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Postgraduate Study


University Composition Fee (tuition fees)

The University Composition Fee (UCF) covers the cost of your teaching and supervision, and access to University and College facilities and support services.

The value of the fee depends on your course and your fee status. See the table below for course fees for 2024/25.

You are liable to pay the UCF for the following minimum number of research terms:

Qualification Terms (full-time) Terms (part-time)
PhD, CPGS 9 (3 years) 15 (5 years) 0.6 FTE
12 (4 years) 0.75 FTE
MLitt, MSc 6 (2 years) 10 (3⅓ years)
MPhil 3 (1 year) 6 (2 years)

For part-time students, your annual UCF will be reduced to match the proportion of time spent in study. See Part-time fees for more information. 

Payment of fees

The University Composition Fee is collected by your College at the start of term or just before, along with any College-related living costs (eg rent, food taken in College etc). Some Colleges will invoice you for the whole year at the beginning of the course. Your College will make clear to you how these payments are to be made and by what deadlines.

Master of Advanced Study courses, which are the equivalent of a fourth undergraduate year, are treated as undergraduate courses for fee purposes, and therefore overseas students are also charged the undergraduate College fee (not included in the fee table below).

Course fees 2024/25