Fees and Funding

The School of Business is currently offering a Graduate Teaching Assistantship for Finance and/ or Accounting.  For more information see below

Tuition fees (for self-funded students)

Postgraduate research fees

Campus-based international students

Our next intake is September 2017.

For 2017-18 fees are £13,600 (full-time)*, £6,800 (Part-time)*

Campus-based EU/Home students 

Our next intake is September 2017.

For 2017-18 fees are £4,195 (full-time)*, £2097.50 (part-time)*

*Fees per year, with an incremental annual increase.

Distance learning students

Our next intake is now September 2017

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

For those who start the degree in the academic year 2017-18 the fees are as follows

Distance learning International students - £21,845**

Distance learning EU/Home students - £18,250**

The eligibility discount is only available for 2016-17 entry.  It will not be available for 2017-18 entry.

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.

The Alumni Discount will increase to 20% for 2017/8 entry.  https://le.ac.uk/student-life/postgraduates/fees-funding/scholarships-discounts/alumni-loyalty

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.

One Full-Time Funded Postgraduate Research Opportunity Intake September 2017

The School of Business is pleased to be able to offer one Graduate Teaching  Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTAship) in Finance and or Accounting. The closing date is 9th June 2017. All short-listed applicants will be interviewed for suitability. Interviews for these awards are provisionally scheduled for 2017. Please see document entitled 'Further Guidance' (here) for detailed information about the PhD research opportunity, the application procedure and the process we will use to allocate them.

This PhD research opportunity is for full-time study only and will commence in September 2017 with no exception. It will cover tuition fees at the UK/EU rate (currently £4,195). The GTAship includes a stipend of £10,309 each year as well as a salary of approximately £4,244. Suitable applications are encouraged from both UK/EU students and from international students (outside the EU). However, please note that the award covers the UK/EU tuition fee rate only: an international student would need to pay the difference between this and the international tuition fee rate themselves. This would be approximately £9,356 per year. If Alumni International students are awarded a GTAship they are not able to also claim the alumni discount.

For how to apply for these awards go to the “How to Apply” page. Please ensure that you submit all the required documents listed – the application will not be considered for the awards if they are not included. It is also essential that you read the 'Further Guidance' and the 'Job Summary' before preparing your application which you will also find on that page.

Other funding

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

This link offers information about other University funding opportunities for postgraduate programmes. Various scholarship opportunities can be found here.

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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