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Why choose Staffordshire University?

Explore what Staffordshire University has to offer. Choose from our range of specialist courses for interest or to take your career to the next level. We’ve invested in top-class facilities and digital technology to make a difference to your postgraduate experience. Don't just take our word for it, our accolades speak for themselves...

  • 87% of Research Impact is “Outstanding" or "Very Considerable" – Research Excellence Framework 2021 
  • 68% Research is "Internationally Excellent" or "World Leading"  Research Excellence Framework 2021
  • 2nd in the UK for Quality Education (Sustainable Development Goal 4 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023)
  • Top 10 for Career Prospects (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2023)
  • Top 20 for Facilities (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2023)
  • Top 10 for Social Inclusion (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023)
  • **** Qs Star Ratings (2021)

Your success is important to us  - you’ll get the individual support, expertise and opportunities to bring out the best in you. With a range of flexible options, there's a route to postgraduate study to fit around you, including part-time, distance learning and blended learning options.

Take your next step at a postgraduate open event or find out more about us and what we have to offer.

Our experts

You’ll learn from the greatest minds - world renowned in their fields they’re here to teach and support you in your academic achievement, helping open doors to successful careers. 

Meet some of our academic team

Professor Caroline Sturdy Colls

Professor Of Conflict Archaeology

Prof. Sturdy Colls' pioneering research focuses on the application of interdisciplinary approaches to the investigation of Holocaust landscapes. Caroline is the Course Leader for the Forensic Archaeology masters.

Caroline's profile

Professor Elizabeth Boath


I am Liz Boath, Professor of Health and Wellbeing. I have three decades experience of Health and Social Care education and research and expertise in perinatal mental health and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).

Elizabeth's profile

Professor Nachiappan Chockalingam

Professor Of Clinical Biomechanics

As Professor of Clinical Biomechanics, I direct the Movement Analysis Laboratory and lead the biomechanics team and research at Staffordshire University. I am also an Affiliate Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta

Nachiappan's profile

Professor Hamidreza Gohari Darabkhani

Professor-Low Carbon & Renew Energy Sys

Prof Gohari Darabkhani has focused his research and industry collaborations on technologies and projects that directly contribute to resolving current major issues in the energy industry to achieving net-zero emission targets by 2050.

Hamidreza's profile

Professor Mohamed Sedky

Professor Of Cyber-Physical Systems

Mohamed is the lead researcher of Adaptive Video Analytic technologies, and is also the founder of Spectral-360. His current research interests include object recognition, object tracking, object segmentation, and face detection.

Mohamed's profile

Professor Wilfred Mcsherry


Wilf is a Professor of Nursing and an active researcher in delivery patient centered care. His main area of interest is how we can prepare nurses, midwives and healthcare professional to be confident and competent in this dimension of care.

Wilfred's profile

Torfeh Sadat-Shafai

Emeritus Professor

Torfeh's expertise lies in plastic electronics, Photovoltaics, Experimental Physics, Electronic Material; Thin Films Technology and Optoelectronics. Torfeh is also course leader for Advanced Technology MSc

Torfeh's profile

Professor Abdel-Hamid Soliman


Abdel-Hamid's expertise includes automation, including Smart Cities, Building automation, Energy management, Security, Safety and health applications.

Abdel-Hamid's profile

Technical facilities

Our industry-standard facilities allow our postgraduate students to conduct high-level research right here on campus alongside our team of experienced technicians who are always on hand to support your studies.

What our students say

You can stand out from the crowd if you grasp the opportunities that Staffordshire University has to offer. Follow the experiences and success stories of our postgraduate students and be inspired to achieve great things.

The diversity of the module content and assignments equip you with skills and knowledge that are beneficial beyond the Masters.

I would strongly recommend anyone who is considering studying Health Psychology to apply to Staffordshire University. The diversity of the module content and assignments equip you with skills and knowledge that are beneficial beyond the Masters.

For me personally, the chance to conduct systematic reviews and engage with both quantitative and qualitative research methods have provided me with the ability and confidence to use these different research methodologies as part of my PhD research.

Sophie Phillips

Graduate, MSc Health Psychology

I would highly recommend the EdD course at Staffordshire University.

I would highly recommend the EdD course at Staffordshire University because the diversity of course content, staff support and guidance are outstanding. The course challenges you mentally and emotionally but this in turn assists in producing inspirations for better research.

The experiences enjoyed during the course prepare you to look at the world from a different perspective which will help to enhance your employment opportunities and help you to develop as an individual. To obtain this qualification is the ultimate goal in an individual’s educational journey.


Dr Louise Elizabeth Thornton

Doctor of Education

My experience at Staffs has been incredibly rewarding. The learning environment is supportive and the course was very well put together. This allowed me to know well in advance what to expect which is crucial when combining studies with a full-time job. Both the academic and administrative staff go above and beyond to provide a smooth learning experience whilst maintaining the highest academic standards.

Al Makraz

MA International Policy and Diplomacy

New for 2023

We're continually investing in our campus to provide the very best experience to our students, staff and visitors. In 2022, we're launching three fantastic projects which will enrich your experiences here at Staffordshire University.

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The Catalyst

This £40m investment will be a unified building, bringing together social, study, teaching and support functions. Interwoven with these, the building will also be home to the University’s business and marketing programmes.

Discover the Catalyst
centre for health innovation

Centre for Health Innovation

This £5.8m centre gives students the chance to immerse themselves in the latest medical techniques and methods, developing new patient safety techniques through cutting edge digital simulation and immersion suites.

Explore the Centre for Health Innovation
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Woodlands Day Nursery and Forest School

Alongside offering 100 full day-care places for children of staff and students, our nursery and forest school features an observational learning suite where teaching can be observed, facilitating applied learning for trainee teachers, social workers, Special Educational Needs Coordinators, and students at the University. 

Read more about Woodlands
in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021