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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.

5,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

Programme

Home/EU fees 2018/19  Home/EU fees 2019/20 Home/EU fees 2020/21

MRes Classical Reception and MRes Rhetoric (Master of Research)

£7,200 £7,700 £7,900

MSc Biological Sciences by Research

£7,260 (includes the £3,000 bench fee)* £7,345 (includes the £3,000 bench fee)* £7,327

All other research degrees (including Masters by Research)

£4,260* £4,327* £4,345*

*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 and are usually confirmed in the spring of the year of entry.

Department/programme Standard international student fee 2018/19

Standard international student fee 2019/20

Standard international student fee 2020/21

Biological Sciences £14,600

£15,000

£20,500

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

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

£23.500 (includes the £3,000 bench fee)

Classics £13,200

£13,500

£17,400

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

£16,400

£16,800

Computer Science £14,600

£15,000

£20,500

Drama, Theatre and Dance £14,600

£15,000

£17,400

Earth Sciences £14,600

£15,000

£20,500

Economics £14,600

£15,000

£17,400

Electronic Engineering £14,600

£15,000

£17,400

English £13,200

£13,500

£17,400

Geography £13,200

£13,500

£17,400

History £13,200

£13,500

£17,400

Information Security £13,200

£13,500

£17,400

Law  £13,200

£13,500

£15,900

Management £14,600

£15,000

£17,400

Mathematics £13,200

£13,500

£17,400

Media Arts £13,200

£13,500

£15,900

Modern Languages £13,200

£13,500

£17,400

Music £13,200

£13,500

£17,400

Physics £14,600

£15,000

£20,500

Politics and International Relations £13,200

£13,500

£17,400

Psychology £14,600

£15,000

£20,500

Social Work £13,200

£13,500

£15,900

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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