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Strive for more - be part of the future with a postgraduate degree from Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Give me insights, ideas and inspiration. Knowledge that helps me make my mark. Give me the University of Portsmouth.

We are the University of Portsmouth: a new breed of university, dedicated to your personal growth and development. Our horizons are broad. Our instinct is to explore. Our promise is to inspire.

Ambitious to make change happen in the world? We’ll help you channel your deepest interests into studies with real potential to transform. Our research and teaching is driven by a desire to solve challenges for communities, countries and the world at large. With space and time to find your niche, you’ll discover a lot about yourself, too. Here, you’ll become all you can be.

Taught qualification or independent research? On-campus teaching or online part-time study? At Portsmouth, you can choose from a wide range of subjects and modes of study.

Why Portsmouth?

  • No.21 university in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2020)
  • Outstanding Gold-rated teaching for our students (TEF)
  • Dedicated Graduate School supporting all research students
  • 82% satisfaction with research degree experience (PRES Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 2019)
  • Master’s Scholarships available for high achievers

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There are plenty of great reasons to choose Portsmouth. You’ll find them all in our Postgraduate Prospectus. Discover the perfect postgraduate taught course or explore a research degree area that’s right for you, get a head start on funding your studies, and much more besides.

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Take a virtual tour of Portsmouth

While the Coronavirus situation means you can't currently join us in person, you can still explore the city and the University from anywhere in the world. So until we're able to welcome you to the city and show you around the University, take a virtual tour of our accommodation, read stories from our students, look around our facilities and discover Portsmouth's amazing food, shopping, sport and culture.

You can find out what it's like being a medical student on the frontline of a pandemic and how one medic balances their Covid-19 workload with studying for a masters by reading our student stories.

Strive for more - be part of the future with a postgraduate degree from Portsmouth


Portsmouth is a university that’s helping tomorrow take shape. We’re all about research that works. We are a university that innovates, improves lives and solves society’s problems.

Recent breakthroughs include the discovery of a new enzyme that could make single-use plastic recyclable, the development of new lightweight components for vehicle parts made from more sustainable materials, and the use of virtual reality to help prevent burglary and rehabilitate offenders. Many researchers are actively involved in teaching and supervision.

Pursue a research degree at Portsmouth and you’ll be part of an inspiring research community. Our dedicated Graduate School will help you make the big jump to research and bring out the best in yourself - from a welcoming 2-day induction, to a comprehensive programme of workshops and training that helps you develop excellent research skills.

Support and employability

You’re heading towards a highly competitive global job market. It really pays to be prepared. At Portsmouth, we offer courses designed for the career you want. That blend first-rate research facilities with practical application. With opportunities to turn knowledge into knowhow. Crucially, you’ll also enjoy the support of an expert team who know the world of work inside-out.

Our Careers and Employability Service offer expert, tailored advice to help you secure and shape the future you want. They have strong links with local employers. They can advise you on career planning and volunteering opportunities. And they organise dedicated employer events. You can tap into their support for up to 5 years after you leave us.

Along the way, you’ll find teams devoted to helping you in all other aspects of postgrad life - from study success, to sport, housing and wellbeing.

Strive for more - be part of the future with a postgraduate degree from Portsmouth

Fees and Funding

You’re investing in your future. We want to help you do it wisely. We’re here to help you understand the fees and costs involved, and what support is available to you. That support could include a Master’s Scholarship of up to £3,000 if you’re a high achiever.

Visit our website for a comprehensive guide to fees, funding, scholarships and more.

The city

Portsmouth isn’t just a great place to study – it’s a great place to live. Steeped in history but with a modern vibe, it is an island city that's open to the world. There’s inspiration round every corner, and beaches and boutiques just a few steps away.

Everything’s close by in Portsmouth. In the course of a day you could go from the deck of a historic ship, to a bustling shopping street, browse in a gallery and relax on the beach. The city’s flat – perfect for cycling – and it’s easy to get around. By night, the city comes alive with gigs, bars, restaurants, clubs and shows.


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