PGR fees and funding support
Information from bench fees to bursaries
Some PhD projects may include additional fees – known as bench fees – for equipment and other consumables. These will be added to your standard tuition fee. Please note, bench fees are not eligible for discounts and are non-refundable. For more information on these please speak to staff within the Faculty.
Below are the fees which have been agreed by the Fee Setting Committee for the 2023/24 Academic Year.
- Extension fee: The 1 year extension fee is £1950. Should the extension be for 6 months or less the fee charged will be 50% of the total 1 year fee.
- Resubmission and referral fee: This is a 1 year fee of £450 which is charged during the examination phase if the student is given either outcome.
The fee and length of time applied to the above fees is the same for all Postgraduate students, both Full Time and Part Time.
Full information on Postgraduate Bursaries and can be found on the Funding your Degree webpage. You will find links to the funded PhD opportunities, plus information about Alumni and Staff discounts along with other types of funding sources.
MPhil full-time and part-time courses are eligible for the Government Postgraduate Loan (UK/EU students only).
PhD full-time and part-time courses are eligible for the Government Doctoral Loan (UK/EU students only)
For information on other sources of funding, visit our funding your postgraduate research degree page.
Other Funding Sources
Some organisations, charities and trusts offer bursaries and grants. These are often given to high-performing students or people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
You can search for sources of Master's funding from charities, trusts and foundations on The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding website. (Choose the ‘I am a prospective student’ option and enter our PIN – 7517 – and your email address to get your username and password.)
You can also use the following publications to search for grants. You can access these at local libraries:
- Educational Grants Directory
- Charities Digest
- Grants Register
- Directory of Grant Making Trusts