Postgraduate students

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Postgraduate study

We are one of the UK's leading universities, with a vibrant and innovative academic community working on a safe, friendly campus.

Postgraduate study options include taught and research programmes that benefit from links with business and industry, academic strength and research excellence.

We come top for student satisfaction out of more than 130 UK higher education institutions. According to the 2014 National Student Survey (NSS) our students have an overall satisfaction rate of 93%.

Graduate Schools

Our programmes are offered through our four Graduate Schools:

Taught programmes

Our taught programmes are designed to meet the needs of individual students and the profession in which they will work.

Students and staff work in partnership with business and industry.  This means our graduates enjoy some of the highest rates of employment and starting salaries in the UK.

Research degrees

We are one of the leading research-intensive universities in the UK, with a portfolio of over £100 million and a culture of innovation and discovery.

The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise confirmed our world-class standing; we were ranked 18th out of 159 universities in the UK.

Funding is available for research degrees through studentships offered in departments.