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.

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.

2020-21 Tuition Fees

Tutiton fee rates for home students for 2020-21 are:

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

Tuition fees for International 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

2021-22 Tuition Fees 

Home students beginning their PhD in September 2021 (or later) will be charged the following tuition fees: 

  • £4,500 for full-time research degrees 
  • £2,250 for part-time research degrees 

For International students (this now includes EU students), the tuition fees for 2021-22 entry can be downloaded below:

 PGR 2021-22 Tuition Fees [PDF 272KB]

Payment of tuition fees

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

University fee regulations

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

Queen Mary's University fee regulations are outlined in this document:

University Fee Regulations 2021/22

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