Manchester Metropolitan University

Student Accommodation

  • Postgraduate students are welcome in all student halls of residence. The university endeavours to ensure postgraduate students can select accommodation with other like-minded students.
  • A number of Residential Advisor positions are available for mature and postgraduate students who have experience of living in Halls. If students are interested in applying for one of these positions, they should contact the university’s Residential Life team.

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 £7,560
Mixed -
Laboratory £8,460
Clinical -
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.

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 details. Awards include:
  • Alumni Loyalty Discount: 20% discount on postgraduate tuition fees for taught courses starting in September 2017, available to all Manchester Metropolitan University students who have already graduated with an undergraduate degree, PGCE or GDL, or who will be graduating in the summer of 2017.
  • Vice Chancellor’s International Scholarships: these prestigious scholarships are awarded to students who can demonstrate good academic merit and strong motivation to study at the university. In 2016, the university awarded more than £200,000 to new international students.


  • The university’s Research Centres focuses on areas of excellence and quality – 85% of research was rated world-leading and internationally excellent in the REF 2014.
  • Manchester Metropolitan University has world-leading research in Healthcare, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Engineering and Materials, Business and Management, Social Work and Social Policy, Sociology, Education, English Language and Literature, History and Art and Design.
  • It is the top modern university in the UK for research in education and sociology and the most powerful modern university for research in allied health. It is ranked 6th for its power of research in Art and Design.
  • The Writing School led by Poet Laureate Professor Dame Carol Ann Duffy is home to the UK's largest postgraduate English and Creative Writing community.

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

5,650 postgraduate students in 2015–16:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 43%
  • Part Time 57%


  • UK 87%
  • EU 5%
  • Other 8%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Education 80 1960 2040
Business & administrative studies 80 815 895
Biological sciences 150 370 520
Subjects allied to medicine 40 395 435
Social studies 30 375 410
Creative arts & design 95 215 310
Law 0 235 235
Architecture, building & planning 0 195 195
Mass communications & documentation 5 115 120
Engineering & technology 15 70 85
Languages 20 45 65
Computer science 15 45 65
Physical sciences 0 60 60
Medicine & dentistry 0 50 50
Historical & philosophical studies 10 25 30
Agriculture & related subjects 10 15 25
Mathematical sciences 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

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