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Postgraduate Research Fees

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

2018 Postgraduate Research Fees Information for UK, EU & International Applicants 

This information is for students applying to study at Northumbria University in the academic year 2018/19. 

Band Details for PhD and MPhil Programmes

Bands  Band Details Full-time UK/EU Fees Per Year Part-time UK/EU Fees Per Year Full-time International Fees Per Year Part-time International Fees Per Year

Band 1

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

 £4,500

£2,250

£13,500

£6,750 

Band 2

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

£5,500

£2,750

£14,500

£7,250 

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.

£7,500 

£3,750

£16,500 

£8,250

Band 4 

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

£10,500

 £5,250   £19,500 

£9,750 

Fees Details for PhD by Published Work

   Full-time UK/EU Fees  Part-time UK/EU Fees Full-time International Fees Part-time International Fees

PhD Published Work 

£1,125

 £1,125

£1,125

£1,125

Fees Details for Professional Doctorates

Full-time UK/EU Fees Per Year Part-time UK/EU Fees Per Year Full-time International Fees Per Year Part-time International Fees Per Year

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

£8,750

£6,250

£11,000

£8,300

Doctor of Business Leadership (DBL)

£8,750

£6,250

£11,000

£8,300
Doctor of Law (DLaw) £8,750

£6,250

£11,000

£8,300

*Typical project-related requirements include:

  • Travel and subsistence for off-campus data collection, project meetings, conferences/research symposia (match-funded by appropriate RIS/external funding).
  • Fees/charges for conferences (match-funded by appropriate RIS/external funding), publication, health, safety and well-being requirements, specialist services such as translation.
  • Consumables of modest cost to support data collection/analysis activity and to meet health and safety requirements.
  • Specialist hardware or software of modest cost specific to the project.

Further information:

  • Some of our courses incur additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fee. Find out more here.
  • Find information on your fee liability, should you exit your course early here.
  • Find information on how to pay your fee here.
  • To find out if you are eligible for a Masters Loan here.
  • Find information about Masters scholarships and funding for UK and EU students here.
  • Find information about Masters scholarships and funding for International students here.
  • If you are a current Northumbria student, and would like to review fees from previous years please visit MyNorthumbria.
  • If you have any further queries about funding, and you would like to speak to an adviser, drop-in to Student Central, Library Building, City Campus West. You can also contact us via email, or call 0191 227 4127 

Last updated: 13/02/2018

2017 Postgraduate Research Fees Information for UK, EU & International Applicants

This information is for students applying to study at Northumbria University in the academic year 2017/18. Please note that your tuition fees for subsequent years may rise in line with inflation (RPI).**

Fees Details for PhD and MPhil Programmes

For UK and EU students the full-time fee for PhD and MPhil is £4,450 per year.**

For UK and EU students the part-time fee is £2,250 per year.**

For International students the full-time fee for PhD and MPhil is £13,000 per year.**

You may also be required to pay a bench fee* to cover extra costs your programme may incur.

Fees Details for PhD by Published Work

The fee for a PhD by Published Work is £1,125.

You may also be required to pay a bench fee* to cover extra costs your programme may incur.

Fees Details for Professional Doctorates

Professional doctorates include; Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Doctor of Business Leadership (DBL) and Doctor of Law (DLaw) 

For UK and EU students the full-time fee is £8,750 per year.**

For UK and EU students the part-time fee is £6,250 per year.**

For International students the full-time fee is £11,000 per year.**

For International students the part-time fee is £8,300 per year.**

You may also be required to pay a bench fee* to cover extra costs your programme may incur.

*Bench Fees

A bench fee is to cover extra costs that will be incurred by a specific PhD project in excess of the tuition fee that covers supervision and registration. In such cases, the bench fee will be identified and detailed in the offer letter.

Typical costs incurring a bench fee include:

  • access to laboratory facilities and existing larger pieces of equipment;
  • specialist laboratory consumables/smaller pieces of equipment;
  • specialist field work costs;
  • consumable costs of training research students;
  • a contribution to the costs of attending scientific conferences, workshops or visits to collaborators;
  • publication charges;
  • specialist software;
  • specialist IT hardware;
  • health & safety requirements;
  • specialist support: e.g. transcribing services

Further information:

  • For information on fee liability for students please click here.
  • For postgraduate discounts for UK & EU students please click here.
  • For International postgraduate discounts please click here.
  • For information on how to pay your fees please click here.
  • For current students please visit MyNorthumbria for fee information from 2014 to 2016.

 

**Subject to inflationary rises with reference to the Retail Price Index (RPI). 

Last updated: 15/09/2017

 

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