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PhD tuition fees

Students enrolling on a postgraduate degree programme are charged tuition fees each year by Queen Mary University of London. The rate you will be charged depends on whether you are assessed as a Home or Overseas student.

2021-22 Tuition Fees

If you begin your PhD in September 2021 or later then you wil be charged the new tuition fees. The UK government has not yet announced the fee rate for Home students but this is likely to be around £150 higher than last year (see below). For international students (this now included EU students), the tuition fees for 2021-22 entry can be downloaded below:

PGR Tuition Fees 2021-22 [PDF 580KB]

2020-21 Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for Home students are set by Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the 2020-21 rates are:

  • £4,407 for full-time research degrees 
  • £2,203 for part-time research degrees 

Tuition fees for Overseas students can be downloaded below:

PGR Tuition Fees 2020-21 [PDF 1,260KB]

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. 

Payment of tuition fees

Read a detailed description of how to pay your tuition fees.

Tuition fee regulations

Like all other UK universities, Queen Mary is bound by legislation and Government regulations on fees.

Queen Mary's tuition fee regulations are outlined in this document: University Fee Regulations 2020-21 [PDF 755KB].

These regulations are updated every year, you can access a list of archived and present University Fee Regulations documents.