Bench fees

International students

Some postgraduate research programmes charge a bench fee in addition to tuition fees. Bench fees cover additional programme costs like specialist laboratory work, field trips, and equipment purchase, hire and maintenance. 

School of Computing, Science & Engineering

  • Band 1: no bench fee 
  • Band 2: £1000 one-off fee in the second year (added to the second year's fees) 
  • Band 3: £1000 per annum for three years (PhD), and once (for MPhil, MSc by research) 
  • Band 4: £2000 per annum for three years (PhD), and once (for MPhil, MSc by research) 
  • Band 5: £4000 per annum for three years (PhD), and once (for MPhil, MSc by research)

School of Environment & Life Sciences

  • Band 1: no bench fee 
  • Band 2: £1,000 per annum for three years (PhD), and once (for MPhil, MSc by research) 
  • Band 3: £3,000 per annum for three years (PhD), and once (for MPhil, MSc by research) 
  • Band 4: £5,000 per annum for three years (PhD), and once (for MPhil, MSc by research) 
  • Band 5: £7,000 per annum for three years (PhD), and once (for MPhil, MSc by research) 
  • Band 6: £9,000 per annum for three years (PhD), and once (for MPhil, MSc by research)

School of Health and Society

Bench fees can be within a set range depending on he requirements of the programme of study. They may also be set on a yearly basis, making them applicable from one to three years.

  • Band 1: no bench fee 
  • Band 2: £1000 one-off fee 
  • Band 3: £1000 per annum for three years (PhD), and once (for MPhil, MSc by research) 
  • Band 4: £2000 per annum for three years (PhD), and once (for MPhil, MSc by research) 
  • Band 5: £4000 per annum for three years (PhD), and once (for MPhil, MSc by research)