Funding your PhD

In order to study at postgraduate level you will need to have funding for two principal types of expenditure: tuition fees and living costs.

Tuition fees differ depending upon your place of normal residence, your nationality and your mode of study. Fees are revised annually, the information given below relates to the 2013/14 academic year.


PhD Biomedical and Life Sciences
PhD Medicine

For full time UK/EU students the fee range is £3,828-£8,828 per annum inclusive of bench fees, which are determined according to the requirements of the research project to be undertaken. The basic fee exclusive of bench fees for UK/EU students is £3,828 per annum and for Overseas students £13,990 per annum.

A project-specific bench fee of £1,000, £2,000, £3,000, £4,000 or £5,000 per annum will be charged in addition to the basic fee. Applicants will be informed of the bench fee in their offer letter. In circumstances where a research project requires the use of exceptionally expensive materials, a higher bench fee may be charged.


PhD Health Research
PhD Statistics and Epidemiology

Full time fees for UK/EU students are £3,828 per annum, full time Overseas fees are £12,000 per annum. Part time fees for UK/EU students are £1,914 per annum.


PhD Mental Health
PhD Organisational Health and Well-being
PhD Palliative Care
PhD Public Health

These PhD programmes are available for part time study only. Fees for UK/EU students are £2,250 per annum and for Overseas students £6,050 per annum.