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Tuition fees for postgraduate research International students

September 2021 - August 2022

For students starting in 2021 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 £20,885 (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 £17,682
Distance Learning PHD Full-time £17,682
DBA - years 1,2 Full-time £13,325
DBA - years 3,4 Full-time £7,688
DBA - subsequent years Full-time £5,125
External - Engineering & Informatics Full-time £10,442
External - Health Studies Full-time £15,624
External - Life Sciences Full-time £10,442
External - Management & Law Full-time £17,684
External - Social Sciences Full-time £17,684

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

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