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The University of Liverpool offers postgraduate qualifications that are valued worldwide. A range of master's and research opportunities are available on campus in Liverpool, London and China; delivered via full-time, part-time and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) study.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

6,723 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 57%
  • Part Time 43%

Domicile

  • UK 63%
  • EU 7%
  • Other 30%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Veterinary Medicine 30 1150 1180
Business & Management Studies 110 1015 1125
Medicine 375 85 460
Psychology 70 310 385
Other 40 310 350
Accounting & Finance 20 285 310
Computer Science 0 280 280
General Engineering 145 50 195
Biological Sciences 140 35 170
Education 35 135 170
Marketing 0 165 165
Chemistry 140 15 160
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 105 55 155
Law 30 105 135
Geology 110 5 120
Physics & Astronomy 105 15 120
Librarianship & Information Management 70 35 105
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 95 0 95
Anatomy & Physiology 95 0 95
Mathematics 65 25 90
History 25 55 80
Music 20 60 80
Architecture 50 30 80
Archaeology 40 40 75
English 40 35 75
Geography & Environmental Science 10 55 60
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 0 60 60
Communication & Media Studies 5 45 50
Medical Technology 0 50 50
Philosophy 10 35 45
Politics 10 25 40
Sociology 30 5 30
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 0 20 20
Celtic Studies 15 5 20
Dentistry 20 0 20
Linguistics 0 15 15
Mechanical Engineering 0 15 15
Civil Engineering 0 15 15
Classics & Ancient History 5 5 10
Economics 0 5 5
Chemical Engineering 0 5 5
American Studies 5 0 5
Iberian Languages 5 0 5
Italian 5 0 5
German 5 0 5
French 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Quick Guides to Postgraduate Tuition Fees and Finance

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Please refer to the university website for the postgraduate funding tool listing available scholarships.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • Liverpool is one of the most cost-effective student cities in the UK, with a wide variety of rented accommodation available.
  • The university has excellent on-campus accommodation for postgraduate students – including Vine Court, the university's eco-residences. Postgraduate students can work as a residential adviser, living in on-campus accommodation at reduced rates in return for providing support and guidance to undergraduate students.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.