Fees and Funding

The School does not have any funding on offer at this present time

Tuition fees (for self-funded students)

Postgraduate research fees

Campus-based international students

Our next intake is May 2017.

For 2016-17 fees are £13,015 (full-time)*, £6,507.50 (part-time)*

Campus-based EU/Home students 

Our next intake is May 2017.

For 2016-17 fees are £4,121 (full-time)*, £2,060.50 (part-time)*

*Fees per year, with an incremental annual increase.

Distance learning students

Our next intake is now May 2017

For those who start the degree in the academic year 2016-17 the fees are as follows

Distance learning International students - £20,905**

Distance learning EU/Home students - £17,465**

Distance learning international students - discount rate for those living in eligible countries: £15,880 **. Click here for list of eligible countries  The list includes the Caribbean and the Middle East. Please note that this discount is only available for 2016-17 entry.  It will not be available for 2017-18 entry.

**Distance learning fees are for the complete period of the degree, not per year. 

The Distance learning fee

The fee set for the distance learning degree is for the complete period of the degree. In other words it is a total fee amount, not a per annum fee. The amount set for the year when the distance learning student registers is the total amount that they will pay for their studies. This amount will remain the same for the period of the degree regardless of how many years it takes to complete - minimum registration being four years and maximum registration seven years. It can however be paid in installments, so it is not necessary to pay the whole fee upfront at the beginning of your studies (see below)

Discount for University of Leicester alumni (Home/EU/International)

The 10% alumni discount on tuition fees is applicable to both campus based (full-time and part-time) and distance learning PhD modes. It is available if the successful applicant has previously graduated from the University of Leicester with either an undergraduate degree, a Master’s degree or a PGCE, whether they studied on campus or by distance learning.

Payment of fees

Full-time and part-time students may pay their fees in full or in two instalments.

Distance learning students have the option of three methods of payment.

  • The fees can be paid in one amount (no discount given). (Amounts as above)
  • The fees can be paid over a four year period.  The payment would be made at the beginning of the academic year.
  • Alternatively 3 instalments can be paid per year for four years.  

Other funding

The School does not have any other funding on offer at this present time.

The Graduate School offers information about other funding opportunities for postgraduate programmes.

Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M3C DTP)

The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M3C DTP) is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, De Montfort University, University of Leicester, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham. M3C is awarding up to 87 PhD Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentships for UK/EU applicants for 2017 entry. M3C provides research candidates with expert supervision (including opportunities for cross-institutional supervision), research training and access to a wide range of facilities, cohort events and placement opportunities with regional, national and international partners in the creative and cultural sectors. 

How to apply:

The deadline for AHRC funding applications is 16 January 2017. Applicants must also have applied for a place to study at one of the six M3C DTP universities and have provided two academic references as part of the application procedure. For full details of eligibility, funding and research supervision areas, and for our November application writing workshops, please visit www.midlands3cities.ac.uk/ or contact enquiries@midlands3cities.ac.uk

Find a PhD.com

Find a PhD.com and Find a Masters.com are offering a number of £500-£1,000 scholarships for UK/EU and international applicants looking to enrol on a PhD or Masters degree programme.

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