Tuition fees for research postgraduates 2015 -16

Please use the tables below to find your tuition fee if you are beginning a research postgraduate programme in 2016 -17. Please note the fees listed are per annum.

Unsure which fee banding applies to your programme? Download a list of fee bandings by research postgraduate programme

Postgraduate research programmes include: PhD, MPhil, ResM, MD, MS, DPA, DBA, EdD and DClinPsy. If you are not sure if your programme is a research programme please check with the Faculty Office. Please note that the MRes is a postgraduate TAUGHT programme and attracts a taught tuition fee.

The fees quoted below relate to tuition fees only.  Any queries regarding these or additional bench fees which apply in some cases should be referred to doctoralcollege@plymouth.ac.uk.

Full time Home/EU International and Islands*
Super High band £4,150 £27,500
High band £4,150 £14,950
Low Band £4,150 £12,500
Writing up PhD/MPhil/ResM and EdD only) £255 £255
Extension year (Super high band) £2,075 £13,750 
Extension year (High band) £2,075 £7,475
Extension year (Low band) £2,075 £6,250
Research carried out mainly overseas (PhD/MPhil/ResM only) See part time route for fee rate See part time route for fee rate

*Please refer to the policy for capping of international student tuition fees which applies for the normal period of registration. ‘Islands’ refers to fees for both the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

Part time Home/EU International and Islands*
Super High band £2,480 £13,750
High band £2,480 £7,475
Low Band £2,480 £6,250
Writing up PhD/MPhil/ResM and EdD only) £255 £255
Extension year (Super high band) £1,240 £6,875 
Extension year (High band) £1,240 £3,738
Extension year (Low band) £1,240 £3,125
PhD/MPhil by Published Works £2,100 £2,100 
Research carried out mainly overseas (PhD/MPhil/ResM only) ** **

**See above relevant programme fee.

Professional Doctorates (all part time)

Home/EU International and Islands*
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) and Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) both years 1-2  £10,050 £10,050
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA years 3-5) and Doctor of Public Administration (DPA years 3-4)  £4,150 £4,150
Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) years 1-5  £2,480 £7,050
Doctor in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy​)  **​  **​

** Please view course details for further information.


For any remaining fee queries please refer to the Doctoral College.

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