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

Fees vary depending on your chosen course. Please view our individual course pages for further information.

Postgraduate research degree fees

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. 

Tuition fee rates for Home/EU students
  2020/21 fees 2021/2022 fees
  Full-time Part-time   Full-time Part-time  
All subjects and departments £4,407 £2,204 £4,500 £2,250
Registration-only fee £360 £360 £400 £400


Tuition fee rates for Overseas students
  2020/21 fees 2021/22 fees
  Full-time Part-time Full-time  Part-time  
Institute of Aquaculture £20,050 £10,025 £22,100 £11,050
Biological and Environmental Sciences £17,670 £8,835 £19,400 £9,700
Computing Science £17,670 £8,835 £19,400 £9,700
Other subjects and departments £14,250 £7,125 £15,700 £7,850
Registration-only fee £360 £360 £400 £400

Professional Doctorate fees

International student fees

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

EU student fees

The Government has confirmed that EU students enrolling in the 2020/21 academic year for a taught postgraduate course will be admitted as home 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 2020/21 will also retain their fee status and eligibility for Research Council support for the duration of their course.

The UK Government have announced that EU students starting their course from September 2021 and onwards, will be classified as international students.

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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 retake a module or extend your study.

Additional University fees

Graduate admissions

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

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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