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Research degree fees

The tables below show full-time fees for new degree students in 2018-19. 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 2019-20 will be published by October 2018.

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.

How to pay your fees and our fee payment policies

PhD, MPhil, MAD and MSD

Full-time fee for 2018-19
Department/Centre Home/EU fee International fee
Biological Sciences
£4,410 £16,225
Art History
Computational Finance and Economic Agents
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Essex Business School
Health & Social Care
Human Rights
Languages and Linguistics
Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
Mathematical Sciences
Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies1
School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences
£4,410 £14,020
1 Year 1 fee is £8,610 for Home/EU students and £16,225 for overseas students for the doctoral programme in Refugee Care which includes a taught first year.

Completion, extension and other fees
For all subject areas and all fee status categories
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
Extension fee for Doctorate in Applied Psychology Part-time fees per term
PGR re-examination or re-submission £200

Professional Doctorates

Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Programme Home/EU fee Overseas fee
Doctorate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy - 3 years part-time £3780 £7010
Doctorate in Analytical Psychotherapy - 3 years part-time £3780 £7010
Doctorate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - 3 years part-time £3780 £7010

Health and Social Care
Subject Home/EU fee
Year 1 and 2
Home/EU fee
Year 3+
Counselling psychology
Occupational therapy
Public health (health visiting)
Social care practice management
Health care education
Social care education
Health services management
Social services management
£3,400 £2,205

Pre-registration courses

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

Additional expenses

Annual fee changes

For students commencing their studies at the University of Essex from the 2018-19 academic year, your fees will increase by up to 5% for each academic year of study.

Tuition fee policies and how to pay