University profile

University of Suffolk

2023/24 edition

About University of Suffolk

The University of Suffolk is a transformational university, absorbing the best of UK university traditions and aligning them with a twenty-first century audience and a modern world of employment and entrepreneurship. We are a distinctive, thriving academic community which makes a clear and immediate impact. Our purpose is to change lives – of individuals and communities – for the better.

We pride ourselves on treating people as people, not numbers on an attendance register or admissions system. You will be on first name terms with your tutors and can expect lots of input and guidance from course leaders, who are experts in their field and often researching in the subject area you are interested in.

In a world where nothing ever stays the same, we all need to change, evolve, succeed and change again. That’s what we do. Be bold and do the same. Together we will achieve more.

Studying at Suffolk

Postgraduate study is about stretching your mind; expanding your knowledge and maximising opportunities to gain experience. By being bold and challenging yourself, you can fulfil your ultimate potential.

On our postgraduate programmes you will receive excellent teaching, delivered by academics established in their field of study. Our lecturers have extensive specialist knowledge and are actively engaged in research and scholarly activity.

Learning at postgraduate level enables you to focus on an area of study in order to obtain expert knowledge and skills. Join a diverse, aspiring, and growing postgraduate community at the University of Suffolk.

Open days at Suffolk

Want to find out more about studying at the University of Suffolk? Our Open Events are a great way to get a taste of student life, as well as exploring our teaching and social facilities.

You will be able to attend subject talks and our academics will be available for one-to-one discussions. You will also have the opportunity to find out more about accommodation, student finance, the admissions process and the support available during your studies.

PG subjects available

  • Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Advanced Practice and Reporting in Computed Tomography Colonography
  • Applications of Psychology
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Business and Management
  • Certificate in Education
  • Childhood Studies
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Counselling
  • Creative and Critical Writing
  • Criminology: Crime and Victimisation
  • District Nursing
  • Education Studies
  • Enhanced Clinical Practice
  • Games Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • Professional Graduate Certificate in Education
  • Professional Practice in Heritage Management
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Social Work
  • Specialist Community Public Health

English language support

We are a supportive and inclusive university, providing cutting-edge learning and teaching to a growing community of international students. The University of Suffolk welcomes students from all over the world, and for many of our students English is studied as a second language.

You will find information about recognised qualifications, English language requirements, and any planned visits to your country via our international pages on our website. Information on how to apply can be found via our International Applications webpage.

Facilities and support arrangements

Whatever you choose to study, you will be learning in state-of-the-art surroundings. We have invested across the University to create environments that showcase the latest teaching facilities and support you to achieve great things.

Our study spaces support a range of learning activities including a dedicated postgraduate researcher area, available seven days a week, all year round. The library and learning resources are managed by experienced staff who can assist you with accessing our services.

Online services

Our online learning environment has the ability to transform learning into a digital experience, providing you with an individualised learning path, enabling flexible pacing, communication and collaboration, and offering an adaptive learning style that breaks free of traditional ‘one-size-fits-all' learning models.

As part of our online learning environment you have your own personal portfolio tool for storing, organising, reflecting on, and sharing items that represent your learning and research. As well as online resources and learning environments, we also offer a wealth of support on our website including helpful guides on the skills you need to study and dedicated tools such as our assignment and researchers' toolkits.


Throughout your study, we aim to work with you personally to develop the skills you need to undertake your studies and beyond. Our team of Academic Skills Advisors, Academic Liaison Librarians and Digital Learning Designers create and deliver a range of workshops that are tailored to developing your academic skills, they also offer one-to-one support, bookable online for up to one hour per week.

Fees, funding and costs

Tuition fees for 2020/21 for Home/EU students

  • Masters programmes (excluding the MBA) £7,965 full-time
  • Postgraduate Diploma programmes (PgD) £5,310 full-time
  • Postgraduate Certificate programmes (PgC) £2,655 full-time
  • MA Childhood Studies £7,465 full-time
  • MA Education Studies £7,465 full-time
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) £11,790 full-time
  • Postgraduate/Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) £6,669 full-time
  • Lab/high cost fees may also apply for some courses.

Please see website for details


The University of Suffolk Alumni Postgraduate Loyalty Scheme has been developed to support and encourage alumni to progress to full or part-time postgraduate taught or research programmes at the University. A reduction will be applied to course fees for those who successfully secure a place on an eligible postgraduate course (terms and conditions apply).

Living at Suffolk

With an enviable location, Suffolk offers a more relaxed vibe to London with plenty of peaceful retreats, whilst still boasting a rich and diverse cultural life, with bustling towns, a thriving entertainment calendar, and an extensive arts scene.

Suffolk is a county steeped in history, with beautiful scenery, world famous beaches and a glorious coastline, all within easy reach of London. Suffolk is also embracing its strategic location and flourishing technology connections, evolving into one of the most desirable places to live and work in the UK.

The University is located on the stunning Ipswich Waterfront, which is home to an active restaurant and bar scene, and offers exciting entertainment, from sailing opportunities in the marina to performances at DanceEast. The Waterfront also hosts the Maritime Festival, which sees 55,000 visitors all enjoying the best entertainment, food and drink Ipswich has to offer.

The main campus is located near to Portman Road, the home of Ipswich Town Football Club, and within easy reach of Ipswich’s four theatres, which offer a diverse range of arts productions. This town is the destination of choice for those seeking the best in entertainment, architecture and arts, whilst retaining a hint of its peaceful, Dickensian charm, with hidden gems such as Christchurch Park.

Athena Hall, the on-campus halls of residence, is the recommended accommodation for first year students or those studying at the University of Suffolk for the first time. It was built specifically for our students and the University of Suffolk was involved with the development and planning of the building to ensure it meets our criteria. Athena Hall is perfectly positioned to get the most from student life, with a waterfront location and within walking distance of the University, Ipswich town and the train station.

How to apply

Part-time and postgraduate students should apply direct to the University using the online application form available on our website.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, or whether your qualifications meet these please contact Admissions on 01473 338348.

Contact details

Waterfront Building
Neptune Quay