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In this section, we've outlined the fees, expenses and discounts for our doctoral research programmes. If you need any further information, just get in touch.

Fees for doctoral research programmes

See the tuition fees for new doctoral research programmes starting in the academic year 2017/18.

See the tuition fees for continuing doctoral research programmes that started prior to 2017/18.

Research expenses

For some postgraduate research programmes, particularly in the sciences, you will be charged a supplementary fee to cover the costs of additional facilities and consumables. This is normally charged on an annual basis and will be detailed in your Offer of Admission letter.

Payment of fees

You are required to pay your tuition fees each year in two annual instalments.

By paying for your entire programme in advance, you can benefit from a fixed-rate fee, based on the rate quoted for your commencement year.

Alumni Discounts

You may be eligible for a discount on your fees for your doctoral research programme, if you are:

  • currently studying for an undergraduate or master's degree at Reading
  • an alumnus of the University.

Find out more on the Alumni and Supporters page.

Contact us

If you are thinking about applying to become a postgraduate researcher at Reading and want to find out more, please contact us using our PhD Enquiry Form.

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