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.
  • PhD with Integrated Postgraduate Diploma (Brunel Integrated PhD (New Route)) – fee applies for each of four years.

Home/EU students

The PGR (postgraduate research) fee is the RCUK (Research Council) fee. This is £3,996 for 2014/15  and £4,052 for 2015/16 per annum full-time.

The fee for the PhD with Integrated Postgraduate Diploma students is £8,250 for 2014/5 and for 2015/6 it is £8,500 .

Part-time PhD fee is £2,597 for 2014/5 and £2,026 for 2015/6.

International students

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

Postgraduate research

Full-time fee for 2015/6

Part-time fee for 2015/6

Low Band

Politics / History
Media & Communications



Middle Band

Arts and Humanities
Screen Media



High Band

Engineering & Design
Health Sciences
Information Systems & Computing
Sport Sciences



The fees for the PhD with Integrated Postgraduate Diploma for Overseas students:

Subject area

Fee for 2015

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 Student Financial Policy

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

  • Re-registration fee: £213
  • Replacement transcript fee (10 copies): £23
  • Replacement certificate fee: £56
  • Continuation fees: Postgraduate research – £200
  • Examination fees for research students: MPhil – £290; LLM (by research) – £290; PhD/EngD/DBA – £290; Higher Doctorates – £930
  • Resubmission fees (for postgraduate taught dissertation): £290

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 Student Financial Policy for full details.

Fee deposits and discounts

  • International deposit: £3,000 refundable only on the grounds of non-issuance of a visa
  • Home/EU deposit: £300 normally non-refundable

Details of discounts for Brunel University London graduates are given in Student Financial Policy

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

Page last updated: Friday 25 September 2015