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The University of Leeds is one of the largest universities in the UK, with more than 38,000 students from over 170 countries, including around 10,000 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

8,992 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 79%
  • Part Time 21%

Domicile

  • UK 48%
  • EU 6%
  • Other 46%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & Management Studies 55 1020 1075
Other 155 890 1050
Education 60 400 460
Marketing 15 405 420
Geography & Environmental Science 145 240 390
Communication & Media Studies 30 345 375
Biological Sciences 205 120 325
Law 65 225 295
Medicine 245 35 280
Civil Engineering 75 205 280
Accounting & Finance 15 235 250
Geology 85 110 195
General Engineering 110 80 190
Food Science 60 125 180
Mechanical Engineering 75 100 175
Art & Design 20 150 170
Chemical Engineering 110 60 170
Computer Science 40 130 170
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 60 105 165
Psychology 90 65 155
Mathematics 70 75 150
Social Policy 40 105 145
Sociology 35 105 145
History 60 75 135
English 55 60 115
Medical Technology 0 115 115
Nursing 0 105 105
Chemistry 85 15 100
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 25 70 100
Politics 0 95 95
Music 25 65 90
Materials Technology 60 35 90
Philosophy 40 50 90
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 15 55 70
Economics 20 50 70
Physics & Astronomy 60 10 70
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 0 65 65
Librarianship & Information Management 10 50 65
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 30 30 60
Social Work 0 55 55
Anatomy & Physiology 40 5 50
Dentistry 40 5 45
Linguistics 0 40 40
History of Art, Architecture & Design 10 30 35
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 0 30 30
Theology & Religious Studies 10 15 20
Creative Writing 0 20 20
Building 0 20 20
Agriculture & Forestry 0 15 15
East & South Asian Studies 0 10 10
Middle Eastern & African Studies 0 10 10
Classics & Ancient History 0 5 5
American Studies 0 5 5
Physiotherapy 0 5 5
Sports Science 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 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.