POstgraduate research fees and finance

Studying for a postgraduate research degree at Leeds Beckett University is a rewarding experience which will require dedication as well as financial investment.

The fees you will pay during your studies will cover costs associated with teaching, examinations and assessment. To help you understand postgraduate research fees as easily as possible and enable you to begin your journey into postgraduate research, this page will break down related costs and funding sources.

Research degree fees at Leeds Beckett University for the academic year 2024/25 are:

Home (UK) applicants

  • Full-time (PhD, MRes, MPhil) - £4,786
  • Part-time (PhD, MRes, MPhil and PhD by existing Published work) - £2,392
  • Writing-up fee (optional for Professional Doctorate, PhDs and MPhil) - £500
  • Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) - To be confirmed
  • Doctor of Education (EdD) - To be confirmed
  • Doctor of Professional Practice in Built Environment (DProf Built Environment) - To be confirmed
  • Doctor of Professional Practice in Construction Law (DProf Construction Law) - To be confirmed
  • Doctor of Professional Practice in Planning and Housing Studies (DProf Planning and Housing) - To be confirmed
  • Doctor of Professional Practice in Sport (DProf Sport) - To be confirmed

International Applicants

  • Full-time (PhD, MRes, MPhil) - £15,500
  • Part-time (PhD, MRes, MPhil and PhD by existing Published work) - £7,750
  • Writing-up fee (optional for PhDs and MPhil) - £500

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Postgraduate Doctoral Loans

If you are starting a research degree in the 2024/25 academic year, you may be entitled to a government-backed loan of up to £25,000.

For more information, please contact our student money team.

Please note that the loan amount requested will be divided evenly over the duration of your course. For example, if you are entitled to £18,000 for a six-year course, you will receive £3,000 per year, broken down into three instalments of £1,000 each term.

Postgraduate Doctoral Loan explained Find out about what help you can get if you’re applying for a Postgraduate Doctoral Course

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)


Your fee includes access to supervision and academic specialists as well as 24/7 access to academic resources. You will also be able to make use of a comprehensive range of training designed to support you with your research, ensuring you progress successfully through your studies and are equipped for your future career.


Payment is annual and paid in advance. The fees above apply for one year from enrolment. Fees for subsequent years are charged at the current rate (Fees may increase and the university reserves the right to alter the level of fee).


For details on the flexible payment options available to you, please visit our tuition fees page, email our Incomes team at or call +44(0)113 81 25950 for further information.

Funded Phds and studentships

Did you know? You can actually get paid to study your area of interest.

Funded PhD opportunities across our academic schools give you the chance to work on a specific research project and have your fees funded by our university and/or an external partner organisation. They may also include a bursary.

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The graduate school

Realise your research ambitions and influence the future for everyone

At The Graduate School, our specialist team aim to foster an environment for a high quality postgraduate study experience. Facilitating collaboration and innovation, our staff support scholars and researchers in the delivery of research excellence and real world impact.

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