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/EU or Overseas student.

2018-19 Tuition Fees

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

  • £4,260 for full-time research degrees (including MPhil and PhD)
  • £2,130 for part-time research degrees (including MPhil and PhD)

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

PGR tuition fees 2018-19 [PDF 375KB]

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. 

2019-20 Tuition Fees

2019-20 Home tuition fees will be set by the UK government and are likely to be announced in January 2019. 

Tuition fees for Overseas students have now been confirmed and can be downloaded below:

PGR fees 2019-20 [PDF 374KB]

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 2019-20 [PDF 446KB]

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