Fees and Funding
The School of Business is pleased to be able to offer nine Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAships) and one Graduate Research Assistantship (GRAship). The closing date is 20th April 2017. For information see below.
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.
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.
The School of Business is pleased to be able to offer nine Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAships) and one Graduate Research Assistantship (GRAship). The closing date is midnight on 20th April 2017. All short-listed applicants will be interviewed for suitability. Interviews for these awards are provisionally scheduled for the end of May 2017. Please see document entitled 'Further Guidance' (here) for detailed information about each specific PhD research opportunity and the process we will use to allocate them.
The School of Business at the University of Leicester is renowned for the quality of its creative, interdisciplinary and heterodox research. We welcome applications from those interested in the critical and innovative rethinking of any of the following fields: accounting; finance; innovation, technology and organization; marketing; management and organization studies; work and employment. Our PhD programme is distinctive because it is firmly located within a broadly defined critical social science tradition. Our students draw on any of the different fields of management as well as on anthropology, cultural studies, economics, geography, physics and mathematics, science and technology studies, sociology, politics, philosophy and psychology amongst other disciplines in undertaking their research. You can see our staff supervision interests here.
These PhD research opportunities are for full-time study only and will commence in September 2017 with no exception. Tuition fees at the UK/EU rate will be covered. The GTAships and the GRAship will receive a stipend plus a salary totalling approximately £14,553. 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 / GRAship they are not able to also claim the alumni discount as only one award is permitted.
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 'GTA Job Summary' / 'GRA Job Summary' before preparing your application which you will also find on that page.
The School does not have any other funding on offer at this present time.
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