Who studies here?

Our student body is an international community drawing on expertise and cultural influences from nearly 150 different countries. The University has always welcomed students from all backgrounds and walks of life on an equal basis, supporting and guiding them through their university experience.

It is our tolerant and welcoming attitude that creates one of the most diverse and vibrant Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral Research communities in the United Kingdom.

Total Students by area 2016-17

 
Area  Undergraduate Postgraduate Taught Postgraduate Research All degree students
Arts and Law 5,212 1,002 679 6,893
Engineering and Physical Sciences 4,520 1,026 846 6,392
Life and Environmental 
Sciences
 
3,702 678  518 4,898
Medical and Dental Sciences  3,268 542 381 4,191
Social Sciences 4,887 5,461    374 10,722              
Liberal Arts 131 124 0 255
Totals 21,720 8,833 2,798 33,351

Total overseas students by area 2016-17

 
Area Undergraduate Postgraduate Taught Postgraduate Research All Degree students
Arts and Law 434 307 208 949
Engineering and Physical Sciences  804 586 321 1,711
Life and Environmental 
Sciences
 
239 154 134 527
Medical and Dental Sciences 157 42 76 275
Social Sciences 1,396 2,116 103 3,615
Liberal Arts 4 70 0 74
Totals 3,034 3,275 842                        7,151