Research degree fees

The tables below show full-time fees for both new and continuing research degree students in 2016-17. If you are studying part-time at twice the standard duration (ie 72 months for a PhD) then you will pay half of the relevant fee each year. Our fees for 2017-18 will be published in October 2016.

You're an international fee-payer if you're from a non-EU country. We'll assess your fee status when you apply to Essex and you can contact us to enquire about your fee status.

We offer a wide range of scholarships, studentships and bursaries to make funding your studies easier.

If you're an Essex graduate or studied abroad here and your PhD is your first postgraduate course with us, you could be eligible for our alumni loyalty discount.

PhD, MPhil, MAD and MSD

Full-time fee for 2016-17
Department/Centre Home/EU fee International fee
Biological Sciences
Psychology
£4,120 £14,950
Art History
Computational Finance and Economic Agents
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Economics
Essex Business School
Government
Health and Human Sciences
History
Human Rights
ISER
Languages and Linguistics
Law
Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
Mathematical Sciences
Philosophy
Psychoanalytic Studies1
Sociology
£4,120 £12,950
1 Year 1 fee is £7,950 for Home/EU students and £14,950 for overseas students for the doctoral programme in Refugee Care which includes a taught first year.

Completion and extension fees
For all subject areas and all fee status categories
Completion (up to three terms) £250 per term
Further Completion for students first registered prior to 2008-09 (up to three terms) £500 per term
Exceptional extension to maximum period, following Completion period, for students first registered from 2008-09 £500 per term
Extension fee for Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Part-time fees per term

Professional Doctorates

Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies
Programme Home/EU fee Overseas fee
Doctorate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy - 3 years part-time £3,475 £6,475
Doctorate in Analytical Psychotherapy - 3 years part-time £3,475 £6,475
Doctorate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - 3 years part-time £3,475 £6,475

Health and Human Sciences
Subject Home/EU fee
Year 1 and 2
Home/EU fee
Year 3+
Clinical psychology
Counselling psychology
Nursing
Occupational therapy
Physiotherapy
Public health (health visiting)
Social care practice management
Health care education
Social care education
Health services management
Social services management
£3,100 £2,060

Pre-registration courses

Pre-registration taught degrees
Programme Home/EU fee Overseas fee
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - 3 years full-time NHS funded (self-funded £17,061 plus up to £5,000 bench fees) £20,000 plus up to £5,000 bench fees

For students commencing their studies at the University of Essex from the 2017-18 academic year, your fees will increase for each academic year of study. This annual increase will be 3% or the annual increase in the RPI-X index, whichever is the higher.

Tuition fee policies and how to pay