Postgraduate Research fees for 2021 to 2022

The full list of postgraduate research fees for new students enrolling at UCL for the first time in the 2021 to 2022 academic year.

These fees are for new postgraduate research students starting in the 2021 academic year. Unless otherwise stated in the programme notes, the published fees are only for the first year of study and the fees in subsequent years may increase to reflect UCL's increased costs in delivering the programme, such as operational costs, market forces and inflation. Any increase in fees won't exceed 5% per year.

EU students

The UK has now formally left the EU. Students from the EU, EEA and Switzerland who start their programme of study in 2021 or later will no longer be eligible for the UK (Home) fee status and will pay fees at the Overseas rate.

View the UK Government statement about EU student fees

Read more about UCL and Brexit

Jointly delivered programmes

Where a programme is jointly delivered with another university or college, the tuition fees may be set by the other institution. If that is the case, it will be noted with the programme listing below.

Non-Resident PhD Programmes

A deduction of £1,500 from the full-time fee and a deduction of £750 from the part-time fee will be applied to both UK and Overseas students.

Study leave

Fees will be charged at half of the full-time or part-time UK fee, depending on your registration status. 

Additional Fee Element (AFE)

A minority of PhD students have to pay an AFE, which covers additional costs not included in the tuition fee listed below. The AFE includes consumables, equipment, materials and other items, but doesn't include student visas. As each PhD is unique, your AFE will be specifically calculated by your supervisor. Please contact your supervisor for advice on whether you will pay an AFE. Your offer letter will also confirm any AFE you will be required to pay.

There are five bands for AFE charges:

  • Band 1 is £1,000
  • Band 2 is £2,500
  • Band 3 is £5,000
  • Band 4 is £10,000
  • Band 5 is for variable amounts above £10,000

Tuition fees

You can search for a programme by faculty, department, qualification or use the keyword search function. Use only one filter at a time to find the fee you're looking for. Programme fee information will also be in your offer letter.

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