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University College London

Postgraduate Student Statistics

19,295 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 69%
  • Part Time 31%

Domicile

  • UK 60%
  • EU 10%
  • Other 30%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Education 720 4000 4720
Medicine 715 485 1200
Psychology 455 720 1170
Architecture 115 935 1055
Computer Science 280 615 890
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 140 615 755
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 130 535 665
Anatomy & Physiology 360 275 630
Law 35 470 510
Physics & Astronomy 345 95 445
Anthropology 125 305 430
Biological Sciences 270 125 395
Business & Management Studies 15 380 395
Social Policy 45 335 380
Dentistry 55 320 370
Mathematics 160 180 340
Economics 80 250 330
Politics 10 295 300
Geography & Environmental Science 150 145 295
Aural & Oral Sciences 30 260 295
Archaeology 65 225 290
Chemical Engineering 185 65 250
Civil Engineering 110 140 250
Mechanical Engineering 80 155 240
History 70 145 215
Chemistry 165 40 210
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 125 65 195
Russian & East European Languages 50 140 190
Librarianship & Information Management 25 135 160
Geology 55 100 160
English 45 95 140
Art & Design 15 95 110
Philosophy 55 35 90
Building 50 30 80
History of Art, Architecture & Design 25 50 75
Linguistics 25 50 75
Sociology 10 50 60
Physiotherapy 0 60 60
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 10 45 55
Communication & Media Studies 0 55 55
Classics & Ancient History 20 35 55
Materials Technology 15 20 35
Forensic Science 0 20 20
General Engineering 5 20 20
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 5 15 20
Medical Technology 0 20 20
French 10 5 15
Italian 10 5 10
Iberian Languages 5 5 10
German 5 5 5
Middle Eastern & African Studies 0 5 5
Ophthalmics 5 5 5
Land & Property Management 0 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

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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 10,140
Mixed 12,150
Laboratory 14,180
Clinical 25,880
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.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • All overseas first year postgraduates are guaranteed accommodation, subject to firm acceptance of UCL's offer and meeting the application deadline.