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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 includes professional qualifications, independent research, and from on-campus taught programmes to part-time, off-campus study.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

4,725 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 64%
  • Part Time 36%

Domicile

  • UK 58%
  • EU 5%
  • Other 37%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Education 75 480 555
Business & Management Studies 70 325 395
Librarianship & Information Management 40 275 315
Communication & Media Studies 35 270 305
Accounting & Finance 0 270 270
Psychology 85 140 225
Biological Sciences 130 95 225
Medicine 195 25 220
Social Policy 0 175 175
Computer Science 30 130 160
Economics 45 95 140
History 60 75 135
Politics 15 105 125
Mathematics 50 70 120
Sociology 45 75 120
Law 30 85 115
General Engineering 60 45 105
Marketing 0 100 100
English 40 40 80
Archaeology 35 45 80
Chemistry 65 15 75
Geography & Environmental Science 35 45 75
Physics & Astronomy 60 20 75
Anatomy & Physiology 45 10 55
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 0 45 45
Linguistics 0 35 35
History of Art, Architecture & Design 10 20 30
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 0 25 25
Forensic Science 0 25 25
Geology 20 0 20
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 20 0 20
Materials Technology 0 5 5
Creative Writing 0 5 5
Mechanical Engineering 0 5 5
Medical Technology 0 5 5
Ophthalmics 5 0 5
Social Work 0 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 7,500
Mixed 8,550
Laboratory 10,525
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.