Tuition fees for postgraduate research 2017-18

Please use the tables below to find your tuition fee if you are beginning a research postgraduate programme in 2017-18. Please note the fees listed are per annum.

Unsure which fee banding applies to your 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.

MPhil, PhD, ResM, MD, MS - full time

Full time Home/EU International and Islands
Band 3 £4,600 £27,500
Band 2 £4,600 £14,950
Band 1 £4,600 £12,500
Writing up* (PhD/MPhil/ResM/EdD only) £300 £300
Extension year** (Band 3) £2,300 £13,750
Extension year** (Band 2) £2,300 £7,475
Extension year** (Band 1) £2,300 £6,250
Research carried out mainly overseas (Band 3) £2,750 £14,950
Research carried out mainly overseas (Band 2) £2,750 £7,475
Research carried out mainly overseas (Band 1) £2,750 £6,250


*Only for students who have been at least 3 years FT if PhD, 4 years for Integrated PhD and 1+3, 2 years for MPhil, 2 years for MD/MS, 1 year for ResM; or 4 years PT if PhD, 6 years for Integrated PhD, 3 years for MPhil, 3 years for MD/MS, 2 years for ResM, 5 years for EdD.

** Students will need approval from the Doctoral College Board (DCB) for any period of time over and beyond the normal period of registration for their programme of study.

MPhil, PhD, ResM, MD, MS - part time

Part time Home/EU International and Islands
Band 3 £2,750 £13,750
Band 2 £2,750 £7,475
Band 1 £2,750 £6,250
Writing up* (PhD/MPhil/ResM and EdD only) £300 £300
Extension year** (Band 3) £1,375 £6,875
Extension year** (Band 2) £1,375 £3,738
Extension year** (Band 1) £1,375 £3,125
Research degree by Published Works £2,100 £2,100
Research carried out mainly overseas (Band 3) £2,750 £14,950
Research carried out mainly overseas (Band 2) £2,750 £7,475  
Research carried out mainly overseas (Band 1) £2,750 £6,250

EdD - part time  

Home/EU International and Islands
£2,750 £7,475

Higher Doctorates  

Preliminary consideration fee Formal examination fee
£400 £750


DBA, DPA - part time

Years 1&2 (taught) Years 3-5 (research)
£12,500 £4,600

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