If you’re a current Huddersfield student you’ll be aware of the great learning environment available here. But, we also encourage new students to join us so that you can see for yourself.

Our competitive tuition fees, progression discounts and access to new postgraduate loans all add up to a win-win situation.

What course to study?

The first thing is to decide what subject or course you would like to study at postgraduate level. 

If you’ve a real passion for the subject you’ve studied at undergraduate there are options to continue in that area and gain a deeper knowledge of your subject.

We also have a range of courses that you can join that don’t require a specific undergraduate degree. This means you can diversify and learn new skills to build an impressive range of knowledge and ability.

It’s your choice what course to study. 

There are different types of postgraduate qualifications. 

You can study a postgraduate qualification either through a taught degree or a research degree.

On a postgraduate taught degree you’ll learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical work.

On a research degree you’ll work independently on a research topic of your own choosing with guidance from a supervising academic, skills tutors and support groups. 

Master’s degrees – studying at Master’s level will involve completing advanced specialist study in a particular subject or profession and usually contain a taught element and supervised dissertation or research project.

It has been shown that a graduate from a Master's degree earns an additional £5,500 per year on average, or £200,000 over 40 years, compared with a graduate from a Bachelors degree.* 

*Universities UK, The Funding Environment for Universities 2014

If you wish to study part-time but can't commit to a Master's degree at this stage then you might want to consider a Postgraduate Certificate or a Postgraduate Diploma.

Rewarding your progression

As part of a major expansion in research activity the University has made available University Research Scholarships.

These scholarships are for strategic recruitment to important areas of research within the University. Fee waivers available to University research scholars are 15%, 25%, 50%, 75% and 100%. The decision will be made by the individual Schools and may be awarded to applicants whose proposal addresses one of the strategic research aims.

There are also a number of scholarships available for International students.

Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship for University of Huddersfield Graduates

We recognise the success of our students at Huddersfield by offering a scholarship for the best graduates. This scheme is open to University of Huddersfield students who graduate with first-class honours and postgraduate Master's (taught or research) students who graduate with a distinction. For full guidance, terms and how to apply visit the scholarship page.

Investing in our campus

You’ll benefit from a lively and modern campus that will help supply you with the learning resources, social facilities and student community to make a memorable university experience.  You’ll also find that we offer competitive tuition fees, deliver excellent facilities, high quality teaching and extensive learning resources and support.

A class of students gather around the front of a science lab to listen to their teacher.Students in a science lab listen to their teacher

The University of Huddersfield offers a diverse and vibrant student environment. Located on one central town centre campus site, you’ll have access to all the learning resources and social amenities you’ll need. 

“At Huddersfield I’ve felt part of a really strong and vibrant research community throughout.  I’ve attended lots of interactive research seminars, skills enhancement workshops and researcher forums. 

I also get to work with other researchers from across the University. This side of things is invaluable for mixing and sharing experiences with others.”

Hieu Kieu, PhD HE Policy

Meet people from over 120 different countries

There are students from over 120 different nationalities represented at the University of Huddersfield and they contribute towards a lively and enthusiastic campus.

Each year you’ll find different international student societies running cultural events, national celebrations and the renowned International Food Festival which showcases cuisine and culture from our different nationalities.

Here are 5 key reasons to choose the University of Huddersfield