Research fees and funding
Research degree fees (PhD and MPhil)
If you’re interested in a postgraduate research course, you can find our tuition fee rates below. Postgraduate fees are subject to change, so please check back regularly.
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 'registration-only' fee. Part-time PhD fees are payable over six years, followed by the annual 'registration-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 'registration-only' fee. Part-time MPhil fees are payable over four years, followed by the annual 'registration-only' fee.
Please note that fees are charged per year and are also subject to change each year.
The cost of the registration-only fee is displayed in the table below.
|2020/21 fees||2021/2022 fees|
|All subjects and departments||£4,407||£2,204||TBC||TBC|
|2020/21 fees||2021/22 fees|
|Institute of Aquaculture||£20,050||£10,025||£22,100||£11,050|
|Biological and Environmental Sciences||£17,670||£8,835||£19,400||£9,700|
|Other subjects and departments||£14,250||£7,125||£15,700||£7,850|
Need help funding your research degree?
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.