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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, please email

Fees for doctoral research programmes

View the tuition fees for new students starting in the academic year 2024/25 and 2025/26.

Fees for new doctoral students 


View the tuition fees for students continuing on doctoral research programmes.

Fees for continuing doctoral students


Research expenses

For some PhD 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

Tuition fees are payable each year in two equal instalments.  For information on how to pay fees see the Finance Office website.


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.