The University of Manchester

Postgraduate Study

  • At Manchester, we’re at the forefront for solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems, from tackling cancer to addressing global inequalities.
  • We’ve been accomplishing feats of global significance for more than 180 years, from inventing the modern computer to giving the world graphene – the wonder-material that is one atom thick but 200 times stronger than steel.
  • And through our teaching, research, public events and other activities, we contribute to the social and economic well-being of local and global communities.

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

The 11,865 postgraduate students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 71%
  • Part Time 29%

Domicile

  • UK 52%
  • EU 7%
  • Other 41%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & administrative studies 184 2161 2345
Engineering & technology 635 1299 1934
Social studies 266 850 1116
Subjects allied to medicine 376 639 1015
Medicine & dentistry 182 804 986
Education 107 849 956
Physical sciences 683 231 914
Biological sciences 465 170 635
Computer science 153 347 500
Mathematical sciences 124 189 313
Law 59 249 308
Languages 129 164 293
Historical & philosophical studies 105 105 210
Creative arts & design 47 100 147
Architecture, building & planning 23 110 133
Mass communications & documentation 11 43 54
Agriculture & related subjects 7 0 7

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Fees and Funding

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £7,700
Mixed £9,000
Laboratory £9,500
Clinical £9,500

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Manchester provides funding for a large number of postgraduate students each year, through funding provided by the UK’s seven research councils, as well as awards made directly by the university.
  • Postgraduate research students may also be eligible for the President’s Doctoral Scholar (PDS) award.
  • We offer more than 100 awards each year to the most outstanding students from across the globe, across all subject areas.
  • All PDS award-holders can access a bespoke suite of training activities, including advanced training in leadership, publication and time management.