Postgraduate research programme fees (UK)

Academic year 2023/2024

PhD, DM, and MPhil Degrees

The University charges an annual tuition fee and this covers examination and graduation and includes membership of the Guild of Students. Fees are payable at the start of your programme.

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

  2023/24 Tuition Fee 2023/24 Continuation Fee


(Campus based and distance learning)


 £300 (1-12 months)

 £600 (+ 12 months)


(Campus based and distance learning)


 £150 (1-12 months)

 £300 (+ 12 months)

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 UKRI webpages for further information on ways to fund your PHD.

The fee for PHD by Publication in 2023 is £2,356.

Professional doctorate tuition fees 

2023/24 Tuition Fee  2023/24 Continuation Fee 

 £150 (1-12 months)

 £300 (+ 12 months)

Prospective students needing further advice as to what their fees status would be or the fees payable for a specific postgraduate research programme should contact the Postgraduate Research Admissions:

Postgraduate Research Admissions

Enquiries relating to making a fees payment should contact the Finance department:

Finance department
Tel: (+44) 01782 733149

For more information, please visit the Directorate of Finance website.