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Fees and Funding

Here’s everything you need to know about funding your doctoral studies – from tuition fees and loans, to studentships and external funding.

Tuition fees

Find out the cost of a research degree at Nottingham Trent University so that you can plan your finances accordingly.

How much will my tuition fees cost?

Tuition fee levels are set and reviewed on an annual basis. The amount payable in fees depends on the duration of your course and mode of study. For Science and Technology projects, an annual bench fee may also be payable.

Postgraduate PhD Research Fees 2021/2022 entry

CourseUK Tuition Fee Per YearEU / International Tuition Fee Per Year
PhD Full-time£4,500£15,200, or £16,200 if in the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Science or the School of Science and Technology.
PhD Part-time£2,250£7,600, or £8,100 if in the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Science or the School of Science and Technology.
Completion Fee£680£680
At-distance PhDs£3,490£9,070

Postgraduate Professional Doctorate Fees 2021/2022 entry

CourseUK Tuition Fee Per YearEU / International Tuition Fee Per Year
Doctor of Business Administration (Nottingham Business School)Years 1, 2, 3 and 4: £11,900
Years 5+: £5,500 per year
There is no separate completion year fee for this professional doctorate. 
Years 1, 2, 3 and 4: £11,900
Years 5+: £5,500 per year
There is no separate completion year fee for this professional doctorate.
Doctor of Education (School of Education)£3,200£11,900
Doctor of Social Practice (School of Social Sciences)£3,200£11,900
Doctor of Legal Practice (Nottingham Law School)£3,200£11,900
Doctor of Psychology in Forensic Psychology (School of Social Sciences)£3,200£11,900
Completion Year Fee£680£680

Postgraduate PhD Research Fees 2022/2023 entry

CourseUK Tuition Fee Per YearEU /  International Tuition Fee Per Year
PhD Full-time£4596£15,600, or £16,600 if in the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Science or the School of Science and Technology.
PhD Part-time£2,298£7,800, or £8,300 if in the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Science or the School of Science and Technology.
Completion Fee£695£695
At-distance PhDs£3570£9,290

Postgraduate Professional Doctorate Fees 2022/2023 entry

CourseUK Tuition Fee Per YearEU / International Tuition Fee Per Year
Doctor Of Business Administration
(Nottingham Business School)
Years 1, 2, 3 and 4:  £12,000 each year.
There is no separate completion year fee for this professional doctorate.
Years 1, 2, 3 and 4:  £12,000 each year.
There is no separate completion year fee for this professional doctorate.
Doctor of Education (School of Education)£3,300£12,000
Doctor of Social Practice (School of Social Sciences)£3,300£12,000
Doctor of Legal Practice (Nottingham Law School)£3,300£12,000
Doctor of Psychology in Forensic Psychology (School of Social Sciences)£3,300£12,000
Completion Year Fee£695£695

Stipends

Some funded projects may eligible for a stipend – a grant to help cover your living expenses. Find out the current minimum stipend rates set by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

If you have any questions about tuition fees please email the Doctoral School or call us on +44 (0)115 848 3061.

Funding your research

Explore the support and funding opportunities available below.

Fully funded PhD studentships

Applications are now open for our fully funded PhD studentships. Join us to deliver research that truly matters.

Deadline: Thursday 12 January 2023

Financial advice

Need advice? Our student finance team are here to help. They can offer guidance on fees, loans and money management.

Chat to the team on Unibuddy or contact them at financial.support@ntu.ac.uk, tel: +44 (0)115 848 2494.