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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.

Quick Guides to Postgraduate Tuition Fees and Finance

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.