Tuition fees for postgraduate research students 2020-21

Please use the tables below to find your tuition fee if you are new or existing home/EU postgraduate research (PGR) student or if you are an international PGR student who commenced their studies in 2019-20 or later. Contact the Doctoral College to confirm your fees if you are an international student who commenced your studies before 2019-20.

PGR programmes include: PhD, MPhil, ResM, MD, DPA, DBA, EdD, EngD and DClinPsy.

Please note that the MRes is a postgraduate taught programme and attracts a taught tuition fee.

List of fee bandings by research postgraduate programme

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.

MPhil/PhD/ResM/MD

Full time Home/EU/Islands International
Band 1 £4,765 £13,645
Band 2 £4,765 £17,170
Writing up* (MPhil / PhD / ResM / MD / EdD only) £505 £505
Extension year** (Band 1) £2,400 £6,840
Extension year** (Band 2) £2,400 £6,840
Research carried out mainly overseas (MPhil / PhD / ResM / MD only) Band 1 £3,030 £6,820
Research carried out mainly overseas (MPhil / PhD / ResM / MD only) Band 2 £3,030 £6,820
Resubmission fee (All programmes) £500 £500

MPhil/PhD/ResM/MD/EdD  

Part time Home/EU/Islands International
Band 1 £3,030 £6,820
Band 2 £3,030 £8,585
Writing up* (MPhil / PhD / ResM / MD / EdD only) £505 £505
Extension year** (Band 1) £1,500 £3,480
Extension year** (Band 2) £1,500 £3,480
Research carried out mainly overseas (MPhil / PhD / ResM / MD only) Band 1 £3,030 £6,820
Research carried out mainly overseas (MPhil / PhD / ResM / MD only) Band 2 £3,030 £6,820
PhD on the Basis of Prior Published Works £5,000 £6,820
Resubmission fee (All programmes) £500 £500

DBA

Part time Home/EU/Islands International
Years 1 & 2 (taught) £13,645 £13,645
Year 3 to 5 (research) £4,765 £6,820

DPA

Part time Home/EU/Islands International
Years 1 & 2 (taught) £13,645 £13,645
Year 3 & 4 (research) £4,765 £6,820

Higher Doctorates

Preliminary consideration fee £500
Formal examination fee £1,500

DClinPsy

Contact the DClinPsy Programme Admin Team for fees information for this programme.   

* Only for students who have been registered full time for at least 3 years if PhD, 4 years for Integrated PhD and 1+3, 2 years for MPhil, and MD, 1 year for ResM; or, if registered part time, 4 years if PhD, 6 years for Integrated PhD, 3 years for MPhil and MD, 2 years for ResM, 5 years for EdD.

** Students will 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.

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