University of Westminster

Postgraduate Study

The University of Westminster provides a variety of both taught and research based postgraduate courses at MA level, in over 30 subject areas across all six of the university’s faculties. Courses are available for both full-time and part-time study.

  • Over a third of our 167 taught master courses have both a September and January start date to cater for our students’ needs.

Standard postgraduate entrance requirements are as follows:

  • A degree from a recognised university or qualification or experience deemed to be equivalent.
  • English Language competency judged sufficient to undertake advanced level study, equivalent to an IELTS score of at least 6.5 (or as specified in the course criteria).

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

  • Accounting, Finance and Economics
  • Architecture and Interiors
  • Art and Design
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biosciences
  • Business and Management
  • Business Information Systems
  • Complementary Medicine
  • Computer and Network Engineering
  • Computer Science and Software Engineering
  • Education
  • Electronic Engineering
  • English
  • Fashion
  • Human Resource Management
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Languages
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Multimedia and Games Computing
  • Music
  • Nutrition
  • Photography
  • Planning, Housing and Urban Design
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Property and Construction
  • Psychology
  • Television, Film and Moving Image
  • Tourism and Events
  • Transport and Logistics
  • Visual Culture

The 4,320 postgraduate students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 52%
  • Part Time 48%

Domicile

  • UK 54%
  • EU 11%
  • Other 35%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & administrative studies 28 1542 1570
Architecture, building & planning 23 841 864
Law 20 294 314
Mass communications & documentation 36 256 292
Biological sciences 7 198 205
Education 12 184 196
Subjects allied to medicine 59 127 186
Languages 15 169 184
Social studies 18 147 165
Computer science 23 117 140
Creative arts & design 31 86 117
Engineering & technology 0 65 65
Combined 0 19 19
Historical & philosophical studies 0 5 5

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 £5,000–15,500
Mixed £5,000–15,500
Laboratory -
Clinical -