Postgraduate research programme fees (UK/EU)

Academic year 2019/2020

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.

 2019-20 Fee2019-20 Continuation Fee
Full-time £4,327  1-12 months: £300; 12 months+: £600
Part-time £2,164  1-12 months: £150; 12 months+: £300
* 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

The PHD by publication fee is set at £2,164 for 2019 entry

Professional doctorate tuition fees 

EdD (Education) £2,800
Social Work £2,800
Criminology £2,800
Pharmacy £2,700
Health Science (DHealthSci) £2,700

For fee status queries (i.e. assessment of whether someone is eligible for UK or Overseas fees), please contact Admissions


For all other fee related queries, please contact your specific Research Institute (contact details for these are listed on each course page).

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.