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Based in the West Midlands, Staffordshire University offers many different postgraduate courses across a wide range of different subject areas and study options.

The main city campus is based in Stoke-on-Trent with the University’s dedicated Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury.

Students can study Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters, PGCE or PhDs at the University, and these can be studied full-time, part-time or via distance learning. Subject areas for postgraduates at Staffordshire University are:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Allied Health
  • Art and Design
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business and Marketing
  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Digital Design and Technologies
  • Education and Teacher Training
  • Engineering
  • English, Creative Writing and Philosophy
  • Esports
  • Film and Media
  • Forensics and Policing
  • Games Design
  • Geography and Environment
  • International Studies and History
  • Journalism and Sports Journalism
  • Law
  • Music Production and Technology
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Psychology and Counselling
  • Sociology, Criminology and Terrorism
  • Sport and Exercise

With a history dating back to the early part of the 20th century, Staffordshire University gained its university status in 1992 as one of the “new universities”.

Rated Silver for Teaching Excellence in the Teaching Excellence Framework, the University has invested £75 million over the last few years in new buildings, learning spaces, on-campus accommodation and state-of-the-art facilities.

Postgraduate students benefit from industry-standard facilities including HDTV studios, a dedicated Crime Scene Gouse, a Mock Courtroom, industry sponsored games labs, 3D Design studios, biomechanics and human sciences labs, a simulated operating theatre and new Sports Centre.

The city campus is just a 15-minute walk from Stoke-on-Trent’s city centre, Hanley, and Stoke-on-Trent train station is a three-minute walk from the city campus, with London accessible in 90 minutes and Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham only 50 minutes away by train.

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About the Staffordshire University

With a century of academic excellence, Staffordshire University offers an excellent selection of postgraduate programmes through its four faculties. Students who have completed their undergraduate studies at Staffordshire get a 15% discount on course fees when opting for a postgraduate degree at Staffordshire.

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2018

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2018

This University

68% Part Time
32% Full Time

All universities (avg)

48% Part Time
52% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2018


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2018

9,870 Undergraduate
1,925 Postgraduate

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Source: HESA, 2018


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