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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for postgraduate research degrees can be found at the following webpage:

Whether you are self-funding or will be applying for external funding you should ensure that you have a realistic plan to secure sufficient funding to complete the research and writing-up process within the normal time period. This is usually three to four years for full-time programmes, and six to seven years for part-time programmes.

Postgraduate Research Studentships

Please see our postgraduate research studentships page for details of our funded PhD opportunities.

International PhD Scholarships

Queen Mary works with numerous international funding agencies to sponsor PhD study including:

Please see the international PhD scholarships page for full details of Queen Mary’s international funding partners, including other schemes not listed here.

Applications from candidates intending to self-fund their PhD are also accepted – please visit our self-funding students page for relevant information.

Living costs

There are two main costs for postgraduate students: fees and living expenses. The cost of living in London will depend on your lifestyle but, typically, postgraduates need at least £12,000 to cover food, accommodation, travel, books for a full year (i.e. 52 weeks).

Further Information

Our Advice and Counselling Service have produced a detailed online funding guide for postgraduate students.

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