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The University of Brighton is a busy multi-campus university on the south coast of England with a community of around 3,500 postgraduate students from diverse backgrounds. Over 150 postgraduate courses are offered, many accredited by professional bodies and most providing flexible study options that allow students to balance their work, life and study commitments. A wide range of scholarships and bursaries are available to UK, EU and international students for postgraduate study.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

4,083 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 40%
  • Part Time 60%

Domicile

  • UK 81%
  • EU 7%
  • Other 12%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Education 25 870 895
Other 20 555 575
Business & Management Studies 35 260 290
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 35 195 230
Art & Design 15 210 225
Social Work 5 200 200
Physiotherapy 5 170 170
Psychology 5 170 170
Nursing 15 155 170
Social Policy 20 95 115
Marketing 0 110 110
Computer Science 35 75 110
Architecture 10 85 100
Sports Science 25 40 65
Geography & Environmental Science 25 30 55
Occupational Therapy 0 55 55
Creative Writing 0 50 50
Politics 0 45 45
Accounting & Finance 0 45 45
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 5 40 45
Theology & Religious Studies 45 0 45
Law 0 35 35
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 0 35 35
Medicine 35 0 35
History 0 30 30
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 0 25 25
Civil Engineering 10 10 20
Librarianship & Information Management 0 20 20
Philosophy 0 20 20
Biological Sciences 0 20 20
Building 0 20 20
Communication & Media Studies 0 15 15
General Engineering 10 5 10
Mechanical Engineering 0 10 10
Linguistics 5 5 10
English 0 10 10
Chemistry 0 5 5
Anthropology 0 5 5
Economics 0 5 5
Medical Technology 0 5 5
History of Art, Architecture & Design 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Quick Guides to Postgraduate Tuition Fees and Finance

Bursaries and Scholarships

The university offers a number of bursaries and scholarships which eligible postgraduate students can apply for. Depending on the funding package, students could receive between £3,000–15,000 towards fees and living costs.
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Postgraduate Excellence Scholarship: worth £3,000 for graduates with a 1st class degree from a UK university who progress immediately from undergraduate to master's-level study at Brighton.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • International postgraduate students are guaranteed a place in halls of residence as long as they apply before the accommodation deadline.
  • Many of the university's postgraduate students from the UK and EU prefer the flexibility and independence of renting privately. The university's accommodation team help students find a home in the private sector. The university's database of student accommodation, Studenthomes, lists flats, rooms and houses that have been registered by local landlords and checked to ensure they meet the university's code of standards.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.