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Staffordshire University has a range of postgraduate study from vocational postgraduate certificates (PgCert) and diplomas (PgDip), taught master's (with a dissertation) or research master's (where students pursue an independent research project), PhDs and, for would-be teachers, PGCEs. Its Step up to Master's courses help build the academic skills required at master's level.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

2,044 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 30%
  • Part Time 70%

Domicile

  • UK 93%
  • EU 1%
  • Other 6%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Education 45 325 370
Other 20 190 205
Psychology 45 160 205
Computer Science 15 130 145
Business & Management Studies 10 125 135
Law 5 80 90
Communication & Media Studies 5 85 90
Nursing 5 75 80
Politics 0 75 75
Social Policy 0 65 65
Social Work 0 65 65
Sports Science 5 55 60
Art & Design 5 55 55
Biological Sciences 5 55 55
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 0 45 45
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 0 40 40
Forensic Science 15 20 30
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 15 15 30
Sociology 5 25 25
Mechanical Engineering 10 20 25
Medical Technology 5 20 25
Accounting & Finance 0 20 20
Marketing 0 20 20
History 0 15 15
General Engineering 0 15 15
Philosophy 5 15 15
Materials Technology 0 10 10
Librarianship & Information Management 5 5 10
Music 0 5 5
Theology & Religious Studies 0 5 5
Geography & Environmental Science 5 5 5
Creative Writing 0 5 5
English 5 0 5
Economics 5 0 5
Agriculture & Forestry 0 5 5
Anthropology 0 5 5
Mathematics 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Quick Guides to Postgraduate Tuition Fees and Finance

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Alumni discounts: a 15% discount off postgraduate taught course fees available to those who completed an undergraduate degree at Staffordshire University. Those previously completing postgraduate courses with the university also qualify for an alumni discount.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • There is no guarantee of accommodation for postgraduate students.
  • The university recommends speaking to GreenPad, the lettings agency run by Staffordshire University Students' Union, to secure accommodation close to campus. GreenPad regularly inspects and vets local properties and landlords.