University of Portsmouth

Give me a new kind of university. One that breaks the mould. Give me the University of Portsmouth.
We are the University of Portsmouth: progressive, vibrant and proud of our city’s heritage. We stand out as a new kind of university, a breath of fresh air in the academic world.

Portsmouth is a place for people who want to make a difference. We’re intent on discovery and our excellent research makes an impact, not just in the UK, but on the world. With over 200 postgraduate degrees to choose from, the University is a place where you’ll be encouraged to find your niche, and be supported to go beyond what you thought possible.

Why Portsmouth?

  • Top 21 UK university (Guardian University Guide 2020)
  • Outstanding Gold-rated teaching for our students (TEF)
  • A dedicated graduate school supporting all research students
  • Top 25% of universities for postgraduate research student experience (PRES Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 2017)
  • Master’s scholarships available for high achievers for September 2019.

Visit us
Want to get a taste of what’s to come? There’s no better way than to visit us in person at one of the many postgraduate open events we run. Whether you want to have your questions answered by postgraduate students, meet course leaders, see our research in action or explore our seaside city, we have an event for you. Check our events schedule and book your place.

Request a prospectus
There are plenty of great reasons to choose Portsmouth, and they're all in our postgraduate prospectus. Inside, you'll find all you need to know about our postgraduate taught courses and research degrees, how to fund your studies, and much more besides.

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Research and innovation is an integral part of our story. We’re committed to finding solutions for the real world, tackling problems that have an impact on society, human life and our planet. Joining the University of Portsmouth means becoming part of a thriving research community of more than 800 students. We also offer a dedicated Graduate School, there to give you guidance throughout your research.  

Support & Employability
We share your ambition. We’ll support you in establishing a successful career and using your passion to make a difference.

Our dedicated in-house careers and employability team offers advice on career planning, volunteering opportunities, links with local employers and dedicated employer events.

Fees and Funding
Choosing to study for a postgrad degree is an investment in your future. We’re here to help you understand the fees and costs involved, and what support is available to you.

We believe that high achievement should be rewarded. That’s why, if you’re thinking of joining us from another university, having achieved a first class honours degree, you could be eligible for a Master’s Scholarship of £3,000. Visit our website for a comprehensive guide to fees, funding, scholarships and more.

The city
Portsmouth is an exciting, vibrant city on the south coast of England, as well known for its modern outlook as for its rich history.  It’s a lively and engaging place to live, compact enough to get around quickly and easily, with shopping, entertainment and the seafront just a stone’s throw from our university buildings. From historic ships to modern architecture, there’s something for everyone in Portsmouth.

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Guardian 2020 Ranking 21/121
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Undergraduate Open Day

30 Nov 2019, 09:30 AM - 30 Nov 2019, 15:00 PM University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AB
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Come along to a University of Portsmouth Open Day and see for yourself what we can offer you. Tour our beautiful seaside city campus, see which halls of residence you could be living in, attend a course talk where you can speak to lecturers and ask our current students anything you'd like to know. Give me a home I’ll feel at home in. Give me the University of Portsmouth.

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