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Postgraduate subject areas

Here, we provide in-depth information about the range of subject areas you can study at postgraduate level.
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The subject guides below give you detailed information about the different subjects you can study at postgraduate level, including the qualifications you can study, their entry requirements, student profiles, and employment prospects.

Agriculture and related sciences (327.6 KB)
This subject area brings together a wide range of disciplines, in subject areas such as animal science, agriculture, forestry and arboriculture, and food and beverage studies.

Architecture, building, and planning (324.26 KB)
This area has strong vocational links with many courses designed to provide a route into a professional qualification.

Biological sciences (328.77 KB)
There are over 1,000 biological science courses to choose from, in subject areas such as zoology, botany, genetics, biophysics, and many more.

Business, management, and administrative studies (320.89 KB)
There are over 10,000 business-related courses to choose from.

Computer science (324.41 KB)
There is a wide range of specialist fields you can study in this area, such as artificial intelligence, games, health informatics, and many more.

Creative arts and design (321.35 KB)
This varied subject area covers key disciplines such as fine art, dance, music, photography, crafts, and many more.

Education (320.68 KB)
Teacher training forms a significant part of the postgraduate course offering in this area. There are also around 4,000 other education courses to choose from.

Engineering (321.44 KB)
There are over 3,400 courses to choose from in this ever-expanding subject area.

Historical and philosophical studies (325.03 KB)
There are over 5,000 courses to choose from, in areas such as philosophy, archaeology, and heritage studies.

Languages (324.66 KB)
This subject area opens up global work and study opportunities, in areas such as linguistics, comparative literary studies, Australasian studies, and many more specific disciplines.

Law (320.91 KB)
There are over 3,250 courses to choose from, and many can be combined with subject areas such as finance, medical ethics, and international human rights.

Mathematical sciences (325.85 KB)
There are over 1,400 courses to choose from, leading to a wide range of employment prospects.

Medicine and allied subjects (319.83 KB)
This a very broad subject area, linking to a wide range of careers in medicine, dentistry, nursing, and allied medical professions.

Physical sciences (323.58 KB)
This broad discipline brings together many scientific fields, such as physics, astronomy, geology, and forensic science.

Publishing, media, and information management (320.4 KB)
This area covers a number of disciplines in the creative industries, librarianship, and information management, in areas such as journalism, publishing, publicity services, and media studies.

Social studies (322.42 KB)
There are over 2,230 courses to choose from, in areas such as politics, social work, anthropology, economics, and many more.

Veterinary sciences (297.06 KB)
These courses offer professional development for veterinary surgeons, nurses, and other related professionals, including the opportunity to develop expertise in specialist areas.