Postgraduate research

Postgraduate research fees

Tuition fees vary by:

  • Course type (PhD, MPhil, MD, etc.)
  • Fee status* (UK, EU, or International)
  • Mode of study (full-time, part-time, distance learning)
  • Year of entry

*If you are unsure of your fee status, please contact the Admissions Office for advice at pgradmissions@le.ac.uk.

UK students

UK postgraduate research fees are not fixed based on your point of entry and increase each year. UK postgraduate students are required to pay the fee applicable to the academic year they will be studying in. Fees are based on which subject you study.

Choose from our payment methods in order to pay your fees.

International students

International postgraduate research fees are fixed for each year of the programme based on your entry year. You can find your annual tuition fee on your offer letter.

Writing up fees

The writing up fee is £50 for up to 6 full or partial calendar months or £100 for up to 12 full or partial calendar months. There is no pro-rata rebate if you require less than 6 or 12 months respectively. You should pay this fee in full upon receiving confirmation that your application has been approved.

As per our fee liability policy for postgraduate research students, if you are in writing up for part of a calendar month this counts as 1 month of the 6 or 12 your writing up fee covers. For example, a writing up period from 15th January to 10th July is a 7 month period so a writing up fee of £100.00 would be due.

The Academic Office will not accept your thesis for examination if you have any outstanding debts to the University.

Extension of registration

The extension of registration fee is based on the full time home rate for your course for the current academic year.

The fee charged is based on the number of yearly quarters (3 full or partial calendar months) you are in a period of extension for. There is no pro-rata rebate for a quarter not used in full. You should pay your fee at the beginning of each quarter as detailed below.

As per our fee liability policy for postgraduate research students, if you are in an extension period for part of a calendar month this counts as 1 month of the 3 each 12.5% of the full time home fee covers. For example, a period of extension from 15 January to 10 April is a 4 month period so 25% of the full time home fee would be due.

Duration  Payment due dates  Amount charged 
3 months extension  1 Oct - 31 Dec  1 Oct  12.5% of full time home fee 
1 Jan - 31 March  1 Jan 
1 April - 30 June 1 April 
1 July - 30 Sept  1 July 
6 months extension  1 Oct - 31 March  1 Oct  25% of full time home fee 
1 Jan 
1 Jan - 30 June  1 Jan
1 April
1 April - 30 Sept  1 April
1 July 
1 July - 31 Dec  1 July 
1 Sept 
9 months extension  1 Oct - 30 June  1 Oct  37.5% of full time home fee 
1 Jan 
1 April 
1 Jan - 30 Sept  1 Jan 
1 April 
1 July 
1 April - 31 Dec  1 April 
1 July 
1 Sept 
1 July - 31 March  1 July 
1 Sept 
1 Jan 
12 months extension  1 Oct - 30 Sept  1 Oct  50% of full time home fee 
1 Jan 
1 April 
1 July 
1 Jan - 31 Dec  1 Jan 
1 April 
1 July 
1 Oct 
1 April - 31 March  1 April 
1 July 
1 Oct 
1 Jan 
1 July - 30 June  1 July 
1 Oct 
1 Jan 
1 April 

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