UK & EU Students - Postgraduate 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 2015 - 16 entry

PhD, DM, and MPhil Degrees

Home and EU students

  Fee Continuation Fee*
Full-time £4052 £608
Part-time £2026 £304

* 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.

Professional Doctorate Degrees

Home and EU students

EdD (Education)

£2,400
Social Work £2,400
Criminology £2,400