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Postgraduate Research Fees

Tuition fees are payable for each year of your course at the start of the academic year, or at the start of your course, if later. For details on how to pay your fees, please see our Making Payments pages.

Please note that the standard course fee is charged per academic year - totalling up to:

  • 36 months for full-time students and
  • 60 months for part-time students

You may be advised of different arrangements in your offer letter depending on your funding arrangements or if you are studying economics.

Visiting Postgraduate Research Students will not incur a fee.














Research Postgraduate students






£4,786 £2,872

Research Postgraduate students Band 1








Research Postgraduate students Band 2








*Part time fee are charged at 60% of the full-time rate and both fees due and any stipend awards will be adjusted accordingly.

**Students from the Channel Isles or the Isle of Man are charged at the Home/EU rate from 2020-21.

Our tuition fee rate for UK postgraduate research students (Home) is aligned to the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) fee levels.

PhD by Published Work - External Applicant

The standard fee is an amount equivalent to one year's full-time fee for the traditional PhD in the relevant academic year and department, regardless of the date of submission of the work. Please see above table for full time fee.

PhD by Published Work - Internal Applicant (members of staff and graduates of the University of Warwick)

The fee for members of staff and for graduates of the University of Warwick in 2023/24 is £942 (20% of the home PGR rate).

The fee for members of staff and graduates of the University of Warwick in future years will be calculated at 20% of the home PGR rate which is subject to RCUK funding rate changes and therefore not yet confirmed. Fees are expected to increase and the inflation rate applied by RCUK is generally expected to be in line with RPI.

For further information relating to PhD by Published work please see hereLink opens in a new window

Postgraduate Research Overseas Fee Bandings

Band 1

Band 2

  • Business ****
  • Centre for Applied Linguistics
  • Centre for Lifelong Learning
  • Classics and Ancient History
  • English
  • Economics*****
  • Education Studies
  • Languages
  • Film and TV
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Warwick Business School
  • Law
  • Maths
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Theatre Studies
  • Renaissance Studies
  • Life Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Psychology
  • Physics
  • WMG
  • WMS

**** For a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA), see the Postgraduate Taught Fees page

***** For MRes in Economics, see the Postgraduate Taught Fees page