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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

12,590 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 74%
  • Part Time 26%

Domicile

  • UK 51%
  • EU 6%
  • Other 42%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & Management Studies 155 1500 1650
Education 80 750 835
Civil Engineering 50 530 580
Biological Sciences 300 225 530
Materials Technology 290 230 520
Medicine 140 370 510
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 175 225 395
Computer Science 165 215 380
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 85 280 365
Psychology 165 180 345
Accounting & Finance 35 300 335
Mathematics 110 215 325
Politics 65 255 320
Chemistry 275 25 300
Law 60 215 270
Anatomy & Physiology 225 25 250
Marketing 0 250 250
Chemical Engineering 75 170 250
Physics & Astronomy 180 60 240
Nursing 55 160 215
Economics 50 150 200
Sociology 55 135 190
Mechanical Engineering 70 115 185
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 20 145 165
Librarianship & Information Management 10 140 150
History 50 95 150
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 0 140 140
Geography & Environmental Science 40 95 135
Geology 100 30 130
Social Policy 5 125 130
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 30 85 115
Dentistry 30 80 110
Aural & Oral Sciences 15 80 95
Social Work 5 80 85
Anthropology 30 50 80
English 30 45 75
General Engineering 30 40 70
Music 20 45 65
Linguistics 15 25 40
Creative Writing 0 40 40
Theology & Religious Studies 20 20 35
Philosophy 15 15 30
Classics & Ancient History 10 15 25
Archaeology 20 10 25
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 20 10 25
Land & Property Management 0 25 25
Medical Technology 15 10 25
Communication & Media Studies 5 15 25
American Studies 20 5 20
History of Art, Architecture & Design 10 5 10
Russian & East European Languages 10 0 10
Middle Eastern & African Studies 5 5 5
Ophthalmics 5 0 5
East & South Asian Studies 5 5 5
Agriculture & Forestry 5 0 5
Architecture 5 0 5
French 5 0 5
Iberian Languages 5 0 5
Italian 5 0 5
Art & Design 5 0 5
Building 5 0 5
German 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

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Mode of study:

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 9,500
Mixed 10,000
Laboratory 11,000
Clinical 11,000
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

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. The scheme offers over 100 elite postgraduate research studentships per year and is open to students of all nationalities and across all research areas. All PDS award-holders can access a bespoke suite of training activities, focused around the university's three core goals: world-class research, outstanding learning and student experience, and social responsibility.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • All non-EU international postgraduate students are guaranteed a place in university-owned accommodation throughout their studies, providing they are coming to university alone, and have submitted an application for accommodation by the deadline in the autumn they intend to start their course.
  • Other postgraduate students not covered by the accommodation guarantee are still welcome to apply for university accommodation.