Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Fees and Scholarships

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for Science Research Degrees - Life Sciences research degrees are Band 2 disciplines.


A number of scholarships are available for research students. Most funding opportunities and scholarship competitions take place between November and February for courses starting the following academic year.

  • Fulbright Scholarship for applicants from the United States
  • Marshall Scholarships for applicants from the United States.
  • Career Development Loans - loans available to UK postgraduates through a partnership between the Learning and Skills Council and three high street banks.
  • The Perry Foundation - awards and postgraduate scholarships to support research projects that are of definable benefit to UK agriculture.
  • British Council - Education UK - this website can help you find funding for your chosen course through its own scholarship schemes and links to approved websites. Students should also refer to information on their British Council country home page for available scholarship programmes:
  • Said Foundation for MSc degrees
    Scholarships for Jordanian, Lebanese, Syrian or Palestinian (including Palestinians inside Israel) resident in the Middle East. The Said Foundation is able to provide full or partial scholarships for masters' degrees at universities around the UK depending on the level of financial need or whether other grants are available to applicants.

  •  King Abdullah Scholarship Program. Available to students from Saudi Arabia to study in any of ten countries, including the UK. Funded by the Saudi government.

  • British Chevening Scholarships for MSc courses
    Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and administered by the British Council, these prestigious awards enable overseas students to undertake postgraduate study in the United Kingdom.

  • UK Council for International Student Affairs
    The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) is the UK’s national advisory body serving the interests of international students and those who work with them.
  • Postgrad Solutions UK Postgraduate Study Bursaries - Register now for your chance to win 1 of 15 bursaries each to the value of £500. These are open to both international and UK students, and aim to help students fund their chosen postgraduate study options.
  •  FindAPhD - Funding Awards - Register for your chance to win 1 £5,000 award or 1 of 4 £500 awards.

Living Expenses

Beyond the academic fees that you pay for your programme of study, the other main cost will be your living expenses.


Help and financial support is available for students with children who are undertaking postgraduate study. See Childcare Provision