Student Accommodation

  • UK/EU postgraduates are eligible for Pittville Student Village accommodation if they have accepted their offer and apply for accommodation by the specified date for UK/EU students.
  • International postgraduates are guaranteed accommodation if they have accepted their offer and apply for accommodation by the specified deadline for international students.
  • Postgraduate students can find housing through the university-approved housing list.
  • Student houses are situated at varying distances from the campuses.
  • The university bus runs between all campuses every half hour during term time.

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 £6,000
Mixed £8,150
Laboratory £8,150
Clinical -
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 of Gloucestershire is pleased to reward academic excellence and operates a scholarship programme for international students. Scholarships ranging from £2,000-£4,000 are available for undergraduate and postgraduate full-time taught courses. Note that terms and conditions apply to all financial awards.
  • Other scholarships and bursaries include: postgraduate taught scholarships of £2,000-£4,000; Alumni bursary 10%; Family bursary 10%.


  • The University of Gloucestershire has a vibrant academic community where creative research is conducted at a high level. More than 25% of the work in all 6 of the university’s submissions to the Research Excellence Framework in 2014 was recognised as internationally excellent or world leading; results can be seen in the Quality Profiles on the REF website.
  • The university offers a variety of research degree programmes and there are two start dates for research degrees: October and February. 
  • UK and EU students can study on either a full-time or part-time basis, or, where appropriate, away from the university. International students studying in the UK on a student visa are required to study on a full-time basis.

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

1,339 postgraduate students in 2015–16:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 36%
  • Part Time 64%


  • UK 90%
  • EU 1%
  • Other 8%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Education 10 415 425
Biological sciences 55 235 290
Business & administrative studies 70 150 220
Social studies 10 90 100
Architecture, building & planning 10 65 75
Creative arts & design 15 50 65
Computer science 20 15 35
Law 10 15 25
Subjects allied to medicine 0 25 25
Physical sciences 10 15 25
Historical & philosophical studies 20 0 20
Mass communications & documentation 10 5 15
Languages 10 0 10
Engineering & technology 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study: