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Tuition fees

Before applying for a research degree at Royal Holloway, it’s worth considering how you’ll fund your studies.

We charge an annual tuition fee for all postgraduate research degrees. The actual fee depends on the department in which you are studying. Part-time fees are approximately half the full-time fee.

Tuition fees can be paid in full at any time up until you enrol. However, if you pay early, you may be eligible for an early payment discount

Find out how to pay your fees

Instalment plans

If you’re paying tuition fees yourself and are not applying for support and loans for fees via Student Finance England or Student Finance Services, you can opt to pay your fees in two equal instalments.

You need to pay at least 50% of the fee by enrolment in the first term. The second payment is then required during the first week of the second term, in January.

Please note that tuition fee instalments are not available to sponsors.

Programme Fees

Department

Home/EU fees 2017/18  Home/EU fees 2018/19  Home/EU fees 2019/20

MRes (Master of Research, Classics)

£7,000 £7,800 £8,000*

MSc Biological Sciences by Research

£7,195 (includes the £3,000 bench fee) £7,260 (includes the £3,000 bench fee) £7,324*

All other research degrees (including Masters by Research)

£4,195 £4,260 £4,324*

*Each year, Research Councils UK (RCUK) usually increase their fee levels in line with inflation, based on the Treasury GDP deflator. Minimum fees recommended by the Research Councils are adopted as the Home/EU tuition fee for all postgraduate research at Royal Holloway, University of London. Fees displayed here are therefore subject to change.

Department/programme Standard international student fee 2017/18 Standard international student fee 2018/19

Standard international student fee 2019/20

Biological Sciences £14,200 £14,600

£15,000

MSc Biological Sciences by Research £17,200 (includes the £3,000 bench fee) £17,600 (includes the £3,00 bench fee)

£18,000 (includes the £3,000 bench fee)

Classics £12,800 £13,200

£13,500

MRes (Master of Research, Classics) £14,500 £14,900

£16,400

Computer Science £14,200 £14,600

£15,000

Drama, Theatre and Dance £14,200 £14,600

£15,000

Earth Sciences £14,200 £14,600

£15,000

Economics £14,200 £14,600

£15,000

Electronic Engineering £14,200 £14,600

£15,000

English £12,800 £13,200

£13,500

Geography £12,800 £13,200

£13,500

History £12,800 £13,200

£13,500

Information Security £12,800 £13,200

£13,500

Law and Social Work £12,800 £13,200

£13,500

Management £14,200 £14,600

£15,000

Mathematics £12,800 £13,200

£13,500

Media Arts £12,800 £13,200

£13,500

Modern Languages £12,800 £13,200

£13,500

Music £12,800 £13,200

£13,500

Physics £14,200 £14,600

£15,000

Politics and International Relations £12,800 £13,200

£13,500

Psychology £14,200 £14,600

£15,000

NB: A 'Writing Up' fee will come into effect in year four (full-time study) or year seven (part-time study).

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