International research programme fees per annum

Academic year 2021/2022

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 and this covers examination and graduation and includes membership of the Guild of Students. Fees are payable at the start of your programme.

Programme Fees

Also known as 'bench fees', cover the cost of consumable materials used in your degree. Some projects use large amounts of materials or 'comsumables'. In these instances, you maybe charged an annual Programme Fee to help cover the cost of this. You will be notified of any fee which applies, in your offer letter.

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. 

PhD, DM, and MPhil Degrees

Fees are fixed for each year of your degree programme, allowing you to plan your finances for the duration of your studies.

2021/22 TUITION FEE 

2021/22 CONTINUATION FEE 

 £14,900   

 £300 (1-12 months)

 £600 (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.

 

 

2021/22 Programme Fee 

Band 1: Non-lab and some intermediate disciplines 

-
Band 2: Lab and some intermediate disciplines 

£2,240

Band 3: Lab and some intermediate disciplines 

£4,470

Band 4: Lab and some intermediate disciplines 

£6,710

Band 5: Lab and some intermediate disciplines 

£8,940


Professional doctorate tuition fees 

2021/22 Tuition Fee 2021/22 Continuation Fee 
£7,500

£150 (1-12 months)

£300 (12 months +)

UK student visa regulations mean that students classed as overseas for fees purposes may normally only register on a full-time basis.