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How to apply for a research degree

For all the information you need on how to apply for a research degree and to make sure you fulfil the entry requirements visit our 'How to apply' page

You should have a good honours degree (2:1 or above) or masters degree or equivalent in the relevant subject area.

International applicants should be aware of our English language requirements

Research Fees 2018/19

UK/EU

Please note that research degree fees are reviewed annually.

The fees displayed below are annual. They will be fixed yearly at the time of your admission throughout the duration of the course.

They will be fixed at the point of your admission.

Students submitting outside of the standard programme length will be required to pay fees within their pre-approved extension period (PEP).

Please contact rgsoffice@beds.ac.uk for further details.

Note: Depending on the subject studied, students may be charged an additional annual bench fee.

Part-time Fee

Professional Doctorates

£4,015

PhD

£2,111

MPhil

£2,111


MPhil with intention to progress to PhD

£2,111

MA by Research, MSc by Research

£2,111

PhD by published work (Staff only)

£2,217


Full-time Fee

PhD

£4,222

MPhil

£4,222


MPhil with intention to progress to PhD

£4,222

MA by Research, MSc by Research

£4,222


International (non-EU) postgraduate research fees

Please note that research degree fees may be subject to an annual increase. The fees displayed below are only applicable to students registering in the academic year indicated.

The fees displayed below are annual. They will be fixed yearly at the time of your admission throughout the duration of the course.

Students submitting outside of the standard programme length will be required to pay fees within their pre-approved extension period (PEP).

Please contact rgsoffice@beds.ac.uk for further details.

Where full payment of fees is made prior to registration a prompt payment scholarship may apply.

Please see Scholarships/Bursaries for further information. This scholarship is not offered in conjunction with other scholarship opportunities.

Note: Depending on the subject studied, students may be charged an additional annual bench fee.

Full-timeFee

PhD

£12,500

MPhil

£12,500

MPhil with intention to progress to PhD

£12,500

MA by Research, MSc by Research

£12,500


Bench fees

For research proposals requiring extensive use of specialised University facilities, the University may quote a bench fee in addition to the degree programme fees, in a band of £2000, £4000,or £6000 per annum. This will be determined before registration.

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