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The University of Leeds is one of the largest universities in the UK, with more than 34,000 students from over 150 countries, including around 9,000 postgraduates. Its size and international reputation means it can offer one of the widest ranges of academic courses in the UK, with research opportunities in areas as diverse as opera and medical engineering. Taught postgraduate courses are informed and updated by new research and there are opportunities for interdisciplinary working for both taught and research students.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

8,955 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 77%
  • Part Time 23%

Domicile

  • UK 50%
  • EU 7%
  • Other 44%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & Management Studies 55 1040 1095
Education 65 640 705
Marketing 20 450 470
Medicine 250 185 430
Communication & Media Studies 35 350 390
Geography & Environmental Science 140 205 345
Biological Sciences 165 115 280
Accounting & Finance 15 245 255
Law 75 180 255
Civil Engineering 85 165 250
Geology 90 100 190
Chemical Engineering 120 50 170
Mechanical Engineering 90 75 165
Food Science 45 120 165
Psychology 95 65 160
General Engineering 95 55 150
Mathematics 75 60 140
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 60 75 135
Computer Science 40 90 130
History 65 65 130
Medical Technology 0 130 130
Social Policy 40 85 125
Art & Design 25 100 125
Sociology 40 80 120
Chemistry 85 20 110
English 55 45 100
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 30 60 90
Materials Technology 50 40 90
Philosophy 45 45 85
Politics 0 85 85
Nursing 0 85 85
Economics 25 55 80
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 15 65 80
Music 30 50 80
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 30 50 80
Dentistry 50 10 60
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 0 55 55
Physics & Astronomy 50 5 55
Anatomy & Physiology 45 5 50
Librarianship & Information Management 10 35 45
Social Work 0 45 45
History of Art, Architecture & Design 10 25 35
Creative Writing 0 30 30
Linguistics 0 30 30
Theology & Religious Studies 10 15 25
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 0 25 25
Building 0 15 15
Middle Eastern & African Studies 0 10 10
Agriculture & Forestry 0 5 5
East & South Asian Studies 0 5 5
Classics & Ancient History 5 5 5
American Studies 0 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

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 7,250
Mixed -
Laboratory 9,250
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

  • Please visit the University of Leeds website for more information on postgraduate funding.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • There are a number of residences just for postgraduate and mature students, ideal for those who want to live in a postgraduate environment.
  • University accommodation is guaranteed to all new single postgraduate students paying international fees who apply before the deadline. Please visit the University of Leeds website for more information.