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School of Business and Management

Fees and Funding

Undertaking a PhD is a serious financial commitment, and involves careful financial planning at the time of application and for the duration of the programme. Prices will almost inevitably rise and you must allow for this when planning your finances. Your costs will comprise both tuition fees and living costs.


2019-20 Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for Home students are set by Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the 2018-19 rates are:

  • £4,327 for full-time research degrees (including MPhil and PhD)
  • £2,163 for part-time research degrees (including MPhil and PhD)

Part-time fees

Part-time fees are one half of the standard full-time programme fees. If the full-time programme fee increases in the second year, then you will be required to pay one half of the increased fee.

Overseas Student

Tuition fees for overseas students vary across programmes and a full list can be viewed here:

If you are considering doing a PhD but are concerned about the fees, check the funding tab to see if you are eligible for any scholarships from the universities or external bodies.

Further information on Tuition fees cab ne found here: