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The University of Westminster, located in the heart of London, is a dynamic university with a 180-year heritage. The university is committed to providing practical and well-rounded education so students from all backgrounds can realise their true potential. It welcomes over 19,000 students from 169 different countries; one student in four is studying at postgraduate level.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

4,351 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 55%
  • Part Time 45%

Domicile

  • UK 55%
  • EU 11%
  • Other 35%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & Management Studies 10 855 865
Architecture 15 565 580
Communication & Media Studies 25 295 325
Law 15 300 320
Other 25 285 310
Building 0 295 295
Marketing 5 190 195
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 15 170 185
Accounting & Finance 5 165 170
Politics 25 130 155
Librarianship & Information Management 0 140 140
Psychology 15 100 115
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 5 115 115
Education 5 105 110
Materials Technology 0 80 80
Biological Sciences 10 65 75
Art & Design 5 45 55
English 10 35 45
Computer Science 15 25 40
Music 5 30 35
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 15 15 35
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 5 15 20
Complementary Medicine 0 20 20
Creative Writing 0 20 20
Economics 5 10 10
Linguistics 0 10 10
Anatomy & Physiology 10 0 10
Food Science 5 0 5
Sociology 5 0 5
History 5 0 5
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 5 0 5
Chemical Engineering 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 6,000–16,000
Mixed -
Laboratory 12,000–16,000
Clinical -
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

  • The University of Westminster offers a generous scholarship scheme for students. Scholarships are normally awarded on the basis of three criteria: academic excellence, development potential and financial need. Please refer to the university website for details.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • The University of Westminster can help postgraduate students find the right accommodation, whether in halls of residence or private housing. 
  • Please refer to the university website accommodation pages for details.