Standard full-time postgraduate fees (academic year 2016-17)

The majority of tuition fees for postgraduate programmes are charged at our standard rate, however many fees are non-standard so you will need to consult individual programme pages to confirm. If you are unsure if you will pay UK/EU or international fees, fee status provides further details.

Fees are confirmed in the Autumn for students starting in the following academic year and are subject to change each year. 

Please note that the prices listed below will increase by no more than 3% each year for the duration of your studies to take into account inflationary pressures.

Taught programmes

Taught programmes (MA, MSc, MRes)
  Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences
UK/EU Please see individual programme pages £6,900
International Please see individual programme pages £15,950

The fee stated for a full-time Masters will usually be the total fee for a one-year programme. Fees for part-time and modular programmes (where available) are pro-rata. 

Please note, if you receive an offer of a place on a full-time taught postgraduate programme, you will need to pay a tuition fee deposit to confirm your place. See our tuition fee deposits page for full information.

Research programmes

Research programmes (MbyRes, MPhil, PhD)
  Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences
UK/EU £4,250 £4,250
International £18,500 £15,450

The fees listed represent tuition fees for the majority of research degree students. You may be permitted to transfer to continuation status, benefitting from reduced fees, when at the 'writing up' stage of a PhD thesis. The continuation fee rate applies until submission of your thesis for examination.

EU referendum fee statement

The UK will be holding a referendum on its membership of the European Union in June 2016. The University of Exeter guarantees course fees will remain at the Home level for the duration of a programme of study for all students currently categorised under UKCISA guidance as Home/EU for fees purposes who commence/d their studies on or before September 2016.

The fees charged for study at the University of Exeter fall broadly into three categories:

  • Home/EU
  • International
  • Islands

Will I pay the ‘Home/EU’ or ‘International’ fee?

Only certain categories of students will be charged the ‘Home/EU’ fee. Generally they are:

  • people who have permanent residence in the UK and have been resident in the UK for three years
  • European Economic Area (EEA) migrant workers and their families in the UK who have lived in the EEA for three years
  • EU nationals and their children who have lived in the EEA for three years
  • refugees (recognised by the UK government) and their families

Further information

Further information can be found on our student finance pages.

Please note that the University is unable to undertake fee assessments prior to an application for a place to study being made. If you are unsure which fee category is applicable to you after making an application you may wish to contact us so we can send you a Fee Status Questionnaire.

Please also note that if you have received an offer and you think your fee status is incorrect you have 28 days, from the date of your offer, to query your status. To query you fee status within the 28 day period please contact us at ad-feestatus@exeter.ac.uk  stating your full name, Exeter Reference number, programme for which you have been made an offer and providing details of why you think the fee classification is incorrect.

If the duration of your chosen programme of study spans more than one academic year, the tuition fees for future years are expected to rise by a modest amount to take account of inflationary pressures. You can view tuition fees for students already studying with us on our Student Finance web pages.