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Ulster University's suite of career-focused programmes include master's degrees, diplomas, certificates and short courses –many delivered part-time or online. Students can fulfil their potential and enhance their employment prospects with postgraduate study at Ulster University.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

5,480 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 34%
  • Part Time 66%

Domicile

  • UK 79%
  • EU 12%
  • Other 8%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & Management Studies 30 890 920
Social Work 0 495 495
Education 0 445 445
Nursing 0 240 240
General Engineering 90 75 165
Psychology 0 140 140
Sports Science 0 125 125
Geography & Environmental Science 0 110 110
Communication & Media Studies 0 100 100
Marketing 0 90 90
Computer Science 0 85 85
Law 0 85 85
Art & Design 45 35 80
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 0 65 65
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 0 50 50
Social Policy 0 50 50
Food Science 0 45 45
Librarianship & Information Management 0 45 45
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 0 40 40
Ophthalmics 0 40 40
Building 0 40 40
Civil Engineering 0 35 35
English 0 30 30
Accounting & Finance 0 30 30
Politics 0 25 25
Materials Technology 0 25 25
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 0 25 25
History 0 25 25
Economics 0 15 15
Music 0 15 15
Linguistics 0 10 10
Occupational Therapy 0 5 5
Agriculture & Forestry 0 5 5
Celtic Studies 0 5 5
Physiotherapy 0 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

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 5,500
Mixed 5,500
Laboratory 5,500
Clinical 5,500
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

A comprehensive range of financial scholarships, awards and prizes are available. Individuals may be able to apply directly or may automatically be nominated for awards, please refer to the university website for further details. Scholarships include the following selection:
  • The Barnett Pharmaceutical Sciences Scholarship, offered to students with a confirmed conditional offer of a place on the MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences Programme.
  • The Access to Justice Scholarship, for students on the LLM in Clinical Legal Education.
  • Richard K Degenhardt Belleek Collectors' Scholarship, awarded annually to undergraduate and postgraduate students of Ceramics or Celtic Studies.
  • The Kennedy Scholarship, a significant financial package awarded to UK students undertaking postgraduate study at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Students can pay fees via instalments, and there is a 10% discount to eligible Ulster University alumni.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • The university aims to accommodate all postgraduate students applying via the online accommodation portal.
  • Students choose a campus, a site and the type of room, and the residential services team at Ulster University manages the rest.