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Research Degree Tuition Fees

Tuition fees will differ depending on whether you are a Home/EU student, an International student studying in the UK, an IPhD student studying in your home country and whether you are studying full time or part time. 

All fees are subject to an annual increase and will be published here once confirmed. 

  1. PhD fees | Home/EU students

    2021/2022: Full-time: £4,500 Part-time: £2,250
  2. PhD fees | International students based in the UK

    2021/2022: Full-time Band 1: £13,200

    • Humanities
    • Business & Law
    • Social Work
    • Community
    • Education
    • Media

    2021/2022: Full-time Band 2: £13,700

    • Art & Design
    • Performing Arts & Dance
    • Laboratory programmes
    • Technology programmes

    2020/2021: Part-time: £6,600

  3. DBA fees | Home/EU students

    Full-time: £9,000
    Part-time: £9,000
  4. DBA fees | International students based in the UK

    Full-time: £12,500
    Part-time: £12,500
  5. International PhD fees (IPhD) | To be studied in your home country by non-UK/EU students

    2021/2022: Full-time: £7,500 Part-time: £5,500
  6. MA or MSc by Research fees | Home/EU students

    2021/2022: Full-time: £4,500 Part-time: £2,250
  7. MA or MSc by Research fees | International students, based in the UK

    2021/2022: Full-time: £13,200 Part-time: £6,600

 In addition to the fees stated above, postgraduate research students may also be subject to a Continuation Fee. Please contact the Doctoral College if you require further information on this. 

Bench Fees
Some research programmes charge a bench fee in addition to tuition fees. Bench fees are charged where your research will incur specific additional costs. If you are made an offer of admission and a bench fee is applicable, it will be clearly stated on the offer letter. Bench fees are set by individual research institutes within Faculties.

Alumni Discounts
De Montfort University offers alumni discounts for students that have previously studied with us at undergraduate or taught masters degree level. This discount is available to Home, EU and International Students. This discount is only available to new starters and will be automatically applied if you are eligible.

Home and EU alumni discount is £500 per year (full-time equivalent).

International alumni discount is £2,000 per year (full-time equivalent).

Additional Costs
In addition to tuition fees, you will also need to meet your living costs. This will include accommodation and other related costs such as food, household goods, travel and clothing etc. There may also be costs associated with your research programme such as stationery, books, travel and field trip expenses. It is important to have sufficient funding in place to meet all costs.

Tuition Fee payments
There are a four different ways to pay for your fees. The easiest and quickest way is online. For further information on payments and refunds, please read our Tuition Fee Policy.

Please visit our Scholarship page for further information about our available scholarships.

Postgraduate Doctoral Loans
Postgraduate Doctoral Loans have been introduced for new students, please see our DMU Student Finance page and UK Government Doctoral Loan website for further information.

Please note, that the Masters by Research programme is funded via the Postgraduate Masters Loan rather than the Postgraduate Doctoral Loan. Please visit the UK Government Masters Loan website for further information.