We have announced the launch of Portsmouth Online, to develop, market and deliver high quality online postgraduate taught degree programmes to students around the world.
We selected Cambridge Education Group (CEG) Digital Division as our collaborative partner to establish Portsmouth Online.
From early 2021, through Portsmouth Online, we intend to offer an initial portfolio of postgraduate taught programmes purposely designed for working professionals. These programmes will primarily be delivered online with opportunities for face-to-face workshops.
The initial programme suite will cover curricular areas of Data Analytics, Construction Project Management, Resilience Management, International Human Resource Management and Cybercrime.
The programmes will be led by our academic staff who are experts in their field, and supported by specialist tutors offering 24/7 support.
Increased digital innovation and flexibility will become an important feature of our on and off-campus courses, which will make our outstanding and innovative education available to students around the world
Professor Paul Hayes, Deputy Vice-Chancellor
“The University has ambitious strategic objectives to widen its reach and expand its presence in international educational markets. I am confident that the partnership with CEG Digital will help us deliver high quality online education to new student cohorts,” explained Professor Paul Hayes, Deputy Vice-Chancellor. “This strategic partnership shows our determination to grow the reputation of the University internationally and be recognised for academic excellence that helps create the workforce of the future.”
Geoff Webster, Managing Director of CEG Digital, said: “We are really excited to be working with Portsmouth and helping them fully access the global online learning market for the benefit of prospective students. Portsmouth is renowned for the quality of its forward-looking higher education provision, and our partnership will decisively contribute to enhancing that reputation. The online education delivered by Portsmouth Online will assist students to significantly progress their careers.”
Professor Hayes added: “This partnership will significantly extend the range of digital learning opportunities across all levels of our study programmes. Increased digital innovation and flexibility will become an important feature of our on and off-campus courses, which will make our outstanding and innovative education available to students around the world, even if they don’t study on our campus.”
The establishment of Portsmouth Online responds to a growing and pressing need in the Higher Education sector, Mr Webster continued: “Global demand for post-secondary education is expected to rise to 263 million students by 2025. Universities will not be able to meet this level of demand by traditional delivery. Deploying high quality full university online programmes at scale requires dedicated resources, funding and larger capacity for risk than most institutions are willing to withstand. Through our collaborative partnership model we provide a unique combination of financial resources, pedagogical expertise in a sophisticated digital environment, global market knowledge and an international salesforce.”
About CEG Digital
CEG Digital is one of the leading providers of online education services to the university sector in the UK, partnering with prestigious institutions to deliver high quality online courses to a global market on a part-time, flexible basis. Courses are delivered using cutting-edge technology and sector-leading pedagogy. CEG Digital also brings its extensive marketing and recruitment capabilities to support Portsmouth Online to deliver vibrant cohorts of well qualified students to its partners’ programmes.