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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

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 tuition fee rates below. Postgraduate fees are subject to change, so please check back regularly.

  • PhD fees for Home/EU students

    The tuition fees are set by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The indicative fee levels for 2019/20 were:

    • Full-time tuition fee: £4,327
    • Part-time tuition fee: £2,170

    Studying a PhD

    If you’re studying a PhD full time, fees will be payable for your first three years. Part-time PhD fees are payable over six years. For subsequent years you’ll pay an annual 'registration-only' fee of £360.

    Studying an MPhil

    If you’re studying an MPhil full-time, fees are payable for your first two years. Part-time MPhil fees are payable over four years. For subsequent years you’ll pay an annual 'registration-only' fee of £360.

  • PhD fees for Overseas students
    2020/21 fees
     

    Full-time fee

    Part-time fee

    Institute of Aquaculture £20,050 £10,025
    Biological and Environmental Sciences £17,670 £8,835
    Computing Science £17,670 £8,835
    Other subjects and departments £14,250 £7,125

    Studying a PhD

    If you’re studying a PhD full time, fees will be payable for your first three years. Part-time PhD fees are payable over six years. For subsequent years you’ll pay an annual 'registration-only' fee of £360.

    Studying an MPhil

    If you’re studying an MPhil full-time, fees are payable for your first two years. Part-time MPhil fees are payable over four years. For subsequent years you’ll pay an annual 'registration-only' fee of £360.

  • Professional doctorate fees

    You can find tuition fees for our professional doctorates on the relevant course pages:

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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