Tuition fees for postgraduate research International students

September 2019 - August 2020

For students starting in 2018 fees will be fixed for the duration of the course (subject to a maximum number of years).

Type/FacultyFull-time/part-timeFee per year
Lab-based (Faculties of Life Sciences, Health Studies, Engineering & Informatics) Full-time £18,940 (there may be an additional bench fee of £5,000 or £10,000 dependant on the research project. This will be determined by the Faculty at the point of application.)
Classroom-based (Faculties of Management & Law, Social Sciences) Full-time £16,040
DBA - years 1,2 Full-time £13,000
DBA - years 3,4 Full-time £7,500
DBA - subsequent years Full-time £5,000
External - Engineering & Informatics Full-time £9,470
External - Health Studies Full-time £14,172
External - Life Sciences Full-time £9,470
External - Management & Law Full-time £16,040
External - Social Sciences Full-time £16,040
External - Engineering & Informatics Part-time £7,575
External - Health Studies Part-time £9,470
External - Life Sciences Part-time £7,575
External - Management & Law Part-time £8,020
External - Social Sciences Part-time £8,020

Transfer to writing up fees

This change takes effect for students who registered on, or after, 1 October 2016.

Note that we apply a reduced fee when you have formally transferred to the stage of your studies when you are writing up your thesis. This is after a minimum of three years for full-time students and a minimum of four years for part-time students. Transfer to writing up status is not automatic. Your faculty will be asked to confirm that you have completed any experimentation or data collection and are drafting your final thesis.  

Following transfer to writing up full-time students, and part-time students at the point of transfer, will be charged as follows:

Full-time

Submission date after transferFee
First three months No fee
Second three months £500
Third three months £1,000 (£1,500 in total)
Fourth three months £1,000 (£2,500 in total)
After 12 months Full standard home fee per year

Part-time

Submission date after transferFee
First six months No fee
Second six months £500
Third six months £1,000 (£1,500 in total)
Fourth six months £1,000 (£2,500 in total)
After 24 months Full standard home fee per year

Students who are required to undertake major corrections, which involve a further re-examination of the thesis, will be charged a one-off fee (currently £500) during the following 12-month period.

Please note, the 15% Alumni Discount is not applicable to the writing up fee.

This fee is also not reduced if you submit your thesis earlier.

Payment of fees by members of staff

Full-time members of staff and those part-time, honorary and visiting staff holding appointments approved by resolution of Council are exempt from payment of tuition fees if registered for a qualification of the University.

Where a candidate ceases to hold any such appointment it will be necessary to charge the appropriate tuition fee from the date on which the person concerned ceased to be employed by the University.

A submission fee is payable by members of staff as follows:

Staff/Research AssistantTypeFee
Staff Higher Doctorate -
Staff MPhil/PhD by published work TBC
Staff PhD TBC
Staff MPhil TBC
Research Assistant PhD TBC
Research Assistant MPhil TBC