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Kingston University's innovative postgraduate programmes and close links with business and industry focus on students' career and development needs. The university's supportive environment, high-quality teaching and modern resources helps students make the most of their time, with students benefitting from the university's excellent employment record.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

4,540 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 57%
  • Part Time 43%

Domicile

  • UK 69%
  • EU 8%
  • Other 23%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & Management Studies 60 595 655
Psychology 35 365 395
Education 20 265 285
Social Work 5 275 275
Building 0 200 200
Medical Technology 0 195 195
Art & Design 10 175 180
Architecture 5 160 165
Nursing 5 155 160
Civil Engineering 10 110 120
Marketing 0 105 105
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 5 95 100
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 5 95 100
Philosophy 20 70 90
Music 10 80 90
Computer Science 30 55 85
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 15 70 85
Law 10 70 85
Accounting & Finance 0 80 80
Librarianship & Information Management 5 75 80
Creative Writing 5 75 80
Politics 10 65 75
Communication & Media Studies 15 60 70
Biological Sciences 20 45 65
Mechanical Engineering 5 55 60
Mathematics 5 55 60
Geography & Environmental Science 5 50 55
History of Art, Architecture & Design 5 50 55
Economics 10 40 50
Chemical Engineering 5 40 45
Sociology 5 40 45
Complementary Medicine 0 30 30
English 15 15 30
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 5 25 30
Chemistry 10 15 25
Linguistics 0 20 20
History 5 5 10
Anatomy & Physiology 10 0 10
Sports Science 5 0 5
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 0 5 5
General Engineering 5 0 5
Forensic Science 0 5 5
Materials Technology 5 0 5
Geology 5 5 5
Social Policy 5 0 5
Physiotherapy 5 0 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​.

Postgraduate Courses

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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 5,700–8,400
Mixed 5,700–10,200
Laboratory 5,700–6,400
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 scholarships are available for both Home, EU and international students, including a number of course-specific scholarships. Please refer to the university website for details – the following are a selection.
  • Home and EU alumni of undergraduate courses are given a 10% discount on full-time and part-time postgraduate degree course tuition fees. There is also an annual fee discount of 50% of fees up to £3,000 on one-year full-time, or two-year part-time masters programmes for home/EU applications with a first class honours or 2:1 undergraduate degree.
  • An alumni discount for international students is also available; please refer to the university website for international fees and funding information.
  • Support and loans are offered to teacher training (PGCE) students. Students with dependents may also be eligible for extra help and bursaries are available for some students following the qualifying Master of Social Work (MSW) programme.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • All full-time postgraduate students are eligible to book a room in Kingston University's halls of residence; all new full-time first year international postgraduate students are guaranteed an offer of accommodation.
  • The university works with a number of approved private providers to ensure alternative accommodation is available, in the unlikely event that its own halls are fully occupied.