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Postgraduate research tuition fees

Find out about tuition fees for our postgraduate research programmes at the University of Southampton and discounts you could be entitled to.

Postgraduate Research programmes

This page gives details on course fees for postgraduate research study at Southampton. This includes MPhil and PhD programmes.

If you are interested in finding out more about fees for our postgraduate taught programmes, including Masters courses, please visit our postgraduate taught fees page.

Information about fees for MRes courses can be found on the postgraduate taught fees page.

Check your fee status if you are uncertain about which fees apply to you.

Find out more about:

Standard postgraduate research fees per year (MPhil, PhD)

  UK/EU 2015/16 International 2015/16*  Channel Islands &
Isle of Man 2015/16
Research programmes £4,052 (full time)
£2,026 (part time)
N/A
N/A
Classroom-based N/A £14,955 (full time)
 £7,478 (part time)
£9,000 (full time)
 £4,500 (part time)
Laboratory-based N/A £20,340 (full time)
 £10,170 (part time)
£10,800 (full time)
 £5,400 (part time)
Health Science N/A £15,936 (full time)
 £7,968 (part time)

£10,800 (full time)
 £5,400(part time)

 

*We are introducing fixed fees for international students. International students starting a research programme of study in the 2015/16 academic year will pay the same fixed fee for each year of their programme. Our fees for full-time study for international students from outside the EU include the full cost of tuition, examinations, Students' Union membership and research support expenses (where applicable).

Non-standard fees

Some courses have non-standard fees, which are set by the individual academic unit.

View our noon-standard fees for:

 

Annual non standard fees for UK / EU students commencing full time postgraduate research degrees

Faculty
Subject
Programme
Non standard Fee 2015/16
Faculty of Health Sciences
Innovation & Leadership in Health Science
Doctorate in Clinical Practice
£5,093

(Part Time fees, where applicable, are charged at 50%, unless otherwise stated below)

Faculty
Academic Unit
Programme
Non standard part time fee 2015/16
Faculty of Business and Law Management
Doctorate of Business Administration £7,500
Faculty of Health Sciences Innovation and Leadership in Health Science 
Doctorate in Clinical Practice 
£2,500

Annual non-standard fees for International students commencing full time postgraduate research degrees

(Unless otherwise stated, these fees remain fixed for the duration of your programme)

Faculty
Academic Groups
Standard fee 2015/16
Non standard fee 2015/16 
Faculty of Business and Law
All
£14,955
n/a
Faculty of Engineering and the Environment
 All  £20,340  n/a
Faculty of Health Sciences
All
£15,936  n/a
Faculty of Humanities
 All £14,955
 n/a
Faculty of Medicine
 All £20,340
 n/a
Faculty of Natural and Environmental Science
 All £20,340
 n/a
Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering  All £14,955  n/a
Faculty of Social and Human Sciences
Geography and the Environment n/a £20,340
  Psychology n/a £18,540

(Part Time fees, where applicable, are charged at 50%, unless otherwise stated below)

Faculty
Academic Groups
Subject
Non standard part time fee 2015/16
Faculty of Business and Law
Management
Doctorate of Business Administration
£7,500

Annual Fees for Channel Island students commencing full time postgraduate research degrees

Faculty
Academic Groups
Standard fee 2015/16
Non standard fee 2015/16 
Faculty of Business and Law
All
£9,000
 n/a
Faculty of Engineering and the Environment
 All  £10,800  n/a
Faculty of Health Sciences
 All £9,000  n/a
Faculty of Humanities
 All £9,000
 n/a
Faculty of Medicine
 All £9,000
 n/a
Faculty of Natural and Environmental Science
 All £10,800
 n/a
Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering All
£10,800  n/a
 Faculty of Social Sciences
Geography and the Environment n/a £10,800
  Psychology n/a £9,000

(Part Time fees, where applicable, are charged at 50%, unless otherwise stated below)

Faculty
Academic Unit
Programme
Non standard part time fee 2015/16
 Faculty of Business and Law
Management Doctor of Business Admin
£7,500

Discounts

Discount for prompt payment in full

We offer a one per cent discount on the personal element of tuition fees for full payments received by 28 September 2015 (certain conditions apply).

Final-year/alumni 10 per cent discount

If you are a final-year student at the University of Southampton, or one of our alumni, you are entitled to a 10 per cent discount on postgraduate course fees.

Paying your fees

Fees are paid annually. You can pay your fees in full by Monday 28 September 2015 to receive the one per cent discount or pay in two instalments during the year. Find out more about paying tuiton fees.

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Information about fixed cohort fees

For international postgraduate research and undergraduate students who enrol in Autumn 2015, we have introduced a new fixed cohort fee. This new fee structure has been designed to help international students make more effective financial plans over their period of study.

The fixed cohort fee, for studies in Southampton, means that the fee for each year of study (up to four years) remains the same. This is a change from the old system where the fee increased by a variable amount for each year of study in line with the market. Under the new fixed cohort fee, the total cost of the course to the student will be similar to the former model.

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