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Previous years' tuition fees for postgraduate research International students

Below you will find the tuition fees for previous years of entry.

September 2018 - August 2019

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 £18,480 (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 £15,650
DBA - years 1,2 Full-time £12,500
DBA - years 3,4 Full-time £7,000
DBA - subsequent years Full-time £5,000
External - Engineering & Informatics Full-time £9,240
External - Health Studies Full-time £13,860
External - Life Sciences Full-time £9,240
External - Management & Law Full-time £15,650
External - Social Sciences Full-time £15,650
External - Engineering & Informatics Part-time £7,390
External - Health Studies Part-time £9,240
External - Life Sciences Part-time £7,390
External - Management & Law Part-time £7,830
External - Social Sciences Part-time £7,830

Entry from September 2017 to August 2018

For students starting in 2017 fees will be fixed for the duration of the course (subject to a maximum number of years).

Full-time courses standard fee per year

Lab-based (Faculties of Life Sciences, Health Studies, and Engineering and Informatics) £17,600 (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 and Law, and Social Sciences) £14,900

Exceptions to the above fees

Management & Law - DBA Years 1/2: £12,500
Years 3/4: £7,000
Subsequent years: £5,000

This change only 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 3 years for full-time students and a minimum of 4 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.  

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.  


Part-time postgraduate research courses

Part-time external  
Engineering & Informatics £7,040
Health Studies £8,800
Life Sciences £7,040
Management & Law £7,450
Social Sciences £7,450
Full-time external  
Engineering & Informatics £8,800
Health Studies £13,200
Life Sciences £8,800
Management & Law £14,900
Social Sciences £14,900

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:

Higher Doctorate £500
MPhil/PhD by published work £500
PhD £500
MPhil £500

The submission fee payable by a Research Assistant is as follows:

PhD £500
MPhil £500

Entry from September 2016 to August 2017

For students starting in 2016 fees will be fixed for the duration of the course (subject to a maximum number of years).

Full-time courses standard fee per year

Lab-based £15,600
Classroom-based £13,540

Exceptions to the above fees

Faculty of Social Sciences £14,140
Engineering & Informatics £17,000
Life Sciences (dependent on laboratory components involved) £15,600/ £17,000
Management & Law - PhD £13,540
Management & Law - DBA Years 1/2: £12,500
Years 3/4: £7,000
Subsequent years: £5,000

This change only 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 3 years for full-time students and a minimum of 4 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.  

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.  


Part-time postgraduate research courses

Part-time external  
Engineering & Informatics £6,240
Health Studies £7,800
Management & Law £6,779
Life Sciences £6.240
Social Sciences £7,070
Full-time external  
Engineering & Informatics £7,800
Health Studies £11,700
Management & Law £13,540
Life Sciences £7,800
Social Sciences £14,140

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 (however, they must pay a submission fee as below).  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:

Higher Doctorate -
MPhil/PhD by published work £500
PhD £500
MPhil £500

The submission fee payable by a Research Assistant is as follows:

PhD £500
MPhil £500

Entry from September 2015 to August 2016

For students starting in 2015 fees will be fixed for the duration of the course (subject to a maximum number of years).

Full-time Courses Standard Fee

Science £14,580
Classroom-based courses £12,650

Exceptions to the above fees

Faculty of Social Sciences £13,250
Engineering, Design and Technology £15,900
Life Sciences (dependent on laboratory components involved) £14,580/ £15,900
Management & Law £12,650

Following transfer to writing up, all students will be charged a fee of £250 annually. This will not be reduced if you submit during an academic year. Students who are required to undertake major corrections, which involves a further re-examination of the thesis, will be charged a one off fee of £500 during this twelve month period. Please note, the 15% Alumni discount is not applicable to the writing up fee.

Part-time Postgraduate Research Courses

Part-time external  
Engineering £5,980
Informatics £5,980
Management £6,330
Science £3,230
Social Sciences £3,130
Full-time external  
Social Sciences £6,630
Engineering £7,730
Informatics £7,730
Science £7,290
Management & Law
£12,650

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:

Higher Doctorate -
MPhil/PhD by published work £500
PhD £500
MPhil £500

The submission fee payable by a Research Assistant is as follows:

PhD £500
MPhil £500

 

Entry from September 2014 to August 2015

For students starting in 2014 fees will be fixed for the duration of the course (subject to a maximum number of years).

Full-time Courses Standard Fee

Science £13,250**
Classroom-based courses £11,500**

Exceptions to the above fees

Faculty of Social Sciences £12,100**
Engineering, Design and Technology £14,900**
Life Sciences (dependent on laboratory components involved) £13,250/ £14,900**
Management & Law £12,100**

Following transfer to writing up, all students will be charged a fee of £250 annually. This will not be reduced if you submit during an academic year. Students who are required to undertake major corrections, which involves a further re-examination of the thesis, will be charged a one off fee of £500 during this twelve month period. Please note, the 15% Alumni discount is not applicable to the writing up fee.

Alumni Discount Scheme

** There is a fee discount of 15% for graduates of the University of Bradford (that meet the eligibility criteria).

Please note that you can only receive one type of fee discount or award.

Part-time Postgraduate Research Courses

Part-time external  
Engineering £5,440
Informatics £5,440
Media Courses £4,720
Management £8,070
Science £2,930
Social Sciences £2,840
Full-time external  
Social Sciences £6,050
Engineering £7,030
Informatics £7,030
Media Courses £6,100
Science £6,630
Management & Law
£12,100

For students starting in 2013 fees will be fixed for the duration of the course (subject to a maximum number of years).

Full-time Courses Standard Fee

Science £13,250*
Classroom-based courses £11,500*

Exceptions to the above fees

School of Social and International Studies £12,100*
Engineering, Design and Technology £14,900*
Life Sciences (dependent on laboratory components involved) £13,250/ £14,900*
Management £12,100*

Following transfer to writing up, all students will be charged a fee of £250 annually. This will not be reduced if you submit during an academic year. Please note, the 15% Alumni discount is not applicable to the writing up fee.

Part-time Postgraduate Research Courses

Part-time external  
Engineering £5,440
Informatics £5,440
Management £8,070
Science £2,900
Social and International Studies £2,800
Full-time external  
Social and International Studies £6,050
Engineering £7,030
Informatics £7,030
Science £6,630
Management
£12,100

For students starting in 2012 fees will be fixed for the duration of the course (subject to a maximum number of years).

Full-time Courses Standard Fee

Science £13,100
Classroom-based courses £11,000

Exceptions to the above fees

School of Social and International Studies £12,100
Engineering, Design and Technology £14,900
Life Sciences (Dependent on laboratory components involved) £13,100/ £14,900
Management £12,100

Part-time Postgraduate Research Courses

Part-time external  
Engineering £5,380
Informatics £5,380
Management £8,070
Science £2,860
Social and International Studies £2,770
Full-time external  
Social and International Studies £6,050
Engineering £6,950
Informatics £6,950
Science £6,550
Management
£12,100