Tuition fees for research postgraduates 2016 -17

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 £4,260 £27,500
High band £4,260 £15,300
Low Band £4,260 £12,800
Writing up* (PhD/MPhil/ResM only) £260 £260
Extension year** (Super high band) £2,130 £13,750
Extension year** (High band) £2,130 £7,650
Extension year** (Low band) £2,130 £5,940
Research carried out mainly overseas (PhD/MPhil/ResM/MD/MS only) High band £2,610 £15,300
Research carried out mainly overseas (PhD/MPhil/ResM/MD/MS only) Low band £2,610 £5,940



*Only for students who have been at least 3 years FT of PhD, 4 years for Integrated PhD, 2 years for MPhil, 1.5 years for ResM; or 4 years PT if PhD, 6 years for Integrated PhD, 3 years for MPhil, 2 years for ResM, 5 years for EdD.

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

Part time Home/EU International and Islands
Super High band £2,610 £13,750
High band £2,610 £7,650
Low Band £2,610 £5,940
Writing up* (PhD/MPhil/ResM and EdD only) £260 £260
Extension year** (Super high band) £1,305 £6,875
Extension year** (High band) £1,305 £3,825
Extension year** (Low band) £1,305 £2,970
Research degree by Published Works £2,200 £2,200
Research carried out mainly overseas (PhD/MPhil/ResM/MD/MS only) High band £2,610 £15,300
Research carried out mainly overseas (PhD/MPhil/ResM/MD/MS only) Low band £2,610 £5,940

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 £11,880 £11,880
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA years 3-5) and Doctor of Public Administration (DPA years 3-4) £4,260 £4,260
Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) years 1-5 £2,610 £7,650
Doctor in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy​) *​ * ​

* Please view course details for further information.

Higher doctorates Preliminary consideration fee £380
Higher doctorates Formal examination fee £725
 

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

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