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Additional course information


Fees for UK/European and international students.

Students on the MSc by Res can transfer to continuation status if they are in a position where formal submission of the thesis within three-six months is demonstrably possible i.e. approximately 90% of the thesis has been already written. The continuation fee is much lower as students on continuation status are expected to make minimal use of University resources. Currently this is £0 for the first 4 months then £200 for each subsequent 4 month period with refunds given on a monthly pro rata basis if a student submits during this time.

There is a University of Exeter Alumni Scholarship and a University of Exeter class of current year Progression Scholarship. These include a percentage reduction in the first year tuition fee. Information about these scholarships can be found on the Finance tab of our Geography research topic web page.


We offer a 2 year MSc by Res, but students can submit earlier if work is completed. It is very important to bear in mind that since this programme is a two-year programme, the loan company will split the total amount of the loan over two years.

Funding for research and training (RTSG)

The College of Life and Environmental Sciences provides Research & Training Support Grant (RTSG) funds for self-funded students who would not otherwise have access to a consumables budget. For geography students this is £1,000.