Design School


Postgraduate research

Fees and finance

The fees payable depend on whether you are doing a part-time or full-time Postgraduate Research Degree, and also whether you are a UK/EU or International student.


If you are doing an MPhil, you pay fees for 2 years if you are doing it full time, and 3 years if you are doing it part-time.


If you are doing a PhD, you pay fees for 3 years full time, or 5 years part time.

UK/EU and International student fees

Please see the University's prospectus for the latest fees.

Funding and studentship opportunities

Each year we offer several fully funded studentships that include all fees and an amount per year for three years, tax free, to cover living costs.

All funded studentships are also advertised on, usually between New Year and Easter.

If studentships are available to International applicants, this will be stated clearly in the advert.

For more information on fees and other costs related to doing a PhD, see the University's research student finance pages.