University of Portsmouth

Postgraduate study at Portsmouth - committed to transforming your future

We are one of the top ten modern universities in the UK, according to The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015. You’ll join a postgraduate community of over 3,000 UK, EU and international students, have access to outstanding facilities and learn with the best.

Industry relevant degrees are central to our curriculum with a significant number of our Master’s courses accredited or validated by professional organisations. Most of our Master’s courses and research programmes are available both full and part-time to provide flexible delivery to meet the demands of busy lifestyles.

Our aim is to provide you with the knowledge and skills essential for the global workplace.

Highlights include:
• The prestigious University Library, including a dedicated postgraduate study area, to facilitate your studies and research, open 8am until midnight every day during term time.
• The Graduate School – a first port of call for all postgraduate research students and supervisors.
• Dedicated in-house careers and recruitment teams ready to advise you on career planning, as well as offer guidance online.
• Partnerships with local, national and international organisations.

We offer superb facilities in a vibrant waterfront location – a university by the sea but in the heart of one of Britain’s most historic cities.

Student satisfaction
We value our reputation for teaching and support. In the last Higher Education Academy Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, an average of 90 per cent of respondents said that their course at the University of Portsmouth had met or exceeded expectations. An average of 91 per cent of respondents reported that the learning resources on their course had met or exceeded expectations and an average of 78 per cent believed their Master’s course had improved their employment prospects.

Our support services provide advice and guidance to all students for the duration of their time at University. They include the Academic Skills Unit (ASK), English for Academic Purposes (EAP), Additional Support and Disability Advice Centre (ASDAC) and our Counselling and Chaplaincy service.

Our active Students' Union and Sport and Recreation Department offer membership to sports societies and interest clubs, as well as three sports centres, housing two sports halls, squash courts, two dance/martial arts studios, a synthetic turf pitch, netball courts and grass pitches for football, rugby and lacrosse. We have a 100-station gym with a CV room, resistance zone and free weights room.

Our International Office takes great care to help you settle into your new way of life within the University and the local community. International Office staff travel extensively overseas and would be delighted to meet you and answer your questions. Once you arrive in Portsmouth, they provide extensive support to make your time here as stress free and enjoyable as possible, enabling you to focus on your studies.

The University has ten halls of residence to choose from and most are within walking distance of the University’s teaching buildings. Most rooms are en-suite. As well as being a wireless campus, all rooms have free broadband internet, internet telephony and digital television services, including international channels at no additional charge. Accommodation for postgraduate students and female only flats is also available.

All international (non-EU) students are guaranteed a room in University accommodation for the first year of study, provided they return the accommodation booking form and pay an advance rent deposit by the deadline.

Postgraduate research opportunities

Research degree programmes provide opportunities to undertake extensive and original research into a specific chosen field. We have a thriving research community of more than 800 research students across five faculties who are supported by over 500 highly trained research supervisors.

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework in 2014, over 60 per cent of research submitted by the University was rated as world leading and internationally excellent. Our Graduate School provides excellent support and guidance for the university-wide community of research students. Our comprehensive research degree training and development programme offers over 150 workshops on a wide range of topics to help you develop your research, professional and transferable skills.

We have a wide selection of research degrees including:
• Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
• Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
• Professional Doctorate
• Medical Doctorate (MD)
• Master of Research (MRes)

Our research areas are varied, please visit our prospective student pages for full details.

Scholarships, bursaries and discounts

Full fee payment discount
If you opt to pay your tuition fees direct to the University and pay in full before registration, a two per cent discount applies. Alternatively, the University offers the flexibility of paying your fees in five monthly instalments.

Visit our funding pages for more details.

Lloyd's Register Foundation Scholarships
For those interested in our science and engineering courses the Lloyd's Register Foundation (LRF) is delighted to offer three full fee competition-funded scholarships for eligible Master's courses starting in September 2016.

Please see our website for the full details of the eligible courses and qualifying criteria.

Business Scholarships for Master's courses
For those interested in business courses, Portsmouth Business School offers a number of scholarships providing an additional 40 per cent discount off tuition fees to self-funding home and EU Master's students. Additional scholarships are also available for MBA programmes.

Visit the Portsmouth Business School pages for more details.

Discounts for University of Portsmouth graduates
Self-funding applicants for full or part-time postgraduate taught or research degrees, who have obtained a University of Portsmouth degree, qualify for a 20 per cent Alumni Scholarship. Conditions apply.

Visit our website to check if your course is eligible.

Funding for research degrees
Visit our website to find out about current funded research opportunities at the University, including postgraduate research scholarships and studentships as well as external funding sources.

Portsmouth is a lively and cosmopolitan city on the south coast of England and it enjoys some of the best weather in the UK. It is an interesting and attractive place where the historic sits comfortably with the modern. The city is compact - everything you could possibly need is within easy reach.

Just 90 minutes by direct train from the centre of London, Portsmouth is also within easy reach of Heathrow, Gatwick and Southampton airports. As a busy ferry port, it is a gateway to the continent with regular sailings to France and Spain.

Visit us
Postgraduate Information Days are held twice a year and give you the opportunity to visit the University, meet with subject tutors and obtain the detailed information you need to consider when studying at postgraduate level with us.

Our next events are:
Wednesday 2nd March 2016, 1pm – 5pm
Wednesday 27th April, 1pm – 5pm
Book your place from January 2016 onwards.

Portsmouth Business School events:
For those interested in Business courses, I addition to the Postgraduate Information Days, our Portsmouth Business School Postgraduate and Part-time Open Evenings are held regularly.

Request a prospectus
U.K residents are invited to request a printed or electronic (pdf) version of the prospectus for your chosen area of study. Prospective students outside of the U.K can request an electronic (pdf) version of their chosen prospectus which will be available for immediate download.

Request your prospectus now

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Upcoming Open Days at University of Portsmouth


Undergraduate Virtual Open Day

31 Oct 2020, 09:30 AM - 31 Oct 2020, 15:00 PM University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AB
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Our Virtual Open Days in July bring the University of Portsmouth experience from our island city campus to wherever you are. Get a feel for why Portsmouth is the place for you - from courses and careers advice, to accommodation, sports and societies, and much more. Sign up now to save your place - we’ll give you access to recordings and other useful info if you can’t make it.

Undergraduate Open Day

28 Nov 2020, 09:30 AM - 28 Nov 2020, 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 university that will truly support me. Give me the University of Portsmouth.
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