Fees and funding

Research degree fees

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Fees for 2021-22

The tables below show full-time fees, for one year of study, for students in 2021-22.

Following the UK's decision to withdraw from the European Union, the Government has confirmed that EU students starting in 2021-22 will not be eligible for UK government funding, unless you have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme. Check your eligibility for more information.

From academic year 2021-22, EU students will be charged fees at the International student rate as outlined below.

If you are studying part-time at twice the standard duration (i.e. 72 months for a PhD) then you will pay half of the relevant fee each year.

We'll assess your fee status when you apply to Essex and you can contact us to enquire about your fee status. If you are successful in gaining an offer, your fee status will be confirmed in your offer letter.

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 2021-22

Department/Centre Home fee International fee 

Life Sciences

Psychology

Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Science

 £5,360  £18,800
Art History
Computational Finance and Economic Agents
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Economics
Essex Business School
Government
Health & Social Care
History
Human Rights
ISER
Languages and Linguistics
Law
Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
Mathematical Sciences
Philosophy
Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Sociology
 £5,360  £16,230

Professional Doctorates

Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies

Programme Home fee Overseas fee

Doctorate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy - 3 years part-time

Doctorate in Analytical Psychotherapy - 3 years part-time

Doctorate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - 3 years part-time

Doctorate in Psychodynamic Counselling

£4,380 £8,115

Health and Social Care

Subject

Home fee

Year 1 and 2

Home fee

Year 3+

Nursing
Occupational therapy
Public health (health visiting)
Health care education
Health services management
Social care education
Social services management
Speech and Language Therapy (part time)
£3,500

Part-time research degree fee for relevant year of study


Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Science

Subject  Home fee  Overseas fee
Physiotherapy
Sport and Exercise Science
Sport Therapy
Sport Performance and Coaching
 £3,500 Part-time research degree fee for relevant year of study

Pre-registration courses

Pre-registration taught degrees

Programme Home  fee  Overseas fee
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - 3 years full-time  TBC TBC

Completion, extension and other fees

The following fees apply to the courses listed above

For all subject areas and all fee status categories

Completion, extension and other fees Fee
Completion Period (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
PGR re-examination or re-submission* £200

*In addition to the re-examination fee, you will also be liable for the appropriate registration fee for the referral period. In most cases, this will be the ‘exceptional extension to maximum period’ fee (per term). However, if you originally submitted your thesis without using the maximum three terms of ‘completion period’ available to you, you will first be registered for the remainder of your ‘completion period’ term(s) followed by the ‘exceptional extension to maximum period’ for the rest of your referral period. Details of the fees for these periods of study are outlined above.

Additional fees

Listed below are the potential additional costs that Postgraduate Research Students may have to pay in addition to the standard fee when undertaking a research degree with us.

In some Schools/Departments/Centres, please note that additional fees are charged to cover direct costs related to the project, such as bench fees and the costs of consumables.

Where a research project will attract such fees, these will be detailed in the formal University offer letter. In other cases, there may some costs associated with your studies that are required in order for you to progress, alongside other costs that are not required but which you may wish to cover on a voluntary basis in order to support your studies.

All additional costs vary by department and, sometimes, by research area. Your department will be able to advise you about all possible additional costs associated with your studies.

  • Bench Fees - dependent on Department and area of research
  • Submission of theses for examinations - cost per thesis approx. £30-40 depending on length and number of colour pages
  • Printing costs for poster presentations
  • Submission of theses for re-examination - cost per thesis approx. £30-40 depending on length and number of colour pages
  • Replacement student cards
  • Most submissions to monitor progress are completed electronically but if paper copies are required then there would be a cost for this
  • Books for study not available online or in the library- would vary by course
  • Costs associated with research (ie fieldwork, incentives, meetings, access to data, recording equipment)
  • Proofreading of thesis prior to submission for examination
  • IT equipment/ software/hardware
  • Conference Attendance (partially covered by Proficio)
  • Training costs (not covered by Proficio)
  • Subscription fees for online journals not available through the library
  • Membership fees for Professional Bodies or Learned Societies
  • Open Access publication charges
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