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Postgraduate fees

Fees for taught courses

You can find the fees information on our 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

 CourseFees per year for 2016/17 
PhD – Postgraduate Research Full time: £4,121
Part time: £2,060
 Brunel Integrated PhD   £8,850

International students

The postgraduate research fees for 2016/17 for international students are:

Subject areaFull-time fees per year Part-time fees per year
Economics, Politics / History, Sociology, Anthropology, Media & Communications £14,100 £7,050
Arts and Humanities, Screen Media, Journalism, Education, Law, Mathematics £15,400 £7,770
Business, Engineering & Design, Environment, Geography, Health Sciences, Information Systems & Computing, Sport Sciences £17,200 £8,600

The fees for the Brunel Integrated PhD for 2016/17 for international students are:

Subject areaFull-time fees per year 
Mathematical Sciences, Economics and Finance, Human Sciences, Education £14,100
Information Systems, Business, Biological Sciences, Electronic and Computer Engineering,
Mechanical Engineering, Design, Manufacturing and Enterprise Engineering
£17,200

For more information visit our research fees and funding page.

Types of fees

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.

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: £220
  • Replacement transcript fee: £25
  • Replacement certificate fee: £60
  • Continuation fees: Postgraduate research – £200
  • Examination fees for research students: Higher Doctorates – £1,000
  • Resubmission fees (for postgraduate taught dissertation): £300

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. We 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.