Tuition fees for postgraduate research students 2022-23

Please use the tables below to find your tuition fee if you are new or existing postgraduate research (PGR) student in 2022-23.

PGR programmes include: PhD, MPhil, ResM, MD, DPA, DBA, EdD, EngD and DClinPsy.  Please visit the DClinPsy programme page for fee information. 

Please note that the MRes is a postgraduate taught programme and attracts a taught tuition fee.

List of fee bandings by research postgraduate programme

If you are not sure if your programme is a PGR programme, or which 'banding' applies to your programme, please check with the Doctoral College: doctoralcollege@plymouth.ac.uk.

The fees quoted below relate to tuition fees only. If you have any queries regarding these or additional bench fees which apply in some cases, please contact the Doctoral College: doctoralcollege@plymouth.ac.uk.

For queries regarding research postgraduate fees, please get in touch with the Doctoral College, doctoralcollege@plymouth.ac.uk.

For more information on scholarships, bursaries and funding, contact our funding team, studentservices@plymouth.ac.uk.

For more information on fees, contact our finance team, studentaccountsteam@plymouth.ac.uk.

For more information on our Excellence Awards, get in touch with our faculties team, admissions@plymouth.ac.uk or call +44 1752 585858.

For more information on alumni fees and funding, contact our ER team, alumni@plymouth.ac.uk.

For more information on fees and funding for prospective students, contact Student Finance England.

MPhil/PhD/ResM/MD

Full time Home / Islands International     
Band 2 £4,500 £17,170
Band 1 £4,500 £13,645
Writing up* £510 £510
Extension year** £2,400 £6,840
Research carried out overseas (MPhil/PhD/ResM/MD only) N/A £6,820
Resubmission fee £500 £500

MPhil/PhD/ResM/MD/EdD

Part time Home / Islands International
Band 2 £3,030 £8,585
Band 1 £3,030 £6,820
Writing up* £510 £510
Extension year** £1,500 £3,480
Research carried out overseas (MPhil/PhD/ResM/MD only) N/A £4,500
Resubmission fee £500 £500
PhD on the Basis of Prior Published Works application fee £500 £500
PhD on the Basis of Prior Published Works*** £5,000 £7,500 
EdD repeat module (taught phase) 50% of the annual fee per module repeated at next attempt  50% of the annual fee per module repeated at next attempt 

DBA

For students who began their programme of study prior to 1 September 2020 only:

Part time Home/Islands International
Years 1 & 2 (taught) NA NA
Year 3 to 5 (research) £4,765 £6,820

DPA

For students who began their programme of study prior to 1 September 2020 only:

Part time Home/Islands International
Years 1 & 2 (taught) NA NA
Year 3 & 4 (research) £4,765 £6,820

DBA

For students who began their programme of study after 1 September 2020 only:  

Part time Home/Islands International
Year 1 £13,000 £13,000
Year 2 £8,950 £8,950
Year 3 to 5 research £6,000 £6,000
Extension year** £1,500 £3,480
Resubmission fee £500 £500 
Year 1 repeat module (taught phase) 1/3 of the annual fee per module repeated at next attempt  1/3 of the annual fee per module repeated at next attempt 

EngD

Full time Home/Islands International
Years 1 (taught) £9,250 £14,200
Year 2 to 4 (research in industry) £4,500 £13,645
 

Part time Home/Islands International
Years 1 & 2 (taught) £770^ £850^
Year 3 onwards (research in industry) £3,030 £6,820 
Resubmission fee £500 £500

^ per 10 credits

* Only for students registered at least 3 years FT if PhD, 2 years for MPhil & MD, 1 year for ResM; or 4 years PT if PhD, 3 years for MPhil & MD, 2 years for ResM, 5 years for EdD.

** Students need approval from the Doctoral College Quality Sub-Committee for any period of time over and beyond the normal period of registration for their programme of study.

*** must be paid in full even if submission occurs within 12 months.

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