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Fees & Funding

Tuition fees

Tuition fees vary for different programmes and are subject to revision each year.

The majority of fees listed within the Online Prospectus are for the academic year 2014-5. Tuition fees are likely to change for future years, so you should use these as a guide only. Always check fees with the School or admissions office to which you are applying.

All fees listed are for the first year of a programme only - if your programme continues into subsequent years, the fees for those years may differ.

Tuition Fee information 

Postgraduate Taught Degree programmes

To find the most up-to-date information about tuition fees for individual postgraduate taught degree programmes, please refer to the Online Prospectus information.

Postgraduate Research Degree programmes

Please see below for information about tuition fees for postgraduate research degree programmes:

 

Postgraduate research degree tuition fees 2014-15
 Type of Research Degree Home/EU Full-time + Overseas Full-time +
Classroom based subjects MPhil/PhD *  £4,500  £16,000
School of Law MPhil/PhD £6,300 £15,850
EdD and DMin (part-time)  £2,500 £8,500
Science based subjects MPhil/PhD ** £4,500 £18,200
Clinical based subjects MPhil/PhD & MDs   £4,500 £35,020
School of Nursing & Midwifery MPhil/PhD  £4,970 £16,000
Institute of Psychiatry MPhil/PhD   £5,250 £18,200
Institute of Psychiatry MPhil/PhD (IoP Staff)  £1,300 £5,250
Institute of Psychiatry MPhil/PhD (KHP Staff) £5,250 £5,250
Institute of Psychiatry MD(Res)  £4,200 £14,940
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)  N/A £28,630
 Higher Doctorate £1,130 £1,130

 

+ for part-time research degree programmes, tuition fees are usually set at 50% of the full time rate (unless different programme structure is agreed).

* this includes degree programmes within the Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine, the Department of Mathematics and Geography degree prorgammes with a non-science focus

** this includes Geography degree programmes with a science focus

Bench fees: Some students reading for postgraduate research degrees in science and engineering subjects may be charged a ‘bench fee’. This is a separate fee to cover the cost of consumables equipment used by students as part of their research. Further details about possible bench fees will be available from the relevant academic department.

Joint PhD programmes: students pay fees at the usual schedule rate to their home institution.

Visiting students: fees are determined as appropriate to their period and type of study.

Equivalent or lower level qualifications

Further details

The government no longer provides funding to universities for students who are studying a qualification that is equivalent to or at a lower level than one they have already achieved.  This means that King’s does not receive any public funds if you have a higher education qualification such as:

  • a certificate of higher education
  • a diploma of higher education
  • a first degree (BA/BSc)
  • a postgraduate qualification (PG Diploma, MA, MSc) and you apply for a course at an equal or lower level. 

Notable exceptions to this policy include students:

  • receiving the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA)
  • on a course for which an NHS bursary is payable
  • studying medicine or dentistry at an undergraduate level
  • on a course of initial or in-service teacher training (such as a PGCE).

Students who have an equivalent or lower-level qualification should contact the admissions office for their programme for advice on how this might affect their tuition fees. Students are responsible for informing the College of their ELQ status.

King’s recognises that some applicants may wish to return to university for a second qualification in order to enhance their skills and improve employment prospects. King’s will continue to welcome applications from students who meet our entry criteria, whether or not they hold an equivalent qualification.

This situation does not affect new entrants who study for a second qualification but at a higher level, for instance someone who already has a Foundation Degree and wants to study for an honours degree, or someone who has an undergraduate degree and wants to continue into postgraduate study.

Further advice for students can be found on the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills website.

Making payments

Installments and deposits

You can pay tuition fees in two instalments. If you are self-financing and pay in full by the stipulated date you will receive a two per cent discount.

When you are offered a place to study on one of our programmes, you will be advised whether you are required to pay a deposit (likely to be around 10 per cent of the fee).

Self-funded students – tuition fee payment conditions

Fees are payable in two equal installments. The first is due for payment by 31 October or 14 days from the date of invoice if later. The second installment is due for payment by 31 January or 14 days from the date of invoice if later.

Sponsored students – tuition fee payment conditions
  • Where a student provides a letter at registration from an external corporate body agreeing to pay tuition fees, the invoice will be sent directly to the sponsoring organisation and payment is due immediately.
  • For students in receipt of an award funded by King’s, arrangements will be made to ensure tuition fees are charged appropriately. In the event of a query, students should contact the office which issued the award offer letter.
  • A student who is sponsored by a friend or relative is regarded as responsible for their own fees.
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