Research postgraduate tuition fees

2020/21 student fees content

2020/21 student fees

The annual tuition fee and other fees apply to all postgraduate research students registered on PhD and research masters programmes. Additional programme costs or bench fees may be set locally at the point of study and may also be payable by postgraduate research students, as notified in their formal letter of admission.

Postgraduate research fees

  Full Time Part Time (0.6 FTE)
UK/EU science and arts subject areas £4,407 £2,644
(post 1st Aug 2012 registration)
£2,204
(pre 1st Aug 2012 registration)
Non-EU arts subject areas £12,200 £7,320
Non-EU science subject areas £15,339 £9,203

Other fees payable by students

Description Fee
Continuation Fee: for research students with an approved extension who are not being charged a tuition fee. £120
Re-examination fee £150
Reinstatement fee: for research students submitting without approved extension or beyond their maximum period of study £1200
Termination of registration Refunds - see our Fees Policy

Miscellaneous charges

Separate charges may be made for the following:

  • graduation
  • transcripts or letters of certification
  • replacement degree certificates (which are issued only in exceptional circumstances)
  • replacement student identity cards

The Graduate School can supply further information on request.

2021/22 student fees (subject to confirmation, April 2021) content

2021/22 student fees (subject to confirmation, April 2021)

  • The annual tuition fee is applied to all research degree programmes for all years within the standard period of study for the degree.
  • Tuition fees will increase annually in line with inflation.
  • Additional programme costs, sometimes referred to as ‘bench fees’, may be set locally by the student’s registered academic partner for some or all years of standard registration. Where these apply, applicants should be notified of this fee as part of the initial application process and the fee will be confirmed in the offer letter.

Postgraduate research fees

  Full Time Part Time (0.6 FTE)    
    1 August 2021 registration onwards
(50% FTE)
1 Aug 2012 – 30 July 2021 registration
(60% FTE)
Pre 1 Aug 2012 registration
(50% FTE)
Home (UK) science and arts subject areas £4,500 £2,250 £2,700 £2,250
International arts subject areas £12,383 £6,192 £7,430 n/a
International science subject areas £15,570 £7,785 £9,342 n/a

Other charges payable by research students

Description First registered from 2021-22 onwards First registered before 2021-22
PhD thesis pending registration 50% of relevant full-time or part-time research tuition fee Option not available
Continuation Fee Option not available £120
Extension fee 25% of relevant full-time or part-time research tuition fee Option not available
Reinstatement Option not available £1200
Thesis resubmission (re-assessment) £250 £150
Termination of registration See refunds section of Fees Policy See refunds section of

Miscellaneous charges

Separate charges may be made for the following:

  • graduation
  • transcripts or letters of certification
  • replacement degree certificates (which are issued only in exceptional circumstances)
  • replacement student identity cards

The Graduate School can supply further information on request.