Future changes to the fee status of EU research postgraduate students enrolling in the 2017/18 academic year have yet to be formally clarified by the UK Government and will depend on the timing and terms of the UK's exit from the European Union. The University will make decisions on fee levels for EU research postgraduate students when further guidance is available from the Scottish and UK governments, and will publicise information relating to financial support available and fee levels on the University website.
Current indications are that the UK would leave the EU in 2019 so any changes would not take effect before the academic year 2019/20 at the earliest.
Research degrees usually involve the completion of a written thesis, although alternatives may be allowed where suitable. Alternatives can include the presentation of part or all of the thesis as a multimedia document or a piece of art, or a record of professional practice in the form of a series of case-studies, which must be accompanied by a commentary. If you are interested in completing a thesis by alternative submission please contact the appropriate department to discuss this during the application process. If you publish research you have undertaken during your studies, it may also be possible to include such work in its published form in your thesis.