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The University of Manchester

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%

Domicile

  • UK 52%
  • EU 6%
  • Other 41%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & Management Studies 140 1330 1465
Other 175 885 1060
Education 70 855 925
Materials Technology 335 255 585
Biological Sciences 330 255 585
Medicine 120 365 485
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 190 275 465
Computer Science 185 260 445
Civil Engineering 50 370 420
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 90 305 390
Physics & Astronomy 290 65 355
Chemistry 300 30 330
Marketing 0 325 325
Accounting & Finance 35 280 310
Psychology 175 130 305
Mathematics 105 190 300
Anatomy & Physiology 245 40 290
Law 50 225 280
Politics 65 205 270
Chemical Engineering 90 140 230
Economics 50 165 215
Sociology 55 135 185
History 55 110 165
Geography & Environmental Science 45 115 160
Mechanical Engineering 80 75 155
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 20 130 155
Nursing 40 105 145
Geology 120 25 145
Social Policy 10 125 135
Librarianship & Information Management 15 115 130
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 0 115 115
Dentistry 30 75 105
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 30 75 105
Aural & Oral Sciences 15 85 95
English 30 65 95
Anthropology 25 55 75
Social Work 5 70 70
General Engineering 45 15 65
Music 15 45 60
Linguistics 20 25 45
Creative Writing 0 45 45
Medical Technology 15 20 35
Philosophy 15 15 35
Classics & Ancient History 10 20 35
Archaeology 20 15 35
Land & Property Management 0 35 35
American Studies 20 10 30
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
Architecture 10 0 10
History of Art, Architecture & Design 10 5 10
French 5 5 10
Agriculture & Forestry 10 0 10
Ophthalmics 5 0 5
Building 5 0 5
East & South Asian Studies 5 0 5
Middle Eastern & African Studies 5 0 5
Food Science 5 0 5
Iberian Languages 5 0 5
Art & Design 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Quick Guides to Postgraduate Tuition Fees and Finance

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.