The fees charged for our postgraduate research degrees depend on whether you are a home/EU student or an international student. Have a look at our Research Degrees Fees page for how much your programme will cost per year*.
*Research Support Fees: In addition to course fees, you may be liable for other charges, such as Research Support Fees (RSF). RSFs are a fee charged to provide funding to cover research-related items/activities which are essential in order to carry out the research. RSFs are detailed alongside our fees and these will be confirmed at the time of offer.
As a research student, you could self-fund or apply for funding from an employer or other organisation. Prospects.ac.uk has detailed information about funding postgraduate study.
Financial support for research study
Before applying, you should consider carefully how you will finance your studies for the duration of your programme, including tuition fees, research support fees and living costs.
We are able to take payments in instalments, to spread out the cost of your studies, and it is possible to switch between full-time and part-time modes of study. For more information go to www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay.
From 2018, the government is making loans available for postgraduate research students of up to £25,000, to cover fees and living expenses. More information can be found at www.gov.uk/doctoral-loan.
20% alumni Loyalty Discount
We offer a 20% discount on fees for postgraduate qualifications if you're a University of Wolverhampton graduate.
From 1st August 2018, the University will also be offering the Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme and/or a taught postgraduate programme to a postgraduate research programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.
There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree and/or Masters level qualification, as long as the new award is at a higher level.
For full terms and conditions please see: Loyalty Discount for Postgraduate Research Students
The UK Research and Innovation funds postgraduate study in all subject areas on a discretionary basis.
University Research Studentships
The University offers a very limited number of research stipends, formerly known as bursaries, to research students. Stipends are designed to support specific projects as determined by the Research Institute rather than individual student-led projects.
Funds are accessible from the relevant Research Institute or Centre - please contact them directly.
The Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund
Living in Wolverhampton
It is enviably cheap to live in Wolverhampton and ideally located for travel around the UK. We are only one and a half hours from London, one hour from Manchester and 15 minutes from Birmingham by train. If you have not lived in the West Midlands or the UK before, you should research the average living costs.