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Northumbria University courses are shaped by world-leading research and created in consultation with employers, professional organisations and students. Postgraduates learn to question, analyse, challenge, innovate and make an impact. Northumbria's academics, partners and students work together to tackle tomorrow's challenges head on, preparing them for the future and whatever it may hold.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

5,496 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 58%
  • Part Time 42%

Domicile

  • UK 70%
  • EU 4%
  • Other 26%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & Management Studies 80 1080 1160
Law 40 525 565
Other 20 465 480
Building 5 455 460
Computer Science 25 385 410
Education 30 380 410
Art & Design 60 200 260
Psychology 5 230 235
Nursing 35 160 190
Social Work 20 170 190
Mechanical Engineering 25 105 130
Sports Science 35 75 110
Sociology 25 75 100
Biological Sciences 30 65 95
English 35 55 85
Librarianship & Information Management 20 65 85
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 0 65 65
Geography & Environmental Science 15 40 60
Politics 5 55 55
Communication & Media Studies 10 40 50
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 10 35 45
Physiotherapy 5 40 45
History 15 25 35
Occupational Therapy 5 30 30
Accounting & Finance 5 25 30
Linguistics 5 30 30
Architecture 10 5 15
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 0 15 15
Mathematics 10 0 10
Physics & Astronomy 10 0 10
Forensic Science 5 10 10
Chemistry 10 0 10
Civil Engineering 5 0 5
Food Science 5 0 5
Marketing 0 5 5
Social Policy 0 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Quick Guides to Postgraduate Tuition Fees and Finance

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Specific scholarships for Home/UK and EU postgraduate students are available on a range of courses. These vary, with some being application based.
  • Alumni discount is automatically awarded for postgraduate students on most courses.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • Northumbria guarantees accommodation for all first year postgraduate students and can also offer rooms for students in all other years via partner accommodation providers.