We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2019/20 are as follows:
Performance PhD route
- UK/EU: £4,820 full-time; £2,410 part-time*
- International: £17,540 full-time
Dramaturgy and Playwriting PhD routes
- UK/EU: £4,320 full-time, £2,160 part-time*
- International: £17,040 full-time
The above fees quoted are for one year only; for those studying over two or more years, tuition fees will also be payable in subsequent years of your programme.
* For UK/EU postgraduate research students the University fee level is set at Research Council rates and as such is subject to change. The final fee will be announced by Research Councils UK in spring 2019.
Eligibility for UK/EU or international fees can be verified with Admissions. Learn more about fees for international students.
We can also confirm that EU students who are already studying at the University of Birmingham or who have an offer to start their studies in the 2019/20 academic year will continue to be charged the UK fee rate applicable at the time, provided this continues to be permitted by UK law. The UK Government has also confirmed that students from the EU applying to courses starting in the 2019/20 academic year will not see any changes to their loan eligibility or fee status. This guarantee will apply for the full duration of the course, even if the course finishes after the UK has left the EU.
Paying your fees
Tuition fees can either be paid in full or by instalments. Learn more about postgraduate tuition fees and funding.
Scholarships to cover fees and/or maintenance costs may be available. To discover whether you are eligible for any award across the University, and to start your funding application, please visit the University's Postgraduate funding database.
International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.