Postgraduate research 2018 and 2019 entry tuition fees

Information about postgraduate research fees for 2018 and 2019 entry.

Tuition fee policy

Fee payable in 2019/20

Tuition fees increase by 4 per cent rounded up to the nearest £100 for subsequent years of study. Any start date other than October will attract a pro-rata fee for that year of entry (75 per cent for January, 50 per cent for April and 25 per cent for July).

Additional costs

There maybe some additional costs required for postgraduate research study. Read our general additional costs guidance and find out about completing fees and bench fees:

Some programmes charge a bench fee (also known as a research support fee) in addition to the tuition fee. The bench is charged to cover additional costs incurred by the academic department to support your research, such as consumables, materials, additional specialist training and trips. These costs are not covered by the tuition fee. The bench fee is calculated on a case-by-case basis depending on the nature of the research project and is independent from the tuition fee status of the student. 

If you are made an offer of admission to the University of Surrey, you will be notified of any bench fee applicable in your offer letter. Students or sponsors should contact the academic supervisor directly for information on the specific breakdown of what their bench fee covers.

The definition of a ‘completing research student’ is contained in the appropriate set of General Regulations for research degrees. In general terms, a ‘completing research student’ is a postgraduate research student who has carried out the required minimum period of registration (for the purpose of being eligible to transfer to ‘completing’ status), as prescribed in the appropriate regulations, to the satisfaction of their Principal Supervisor(s) and the Dean of Faculty and who is no longer deemed to be using the Faculty/departmental, computing or any other facilities e.g. laboratories (although the student may be allowed to make use of the University’s general facilities). Completing students are required to pay a completing fee for each year or part thereof (as determined by the University’s Fees Policy) until the thesis/portfolio is submitted.

Completing fees are payable per academic year with provision for partial refund as appropriate.

The standard completing (writing up) fee for the 2019-20 academic year is £620.

This amount will be invoiced in full or proportionally, according to the expected end date available when raising the invoice, and will be reviewed at the point the Thesis Submission date is entered on the University database by the Faculty.

Studentships and funding

Find out how you can support the costs of your postgraduate research study:

The Doctoral College also provides information on studentships and sources for funding.

Advanced Technology Institute

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £21,400
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £10,700
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Full-time July 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Part-time January 2019 £2,130 £10,400
Part-time April 2019 £2,130 £10,400
Part-time July 2019 £2,130 £10,400

Aerodynamic and Environmental Flow

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £21,400
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £10,700
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Full-time July 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Part-time January 2019 £2,130 £10,400
Part-time April 2019 £2,130 £10,400
Part-time July 2019 £2,130 £10,400

Automotive Engineering

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £21,400
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £10,700
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Full-time July 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Part-time January 2019 £2,130 £10,400
Part-time April 2019 £2,130 £10,400
Part-time July 2019 £2,130 £10,400
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £20,800

Biomedical Engineering

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £21,400
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £10,700
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Full-time July 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Part-time January 2019 £2,130 £10,400
Part-time April 2019 £2,130 £10,400
Part-time July 2019 £2,130 £10,400

Biosciences and Medicine

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £21,400
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £10,700
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Part-time January 2019 £2,130 £10,400
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Part-time April 2019 £2,130 £10,400
Full-time July 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Part-time July 2019 £2,130 £10,400

Biosciences and Medicine

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £21,400
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £10,700
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Part-time April 2019 £2,130 £10,400

Chemical and Process Engineering Research

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £21,400
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £10,700
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Full-time July 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Part-time January 2019 £2,130 £10,400
Part-time April 2019 £2,130 £10,400
Part-time July 2019 £2,130 £10,400

Chemistry

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £21,400
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £10,700
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Full-time July 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Part-time January 2019 £2,130 £10,400
Part-time April 2019 £2,130 £10,400
Part-time July 2019 £2,130 £10,400
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £20,800

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £21,400
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £10,700
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Full-time July 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Part-time January 2019 £2,130 £10,400
Part-time April 2019 £2,130 £10,400
Part-time July 2019 £2,130 £10,400

Clinical Psychology

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed To be confirmed

Computer Science

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £21,400
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £10,700
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £18,700
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £18,700
Full-time July 2019 £4,260 £18,700
Part-time January 2019 £2,130 £9,400
Part-time April 2019 £2,130 £9,400
Part-time July 2019 £2,130 £9,400

Creative Writing

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £16,500
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £8,200
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Full-time July 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Part-time January 2019 £2,130 £8,000
Part-time April 2019 £2,130 £8,000
Part-time July 2019 £2,130 £8,000

Dance

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £16,500
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £8,200
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Full-time July 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Part-time January 2019 £2,130 £8,000
Part-time April 2019 £2,130 £8,000
Part-time July 2019 £2,130 £8,000

Digital Media Arts

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £16,500
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £8,200
Part-time July 2019 £2,130 £8,000
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Full-time July 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Part-time January 2019 £2,130 £8,000
Part-time April 2019 £2,130 £8,000

Economics (Four Year)

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £17,100

Engineering Materials

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £21,400
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £10,700
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Full-time July 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Part-time January 2019 £2,130 £10,400
Part-time April 2019 £2,130 £10,400
Part-time July 2019 £2,130 £10,400

English Literature

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £16,500
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £8,200
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Full-time July 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Part-time January 2019 £2,130 £8,000
Part-time April 2019 £2,130 £8,000
Part-time July 2019 £2,130 £8,000

Environment and Sustainability

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £21,400
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £10,700
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Full-time July 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Part-time January 2019 £2,130 £10,400
Part-time April 2019 £2,130 £10,400
Part-time July 2019 £2,130 £10,400

Film Studies

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £16,500
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £8,200
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Full-time July 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Part-time January 2019 £2,130 £8,000
Part-time July 2019 £2,130 £8,000
Part-time April 2019 £2,130 £8,000

Health Psychology

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £21,400
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £10,700
Full-time April 2019 £5,000 £20,800
Part-time April 2019 £2,500 £10,400
Full-time January 2019 £5,000 £20,800
Part-time January 2019 £2,500 £10,400
Full-time July 2019 £5,000 £20,800
Part-time July 2019 £2,500 £10,400

Health Sciences

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £18,700
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £9,300
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £18,200
Part-time January 2019 £2,130 £9,100
Full-time July 2019 £4,260 £18,200
Part-time July 2019 £2,130 £9,100
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £18,200
Part-time April 2019 £2,130 £9,100

Higher Education

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £16,500
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £8,200
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Part-time April 2019 £2,130 £8,000
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Full-time July 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Part-time July 2019 £2,130 £8,000
Part-time January 2019 £2,130 £8,000

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £17,100
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £8,500
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £16,600
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £16,600
Full-time July 2019 £4,260 £16,600
Part-time January 2019 £2,130 £8,300
Part-time April 2019 £2,130 £8,300
Part-time July 2019 £2,130 £8,300

Information and Communication Systems

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £21,400
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £10,700
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Full-time July 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Part-time January 2019 £2,130 £10,400
Part-time April 2019 £2,130 £10,400
Part-time July 2019 £2,130 £10,400

Law

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £16,500
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £8,200
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Part-time January 2019 £2,130 £8,000

Linguistics

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £16,500
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £8,200
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Full-time July 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Part-time January 2019 £2,130 £8,000
Part-time April 2019 £2,130 £8,000
Part-time July 2019 £2,130 £8,000

Literary and Cultural Studies

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £16,500
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £8,200
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Full-time July 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Part-time January 2019 £2,130 £8,000
Part-time April 2019 £2,130 £8,000
Part-time July 2019 £2,130 £8,000

Management and Business

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £17,100
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £8,500
Part-time January 2019 £2,130 £8,300
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £16,600

Mathematics

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £18,700
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £9,300
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £18,200
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £18,200
Full-time July 2019 £4,260 £18,200
Part-time January 2019 £2,130 £9,100
Part-time April 2019 £2,130 £9,100
Part-time July 2019 £2,130 £9,100

Micro- and NanoMaterials and Technologies

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £21,400

Music

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £16,500
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £8,200
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Full-time July 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Part-time January 2019 £2,130 £8,000
Part-time April 2019 £2,130 £8,000
Part-time July 2019 £2,130 £8,000

Physics

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £21,400
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £10,700
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Full-time July 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Part-time January 2019 £2,130 £10,400
Part-time April 2019 £2,130 £10,400
Part-time July 2019 £2,130 £10,400

Politics

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £16,500
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £8,200
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Full-time July 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Part-time January 2019 £2,130 £8,000
Part-time April 2019 £2,130 £8,000
Part-time July 2019 £2,130 £8,000

Practitioner Doctorate in Sustainability

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £21,400
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £20,500
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £20,500
Full-time July 2019 £4,260 £20,500

Psychology

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £19,300
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £9,600
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £18,700
Part-time April 2019 £2,130 £9,400
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £18,700
Part-time July 2019 £2,130 £9,400
Part-time January 2019 £2,130 £9,400
Full-time July 2019 £4,260 £18,700
Full-time July 2019 £4,260 £18,700

Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £21,400

Sociology

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £16,500
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £8,200
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Full-time July 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Part-time January 2019 £2,130 £8,000
Part-time April 2019 £2,130 £8,000
Part-time July 2019 £2,130 £8,000

Sound Recording

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £16,500
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £8,200
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Full-time July 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Part-time January 2019 £2,130 £8,000
Part-time April 2019 £2,130 £8,000
Part-time July 2019 £2,130 £8,000

Space Engineering

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £21,400
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £10,700
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Full-time July 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Part-time January 2019 £2,130 £10,400
Part-time April 2019 £2,130 £10,400
Part-time July 2019 £2,130 £10,400

Theatre

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £16,500
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £8,200
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Full-time July 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Part-time January 2019 £2,130 £8,000
Part-time April 2019 £2,130 £8,000
Part-time July 2019 £2,130 £8,000

Translation and Interpreting

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £16,500
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £8,200
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Full-time July 2019 £4,260 £16,000
Part-time January 2019 £2,130 £8,000
Part-time April 2019 £2,130 £8,000
Part-time July 2019 £2,130 £8,000

Veterinary Medicine and Science

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £21,400
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £10,700
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Part-time April 2019 £2,130 £10,400

Vision, Speech and Signal Processing

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2019 To be confirmed £21,400
Part-time October 2019 To be confirmed £10,700
Full-time January 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Full-time April 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Full-time July 2019 £4,260 £20,800
Part-time January 2019 £2,130 £10,400
Part-time April 2019 £2,130 £10,400
Part-time July 2019 £2,130 £10,400