Tuition fees for postgraduate research students 2023-24
Please use the tables below to find your tuition fee if you are new or existing postgraduate research (PGR) student in 2023-24.
PGR programmes include: PhD, MPhil, ResM, MD, DPA, DBA, EdD, EngD and DClinPsy. Further information on the different types of research degrees. Information on fees for the Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) can be obtained from Michele Thomas, Course Administrator.
Please note that the MRes is a postgraduate taught programme and attracts a taught tuition fee.
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.
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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, 3 years of research phase for EdD and DBA (fully funded exceptions apply).
 
 ** 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.

*** One-off fee must be paid in full even if submission occurs within 12 months.

Fee bandings for 2023/24

Programme School Band 1/2
(DBA) Doctor of Business Administration Academic Partneships - IUG Geneva See table above
(ResM, PhD) Dental Studies Peninsula Dental School 2
(PhD) on the Basis of Prior Published Works in Dental Studies Peninsula Dental School See table above
(MD) Doctor of Medicine Peninsula Medical School 2
(PhD) on the Basis of Prior Published Works in Medical Studies Peninsula Medical School See table above
(ResM, MPhil, PhD) Medical Studies Peninsula Medical School 2
(MPhil, PhD) International Logistics, Supply Chain and Shipping Management Plymouth Business School 1
(MPhil, PhD) Marketing Plymouth Business School 1
(PhD) Finance Plymouth Business School 1
(MPhil, PhD) Business with Management Plymouth Business School 1
(MPhil, PhD) Tourism and Hospitality Plymouth Business School 1
(EdD) Professional Doctorate in Education Plymouth Institute of Education See table above
(ResM, MPhil, PhD) Education Plymouth Institute of Education 1
(PhD) on the Basis of Prior Published Works in Education Plymouth Institute of Education See table above
(PhD) on the Basis of Prior Published Works in Interdisciplinary Art and Design School of Art, Design and Architecture See table above
(PhD) Architecture School of Art, Design and Architecture 2
(PhD) Art & Media School of Art, Design and Architecture 2
(PhD) Built Environment School of Art, Design and Architecture 2
(PhD) Codex - Only full time School of Art, Design and Architecture 1
(PhD) Transtechnology Research School of Art, Design and Architecture 2
(PhD) Creative Arts Practice School of Art, Design and Architecture 2
(PhD) Digital Art and Technology School of Art, Design and Architecture 2
(PhD) on the Basis of Prior Published Works in Biological Sciences School of Biological and Marine Sciences See table above
(PhD) on the Basis of Prior Published Works in Marine Science School of Biological and Marine Sciences See table above
(ResM) Agriculture and Food School of Biological and Marine Sciences 2
(ResM, MPhil, PhD) Biological Sciences School of Biological and Marine Sciences 2
(ResM, MPhil, PhD) Marine Sciences School of Biological and Marine Sciences 2
(ResM, MPhil, PhD) Biomedical Sciences School of Biomedical Sciences 2
(EngD) Doctor of Engineering - Only full time School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics See table above
(MPhil, PhD) Civil Engineering School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics 2
(MPhil, PhD) Computing School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics 2
(PhD) Cyber Security School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics 2
(PhD) Robotics School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics 2
(PhD) on the Basis of Prior Published Works in Cyber Security School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics See table above
(ResM, PhD) Communication and Electronic Engineering School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics 2
(ResM, MPhil, PhD) Mathematics and Statistics School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics 2
(ResM, MPhil, PhD) Mechanical Engineering School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics 2
(ResM, MPhil, PhD) Geological Sciences School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences 2
(ResM, MPhil, PhD) Environmental Sciences School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences 2
(ResM, MPhil, PhD) Human Geography School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences 2
(ResM, MPhil, PhD) Physical Geography School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences 2
(ResM, MPhil, PhD) Chemistry School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences 2
(MPhil, PhD) Health Studies School of Health Professions 2
(PhD) on the Basis of Prior Published Works in Health Professions School of Health Professions See table above
(PhD) Social Work School of Health Professions 1
(PhD) Nutrition and Health School of Health Professions 2
(PhD) on the Basis of Prior Published Works in Nursing and Midwifery School of Nursing and Midwifery See table above
(ResM, PhD) Applied Health Studies School of Nursing and Midwifery 2
(ResM, MPhil, PhD) Psychology School of Psychology 2
(PhD) on the Basis of Prior Published Works in Psychology School of Psychology See table above
(PhD) International Relations School of Society and Culture 1
(ResM) Politics and International Relations School of Society and Culture 1
(MPhil, PhD) Performing Arts School of Society and Culture 2
(MPhil, PhD) Creative Writing School of Society and Culture 2
(PhD) English School of Society and Culture 2
(ResM, PhD) History School of Society and Culture 2
(PhD) Music School of Society and Culture 2
(ResM) Dance School of Society and Culture 2
(ResM) English School of Society and Culture 2
(ResM) Theatre and Performance School of Society and Culture 2
(ResM, PhD) Art History School of Society and Culture 2
(ResM, PhD) Computer Music School of Society and Culture 2
(PhD) Brain-Computer Music Interfacing School of Society and Culture 2
(PhD) Dance School of Society and Culture 2
(PhD) Quantum Computing in the Arts, Music and Humanities School of Society and Culture 2
(PhD) Theatre School of Society and Culture 2
(MPhil, PhD) Criminology School of Society and Culture 1
(MPhil, PhD) Politics School of Society and Culture 1
(MPhil, PhD) Social Policy School of Society and Culture 1
(ResM) Criminology School of Society and Culture 1
(ResM, MPhil, PhD) Law School of Society and Culture 1
(ResM, MPhil, PhD) Sociology School of Society and Culture 1

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