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Tuition fees

Home students beginning their PhD in September 2023 (or later) will be charged the following tuition fees:

  • £5,000 for full-time research degrees 
  • £2,500 for part-time research degrees 

Tuition fees for Home students are set by UK Research Council (UKRI) and each year UKRI usually increases their fee and stipend levels in line with inflation. 

Tuition fees for international PhD students change on a yearly basis.

For international students (this now includes EU students), the tuition fees for 2023-24 entry can be downloaded below:

PGR 2023-24 Tuition Fees [PDF 72KB]

Some postgraduate courses may include an additional charge known as a fee band. This is to cover associated costs including equipment, laboratory consumables, specialist technical support, data processing, training and travel. You will be notified at the point of offer if a fee band is applicable.

Please note that fees are quoted at the full-time/part-time rate for the academic year you’ve applied for.  If you begin your study part-way through the academic year then your first tuition fee payment will be calculated on a pro-rata basis

 If you have any queries about your application or funding your PhD, our International Office will be happy to help.

For associate students studying at QMUL for up to 12 months, fees are calculated on a monthly basis (usually £100/month). Fees can be waived in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the Director of Graduate Studies. Please refer to this page for more information.

One of the many advantages of Queen Mary is that we are a campus-based university. This means that we have high-quality student accommodation on-site, just a short walk from the School of History and shops, restaurants, bars and other campus facilities. The Residences team have a wealth of experience in private lettings too so, even if you decide to live off campus, they can offer help and advice on finding accommodation.

We appreciate that undertaking a PhD is a large financial commitment. If you have any queries about financial matters, our fantastic Advice and Counselling team are on hand to assist. Both applicants and current students have access to their services. If you are an international applicant, the UKCISA website is a great source of advice. They can provide you with a range of information, from what it’s like living and studying in the UK to immigration issues and working in the UK.

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