Looking into doing a masters or a PhD in Sociology as I got a first at undergrad.
Basically when I see PhD courses listed it often has a fee listed for PhD. E.g., with Essex (completely random example, not necessarily where I’ll go) it says £5,900 per year and 5 years for PhD or with Lancaster it says £4,596 over 3 years.
But I thought for doing a PhD you were paid a small salary of approximately £18k a year (maybe that’s gone up now but that’s not what I’m querying) so what is the £5,900?
Does the £5,900 per year with Essex or £4,596 with Lancaster only apply if you’re self-funding completely? Like if you don’t quite make the cut for a PhD?
Or would you be paid a PhD salary/ stipend but still have to contribute £5,900 with Essex or £4,596 with Lancaster towards your education??
Either way is fine. Just trying to work out exactly what these course fee’s listed entail.