This page outlines fees and fee rules for current year students, including those continuing on a course of study in a subsequent year. If you'll be starting a new postgraduate research course at Essex for the first time in 2022-23, please refer to our applicant pages for fee information.
Current year fees
The fee bands and rates for new postgraduate research students studying in 2021-22 academic year are listed below.
Please be aware that these are the general fee bands covering the majority of courses however there are some exceptions in Health and Social Care, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies and Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences. Check out full list of tuition fees for the relevant academic year for more information.
Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences
Computational Finance and Economic Agents
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Essex Business School
Health and Social Care
Languages and Linguistics
Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
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
|PhD re-examination or re-submission*
*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.
Returning year fees
Students returning for a second or subsequent year of study will be notified of their tuition fees for the next year of study as part of the arrangements for Registration.
Annual fee changes
For continuing postgraduate research students who started in 2017-18 or earlier, your fees will increase by 3% for each academic year of study.
For continuing postgraduate research students who started in 2018-19 or later, your fees will increase by 5% for each academic year of study.