University of Birmingham
- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
The University of Birmingham is an original 'redbrick' university and founding member of the Russell Group. Students on postgraduate courses work alongside world-leading academics in a diverse, multicultural community of over 14,000 students from 150 countries. With over 600 taught postgraduate programmes and a wealth of world-leading research opportunities, students can widen their skills base, further their knowledge and boost their career prospects.
Postgraduate Student Statistics
12,205 postgraduate students in 2017–18
Mode of study
- Full Time 58%
- Part Time 42%
- UK 61%
- EU 6%
- Other 32%
Numbers of Students by Subject Area
|Business & Management Studies||30||1790||1820|
|Accounting & Finance||15||730||745|
|Electrical & Electronic Engineering||85||170||255|
|Geography & Environmental Science||85||65||150|
|Theology & Religious Studies||120||30||150|
|Physics & Astronomy||115||30||145|
|Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design||5||100||100|
|Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism||5||85||85|
|Pharmacology & Pharmacy||30||35||70|
|Communication & Media Studies||20||20||45|
|Classics & Ancient History||25||10||40|
|Anatomy & Physiology||30||5||30|
|History of Art, Architecture & Design||15||10||25|
|Middle Eastern & African Studies||10||5||15|
|Drama, Dance & Cinematics||15||0||15|
|Librarianship & Information Management||0||5||5|
|Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering||5||5||5|
|Russian & East European Languages||5||0||5|
Figures are rounded to the nearest five.
Quick Guides to Postgraduate Tuition Fees and Finance
- Find and check tuition fees for specific courses on our Course Chooser.
- Get information about postgraduate loans and other funding available.
Bursaries and Scholarships
The university has a comprehensive package of bursaries and scholarships to ensure all students have the potential to succeed. Please refer to university website for details of scholarships.
- Birmingham Alumni Scholarship (50 available): £2,000 for outstanding alumni undertaking master's study.
- Global Challenges PhD Scholarship: fully-funded (up to UK/EU rate) PhD scholarships, with a generous stipend.
- Forest Edge Doctoral Scholarship: fully-funded (up to UK/EU rate) PhD scholarships, with an annual doctoral stipend, partially funded by a £1,050,000 grant from the Leverhulme Trust.
- Priestley Scholarship: fully-funded Priestley PhD scholarships for engineering and physical sciences projects in collaboration with the University of Melbourne.
- A variety of departmental and school based bursaries and scholarships are on offer each year for students with outstanding academic performance both for master's and PhD programmes.
Accommodation for Postgraduate Students
- UK students are welcome to apply for university accommodation however a place cannot be guaranteed. International and EU students who are new to Birmingham are guaranteed a place in accommodation, subject to certain terms and conditions.
- A range of accommodation includes single study bedrooms with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities, en-suite rooms with their own bathroom, as well as a selection of modern self-contained studios and apartments providing exclusive use of kitchen and bathroom facilities. Most rooms are within a 15–20 minute walk of the university's campus.
- Accommodation costs include all bills, Internet access and basic contents insurance. All sites offer a 24-hour reception service open every day of the year, providing help when needed as well as peace of mind.