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University of Suffolk

University of Suffolk



University of Suffolk is an inspiring and innovative place to study; encouraging students to embrace change in a world where nothing ever stays the same.

Opening in 2007 and gaining university status in 2016, we are one of the newest universities in the UK which is defined by our modern, forward-thinking and responsive attitude to the world around us. The University of Suffolk is home to an increasingly strong academic community where research, enterprise, innovation and scholarship are flourishing in many areas.

At the University of Suffolk, we put students in the centre of our thinking. 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.

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The University’s main campus is situated on the picturesque Ipswich Waterfront, just a short walk from the bustling town centre and Ipswich train station with connections to the local area and London. Courses are also available at Partner Colleges in nearby scenic Suffolk locations including Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth and Bury St. Edmunds.

Student population
Our diverse student population makes our University a thriving, academic community. Our student population is made up of 73% full-time and 27% part-time students, with 59% of our students being under 25 and 41% over 25.

PhD students, early career researchers and senior academics alike are part of an emergent research community that is increasingly making an impact. Whatever course you choose to study, you will engage with lecturers and Professors with real-world experience and research profiles with local, national and international reach.

We have forged strong alliances with industry and specialise in translational research; with the Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC) based on our Ipswich campus. There are opportunities to engage and develop as student entrepreneurs through the IWIC – developing your own business, networking with innovators across Ipswich and attending skills development workshops.

We pride ourselves on our excellent industry links, from expert speakers to live projects and partnerships with employers and local businesses. Whether you are looking to progress in your existing career or use postgraduate study as a platform to a specialist role or industry, the University of Suffolk offers a range of opportunities and progression options.

As a postgraduate student, you will also have access to professional equipment, such as industry standard sports equipment, state-of-the-art laboratories, 3D printing, Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training (VERT), digital suites and photography studios to name a few. As well as, world-leading research, an array of resources and tutors who are active in their field.

Postgraduate support
We have a range of support services at hand, from our Student Services team including onsite counselling, career advisers, childcare advice, disability support, financial support, health and wellbeing support and our chaplaincy. In addition to these services, you will also have access to:

  • Our Library and Learning Services team with printed books and journals, over 300,000 e-text books and over 1 million streamed broadcasts.
  • Open study areas on all floors in our Waterfront Building with networked computers and iMacs.
  • Students’ Union offering support and representation, as well as an array of clubs, societies and sports to get involved in.

We have a range of accommodation available within walking distance of our Ipswich campus. This includes our on-campus halls of residence, Athena Hall, located 300 metres from the Waterfront Building. Local shops and amenities are close by and the town centre is just a 10 minute walk away. Athena Hall offers a mixture of clusters flats and studio rooms, popular with mature students or student couples.

We also have accredited off-campus accommodation including a variety of halls and shared houses. Suffolk Studentpad is available to applicants once you have applied for a course and enables applicants to search for accommodation based on your individual preferences.

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Contact us
Admissions Office (for course related queries)
Telephone: 01473 338348
Infozone (for generic queries such as accommodation, finance and student support)
Telephone: 01473 338833




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