Fees and funding

2021/22 fees for starting between 1 Oct 2021 to 30 Sept 2022

The following annual tuition fees apply to students commencing their postgraduate research in the academic year 2021-2022. Please use this information in conjunction with our Fees and Refund Policy.

Full-time tuition fees

Tuition fees are based on your level of study and fee status and are listed below for full-time research.

Annual full-time research tuition fees 2021/22 by student fee status
Fee StatusPhD MPhilMRes
Scotland and UK  £4,400 £4,400 £4,400
EU and International (outside EU) £15,500 £15,500 £15,500

Part-time tuition fees

Tuition fees are based on your level of study and fee status and are listed below for part-time research.

Annual part-time research tuition fees 2020/21 by student fee status
Fee StatusPhDMPhilMRes (per 15 credit module)PhD by previous publication
Scotland and UK  £2,200 £2,200 £375 £2,200
EU and International (outside EU) £7,750 £7,750 £1,290 £7,750

Doctorate of Business Administration tuition fees

 Annual part-time Doctorate of Business Administration tuition fees 2021/22 by student fee status, location and mode of study

DBA at GCU Glasgow by distance learning

 
Fee StatusDBA GCU Glasgow Distance Learning
Scotland, UK, EU and International £4,480

DBA at GCU London full time

 
Fee StatusDBA GCU London Full Time
Scotland and UK  £4,266
EU and International (Outside EU) £8,000

 

MRes Biological Sciences

 Annual full-time MRes Biological Sciences tuition fees 2021/22 by student fee status

 
Fee StatusMRes Biological Sciences 
Scotland and UK £6,500
EU and International (Outside EU) £17,500

Research scholarships and studentships

We have a number of research scholarships and studentships available to UK and international students as well as scholarship opportunities for students who are new to GCU and our alumni. You may also be eligible for our early payment discount which can help to reduce your university costs.

Duration of study

The tuition fees applied in a student’s commencing academic year remain unchanged throughout the expected duration of study for their degree type. If one additional year (beyond the expected duration of study) is required then the continuation fee would apply, as shown below.

 
DegreeFT/PT/DL

Expected duration

of studies (years)

Maximum period

of study (years)

Continuation fee

applicable

PhD FT 3 4 Year four
PhD  PT 5 6 n/a
PhD by previous publication PT <1 1 n/a
ProfD  PT 4 6 Years five and six
DBA DL (Glasgow) 4 6 Years five and six
DBA FT (London) 3 4 Year four
MPhil FT 2 3 Year three
MPhil PT 3 4  n/a

 

 Finalising postgraduate research
Continuation fee £525

The fee rate to be charged for additional years beyond the maximum period (full fee or continuation fee) will be determined within the process of reviewing any requests for extension of study.

The expected duration of study for part-time PhD is five to six years. There is no period that a continuation fee is applicable and students shall continue to be charged the annual fee throughout their study until completed. For example, if the study is completed within five years, no sixth-year fee is required.

MRes fees are applied on modular basis with trimester A to C assessment deadlines, and so there is no specified expected or maximum period of study.

Bench fees

Bench fees may apply to certain projects. If this is the case this will be discussed at your interview and included in your letter of offer.