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 2017-18

 
Area  Undergraduate Postgraduate Taught Postgraduate Research All degree students
Arts and Law 5,305 1,065 667 7,037
Engineering and Physical Sciences 4,715 1,083 858 6,656
Life and Environmental 
Sciences
 
3,680 635  471 4,786
Medical and Dental Sciences  3,405 611 357 4,373
Social Sciences 5,141 5,250 375 10,766              
Liberal Arts 166  ---  --- 166
Online Distance Learning (WES)  --- 291  --- 291
Totals 22,412 8,935 2,728 34,075

Total overseas students by area 2017-18

 
Area Undergraduate Postgraduate Taught Postgraduate Research All Degree students
Arts and Law 429 356 204 989
Engineering and Physical Sciences  948 674 310 1,932
Life and Environmental 
Sciences
 
247 114 110 471
Medical and Dental Sciences 169 58 85 312
Social Sciences 1,624 2,318 88 4,030
Liberal Arts 5  ---  --- 5
 Online Distance Learning (WES)  --- 136  --- 136
Totals 3,422 3,656 797                       7,875