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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 with varying start dates. Students can fulfil their potential and enhance their employment prospects with postgraduate study at Ulster University.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

5,348 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 36%
  • Part Time 64%

Domicile

  • UK 82%
  • EU 10%
  • Other 8%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Other 450 1245 1690
Business & Management Studies 35 825 860
Education 0 455 455
Social Work 0 415 415
Nursing 0 220 220
General Engineering 140 65 200
Psychology 0 160 160
Sports Science 0 130 130
Law 0 105 105
Communication & Media Studies 0 95 95
Geography & Environmental Science 0 90 90
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 0 90 90
Marketing 0 85 85
Computer Science 0 70 70
Librarianship & Information Management 0 65 65
Food Science 0 60 60
Accounting & Finance 0 60 60
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 0 55 55
Social Policy 0 55 55
English 0 50 50
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 0 50 50
Ophthalmics 0 40 40
Art & Design 0 40 40
Building 0 35 35
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 0 35 35
Civil Engineering 0 30 30
History 0 25 25
Music 0 25 25
Politics 0 20 20
Materials Technology 0 20 20
Occupational Therapy 0 10 10
Linguistics 0 10 10
Celtic Studies 0 5 5
Agriculture & Forestry 0 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

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 scholarships, awards and prizes are available. Individuals may be able to apply directly or may automatically be nominated for awards. The following are a selection, please refer to the university website for details.
  • 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.
  • 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 welcomes postgraduate students to its accommodation. They can apply online, advising what campus, room type and options they prefer and the residential services team will provide advice on what is available to meet their needs.