Fees and funding

2020/21 fees for starting between 1 Oct 2020 to 30 Sept 2021

The following annual tuition fees apply to students commencing their postgraduate research in the academic year 2020-2021. 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 2020/21 by student fee status
Fee StatusPhD MPhilMRes
Scotland, UK and EU £4,400 £4,400 £4,400
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, UK and EU £2,200 £3,000 £375 £2,200
International (outside EU) £7,750 £10,333 £1,290 £9,300


Professional Doctorate tuition fees

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

Continuing Professional Doctorate studies

All Professional Doctorate students continue to pay the same annual fee rate they were charged in their first year of study for the duration of their course. 

Annual part-time Professional Doctorate tuition fees 2020/21 by student fee status
Fee StatusProfD 
Scotland, UK and EU £3,200
International (outside EU)  £6,000

Postgraduate studentships

You may wish to apply for one of our postgraduate studentships or take advantage of our early payment discount which can help to reduce your university costs.

Continuing students

Students who have completed the prescribed minimum period of attendance, have completed the work and require only minimal supervision and access to University facilities must pay a continuation fee of £525 per year.