We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Finance Department

Other Sundry Charges

Administrative Charges for Examinations

Initial Degrees and Diplomas and Higher Degrees

No examination fee is payable for the first written examination attempt, the first submission of a thesis or the first submission of a musical exercise.

Higher Doctorates (DD, DLitt, DSc, DMus) Application Fee £500
Higher Doctorates (DD, DLitt, DSc, DMus) Examination Fee £700
Additional charge for Undergraduate students taking examinations in centres other than Durham £50

Re-examination Fees (in whole or part)

PhD, EdD, MD, DThM and DBA - Re-submission fee on submitting a revised thesis £120
PhD, EdD, MD, DThM and DBA - for a second oral or written examination £90
Masters level by research: MPhil, MLitt, MMus, MEd, MA, MSc, MJur, MTh, MProf - on submitting a revised thesis £50
PGCE Final placement re-sit (any period of the 12 week placement, charged per week £130

Other Charges

Deposits - individually set by Colleges and Departments

Administration ChargesCredit to
Late Registration £70 SOF*
Late Payment of Residence £70 College
Late Payment of Tuition Fees £70 SOF*
Failure to apply for tuition fee loan £100 SOF*
Returned cheques and rejected direct debits £25 Finance Dept.

Amendment to sponsorship details

£25 Grad. School
Reinstatement after withdrawal by University for non payment of debt £200 SOF*

* SOF is the Student Opportunities Fund

Other charges appearing in the General Regulations

Discipline - maximum fine to be imposed by VC or PVC re student disciplinary offence £225
Motor vehicles - fine pre wheel clamping £50
Motor vehicles - subsequent offence £100
Cycles - breach of regulations £50
Display of promotional material £50

Continuation Fee

Continuation fees are payable by all postgraduate research students who have completed course requirements for particular Higher Degrees or Diplomas but who still have to submit theses or dissertations or to enter for written examinations to complete examination requirements, in order to maintain registration for the Degree/Diploma concerned.

Continuation fees for MBA by distance learning:

  • Maximum 25% of fee for relevant stage.

Continuation fees for all other postgraduate courses:

  • 10% of the home full-time postgraduate student fee charged by the Research Councils (rounded to the nearest £5) for the first 12 months (£390 for 2013/14 and £400 for 2014/15).
  • Please note during the first 12 months, 0-3 months are charged at zero with the full 10% continuation fee charged for the period 3-12 months, i.e. there is a 3 month 'grace period' before any fee is charged.
  • 15% for any subsequent year on continuation (£585 for 13/14 and £600 for 14/15).
  • Students requiring an extension to the period of continuation to more than 12 months on medical grounds may apply to the Academic Support Office for an exemption from the increased continuation fee of 15%.