Postgraduate research fees

These are the postgraduate research fees for the 2023/24 academic year. Fees can be paid in 3 instalments in September, January and June, as set out on the ‘My Account’ section in your Student Self-Service Portal. 

Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year, your fees will increase each year.

For International fees the following factors will be taken into account by the University when it is setting the annual fees: inflationary measures such as the retail price indices, projected increases in University costs, changes in the level of funding received from Government sources, admissions statistics and access considerations including the availability of student support.

Home fees are set by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and are released approximately five months before the start of each academic year.

Fee finder

Find out the cost of your chosen research degree by selecting the course here, and selecting go, or consult the tables below.


Home students

The fee information below applies to students who are eligible to pay the 'Home' fee rate, and are studying on any research degree apart from Professional Doctorates which are listed on separate pages (DCM, EdD, DNurs, DMid).

Tuition fees

Mode of study / courseFee per year
Part-time PhD by Published Work
Please email rdt-researchdegrees@brookes.ac.uk for confirmation of the current tuition fees once your proposal has been accepted by the Faculty and you have been invited to make a formal application.
MPhil, MPhil/PhD, PhD, MA by Research, MSc by Research and LLM by Research programmes
Full-time
(Years 1-3 - MPhil/PhD)
(Minimum 1 Year - Masters by Research)
£4,712
Part-time
(Years 1-6 - MPhil/PhD)
(Minimum 2 Years - Masters by Research(Years 1-6 - MPhil/PhD)
(Minimum 2 Years - Masters by Research
£2,356

Additional costs

Cost Fee
Continuation fees £1,386
Resubmission fees
If following viva, Examiners’ recommend that a student is required to revise and resubmit their thesis for re-examination, the Resubmission fee for the duration of that period.
£1,386

Bench Fees
Bench fees will be calculated on an individual basis and the amount will depend on the subject and project. In some cases no bench fee will be charged.

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Full-time £1,000 - £6,000 (depending on subject and project)
Part-time £500 - £3,000 (depending on subject and project)
Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment
Full-time £5,000 (where necessary, up to this amount depending on subject and project)
Part-time £2,500 (where necessary, up to this amount depending on subject and project)

International students

The fee information below applies to students who are eligible to pay the 'International' fee rate, and are studying on any research degree apart from Professional Doctorates which are listed on separate pages (DCM, EdD, DNurs, DMid).

Tuition fees

Faculty / Department / study mode Fees per year
All faculties
Part-time PhD by Published Work
Please email rdt-researchdegrees@brookes.ac.uk for confirmation of the current tuition fees once your proposal has been accepted by the Faculty and you have been invited to make a formal application.
Oxford Brookes Business School
Full-time (years 1-3) £17,700
Part-time (years 1-6) £8,850
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Full-time (years 1-3) £17,500
Part-time (years 1-6) £8,750
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Full-time (years 1-3) £16,100
Part-time (years 1-6) £8,050
Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment
Full-time (years 1-3) £16,300
Part-time (years 1-6)  £8,150

Additional costs

Cost Fee
Continuation fee
£1,386 
Resubmission fee
If following viva, examiners recommend that a student is required to revise and resubmit their thesis for re-examination, they must pay the resubmission fee for the duration of that period.
£1,386 

Bench Fees
Bench fees will be calculated on an individual basis and the amount will depend on the subject and project. In some cases no bench fee will be charged.

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Full-time £1,000-£6,000 (depending on project and subject)
Part-time £500-£3,000 (depending on project and subject)
Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment
Full-time: £5,000 (up to this amount depending on project and subject)
Part-time: £2,500 (up to this amount depending on project and subject)

Note on fees

Please note all students must pay these fees as follows:

  • All full-time MPhil/PhD students are required to pay the full-time fee for three complete academic years before they are eligible to pay the continuation fee. 
  • All part-time MPhil/PhD students are required to pay the part-time fee for six complete academic years before they are eligible to pay the continuation fee.
  • All full-time Masters by Research Students are required to pay the full-time fee for a minimum of one year or maximum of two years if approved.
  • All part-time Masters by Research Students are required to pay the full-time fee for a minimum of two years or maximum of two years if approved.
  • All students eligible to pay the Home fee rate studying on the PhD by Published Work programme, are required to pay the fee for a minimum of one year or up to submission of thesis for examination if longer.

Contact us

Research Degrees Team

rdt-researchdegrees@brookes.ac.uk