If you’re interested in a postgraduate research course, you can find our approximate tuition fee rates for 2019/20 below. Postgraduate fees are subject to change, so please check back regularly.
Once you’re enrolled on a course, your tuition fees will be held at the same level upon entry. Your University of Stirling tuition fees won’t change over the course of your studies. Your tuition fees will always be due on the anniversary of your course start date.
|Home/EU students||Overseas students
|Institute of Aquaculture||£4,330||£19,100||£2,170||£9,550|
|Biological and Environmental Sciences||£4,330||£16,830||£2,170||£8,415|
|Other subjects and departments||4,330||£13,580||£2,170||£6,790|
(following normal period of full-time or part-time registration)
Studying a PhD
If you’re studying a PhD full time, fees will be payable for your first three years. For subsequent years you’ll only pay an annual ‘enrolment-only’ fee. Part-time PhD fees are payable over six years – followed by an annual enrolment-only fee.
Studying an MPhil
If you’re studying an MPhil full-time, fees are payable for your first two years, followed by an annual enrolment-only fee. Part-time MPhil fees are payable over four years, followed by an annual enrolment-only fee.
The cost of the enrolment-only fee is displayed in the table above.
|Home/EU students||Overseas students||Notes|
|Doctor of Nursing / Midwifery / Professional Health Studies (DN) (DM) (DPHS)||£1,100 per module||n/a||NURPD1 to NURPD3|
|£9,725||n/a||Doctoral thesis NURPD5|
|£1,810||n/a||Masters dissertation NURPM1|
|Doctor of Applied Social Research (D.A.S.R.)||£13,875||£38,980||
Full programme over (3 to 8 years)
For modular fees please see Master in Applied Social Science fee
|Doctor of Diplomacy||£50,190||£50,190||
|£5,900||£5,900||module fee (6 undertaken)|
|Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
|£5,500||£14,300||Year 1 - (MBA fee)|
|£5,500||£10,725||Year 2 - (MBA fee)|
|£5,500||£6,800||Year 3 - Home/EU fee, Overseas PhD fee|
|£5,500||£6,800||Year 4 (if required) - Home/EU fee, Overseas PhD fee|
|Doctorate in Education||£830||£2,320||20 credit modules|
|£2,510||£6,950||60 credit modules|
|£6,375||£17,740||Thesis (360 credits)|
PhD Tesol (Research)
Programme fee (if student completes within 3 year minimum)
Year 1 - 180cr taught element
Year 2 - Home/EU fee, Overseas PhD fee
|£4,330||£13,580||Year 3 - Home/EU fee, Overseas PhD|
You may want to think about options for funding your PhD and any associated living costs while you study. Below are some examples of the kinds of PhD studentship packages that are available. Our supervisors and support staff can help you develop and refine your proposal to match your chosen funding call.