Who studies here?

Student chatting on mobile phoneOur 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 2013-14

Area  Undergraduate Postgraduate Taught Postgraduate Research All degree students
Arts and Law 4,533 997 669 6,199  
Engineering and Physical Sciences 3,759 719 871 5,349
Life and Environmental 
Sciences
 
4,032   527   536 5,095
Medical and Dental Sciences  3,027 367     402 3,796
Social Sciences 3,972 3,810    419 8,201               
Liberal Arts 24 0 0 24
Totals 19,347 6,420 2,897 28,664

Ban Ki-Moon (Director General of the United Nations): "[The University is] like the United Nations in that you have 4,000 students from 150 countries. You provide a very useful meeting ground for some of the best minds in the world."

Total overseas students by area 2013-14

Area Undergraduate Postgraduate Taught Postgraduate Research All Degree students
Arts and Law 271 337 194 802
Engineering and Physical Sciences  688 383 353 1,424
Life and Environmental 
Sciences
 
145 109 165 419
Medical and Dental Sciences 152 48 51 251
Social Sciences 828 1,629 113 2,570
Liberal Arts 1 0 0 1
Totals 2,085 2,506 876                         5,467