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Tuition fees

Tuition fees for our research degrees in the 2020-21 academic years are listed in the tables below.

2020-21 tuition fees (September 2020 and January 2021 entry)

Programme UK/EU students
Annual fee
International students
Annual fee
Annual additional costs
PhD Law - 3 years (full-time) £4,407 £20,100 £100
PhD Law - 6 years (part-time) £2,204 Not applicable £50
LLM by Research - 1 year (full-time) £11,300 £22,850 £100
LLM by Research - 2 years (part-time) £5,650 Not applicable £50

Students on full-time and part-time programmes of study of more than one year should be aware that annual tuition fees are subject to revision and are typically increased by approximately 5% per annum. This annual increase should be taken into account when you are applying for a programme. The Home/EU fee for the PhD is the fee level set by Research Councils UK (RCUK).

The University offers a 10% discount in postgraduate tuition fees for all alumni who have graduated with an undergraduate degree from the University of Edinburgh (conditions apply).

Find out more about the graduate discount scheme

The University accepts a range of payment methods and tuition fees can be paid in full or in instalments.

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The University's Scholarships and Student Funding department provide detailed information about the University's tuition fee policy.

Tuition fee policy

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