How much are PhD tuition fees and what are the other costs?
The tuition fees for each discipline are located on our Programme pages and you should find the closest match for your area of study.
It is important to recognise possible costs beyond the tuition fees. Research can involve costs, for example: travel to campus or conference venues, archives or libraries; copyrighted imagery payments and so on. Fees are likely to incur a small inflation rise each year of a research programme.
You will also need to fund normal living costs during full- or part-time study. For those originally living outside Brighton, costs are likely to include regular visits to the campus or even temporary relocation to the city.
Is there funding for PhD in the UK?
There are many opportunities for partial and complete funding of PhD studies in the UK with funders offering stipends for living costs as well as tuition fees.
There are also opportunities for ongoing funds to help aspects of a project such as travel for conference or library access.
PhDs with established funding
In some disciplines, laboratory sciences for example, it is common for funded PhD places to be advertised after staff have gained funding for bigger projects.
These will include funding for the successful applicant. The University of Brighton does offer rounds of studentship applications to pre-defined projects; these can be seen on our PhD funding opportunities and studentship pages.
Funding your own PhD project
In some disciplines, often in arts and humanities for example, it is common for a prospective student to seek funding from a separate source during the application process.
The University of Brighton has, in the past, worked with promising applicants towards advertised funding for their PhD study, for example from the UKRI doctoral training schemes.
Find out more advice on funding as well as our latest offers from the University of Brighton.
I have no funding; will the University waive my fees?
The university is unable to waive your fees.
You will need to ensure you have an idea of your funding source before applying, whether from the University of Brighton, a third party or self-funded. We are unable to accept speculative applications with no evidence of this.