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Postgraduate Student Statistics

4,035 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 39%
  • Part Time 61%

Domicile

  • UK 79%
  • EU 7%
  • Other 13%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Education 25 775 795
Business & Management Studies 40 265 305
Nursing 20 195 215
Social Work 5 205 205
Art & Design 20 185 205
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 40 150 190
Physiotherapy 5 180 185
Psychology 5 165 170
Computer Science 55 100 150
Marketing 0 135 135
Social Policy 25 95 120
Architecture 20 95 110
Medicine 40 65 105
Occupational Therapy 0 85 85
Sports Science 25 35 65
Geography & Environmental Science 30 30 60
Theology & Religious Studies 60 5 60
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 5 50 50
Creative Writing 0 40 40
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 0 40 40
Law 0 40 40
Politics 0 35 35
Librarianship & Information Management 0 35 35
Civil Engineering 15 15 35
History 0 30 30
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 0 30 30
Accounting & Finance 0 30 30
Philosophy 0 25 25
Building 0 20 20
Medical Technology 0 20 20
Biological Sciences 0 15 15
General Engineering 10 5 15
Mechanical Engineering 0 10 10
Communication & Media Studies 0 10 10
Linguistics 5 5 10
Anthropology 0 5 5
English 0 5 5
Chemistry 0 5 5
Economics 0 5 5
History of Art, Architecture & Design 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

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Mode of study:

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 5,165–8,855
Mixed -
Laboratory 5,165–8,855
Clinical 37,840
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

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.

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.