Fees and funding information for postgraduate research Fees and funding information for postgraduate research

Students taking International Development degrees come from a very wide range of backgrounds, nationalities, experiences, skills and interests.

Entry Qualifications

Applicants should normally have a good undergraduate honours degree and a good Masters degree in a relevant discipline. The University will take into account the educational and work experience of applicants.

Tuition Fees 

Fees for the academic year 2016/17 will be:

  • UK/EU students: £5,000 (full-time); £2,500 (part-time)*
  • International students: £13,800 

* for each year of the course. 

What do my fees cover?

Fees cover the costs of tuition, including lectures, seminars, field trips and electronic literature materials.  In addition many other facilities around the university are then free to use - including the library, IT computing and so on.

The fees do not cover - your accommodation, books and hard-copies of journal articles.  Use of the Sportspark is a small additional fee for UEA students.  Occasionally a small charge is made to training sessions in DEV.

Advice and Support for International Deposit Payments

To help with our planning, UEA requires all international students on taught Masters' courses to pay a refundable deposit of 1000 pounds to guarantee a place and accommodation. In each year this has to be paid by 01 August, a few weeks before starting your degree. More information will be sent to you about how to pay once you have applied to DEV and received an offer letter. The deposit can be paid in a number of ways, and the School will work closely with all students to enable you to do this. (In some exceptional cases we may allow the deposit to be waived). Once we receive your deposit you will be issued a receipt and if you have met all the conditions of our offer, a letter that we hope you will find helpful in securing a visa.  If your visa is not issued, and you can provide us with information about why you cannot join us, then we will refund your deposit.  We will also refund your deposit if you fail to meet any conditions of our offer.

Paying Fees - Advice

More information on how to pay your fees for tuition and accommodation (if applicable), paying by instalments and the fees schedules. 

Funding Your Course of Study

Social Sciences Graduate School Research PhD Studentships are offered to prospective candidates from the academic year 2016/7.

For further information please contact our PGR Admissions Enquiries staff on pgr.enquiries.admiss@uea.ac.uk or tel: +44(0)1603 591709