University of Leicester

Postgraduate Study

  • Studying for a postgraduate qualification at Leicester can give you the knowledge and expertise that can boost your career in fresh, fulfilling ways.
  • Our highly-regarded qualifications will develop new skills and open new pathways in your professional life to allow you to compete alongside the world’s best.
  • Postgraduate study also allows you to explore in depth those subjects that you are passionate about. At Leicester, you’ll work with our expert, world-leading, research-active academics and experience a whole new level of learning that really challenges and inspires.

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

The 6,965 postgraduate students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 72%
  • Part Time 28%


  • UK 46%
  • EU 5%
  • Other 49%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & administrative studies 68 1273 1341
Mass communications & documentation 57 1078 1135
Social studies 115 971 1086
Education 81 510 591
Medicine & dentistry 254 269 523
Biological sciences 230 284 514
Physical sciences 188 92 280
Engineering & technology 70 206 276
Computer science 32 236 268
Languages 67 181 248
Historical & philosophical studies 100 134 234
Mathematical sciences 62 133 195
Law 28 151 179
Subjects allied to medicine 26 72 98

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Fees and Funding

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £7,500
Mixed £9,000
Laboratory £7,500
Clinical -

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Our postgraduate fees vary between courses and for Home/EU and international students.
  • A wide variety of scholarships and bursaries are available from the university.
  • More information is on our website.


  • Our accommodation for postgraduates comprises a variety of packages so you can choose a place to live that suits you and your budget.
  • All accommodation sites are ideally located within easy walking distance of the main campus, the train station and the amenities of the city centre.

Careers Guidance

  • The Career Development Service and Academic Support Service offer professional guidance for postgraduate students and alumni.
  • They have the expertise, resources and connections to help you demonstrate and capitalise on the extra dimension postgraduate study gives you.

Facilities and Support for Postgraduate Students

  • You can be assured of a strong network of support.
  • The Graduate School provides a university-wide framework, which supports all taught and research postgraduate students in their education, training and career enhancement. Whether you are studying on campus or by distance learning, you will be a member of our Graduate School.
  • A postgraduate qualification will be challenging so our Learning Development Team also offers plenty of support if you want to refresh, extend and develop your academic skills.
  • Our award-winning Students’ Union provides a warm, welcoming and friendly environment for all students. As a postgraduate you are encouraged to get involved.
  • For those interested in the arts the university’s Attenborough Arts Centre has a programme of live music, spoken word and dance. It also has a diverse programme of short courses.