time £6,075
MSc by Research (Science) Full-time* £12,150

Part-time** £6,075
  • For Home and EU Postgraduate Research Students assessed as paying fees at the home rate undertaking an MPhil, PHD or an MA/MSc by research, tuition fees are subject to an annual fee setting exercise and that they will rise annually in line with the fees as set annually by the Research Councils UK as available from http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/ . For students undertaking and MSc Research (Science) or an MSc Research (Psychology) the fees are set in accordance with the fee advice below for home assessed students on Postgraduate Taught programmes.
  • For Home and EU students undertaking an MSc Research (Science) or an MSc Research (Psychology) assessed as paying fees at the home rate, and students paying fees at the International rate, tuition fees are subject to an annual fee setting exercise and will rise annually by no more than RPI-X +3% (Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments +3%). 
  • We would only consider an increase to the tuition fee rate for continuing students to reflect the increased cost of delivering the programme in subsequent years.
  • The tuition fee for international students who will be studying on a full time basis outside of the United Kingdom (UK) will be half the corresponding fee for international students who study on a full time basis at one of the main university campuses.  This does not apply to international students who are based at one of the main university campuses but who spend periods of time studying outside of the UK as part of their approved programme of research.  
  • Students should contact the Postgraduate Research Office for information on the length of study for these programmes. Bench fees will also be charged for some programmes and you should contact the Faculty in which you study to discuss this.

* The full time fees for these programmes of study are paid at the beginning of year one and further fees may be required if you need to undertake certain parts of the programme again, or if you add additional credits to your programme of study.

** Part time students on these programmes will need to pay the annual advertised fee in year one and a further fee in year two† of study: further  fees may be required in addition to this if you need to undertake certain parts of the programme again or if you add additional credits to your programme of study.

2015-16

Tuition fees 2015–2016 for Master's by Research, MPhil. PhD and Professional Doctorates. These fees apply to new students and those who started study in 2006–07 or later.

All fees shown are per annum unless otherwise stated and are subject to an annual fee setting exercise.

For details relating to fee charging and refunds, see the PGR Tuition Fee Policy.

Home full-time 2015-16
Master's by Research (MA, MSc, LLM) £4,052
Master of Philosophy (MPhil) £4,052
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) £4,052
MSc by Research (Science)* £8,750
MSc by Research (Psychology)* £6,850
Home part-time 2015-16
Master's by Research (MA, MSc, LLM) £2,026
Master of Philosophy (MPhil) £2,026
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) £2,026
Doctor of Education (EdD) £2,345
MSc by Research (Science)** £4,375
MSc by Research (Psychology)** £3,425
International fees 2015-16
Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Full-time £11,700

Part-time £5,850
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Full-time £11,700

Part-time £5,850
MSc by Research (Science) Full-time* £11,700

Part-time** £5,850
  • For Home and EU Postgraduate Research Students assessed as paying fees at the home rate undertaking an MPhil, PHD or an MA/MSc by research, tuition fees are subject to an annual fee setting exercise and that they will rise annually in line with the fees as set annually by the Research Councils UK as available from http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/ . For students undertaking and MSc Research (Science) or an MSc Research (Psychology) the fees are set in accordance with the fee advice below for home assessed students on Postgraduate Taught programmes.
  • For Home and EU students undertaking an MSc Research (Science) or an MSc Research (Psychology) assessed as paying fees at the home rate, and students paying fees at the International rate, tuition fees are subject to an annual fee setting exercise and will rise annually by no more than RPI-X +3% (Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments +3%). 
  • We would only consider an increase to the tuition fee rate for continuing students to reflect the increased cost of delivering the programme in subsequent years.
  • The tuition fee for international students who will be studying on a full time basis outside of the United Kingdom (UK) will be half the corresponding fee for international students who study on a full time basis at one of the main university campuses.  This does not apply to international students who are based at one of the main university campuses but who spend periods of time studying outside of the UK as part of their approved programme of research.  
  • Students should contact the Postgraduate Research Office for information on the length of study for these programmes. Bench fees will also be charged for some programmes and you should contact the Faculty in which you study to discuss this.

* The full time fees for these programmes of study are paid at the beginning of year one and further fees may be required if you need to undertake certain parts of the programme again, or if you add additional credits to your programme of study.

** Part time students on these programmes will need to pay the annual advertised fee in year one and a further fee in year two† of study: further  fees may be required in addition to this if you need to undertake certain parts of the programme again or if you add additional credits to your programme of study.

2014-15

Tuition fees 2014–2015 for Master's by Research, MPhil. PhD and Professional Doctorates. These fees apply to new students and those who started study in 2006–07 or later.

All fees shown are per annum unless otherwise stated and are subject to change.

All fees are subject to an annual fee setting exercise.

Home full-time2014-15
Master's by Research (MA, MSc, LLM)£3,996
Master of Philosophy (MPhil)£3,996
 
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)£3,996
MSc by Research (Science)*£8,750
MSc by Research (Psychology)*£6,250
Home part-time2014-15
Master's by Research (MA, MSc, LLM)£1,998
Master of Philosophy (MPhil)£1,998
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)£1,998
Doctor of Education (EdD)£2,270
MSc by Research (Science)**£4,375
MSc by Research (Psychology)**£3,125
International fees2014-15
Master of Philosophy (MPhil)Full-time£11,275
 Part-time£5,638
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)Full-time£11,275
 Part-time£5,638
MSc by Research (Science)Full-time*£11,275
 Part-time**£5,638

The tuition fee for international students who will be studying on a full time basis outside of the United Kingdom (UK) will be half the corresponding fee for international students who study on a full time basis at one of the main university campuses.  This does not apply to international students who are based at one of the main university campuses but who spend periods of time studying outside of the UK as part of their approved programme of research.  

Students should contact the Postgraduate Research Office for information on the length of study for these programmes. Bench fees will also be charged for some programmes and you should contact the Faculty in which you study to discuss this.

* The full time fees for these programmes of study are paid at the beginning of year one and further fees may be required if you need to undertake certain parts of the programme again, or if you add additional credits to your programme of study.

** Part time students on these programmes will need to pay the annual advertised fee in year one and a further fee in year two† of study: further  fees may be required in addition to this if you need to undertake certain parts of the programme again or if you add additional credits to your programme of study.

Fees are subject to an annual fee setting exercise and are likely to rise each academic year for all programmes.

Please note: that fees are subject to an annual fee setting exercise and are likely to rise each academic year for all programmes.