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Research degree fees and funding

Research degree fees and funding

As a postgraduate student you will need to pay annual tuition fees to the University for the course you are studying.

The standard fees for a research course per year for 2017/18 entry are:

Type Fee
PhD by Published Works

£500 fee for the prima facie then £4,260 for one year’s tuition

UK/EU research degree 

Type Fee
Full-time £4,260
Part-time £2,130
Split-site £5,930
Split-site School of Built Environment £7,870
Online Doctorate £6,850
Online PhD: Business and Management full-time £4,260
Online PhD: Business and Management part-time £2,130
Professional Doctorate in the Built Environment £4,100 per year for years 1 & 2, plus £2,130 per year for years 3,4 & 5
Professional Doctorate in Health & Social Care

£2,890 per year for 5 years 

International research degree

Type Fee
Arts & Media £12,490
Salford Languages £12,490
Salford Business School £12,990
Environment & Life Sciences £13,680
Built Environment £13,680
Computing, Science and Engineering £13,680
Health and Social Care £13,680
Split-site £5,930
Split-site School of the Built Environment £7,870
Online Doctorate £6,850
Online PhD: Business and Management full-time £6,850 (to be confirmed)
Online PhD: Business and Management part-time £3,425 (to be confirmed)
Professional Doctorate in the Built Environment £4,100 per year for years 1 & 2;
£2,130 per year for years 3, 4 & 5

Information about Bench Fees...

Scholarships and discounts

All information taken from Government announcement 24/04/16

Plans to introduce loans of up to £25,000 to any doctoral student from England who has a place at a British university but no grant from any of the research councils have been announced as part of the budget delivered on 16th March by George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Master’s loans will also be extended to those on part-time courses that last for three years and have no full-time equivalent.

The sums borrowed would be added to any outstanding Master’s loan and be repaid on the same terms, with a 9 per cent combined repayment rate for the two. The 6 per cent repayment rate will be maintained for those that only take out Master’s loans. A technical consultation will follow to set out the detail.

This announcement comes hot on the heels of the introduction of the Postgraduate Taught Master’s loans that will be introduced to students commencing taught Master’s courses from September 2016. For the full details on those loans, please see our dedicated funding webpage.

More information on the Research loans will also be available on this website once it is announced. Our Postgraduate Study Guide has also been updated with all the latest information on fees, funding and making your application at Salford.

The Editex Thesis Write-up Scholarship provides financial assistance for one postgraduate student per year for a period of 12 weeks, to free them from other forms of employment and assist them to concentrate solely on the task of writing their thesis. For more information and access to the online application form please visit

Loyalty discount

We are pleased to announce a 20% discount on your net fee if you are a University of Salford graduate.

Award Eligibility Amount
Loyalty discount For University of Salford graduates from level 6 (BA (Hons), BSc (Hons), BEng (Hons), LLB (Hons), MChem, MEnv, MPhys, Grad Dip) or level 7 (Masters) or level 8 (Doctoral) courses (applicable from January 2013) 20% off the net fee

Bursary Competitions

A number of other public and non-governmental organisations hold annual bursary competitions. In some instances, the money is available for study anywhere; in others, you may be required to apply for study at a specific University or in a specific country.

More details on the various annual bursary competitions.

Part-time work

If you want to earn some extra cash while you are studying then our Job Shop will provide you with access to thousands of jobs every year. Remember though while earning money is important you will need to keep the right balance between work and study so talk to your personal tutor to find the right balance for your subject area.

Professional career development loan

We are a Professional and Career Development Loans registered Learning Provider, registration number [5092]. A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

Postgraduate funding guide

More information about funding further studies is available on the university's Careers website

Prospects also produce a useful funding guide to postgraduate study which can be found in the University library or you can order direct from the Prospects website.

Commonwealth Scholarships

Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study in the UK are offered for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), with the aim of contributing to the UK’s international development aims and wider overseas interests, supporting excellence in UK higher education, and sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth. For further information and application details please visit CSC's website