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The Open University

Postgraduate Student Statistics

8,145 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 4%
  • Part Time 96%

Domicile

  • UK 100%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & Management Studies 25 1450 1475
Education 100 1190 1290
Materials Technology 5 745 750
Mathematics 20 365 385
Creative Writing 5 365 365
Computer Science 30 335 365
English 10 305 315
History 15 265 280
General Engineering 5 215 220
History of Art, Architecture & Design 10 200 210
Nursing 5 190 190
Classics & Ancient History 10 175 185
Law 5 165 165
Chemistry 5 150 155
Accounting & Finance 5 115 120
Psychology 15 95 105
Music 15 90 105
Geology 15 85 100
Philosophy 5 75 80
Physics & Astronomy 40 40 80
Biological Sciences 25 30 55
Anatomy & Physiology 5 45 50
Librarianship & Information Management 5 20 25
Geography & Environmental Science 20 0 20
Sociology 15 5 20
Linguistics 5 5 10
Architecture 10 0 10
Social Work 10 0 10
Social Policy 10 0 10
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 5 5 10
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 5 0 5
Politics 5 0 5
Theology & Religious Studies 5 0 5
Art & Design 5 0 5
Economics 5 0 5
Marketing 5 0 5
Chemical Engineering 5 0 5
Agriculture & Forestry 5 0 5
Civil Engineering 5 0 5
Mechanical Engineering 5 0 5
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 5 0 5
Sports Science 5 0 5
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 5 0 5
Medical Technology 5 0 5
Medicine 5 0 5
Communication & Media Studies 5 0 5
Anthropology 5 0 5
Archaeology 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.