Northumbria University

Postgraduate Study

  • Northumbria University offers a wide range of postgraduate taught courses and research opportunities, designed to offer you advanced skills relevant in today’s global workplace.
  • For more information, visit Northumbria’s postgraduate web page.

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

The 4,370 postgraduate students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 50%
  • Part Time 50%

Domicile

  • UK 73%
  • EU 3%
  • Other 24%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & administrative studies 63 617 680
Subjects allied to medicine 63 589 652
Education 23 572 595
Law 12 556 568
Biological sciences 77 240 317
Creative arts & design 57 235 292
Architecture, building & planning 21 268 289
Social studies 42 216 258
Engineering & technology 83 126 209
Computer science 27 155 182
Mass communications & documentation 26 93 119
Languages 33 56 89
Physical sciences 35 22 57
Historical & philosophical studies 20 31 51
Mathematical sciences 12 0 12

Subject Areas

  • Northumbria offers over 300 postgraduate courses across four faculties – Business and Law; Engineering and Environment; Health and Life Sciences and Art, Design and Social Sciences.

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 £5,450
Mixed -
Laboratory £5,450
Clinical -

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Northumbria recently announced the launch of Northumbria’s Masters Scholarship Scheme which offers one hundred 50% fee waivers worth up to £2750 on full-time on campus postgraduate courses for September 2016.

Accommodation

  • Dedicated Postgraduate accommodation is available across university residences, including the brand new Trinity Square complex.
  • Northumbria’s accommodation caters for a wide variety of needs and budgets.

Facilities and Support for Postgraduate Students

  • Researchers are supported by excellent facilities in the Graduate School which works closely with academic staff, the university library, Student Support and Wellbeing, and the Students’ Union to provide support to students throughout their studies.