Postgraduate Research Fees

This page provides information on research programme fees. Refer to the information below for more detail about how much your programme is likely to cost.

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2020/21 Tuition fees for PhD and MPhil research degrees

Annual tuition fees for each academic year must be paid in full at the start of each year. Fees are subject to an annual revision in line with the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) indicative rate. Some research projects will be subject to additional project costs.

The MPhil/PhD tuition fees for H/EU students charged in 2019/20 were £4,327 for full-time students and £2.130 for part-time. The rates for the academic year 2020/21 will be released around February 2020, with fees likely to be around £4,500 for full-time students.

The table indicates the fee for programmes in the Faculty. Where Additional Project Costs may be charged, the standard APC is listed first. Some projects may lead to a higher or lower APC, and these are also listed in the table below. Your offer letter will state the tuition fee and the Additional Project Cost for the programme.

Additional Project Costs (APC)

For some subjects, there will be an APC to run research projects that are in addition to basic classroom and lab-based costs. It will be clear where there are additional costs.

Faculty

Fee

Additional Project Costs

Arts & Humanities

UKRI indicative rate

None

None

None

Education

UKRI indicative rate

None

None

None

Business & Law

UKRI indicative rate

None

None

None

HPSC

UKRI indicative rate

Standard APC listed first

Nursing

Psychology

Social Care & Social Work

Health Professions inc. Nutrition

 

£500

£500

£500

£2,500

£0

£0

£0

£500

£2,500

£2,500

£2,500

£5,500

Science & Engineering

UKRI indicative rate

Standard APC listed first

Computing & Mathematics

Sport & Exercise Science

Life Sciences

Natural Sciences

Engineering

 

£2,000

£5,000

£5,000

£5,000

£5,000

 

 

£2,000

£2,000

£2,000

 

 

£10,000

£10,000

£10,000

 

2020/21 Tuition fees for Master's by Research degrees

Master's by Research degrees fees vary by Faculty and programme, starting from the UKRI indicative rate.

The table indicates the fee for programmes in the Faculty. Where different fees are charged according to the programme, these are listed in the table below. Your offer letter will state the tuition fee for the programme.

Faculty

Fee

May also be charged

Arts & Humanities

£5,500

None

 

Education

UKRI indicative rate

None

 

Business & Law

UKRI Indicative rate

None

 

HPSC

 

 

 

Nursing

Psychology

Social Care & Social Work

Health Professions inc. Nutrition

£5,000

£5000

£5000

£7,000

UKRI rate

UKRI rate

UKRI rate

UKRI rate

£7,000

£7,000

£7,000

£5,000

Science & Engineering

 

 

 

Computing & Mathematics

Life Sciences

Sport & Exercise Science

Natural Sciences

Engineering

£6500

£6500

£6500

£9500

£9500

None

None

None

£6,500

£6,500

None

None

None

£14,500

£14,500

 

Overseas Students

2020/21 Tuition fees for research degrees (PhD, MPhil and Master's by Research)

Tuition fees for overseas students are categorised into five groups called 'bands'. The tuition fee band reflects the resources that are needed for the research project.

The table indicates the fee for programmes in the Faculty. Where different fees are charged according to the programme, these are listed in the table below. Your offer letter will state the tuition fee for the programme.

Faculty

Standard Band

May also be charged

Arts & Humanities

 

 

 

Creative Writing, English & Film

History

Languages, Linguistics

Philosophy

Public Services

Sociology

 

Architecture

Art

Design

Media

Information & Communications

Fashion

Band A/£16,000

Band A/£16,000

Band A/£16,000

Band A/£16,000

Band A/£16,000

Band A/£16,000

 

Band B/£17,000

Band B/£17,000

Band B/£17,000

Band B/£17,000

Band B/£17,000

Band B/£17,000

 

None

None

None

None

None

None

 

None

None

None

None

None

None

 

None

None

None

None

None

None

 

None

None

None

None

None

None

 

Education

 

 

 

All subjects

Band A/£16,000

None

None

Business & Law

 

 

 

All subjects

Band A/£16,000

None

None

HPSC

 

 

 

Nursing

Psychology

Social Care and Social Work

 

Health Professions inc. Nutrition

Band B/£17,000

Band B/£17,000

Band B/£17,000

 

Band C/£19,000

Band A/£16,000

Band A/£16,000

Band A/£16,000

 

Band B/£17,000

 

Band C/£19,000

Band C/£19,000

Band C/£19,000

 

Band D/£21,500

Science & Engineering

 

 

 

Computing and Mathematics

Master’s by Research in Life

Sciences

 

Sport and Exercise Science

 

MPhil/PhD Life Sciences

Natural Sciences

Engineering

Band C/£19,000

Band C/£19,000

 

 

Band D/£21,500

 

Band D/£21,500

Band D/£21,500

Band D/£21,500

 

None

None

 

 

None

 

Band C/£19,000

Band C/£19,000

Band C/£19,000

 

None

None

 

 

None

 

Band E/£26,500

Band E/£26,500

Band E/£26,500

 

 

Note: if an applicant is in the UK under a visa category other than tier 4, it may be possible to study part-time as an International student. Please visit our Visas and immigration page for more information.

Visiting Students

Fees for Visiting Students wishing to undertake part of their postgraduate research at Manchester Metropolitan University is currently under review.

 

Funding your research degree

There are a number of funding sources to help you complete a research degree. Undertaking a research degree takes a lot of commitment, from a time and a financial perspective, so it's important to have a clear plan in place as to how you will fund your research.

In order to ensure you thrive during your research degree, it is crucial that you fully understand the costs of your project and have a clear plan in place to fund your research.

Research council scholarships

There are seven, government-funded research councils in the UK that support research at all levels for Home/EU students. We are part of two research-council funded Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP):

These Doctoral Training Partnerships offer scholarships to cover fees and an annual stipend of around £14,777. Both DTPs offer an annual open competition with a deadline in mid-January, as well as funding attached to specific projects (sign-up to be alerted when these specific projects are advertised).

University Studentships

We are committed to supporting innovative research projects that have a real impact on a local, regional and global scale. We offer a range of studentships funded by the University and external partners. We advertise studentships on our website pages when they are available, and we also post them on Twitter

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