Postgraduate research programme fees (UK)

Academic year 2021/2022

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. 

 2021/22 Tuition Fee2021/22 Continuation Fee
Full-time £4,500

 £300 (1-12 months)

 £600 (+ 12 months)

Part-time £2,250

 £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.

The fee for PHD by Publication in 2021 is £2,250.


Professional doctorate tuition fees 

2021/22 Tuition Fee 2021/22 Continuation Fee 
£2,900

 £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
Tel: (+44) 01782 733726
Email: admissions@keele.ac.uk

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

Finance department
Tel: (+44) 01782 733149
Email: finance@keele.ac.uk

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