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The University of Leicester has a large number of postgraduate students. Flexible course delivery allows students to choose the course right for their circumstances. Options for postgraduate study include professional qualifications, independent research, and from on-campus taught programmes to part-time, off-campus study.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

4,853 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 67%
  • Part Time 33%

Domicile

  • UK 53%
  • EU 3%
  • Other 43%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & Management Studies 70 430 500
Education 55 405 460
Accounting & Finance 0 440 440
Communication & Media Studies 30 355 385
Librarianship & Information Management 40 305 350
Other 10 190 195
Marketing 0 185 185
Biological Sciences 115 65 180
Psychology 65 110 175
Medicine 140 15 155
Computer Science 25 130 155
Politics 15 130 145
Sociology 45 95 135
Social Policy 0 130 130
Mathematics 40 80 120
History 55 60 115
General Engineering 65 50 115
Law 30 85 115
Economics 35 75 110
English 45 45 85
Anatomy & Physiology 70 10 80
Archaeology 35 45 80
Physics & Astronomy 50 25 75
Geography & Environmental Science 30 35 65
Chemistry 45 5 50
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 0 40 40
Linguistics 0 35 35
Forensic Science 0 30 30
History of Art, Architecture & Design 5 20 25
Mechanical Engineering 0 25 25
Geology 25 0 25
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 0 25 25
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 20 0 20
Creative Writing 0 15 15
Medical Technology 0 10 10
Materials Technology 0 5 5
Social Work 0 5 5
French 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Quick Guides to Postgraduate Tuition Fees and Finance

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • A wide variety of scholarships and bursaries are available; please refer to the university website for details.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • The university provides accommodation for postgraduates students to suit all budgets.
  • All accommodation sites are within easy walking distance of the main campus, the train station and the amenities of the city centre.