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Postgraduate tuition fees

The University of Stirling postgraduate taught fees cover the cost of registration, supervision of research and study, the use of academic facilities, and all your examinations.

Postgraduate taught courses

Our 2019/20 masters fees and postgraduate taught fees are categorised into bands, which are assigned to each course. Fees vary depending on your chosen course. Please view our individual course pages for further information.

International student fees

If you’re coming from overseas you’ll have a different set of fees to students from the UK or EU. Find out more about our international postgraduate fees.

EU Fees

The Government has confirmed that EU students enrolling in the 2019/20 and 2020/21 academic years for a taught postgraduate course will be admitted as Scottish/EU fee status students, and will be eligible for the same student loan support as Scottish domiciled students.

EU postgraduate research students commencing their studies in 2019/20 will also retain their fee status and eligibility for Research Council support for the duration of their course. Future changes to the fee status and available funding for EU students will depend on the timing and terms of the UK’s exit from the European Union.

Postgraduate research degree fees

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.

  • PhD and MPhil courses degree fee rates
    2019-2020 Home/EU students 

    Overseas students 

    Home/EU students  Overseas students
      Full-time Full-time  Part-time   Part-time  
    Institute of Aquaculture £4,330 £19,100 £2,170 £9,550
    Biological and Environmental Sciences £4,330 £16,830 £2,170 £8,415
    Computing Science 4,330 £16,830  £2,170 £8,415
    Other subjects and departments 4,330 £13,580 £2,170 £6,790
    Registration-only fee
    (following normal period of full-time or part-time registration)
    £330  £330  £330 £330


    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.

  • Professional doctorates fee rates
     2019/20 
     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
    £2,200 n/a  NURPD4
    £9,725 n/a  Doctoral thesis NURPD5
    £1,810   n/a  Masters dissertation NURPM1
    £15,225  n/a  Full programme
    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  

    Full programme

    £5,900 £5,900  module fee (6 undertaken)
    £17,150   £17,150   Thesis fee
    Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)


    £16,500 £31,825  Full Programme
     £5,500 £14,300 Year 1
     £5,500  £10,725  Year 2
     £5,500  £6,800  Year 3
     £5,500  £6,800   Year 4 (if required)
    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)

    £15,060 £41,460 

    Programme fee (if student completes within 3 year minimum)

     £6,400 £14,300 

    Year 1 - 180cr taught element

     £4,330 £13,580 

    Year 2 - Home/EU fee, Overseas PhD fee

    £4,330 £13,580   Year 3 - Home/EU fee, Overseas PhD 

Any additional costs?

All our postgraduate courses come with their own unique modules and coursework. That’s why you may be asked to pay additional costs as part of your course, for example if field trips are required. See individual course pages for any additional costs specific to your course

You may also need to pay additional fees if you want to reattempt a module, need to resubmit a project or extend a submission deadline.

Additional University fees

Graduate admissions

If you have any questions about postgraduate study please contact us.

Scholarships and funding opportunities

You can apply for generous PhD funding and Masters funding through your local funding body. Also take a look at our wide range of scholarships and funding opportunities.

Postgraduate loans and funding
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