Student Accommodation

  • 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.

Postgraduate Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £6,120
Mixed -
Laboratory £7,170
Clinical £7,650
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.

Bursaries and Scholarships

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


  • Most postgraduate students complete an extended research project or dissertation towards the end of their course, enabling them to contribute to the knowledge base of their chosen field. For students who are interested in pursuing an academic career, the university’s MRes programmes are specifically designed to improve research skills and prepare for doctoral study.
  • The Doctoral College oversees postgraduate research at the University of Brighton. The university is committed to delivering research which has a lasting impact on economic, cultural and social wellbeing, and supports its students to think about how their research will impact people, their societies and economies. Research students benefit from a diverse programme of research seminars, workshops and annual research student conferences.

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

4,068 postgraduate students in 2015–16:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 42%
  • Part Time 58%


  • UK 78%
  • EU 8%
  • Other 14%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Subjects allied to medicine 80 810 890
Education 30 660 685
Business & administrative studies 30 500 530
Social studies 20 435 455
Medicine & dentistry 50 185 235
Creative arts & design 35 195 230
Biological sciences 30 170 195
Computer science 50 110 165
Architecture, building & planning 10 145 160
Historical & philosophical studies 45 45 90
Engineering & technology 40 50 85
Physical sciences 35 45 80
Law 0 40 40
Mass communications & documentation 0 35 35
Languages 0 20 20

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

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