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

Postgraduate research programme fees per annum 2016 - 17 entry

PhD, DM, and MPhil Degrees

Set by Research Councils UK (RCUK)

Research Councils UK (RCUK) usually increase their fee and stipend levels annually in line with inflation, based on the Treasury GDP deflator. Minimum fees recommended by the Research Councils are always adopted as the Keele University Home/EU tuition fee for all postgraduate research.

  2016-17 Fee 2016-17 Continuation Fee
Full-time £4,121 £618
Part-time £2,061 £309
* 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.

Please visit the RCUK webpages for further information

Professional doctorate tuition fees

Course Fee
EdD (Education) £2,500
Social Work £2,500
Criminology £2,500
Health Science (DHealthSci) £2,500