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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 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 4,815–10,575
Mixed 4,815–10,575
Laboratory 4,815–10,575
Clinical -
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

  • 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.