Postgraduate fees

Standard full-time postgraduate fees (academic year 2015-2016)

The majority of tuition fees for postgraduate programmes follow the structure below, however many fees are non-standard so you will need to consult the programme description found within the subject listings to confirm. If you are unsure if you will pay UK/EU or international fees, our fee status page provides further details.

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

Taught Masters degrees

Taught degrees (MA, MSc, MRes)
  Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences
UK/EU Please see individual programme pages £6,700
International £18,000 £15,500

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 or the part-time MA Western Esotericism, you will need to pay a tuition fee deposit to confirm your place. Full information on tuition fee deposits can be found on our Once you have an offer pages.

Research degrees

Research degrees (MbyRes, MPhil, PhD)
  Sciences Humanities and Social Sciences
UK/EU £4,100 £4,100
International £18,000 £15,000

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. 

Programmes lasting more than one year

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.

Living costs

In addition to your programme fee, you will also need to consider how you will fund your living expenses. We recommend that you budget £800 per month for living costs in addition to your programme fee.