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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. The tables below outline the 2020/21 fees for our current research degree programmes.  

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

PhD fees | Home/EU students

Full-time: £4,407
Part-time: £2,204

PhD fees | International students based in the UK

Full-time Band 1: £12,200

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

Full-time Band 2: £12,700

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

Part-time: £6,100

DBA fees | Home/EU students

Full-time: £9,000
Part-time: £9,000

DBA fees | International students based in the UK

Part-time: £12,500

International PhD fees (IPhD) | To be studied in your home country by non-UK/EU students

Full-time: £6,000
Part-time: £4,500

MA or MSc by Research fees | Home/EU students

Full-time: £4,407
Part-time: £2,204

MA or MSc by Research fees | International students, based in the UK

Full-time: £12,200
Part-time: £6,100

 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.

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.