International Research Programme Fees

It is important that you plan correctly how much you will be spending over the duration of your course at Keele University.  Tuition fees are fixed but your living expenses may vary.  This page provides you with information on tuition fees and other costs involved in postgraduate research study so that you can plan your finances from day one.

The University charges an annual tuition fee, included in the Programme fees below. This covers the cost of your tuition, examination and graduation, and includes membership of the Guild of Students. Fees are payable at the start of your programme.

The fees you pay depend on whether you are classed as an overseas student for fees purposes. The criteria for definition are set by the British government.  For further information, a brief guide is available at www.ukcisa.org.uk.


The standard annual programme fees are listed below.  

Postgraduate research programme fees per annum 2018 - 19 entry

PhD, DM, and MPhil Degrees

Overseas students

Fees are fixed for each year of your degree programme, allowing you to plan your finances for the duration of your studies.

  Fee Continuation Fee*

Primary Care Sciences

 £15,500 £2,325
Non-laboratory programmes  £14,000 £2,100 
Laboratory programmes in Science, Technology and Medicine **

 £15,500

£19,100

£21,250

£23,300

£2,325

£2,325

£2,325

£2,325

Intermediate Disciplines including Mathematics, Statistics, Geography, Pharmacy, Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy**

£14,000

£16,500

£18,650

£20,700

£2,100

£2,100

£2,100

£2,100

* Continuation fees will be charged at the beginning of continuation. They are repayable (on a pro rata basis) when you submit before the end of the continuation period.

** The applicable fee level will be determined when an offer is made and is dependent on the nature of the research project to be undertaken.

Professional Doctorate Degrees

Overseas students

EdD (Education)

£5,800
Social Work £5,800 
Criminology £5,800 
Pharmacy £2,620
Health Science (DHealthSci) TBC

UK student visa regulations mean that students classed as overseas for fees purposes may normally only register on a full-time basis.