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Tuition fees: research degrees

Fees vary depending on mode of study, area of study and student status, (whether you are full-time or part-time, which subject you are studying and whether you are a UK, EU or International student).

For more information about Postgraduate fees please refer to the Tuition Fee Regulations.

Research degree tuition fees

2021/22 fees


Doctoral degree loans

To be eligible you must be:

  • an English student,
  • accepted for PhD study at a UK university and
  • not receiving a Research Council living allowance.

Key details

  • loans of up to £25,000
  • available across all subjects
  • intended to contribute to the costs of your PhD (rather than cover full fees and living costs)

No restrictions concerning the age of the applicant have been announced. It is understood that part-time students will be eligible to apply.

Repayment terms are currently under further consultation, but the postgraduate loan repayments are intended to be combined with the Master’s degree loan (if taken). Students will therefore make one repayment on the maximum combined loan of £35,000. The loans will be subject to interest, but rates have not been confirmed.

This website will be updated as more details are announced, but has a brief guide on UK PhD Loans.