Fees & Funding

Tuition Fees 2019/2020


Full-time (Annual Fee)

Part-time (Annual Fee)

EU (Home) Rate



Non-EU (Overseas) Rate



* Internal and external study

Candidates who are uncertain whether they are a classified as a home or overseas student for fee purposes are advised to contact the University Registry or UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs).

Living Expenses

Estimated living expenses for full-time students in the UK are £1,015 per calendar month or £12,180 per annum.

Duration of Programme




Minimum duration

Two years

Four years

Maximum duration

Three years

Six years

Sources of Funding

Prior to commencing a programme, candidates must provide evidence that tuition fees will be paid and, if appropriate, living expenses covered for the duration of the programme.

Financial support to assist with tuition fees and/or living expenses may be available from:

  • Employers: Sponsorship may be obtained from candidates’ employing organisations
  • UK Research Councils: A limited number of studentships are available to UK candidates via the University
  • Various UK or international organisations which are currently offering scholarships advertise them on the British Council database.
  • Overseas Governments: Funding may be obtained from candidates’ home governments
  • School (of Engineering and Applied Science) Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships are awarded to candidates with outstanding academic qualifications and excellent research potential
  • UKCISA:  The Council for International Education provides advice and information to international students studying in the UK and to staff who work with them.
  • British Council: The British Council offers awards and scholarships to certain international students, and information about a wider range of schemes. Details of the award schemes should be obtained from the British Council's representative in the candidate's own country. The web site also offers access to a database to search for other sources of funding.
  • Graduate Prospects website - the prospects website provides general information about postgraduate  funding.
  • Research Council Postgraduate Training
  • Newton Fund -  the Newton Fund is part of the UK’s official development assistance.
  • Education in UK
  • Commonwealth Scholarship Commission: Administers a range of Scholarships available to students from Commonwealth countries. Includes scholarships for MSc and PhD studies, and Scholarships for persons holding academic positions in their home countries. The Web Site provides a comprehensive list.
  • Marie Curie Actions: This website provides an overview of the training, mobility and career development opportunities covered under the EU's Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) for R&D. These opportunities are open to researchers of all ages and levels of experience regardless of nationality, and are one of the most visible means of developing and enhancing human resources in the European Research Area (ERA).
  • The Croucher Foundation: A number of Fellowship awards & Scholarships are available to permanent residents of Hong Kong, for studies in natural science, technology or medicine.
  • The Fulbright Commission: The Fulbright Commission has available awards for US citizens who wish to undertake postgraduate study in the United Kingdom.
  • Chevening Scholarships: Nationally competitive awards for taught MSc courses. These awards are aimed at people who are already established in a career in their home country and wish to acquire new skills before returning home to apply them. Generally successful candidates are aged 25-35.