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PhD fees

Updated on 12 February 2024

Fees for PhD and other research postgraduate courses

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Tuition fee per year of study (subject to a 3% annual increase for Scottish/Rest of UK students and a 5% annual increase for International students).

Part time study, where available, is charged on a pro-rata basis.

Scottish/Rest of UK fee status annual increase

Each year, UKRI sets a recommended fee and stipend level for Scottish/Rest of UK students, which we use as the basis for fees charged to this group.

UKRI usually increases its fee and stipend levels in line with inflation, based on the Treasury GDP deflator. 

Therefore, the Scottish/Rest of UK fees detailed in this table for 2024/25 (and beyond) can only be estimated according to the typical increase. 

The fee charged to you may differ, though only slightly, from the figure given.

Accounting and Finance PhD tuition fees

Academic year of entry Scottish/Rest of UK fee status International fee status
2023/24 £4,712
per year of study
£20,895
per year of study
2024/25 £4,849
per year of study
£21,940
per year of study

Architecture PhD tuition fees

Academic year of entry Scottish/Rest of UK fee status International fee status
2023/24 £4,712 
per year of study
£20,895 
per year of study
2024/25 £4,849 
per year of study
£21,940 
per year of study

Anatomy and Human Identification PhD tuition fees

  • Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification
  • Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science
Academic year of entry Scottish/Rest of UK fee status International fee status
2023/24
Band 1 £4,712
per year of study
£20,895
per year of study
Band 2 N/A £25,305
per year of study
Band 3 N/A £34,605
per year of study
2024/25
Band 1 £4,849
per year of study
£21,940
per year of study
Band 2 N/A £26,570
per year of study
Band 3 N/A £36,335
per year of study

Archives and records management PhD tuition fees

Academic year of entry Scottish/Rest of UK fee status International fee status
2023/24 £4,712 
per year of study
£20,895 
per year of study
2024/25 £4,849 
per year of study
£21,940 
per year of study

Art and Design PhD tuition fees

Academic year of entry Scottish/Rest of UK fee status International fee status
2023/24 £4,712 
per year of study
£20,895 
per year of study
2024/25 £4,849 
per year of study
£21,940 
per year of study

Art and Design Masters by Research tuition fees

  • MDes(R)
  • MFA(R)
Academic year of entry Scottish/Rest of UK fee status International fee status
2023/24 £4,712 
per year of study
£20,895 
per year of study
2024/25 £4,849 
per year of study
£21,940 
per year of study

Biomedical engineering PhD tuition fees

Academic year of entry Scottish/Rest of UK fee status International fee status
2023/24
Band 1 £4,712
per year of study
N/A
Band 2 - 4 year £8,862
per year of study
£25,305
per year of study
Band 3 - 4 year N/A £29,490
per year of study
2024/25
Band 1 £4,849
per year of study
N/A
Band 2 - 4 year £9,128
per year of study
£26,570
per year of study
Band 3 - 4 year N/A £30,965
per year of study

Business, management, and marketing PhD tuition fees

Academic year of entry Scottish/Rest of UK fee status International fee status
2023/24 £4,712 
per year of study
£20,895 
per year of study
2024/25 £4,849 
per year of study
£21,940 
per year of study

Computer Science PhD tuition fees

Academic year of entry Scottish/Rest of UK fee status International fee status
2023/24 £4,712 
per year of study
£25,205 
per year of study
2024/25 £4,849 
per year of study
£26,570 
per year of study

Dentistry PhD tuition fees

Academic year of entry Scottish/Rest of UK fee status International fee status
2023/24
Band 1 £4,712
per year of study
£25,410
per year of study
Band 2 £8,862
per year of study
£35,100
per year of study
Band 3 £12,765
per year of study
£48,620
per year of study
2024/25
Band 1 £4,849
per year of study
£26,680
per year of study
Band 2 £9,128
per year of study
£36,855
per year of study
Band 3 £13,148
per year of study
£51,050
per year of study

Dentistry Masters by Research tuition fees

  • Integrated Masters
  • MDSc (R) 1 year Non Clinical
     
Academic year of entry Scottish/Rest of UK fee status International fee status
2023/24 £4,712 
per year of study
£25,410
per year of study
2024/25 £4,849 
per year of study
£26,680
per year of study

Economic studies PhD tuition fees

Academic year of entry Scottish/Rest of UK fee status International fee status
2023/24 £4,712 
per year of study
£20,895 
per year of study
2024/25 £4,849 
per year of study
£21,940 
per year of study

Education, social work, and community education PhD tuition fees

Academic year of entry Scottish/Rest of UK fee status International fee status
2023/24 £4,712 
per year of study
£20,895 
per year of study
2024/25 £4,849 
per year of study
£21,940 
per year of study

Energy, petroleum and mineral law and policy PhD tuition fees

Academic year of entry Scottish/Rest of UK fee status International fee status
2023/24 £4,712 
per year of study
£20,895 
per year of study
2024/25 £4,849 
per year of study
£21,940 
per year of study

Engineering and Physics PhD tuition fees

  • Civil engineering
  • Mechanical engineering and mechatronics
  • Physics
Academic year of entry Scottish/Rest of UK fee status International fee status
2023/24 £4,712
per year of study
£25,305
per year of study
2024/25 £4,849
per year of study
£26,570
per year of study

Science and Engineering Masters by Research tuition fees

Academic year of entry Scottish/Rest of UK fee status International fee status
2023/24 £4,712 
per year of study
£25,305
per year of study
2024/25 £4,849 
per year of study
£26,570 
per year of study

English and creative writing PhD tuition fees

Academic year of entry Scottish/Rest of UK fee status International fee status
2023/24 £4,712 
per year of study
£20,895 
per year of study
2024/25 £4,849 
per year of study
£21,940 
per year of study

Geography and environmental science PhD tuition fees

Academic year of entry Scottish/Rest of UK fee status International fee status
2023/24 £4,712 
per year of study
£20,895 
per year of study
2024/25 £4,849 
per year of study
£21,940 
per year of study

History PhD tuition fees

Academic year of entry Scottish/Rest of UK fee status International fee status
2023/24 £4,712 
per year of study
£20,895 
per year of study
2024/25 £4,849 
per year of study
£21,940 
per year of study

Islamic finance PhD tuition fees

Academic year of entry Scottish/Rest of UK fee status International fee status
2023/24 £4,712 
per year of study
£20,895 
per year of study
2024/25 £4,849 
per year of study
£21,940 
per year of study

Life Sciences PhD tuition fees

Academic year of entry Scottish/Rest of UK fee status International fee status
2023/24
3 and 4 year £4,712
per year of study
£25,200
per year of study
EMBL Jnt Programme £1,000
per year of study
£1,000
per year of study
2024/25
3 and 4 year £4,849
per year of study
£26,460
per year of study
EMBL Jnt Programme £1,000
per year of study
£1,000
per year of study

Life Sciences Masters by Research tuition fees

Academic year of entry Scottish/Rest of UK fee status International fee status
2023/24 £13,625
per year of study
£28,385
per year of study
2024/25 £14,035
per year of study
£29,805
per year of study

Law PhD tuition fees

Academic year of entry Scottish/Rest of UK fee status International fee status
2023/24 £4,712 
per year of study
£20,895 
per year of study
2024/25 £4,849 
per year of study
£21,940 
per year of study

Mathematics PhD tuition fees

  • Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
Academic year of entry Scottish/Rest of UK fee status International fee status
2023/24
  N/A £20,895
per year of study
  £4,712 
per year of study
£20,895 
per year of study
2024/25
  N/A £21,940
per year of study
  £4,849
per year of study
£21,940
per year of study

Medicine PhD tuition fees

  • MD in Medicine
  • Doctoral Research in Medicine
Academic year of entry Scottish/Rest of UK fee status International fee status
2023/24
Band 1 £4,712
per year of study
£20,895
per year of study
Band 2 £8,855
per year of study
£25,305
per year of study
Band 3 £12,765
per year of study
£29,490 or £37,905
per year of study
2024/25
Band 1 £4,849
per year of study
£21,940
per year of study
Band 2 £9,120
per year of study
£26,570
per year of study
Band 3 £13,148
per year of study
£30,965 or £39,800
per year of study

Medicine Masters by Research tuition fees

Academic year of entry Scottish/Rest of UK fee status International fee status
2023/24
MPhil with Specialism Specialism PGT Tuition Fee for entry year Specialism PGT Tuition Fee for entry year
Band 1 £4,712
per year of study
£20,895
per year of study
Band 2 £8,855
per year of study
£25,305
per year of study
Band 3 £12,765
per year of study
£29,490 or £37,905
per year of study
2024/25
Band 1 £4,849
per year of study
£21,940
per year of study
Band 2 £9,298
per year of study
£26,570
per year of study
Band 3 £13,148
per year of study
£30,965 or £39,800
per year of study

 

Nursing and health sciences PhD tuition fees

Academic year of entry Scottish/Rest of UK fee status International fee status
2023/24 £4,712 
per year of study
£20,895 
per year of study
2024/25 £4,849 
per year of study
£21,940 
per year of study

Philosophy PhD tuition fees

Academic year of entry Scottish/Rest of UK fee status International fee status
2023/24 £4,712 
per year of study
£20,895 
per year of study
2024/25 £4,849 
per year of study
£21,940 
per year of study

Politics and international relations PhD tuition fees

Academic year of entry Scottish/Rest of UK fee status International fee status
2023/24 £4,712 
per year of study
£20,895 
per year of study
2024/25 £4,849 
per year of study
£21,940 
per year of study

Psychology PhD tuition fees

Academic year of entry Scottish/Rest of UK fee status International fee status
2023/24 £4,712 
per year of study
£20,895 
per year of study
2024/25 £4,849 
per year of study
£21,940 
per year of study

Urban planning PhD tuition fees

Academic year of entry Scottish/Rest of UK fee status International fee status
2023/24 £4,712 
per year of study
£20,895 
per year of study
2024/25 £4,849 
per year of study
£21,940 
per year of study
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