Tuition fees

Tuition fees

Tuition fees payments

Tuition fee payment information for London-based courses only can be found on the paying your fees page.

Tuition fees policy

Please read the Tuition Fees Policy for full guidance regarding paying the School's annual tuition fees.

Key points to note from the above Policy include:

  • The full tuition fee balance is payable in full by the fee deadline date indicated on the fee invoice. 
  • It is not normally possible to pay tuition fees by instalments. Taught Master’s and Research Degree students borrowing UK Postgraduate Loans through Student Finance and students borrowing US Federal Direct Loans should refer to the dedicated loan pages of the LSHTM website.
  • Research Degree students receiving a stipend through LSHTM will be permitted to pay by instalment - students must contact Tuition Fees team with evidence of the stipend in order for this to be agreed.
  • If the tuition fees and all other charges have not been paid in full by the fee deadline date, the student’s place on the programme may be withdrawn. 
  • If a student owes any fees or charges at the end of a programme, the School will not release any official results or provide formal certificates of attendance confirming results.
  • The School will not be able to provide funding to help with any financial difficulties that arise during the registration period. 
  • Applicants and current students should tell the Tuition Fees team immediately of any financial difficulty that may affect their ability to pay any fees or charges.
  • LSHTM reserves the right to increase tuition fees at the beginning of each academic year. The increase will be informed by general price inflation and specific changes in the cost of providing our education. To enable students to plan their financial commitments, LSHTM will not, under normal circumstances, increase fees by more than 5% per annum for registered students.  Continuing students will be notified of fee increases in advance of the start of each academic year.

If you have any queries about the Tuition Fees Policy, please contact the Tuition Fees team directly.

Guidance on tuition fees for MSc and research degrees can be found below.


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MSc tuition fees

Tuition fee deposits

Successful Master’s applicants will be required to pay a £500 tuition fee deposit in order to secure their place on the course. Applicants whose fees are being fully paid through a scholarship or LSHTM-recognised sponsor will be exempt from paying the deposit, if appropriate evidence of the funding is provided to the Admissions Team prior to the payment deadline.

Paid tuition fee deposits will be deducted from the tuition fees invoice.

Details of how and when to pay the tuition fee deposit will be provided with your offer of admission.

Full-time study

Full-time students pay the relevant full-time rate (home/overseas) for the academic year of their course. The tuition fees invoice will be due for payment in full two weeks prior to the start of the course.

Part-time study

Part-time students (including split-study) pay the relevant part-time rate (home/overseas) of each academic year that they are registered. The tuition fees are due in full two weeks prior to the start of each academic year.

Field trip fees

Where courses include a field trip, an additional mandatory field trip fee is included on the tuition fees invoice and is due for payment by the start of the course. Part-time students pay will pay the field trip fee in the first year of their course.

Research degree tuition fees


Research degree students pay tuition-fees for each academic year that they are registered, until their thesis is submitted. Tuition fees are due for payment in full two weeks prior to the start of each academic year. The following sections outline the tuition fees a research degree student can expect to pay for the duration of their course, dependant on their mode of study.

Full-time study

Full-time students pay the relevant full-time rate (home/overseas) for the first 3 years of study, and then a flat 12-month writing-up fee for year 4.

Part-time study

Part-time students pay the relevant part-time rate (home/overseas) for the first 6 years of study, and then flat 12 month writing-up fees for each of years 7 and 8.

Further information

Please note the following:

  • Tuition fees will normally increase each academic year. The School will not, under normal circumstances, increase fees by more than 5% per annum for continuing students. Students should take this into consideration when planing their budget.
  • Tuition fees for students starting in January or April will be charged pro rata at the relevant rate from their start date until the end of the academic year. They will then be charged per academic year, with full tuition fees due at the start of each year.
  • Any change to a student’s registration (change to mode of study, interruption etc.) will alter the fees charged. Please contact the Tuition Fees team if you have any questions regarding this.
  • Students will cease to be liable to pay tuition fees once they submit their thesis and move into the examination period. Note that if a student submits their thesis during a period for which a writing-up fee is charged, the writing-up fee is not altered.
  • Students who have benefitted from paying at the staff or Capacity Strengthening Research Degree rate at any point in their degree are not eligible to move to writing-up status.