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University of Leicester

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.

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 7,835
Mixed 8,935
Laboratory 10,170
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

  • 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.