Fees and funding

International students

As a postgraduate research student, you will need to pay annual tuition fees. These vary according to the programme you are studying. 

Both we and other organisations offer a range of scholarships and discounts to postgraduate research students. Find out out more about the funding you could access on this page. 

2019/20 entry fees

Phd by published works

Fees

£500 for the prima facie

£4,327 for one year’s tuition

 

UK/EU research degrees

Fees

Full-time: £4,327

Part-time: £2,164

Split site: £6,110

Split site School of the Built Environment: £8,110

Online doctorate: £7,060

Online PhD, business, management and law full-time: £4,327

Online PhD, business, management and law part-time: £2,164

Professional doctorate in the School of the Built Environment: £4,220 per year for years one and two, plus £2,190 per year for years three, four and five

Professional doctorate in the School of Health and Society: £2,980 per year for five years 

The Salford DBA: £7,000 per year for years one & two, £3,500 per year for years three, four and five

International research degrees

Fees

School of Arts and Media: £12,870 (full-time); £7,722 (part-time)

Salford Languages: £12,870 (full-time); £7,722 (part-time)

Salford Business School: £13,380 (full-time); £8,028 (part-time)

School of Environment and Life Sciences: £14,090 (full-time), £8,454 (part-time)

School of the Built Environment: £14,090 (full-time); £8,454 (part-time)

School of Computing, Science and Engineering: £14,090 (full-time); £8,454 (part-time)

School of Health and Society: £14,090 (full-time); £8,454 (part-time)

Split site: £6,110

Split site, School of the Built Environment: £8,110

Online doctorate: £7,060

Online PhD, business, management and law full-time £7,060

Online PhD, business, management and law part-time £3,530

Professional doctorate in the School of the Built Environment: £4,220 per year for years one and two, plus £2,190 per year for years three, four and five

The Salford DBA: £7,000 per year for years one and two, £3,500 per year for years three, four and five

Bench fees

Some 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.

Find out more

Funding, scholarships and discounts

Loyalty discount

We're pleased to offer a 20% discount off the net fee for all University of Salford graduates who are self-funding their studies. You are eligible for this discount if:

You have graduated from an undergraduate bachelor's programme (BA (Hons), BSc (Hons), LLB, MChem, MPhys, Graduate Diploma) at the University of Salford or one of our global partners and are applying to a postgraduate taught master's or postgraduate research masters (including the Salford DBA).

You have graduated from a postgraduate taught master's programme at the University of Salford or one of our global partners and are applying to a postgraduate research programme (including the Salford DBA).

Doctoral loans

Government loans are available to help UK students with course fees and living costs while they are studying for a postgraduate doctoral course, such as a PhD. Find out more on the Government's website

Professional and career development loans

A professional and career development loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. We are a registered learning provider for these loans (registration number: 5092). To find out how to apply for this loan, visit the Government's website.

Commonwealth scholarships

Commonwealth scholarships for master’s and PhD study are offered to citizens of developing Commonwealth countries who plan to study in the UK. 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 more information, please visit the Commonwealth Scholarships website.

Other scholarships

Our School of Arts and Media is currently offering Pathway to Excellence studentships for researchers starting their PhDs in September 2019. The award constitutes a fee waiver plus an annual stipend of £14,777. Candidates are encouraged to declare their interest in applying for a studentship before making a formal application. Please download our guidance notes for more information.

Part-time work

If you want to earn some extra cash while you’re studying, you can access a range of suitable roles at our on-campus branch of Unitemps. When you’re a postgraduate research student, it’s important to find the right balance between work and study, so if you’re thinking of getting a part-time job, speak to your personal tutor to find out how much time you’ll need to dedicate to your studies.