Postgraduate Tuition Fees 2016/17

Postgraduate Taught degree

International students:  You can find details of the tuition fee costs on each postgraduate taught course page.

UK/EU students: You can find details of the tuition fee costs on each postgraduate taught course page.

Tuition fees are charged annually to all students during the minimum candidature period for your programme and will increase by 3% each year.  The candidature periods for Postgraduate Taught programmes are outlined below:-

 ProgrammeMinimum candidature  
Full-Time Masters (180 credits) 1 year
Part-Time Masters (60 credits per year) 3 years
Part-Time Masters (90 credits per year) 2 years
Full-Time Extended Masters (120 credits per year) 2 years
Part-Time Extended Masters (60 credits per year) 4 years
  • Tuition fees for taught master's programmes are inclusive of dissertation costs.
  • Tuition Fees for part-time programmes will be calculated pro-rata of the equivalent full-time fee. 
  • For Erasmus Mundus programmes the Euro rate quoted on the course pages relate to the year spent at Swansea University as part of the collaborative agreement.
  • Stand-alone modules will be calculated pro-rata of the equivalent full-time fee. 

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Postgraduate Research degree

International students: Please visit our Tuition Fees for International Students page for details of the tuition fees.

UK/EU students: Tuition fees are charged annually to all students during the minimum candidature period for your programme and will increase each year in line with RCUK recommendations.  The candidature periods and related Tuition Fee costs are outlined below:-

ProgrammeMinimum candidatureTuition Fee cost
PhD (full-time) 3 years £4120
PhD (part-time) 6 years £2060
MPhil (full-time) 2 years £4120
MPhil (part-time) 4 years £2060
Master's by Research (full-time) 1 year £4120
Master's by Research (part-time) 2 years £2060
EngD (full-time) 4 years £4120
  • You will be required to pay fees for the full minimum candidature period irrespective if you've been permitted to submit at an earlier point.
  • A bench fee may be charged on top of your tuition fee to cover specialist equipment or laboratory costs required for your research. If a bench fee is to be charged, the amount will be determined by your supervisor and included in your Offer of Study.
  • Fee costs for visiting research students will be charged at 50% of the full-time rate.
  • Fee costs for associate research students will be charged at 25% of the full-time rate.
  • If you are a Full Time student and undertaking your research at your place of employment you may eligible to apply as an External student (under Method B entry). If applicable, the fee costs will be 50% of the above full-time rate.

Note: Additional tuition fees may be charged in your 'writing up' period if it is deemed appropriate at the annual Progression Boards due to extensive supervision or laboratory use.

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Current students (pre 2016)

As a current/continuing student who is expected to re-enrol in 2016/17, please select the relevant link for tuition fee costs and other related information.

Current UK/EU students

Current International students

Additional costs

In addition to your tuition fee charges and living costs certain programmes (or modules) may attract further mandatory or optional costs necessary for you to fully participate and complete your program of choice. You will need to budget for these costs separately as they are not included in the overall tuition fee you are charged. Such costs can include fieldwork trips, travelling expenses for work or study placements, laboratory and equipment costs or CRB checks specific to your programme.

Information about additional costs for your programme can be found on individual taught course and research programme pages.

How to pay

International students: Please visit our How to pay your fees page.

UK/EU students: Please visit our How to pay your fees page.

Refund policy

If you withdraw from your programme early (or suspend your studies) you may be eligible for a refund.

Please refer to our refunds policy.

International students:

International students: Please visit our Tuition Fees for International Students page for further information on tuition fees.