Writing-up and Training Support fees for postgraduate research students
As part of your postgraduate research tuition fees, you may need to pay Training Support and Writing-up period fees.
Writing-up period fees
If you are a PhD student, you will need to write up your work after the minimum period of attendance. You will need to pay either a Continuation fee or an Administration fee.
If you have completed the prescribed minimum period of attendance, have completed the work and require only minimal supervision and access to University facilities, you must pay a continuation fee of £624.
If you have completed the prescribed minimum period of attendance, have completed the work and no longer require supervision and access to University facilities, you must pay an administration fee of £104.
Training Support fees (TSF)
You may be charged a Training Support fee on top of your tuition fee. You will receive details of this charge in your offer letter. When you accept your offer of a place, you will also need to accept the TSF.
Training Support fees, sometimes called 'Bench fees', provide funding to the department which will assist your research project so that they can help you complete your PhD. Any equipment bought with a TSF belongs to the University, not to you or any sponsor.
The TSF can cover a range of costs, including training, conference attendance, laboratory consumables, printing, photocopying, books, laptops and other project costs. How they are used depends on your research project and you will be able to discuss this in detail with your supervisor at the University.