International research programme fees per annum

Academic year 2020/2021

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

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.

 2020-21 Fee2020-21 Continuation Fee
Primary Care Sciences £16,150 £2,420
Non-laboratory programmes £14,600 £2,190
Laboratory programmes in Science, Technology and Medicine **









Intermediate Disciplines including Mathematics, Statistics, Geography, Pharmacy, Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy**









* 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.
** The applicable fee level will be determined when an offer is made and is dependent on the nature of the research project to be undertaken.

Professional doctorate tuition fees 

EdD (Education) £6,000
Social Work £6,000
Criminology £6,000
Pharmacy £6,000
Health Science (DHealthSci) £6,000

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