University of West London

Postgraduate Study

  • The Graduate School oversees a diverse range of taught and research-based postgraduate programmes delivered on either a full- or part-time basis in each of the 8 academic schools.

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

  • The postgraduate research community has doubled in size in the last 3 years, and continues to grow.
  • All doctoral students are supported through a 2-semester programme of research training in their first year. This complements their individual studies, and the supervision available in the discipline they are researching.
  • All students are encourage to present their research at the Annual Doctoral Conference, and at conferences.

The 1,510 postgraduate students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 39%
  • Part Time 61%

Domicile

  • UK 76%
  • EU 6%
  • Other 18%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Subjects allied to medicine 16 679 695
Business & administrative studies 25 368 393
Education 4 110 114
Creative arts & design 15 73 88
Law 5 74 79
Computer science 17 34 51
Engineering & technology 3 25 28
Mass communications & documentation 10 15 25
Biological sciences 5 11 16
Social studies 0 14 14
Architecture, building & planning 7 0 7

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Fees and Funding

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £6,950–8,550
Mixed -
Laboratory -
Clinical -

Bursaries and Scholarships

  •  A number of postgraduate scholarships and research fee waivers are available which help students meet the cost of their studies, including an exclusive UWL alumni discount and school-specific scholarships.