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UK Postgraduate Research Fees

Everything you need to know about Postgraduate Research fees at Northumbria University for Home, UK students. Navigate between the tabs to find out more about our fees for different academic years.

2024/25 Postgraduate Research Fees Information for UK Applicants 

This information is for students applying to study at Northumbria University in the academic year 2024/25.

Please note - A standard Full-Time course is 3 years, a standard Part-Time course is 5 years.

Band Details for PhD and MPhil Programmes

Bands  Band Details Full-Time UK Fees Per Year Part-Time UK Fees Per Year

Band 1

Applies to PGR projects that can be completed within standard University-wide PGR resource provision. 

£4,969

 £2,981

Band 2

Typically applies to primarily desk-based PGR projects with modest requirements beyond standard University-wide PGR resource provision.*

 £6,072

£3,643

Band 3

Applies to PGR projects with project-related requirements as identified for Band 2 and typically also including intensive fieldwork, or intensive access to specialist facilities such as laboratories, studios and associated specialist equipment, software and consumables.

£8,280

£4,968

Band 4 

Shares the typical costs of Bands 2 & 3 and also includes access to premium facilities and/ or consumables.

 £11,589

£6,953

Fees Details for PhD by Published Work

   Part-Time and Full-Time UK/EU Fees 

PhD Published Work 

(staff-only fee)

£1,230

 

PhD Published Work 

 (for alumni, those with a formal academic association, or partner organisations)

£7,000

 

For Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Professional Doctorate in Design and Professional Doctorate in Health, Education and Society fees please see individual course pages.

Last updated:10/10/2023

2023/24 Postgraduate Research Fees Information for UK Applicants 

This information is for students applying to study at Northumbria University in the academic year 2023/24.

Please note - A standard Full-Time course is 3 years, a standard Part-Time course is 5 years.

Band Details for PhD and MPhil Programmes

Bands  Band Details Full-Time UK Fees Per Year Part-Time UK Fees Per Year

Band 1

Applies to PGR projects that can be completed within standard University-wide PGR resource provision. 

£4,969

 £2,981

Band 2

Typically applies to primarily desk-based PGR projects with modest requirements beyond standard University-wide PGR resource provision.*

 £6,072

£3,643

Band 3

Applies to PGR projects with project-related requirements as identified for Band 2 and typically also including intensive fieldwork, or intensive access to specialist facilities such as laboratories, studios and associated specialist equipment, software and consumables.

£8,280

£4,968

Band 4 

Shares the typical costs of Bands 2 & 3 and also includes access to premium facilities and/ or consumables.

 £11,589

£6,953

Fees Details for PhD by Published Work

   Part-Time and Full-Time UK/EU Fees 

PhD Published Work 

(staff-only fee)

£1,230

 

PhD Published Work 

 (for alumni, those with a formal academic association, or partner organisations)

£7,000

 

For Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Professional Doctorate in Design and Professional Doctorate in Health, Education and Society fees please see individual course pages.

Last updated: 26/09/2022

 

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