Postgraduate fees

Fees for taught courses

Fees are found on course pages, which include the home/EU and overseas fees for each programme and for each mode of attendance (full-time, part-time, distance-learning or associate).

  • Full-time – fee applies for one year. Where programme regulations allow students to complete the course over a longer period, an extension fee will apply in subsequent years.
  • Part-time (where applicable) – tuition fees are usually half of the corresponding full-time fees, and they apply in each of the first two years of study. Where a part-time course is set up to run for more than two years, any subsequent period will not be charged. In all cases, an extension fee will apply to any period of study (including dissertation submission) beyond the normal course end date.
  • Distance-learning (where applicable) – fee applies for the whole course, or per module. Where fees are paid by module, it is assumed that four modules will be taken each year unless the student notifies the Programme Administrator otherwise. Module fees are subject to an annual increase.
  • Associate – fee is per module. Students who wish to be considered for an award for their studies must register on a full programme.

Fees for research programmes

  • Full-time – fee normally applies for one year for an MPhil or for each of three years for a PhD (including Doctor of Public Health).
  • Part-time – fee normally applies for each of two years for an MPhil or up to eight years for a PhD.
  • New Route PhD – fee applies for each of four years.

Home/EU students

The Home/EU PGR (postgraduate research) fee is the RCUK (Research Council) fee. This is £3,900 for 2013/4 and £3,996 for 2014/15 per annum full-time.

The fee for the New Route PhD for Home/EU students is £7,500 for 2013/4 and £8,250 for 2014/5.

Part-time PhD fee is 65% of the full-time fee. This is £2,535 for 2013/4 and £2,597 for 2014/5 for Home/EU students.

International students

These are the overseas fees for PGR (postgraduate research):

Postgraduate research

Full-time fee for 2014/5

Part-time fee for 2014/5

Low Band

Social Sciences



Middle Band




High Band

Engineering & Design
Health Sciences
Information Systems & Computing
Sport Sciences
all Research Institutes
Graduate School



The fees for the New Route PhD for Overseas students:

Subject area

Fee for 2014

Mathematical Sciences
Economics and Finance
Human Sciences

Information Systems
Biological Sciences
Electronic and  Computer Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Manufacturing and Enterprise Engineering

Types of fee

For fee purposes, students are classified as either home/EU or overseas. For details of the criteria used for establishing fee status, visit the UK Council for International Student Affairs website. If you are unsure whether you are classified as home/EU or overseas, please contact the Admissions Office on +44 (0)1895 265265.

For overseas students, subject areas are classified as either low band (generally classroom-based), middle band or high band (generally requiring higher cost resources or equipment). Each band has a different fee.

Equivalent or Lower Qualifications (ELQs)

Home/EU students who already have a qualification at a level higher than or equal to that for which they are applying may be subject to different fees. See the Equivalent or Lower Qualifications page for details.

Additional fees

For further information about additional fees, please see Senate Regulation 10

Please note that these fees are reviewed on an annual basis.

  • Re-registration fee: £205
  • Replacement transcript fee (10 copies): £22
  • Replacement certificate fee: £54
  • Extension fees: Postgraduate taught – £320; MBA – £1,075
  • Continuation fees: Postgraduate research – £1,145
  • Examination fees for research students: MPhil – £250; LLM (by research) – £250; Dr Public Health – £895; PhD/EngD/DBA – £280; Higher Doctorates – £895
  • Resubmission fees (for postgraduate taught dissertation): £43 per 10 credits

Fee refunds

Fees are due at the time of registration and there is no entitlement to any reduction or refund if a student withdraws during the year. The University may exceptionally allow reductions to self-supporting students. Please note that once you enrol, you become liable for fees, even if you subsequently withdraw. Please see Senate Regulation 10 for full details.

Fee deposits and discounts

  • International deposit: £3,000
  • Home/EU deposit: £300

NB: Deposits are normally non-refundable

Details of discounts for Brunel University graduates are given in Senate Regulation 10

Please note that only one discount can be applied at any one time.

Page last updated: Monday 20 January 2014