The University of Manchester
- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
The University of Manchester offers a perfect environment to students considering a master's or postgraduate study. Part of the prestigious Russell Group, the university enjoys an international reputation for pioneering research and innovation. With close links to industry and a commitment to making a difference, students learn from world-leading academics on courses and programmes informed by the latest knowledge.
Postgraduate Student Statistics
12,638 postgraduate students in 2017–18
Mode of study
- Full Time 74%
- Part Time 26%
- UK 52%
- EU 6%
- Other 41%
Numbers of Students by Subject Area
|Business & Management Studies||140||1330||1465|
|Electrical & Electronic Engineering||190||275||465|
|Pharmacology & Pharmacy||90||305||390|
|Physics & Astronomy||290||65||355|
|Accounting & Finance||35||280||310|
|Anatomy & Physiology||245||40||290|
|Geography & Environmental Science||45||115||160|
|Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design||20||130||155|
|Librarianship & Information Management||15||115||130|
|Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism||0||115||115|
|Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering||30||75||105|
|Aural & Oral Sciences||15||85||95|
|Classics & Ancient History||10||20||35|
|Land & Property Management||0||35||35|
|Theology & Religious Studies||10||15||30|
|Drama, Dance & Cinematics||15||10||25|
|Communication & Media Studies||5||20||20|
|Russian & East European Languages||15||0||15|
|History of Art, Architecture & Design||10||5||10|
|Agriculture & Forestry||10||0||10|
|East & South Asian Studies||5||0||5|
|Middle Eastern & African Studies||5||0||5|
|Art & Design||5||0||5|
Figures are rounded to the nearest five.
Quick Guides to Postgraduate Tuition Fees and Finance
- Find and check tuition fees for specific courses on our Course Chooser.
- Get information about postgraduate loans and other funding available.
Bursaries and Scholarships
- Manchester provides funding for a large number of postgraduate students each year, with awards through the UK's seven research councils, as well as by the university.
- Postgraduate research students may also be eligible for the President's Doctoral Scholar (PDS) award, offering over 100 postgraduate research studentships per year. Open to students of all nationalities and across all research areas, recipients can access bespoke training activities.
- Please refer to the university website for details.
Accommodation for Postgraduate Students
- UK and EU postgraduate students are not covered by the accommodation guarantee but are welcome to apply for university accommodation.