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Tuition fees for postgraduate research Home and EU students

*Please note these fees are subject to an annual increase

2020/21 entry (September 2020 - August 2021)

Standard - Science Full-time £4407
Standard - Classroom-based Full-time £4407
Internal - Standard Part-time £2204
Internal - Management Part-time £2204
External - Engineering & Informatics Part-time £2204
External - Health Studies Part-time £2204
External - Life Sciences Part-time £2204
External - Management & Law Part-time £2204
External - Social Sciences Part-time £2204
External - Engineering & Informatics Full-time £4407
External - Health Studies Full-time £4407
External - Life Sciences Full-time £4407
External - Management & Law Full-time £4407
External - Social Sciences Full-time £4407
DPharm   £2204
DBA years 1, 2   £13,000
DBA years 3, 4   £7,500
DBA subsequent years of study   £5,000

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:


Submission date after transferFee
First 12 months £350 

After 12 months any student still at writing up stage may be charged the full tuition fee for the current academic 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

In some cases the faculty/directorate may waive the fees for a member of staff wanting to study, however this would be agreed on a case by case basis.

Any member of staff wanting to attend a course offered by a faculty or directorate would need to agree this with their line manager as part of their development, and discuss the time commitment in connection with their role.

It is the Faculty/Programme Lead who would make the decision on the fees to be charged.