Fees & Funding

Tuition Fees 2013/14




EU (home) rate


£1,950 (internal and external)

Non-EU (overseas) rate


£7,455* (internal and external)

* Annual fee for duration of programme

Please Note : Fees for 2014/15 will be confirmed soon.

Candidates who are uncertain whether they are a classified as a home or overseas student for fee purposes are advised to contact the University Registry or UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs).

Living Expenses

Estimated living expenses for full-time students in the UK are a minimum of £7,000 per year.

Duration of Programme




Minimum duration


two years (PhD)

one year (MPhil)

four years (PhD)

two years (MPhil)

Maximum duration

three years (PhD)

two years (MPhil)

six years (PhD)

four years (MPhil)


Sources of Funding

Prior to commencing a programme, candidates must provide evidence that tuition fees will be paid and, if appropriate, living expenses covered for the duration of the programme.

Financial support to assist with tuition fees and/or living expenses may be available from:

  • Employers: Sponsorship may be obtained from candidates’ employing organisations

  • UK Research Councils: A limited number of studentships are available to UK candidates via the University

  • Various UK or international organisations which are currently offering scholarships advertise them on the British Council database.

  • Overseas Governments: Funding may be obtained from candidates’ home governments

  • School (of Engineering and Applied Science) Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships are awarded to candidates with outstanding academic qualifications and excellent research potential

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research