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The University of Westminster, located in the heart of London, is a dynamic and inspirational university with a 175-year heritage. Its commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high-quality students from within the UK and around the world. A diverse portfolio of courses includes more than 300 taught courses, 170 of which are postgraduate programmes.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

4,445 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 53%
  • Part Time 47%

Domicile

  • UK 58%
  • EU 10%
  • Other 32%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & Management Studies 10 915 925
Architecture 10 540 550
Law 15 340 355
Communication & Media Studies 30 295 320
Building 0 295 295
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 15 200 215
Marketing 5 200 205
Accounting & Finance 5 190 190
Education 10 165 170
Psychology 15 115 130
Politics 25 95 120
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 5 120 120
Librarianship & Information Management 0 100 100
Biological Sciences 15 85 100
Materials Technology 0 55 55
Art & Design 5 30 35
English 10 30 35
Computer Science 15 20 35
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 20 15 30
Music 5 30 30
Complementary Medicine 5 25 25
Economics 5 15 20
Creative Writing 0 15 15
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 10 5 15
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 5 5 10
Linguistics 5 5 10
Sports Science 0 10 10
Anatomy & Physiology 10 0 10
History 5 0 5
Sociology 5 0 5
Food Science 5 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 5,500–14,000
Mixed -
Laboratory 12,000–15,000
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 UK and international students.
  • Scholarships are normally awarded on the basis of three criteria: academic excellence, development potential and financial need.
  • Please refer to the university website scholarships pages 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.