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Manchester Metropolitan is one of the UK's most applied-to universities. The university has a community of over 38,000 current undergraduate and postgraduate students and 290,000 alumni from 144 countries. Taught and research postgraduate programmes range from MRes and MPhil to LLM; academic expertise helps students get the most from their studies and many courses also carry professional accreditation.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

6,474 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 50%
  • Part Time 50%

Domicile

  • UK 88%
  • EU 4%
  • Other 9%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Education 85 1760 1845
Business & Management Studies 105 430 535
Social Work 20 420 440
Psychology 30 405 435
Law 5 310 310
Biological Sciences 155 135 290
Architecture 5 265 270
Anatomy & Physiology 35 170 205
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 10 195 205
Art & Design 70 115 185
Marketing 0 180 180
Physiotherapy 0 165 165
Other 55 100 155
Accounting & Finance 0 145 145
Creative Writing 0 140 140
Computer Science 20 75 95
Nursing 20 75 90
Sports Science 30 55 85
Communication & Media Studies 5 75 75
Librarianship & Information Management 15 60 75
Sociology 20 50 70
English 30 35 65
History 15 30 45
Food Science 5 35 40
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 0 35 35
General Engineering 35 0 35
Linguistics 0 30 30
Geography & Environmental Science 0 30 30
Aural & Oral Sciences 0 30 30
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 5 20 25
Politics 0 25 25
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 0 20 20
Economics 0 20 20
Mathematics 0 20 20
Mechanical Engineering 0 20 20
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 0 20 20
Philosophy 0 10 10
Social Policy 0 5 5
Agriculture & Forestry 0 5 5
Civil Engineering 0 5 5
Land & Property Management 0 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Quick Guides to Postgraduate Tuition Fees and Finance

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Manchester Metropolitan University offers a number of postgraduate scholarships and bursaries in a range of subject areas. Please refer to the university website for details.
  • Alumni Loyalty Discount: 10% discount on postgraduate tuition fees for taught courses, available to all Manchester Metropolitan University graduates (including undergraduate or foundation degree, PGCE or GDL).
  • A range of subject/faculty specific scholarships are available each year.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • The accommodation team endeavours to place postgraduate and mature students with like-minded students in university accommodation; please refer to the university website for details.
  • A number of Residential Advisor positions are available for mature and postgraduate students with experience of living in halls.
  • Private student accommodation is available to book via Manchester Student Homes – a free, university-run housing service for students.