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The University of Cumbria offers the chance for students to take their studies to the next level, making postgraduate study affordable with a range of options. Alumni discounts offer 20% off postgraduate taught degrees and 10% on research degrees, and flexible or part-time programmes are available.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

1,722 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 46%
  • Part Time 54%

Domicile

  • UK 96%
  • EU 3%
  • Other 1%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Education 15 790 805
Nursing 5 335 335
Psychology 5 85 85
Medical Technology 5 85 85
Social Work 10 60 75
Other 5 65 75
Occupational Therapy 5 55 60
Business & Management Studies 10 45 55
Art & Design 5 35 40
Physiotherapy 0 35 35
Geography & Environmental Science 5 25 30
Sociology 5 10 10
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 0 5 5
Sports Science 5 5 5
Theology & Religious Studies 5 5 5
Agriculture & Forestry 5 0 5
Biological Sciences 5 0 5
Communication & Media Studies 5 0 5
Civil Engineering 5 0 5
Anatomy & Physiology 0 5 5
General Engineering 0 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Quick Guides to Postgraduate Tuition Fees and Finance

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Postgraduate Loyalty Award: students who commence a designated full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Cumbria may be able to progress onto specified postgraduate programmes with zero tuition fees payable. Please refer to the university website for details of terms and course routes.