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Your postgraduate journey starts here

Find out more about our Master's degrees and other postgraduate taught courses at Portsmouth

A postgraduate degree is a great way to take your knowledge, expertise and skills to the next level.

We offer Master's degrees, postgraduate diplomas and certificates, and other postgraduate taught courses in a huge number of subjects – from accounting and architecture, to physics and sports science – so whatever topic you're interested in, you'll find a postgraduate degree at Portsmouth that's right for you. You'll be taught by staff whose research was rated in the highest categories as world-leading and internationally excellent in REF 2021 – with impacts on society, health, culture, and the environment. In the 2020 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES), 84% of our postgraduate taught students reported their satisfaction with our course quality.

Search our courses, get all the information you need on funding your postgraduate studies with our guides to financial support, loans, scholarships and bursaries and order a copy of our postgraduate prospectus now.

86%

SATISFACTION WITH COURSE QUALITY

(Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2022)

TOP 10

POSTGRADUATE EXPERIENCE

(WhatUni Student Choice 2022)

87%

WOULD RECOMMEND US FOR POSTGRAD STUDY

(Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2022)

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We offer hundreds of postgraduate degree courses. Search by subject, start date, duration, type of award – even whether you'd like to study full-time or part-time – and find the right postgrad course for you.
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How to apply

Ready to take your interest further and start your application? Read our helpful advice on how to write a great personal statement, what to include in your application (and what to leave out), and how we make our decision, once you've applied.
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City Guide

Why Portsmouth?

Portsmouth has fantastic local, independent businesses from art galleries, to bars, restaurants and delicatessens. Hear why local people and students chose and love Portsmouth. Explore more of what Portsmouth has to offer for your life outside study.

Cerys: When I first came to the open day for Portsmouth, I instantly fell in love with it. 

Imogen:  It's got such a really friendly atmosphere, even though it's a city it's quite a small city, so it feels really welcoming and homely. 

Andy:  I think Portsmouth is very forward-thinking. 

Joanne:  It's got a real independent spirit about it. 

Antony:  With the waterfront, the historic dockyard, a really good mix of nationalities. 

Lee-Anne:  Half my friends are from Nigeria, other half are from places like Czech Republic, and it's very interesting to meet new people.

Steve:  There's lots of cultural events, there's art galleries, there's music venues. 

Ben:  There's a great restaurant scene and a great nightlife scene as well. 

Claire:  There's always new things popping up, new restaurants, new art shops, new things. 

Gareth:  Entertainment activities in terms of lots of bars and restaurants and loads of cool places to eat. 

Anthony:  And then there's so many shows you've got kite festivals. 

Rikki:  Food festivals. 

Anthony:  Big one that really helps the town is Victorious Festival and I think they're on their tenth year next year. 

Connie: It is such a really lovely community. 

Simon:  And I think after you've been here a while, you feel part of the community. 

Erin:  The mood is just unrivalled. You've got the beach. There's also a nice sense of community. 

Megan:  The community feel just makes you feel like you're at home, away from home. 

Rikki:  I think it's got a really good mix of independent businesses. 

Luke: There's so many local independent businesses. 

Daniel:  You can walk everywhere. 

Samantha:  When the sun is shining, there is nowhere better than Portsmouth. 

Holly:  You're only ever five/ten minute walk away from the seafront. 

Antony:  It's a very cosmopolitan city. It's got so much to offer. 

Nehanda: Commercial Road, you have the city centre and the hub where it's all lively.  

Nathan:  Student nightlife is really, really good. Lots of nightclubs. Lots stuff to do. 

Nehanda:  But then as soon as you come to Southsea it's more like a lazy seaside town like you get to go to the beach. 

Samantha:  You just have to go down to the beach or the common on a sunny day and everyone's having picnics. It's just beautiful. 

Holly:  Or you can enjoy the pubs and the clubs or the theatre in the main city centre. 

Gareth:  I love that kind of vibrancy of the city. 

Lee-Anne:  The weather is milder than other parts of England, so if you're someone who doesn't really want it to be cold, always, it's perfect here. It will rain, but it's still perfect. 

Antony:  I think that it's the perfect place to come and study a degree. 

Gareth:  I love it. I would highly recommend it for anyone. 

Eliska: It's a big enough city to not be afraid to express yourself, but it's also small enough to be heard.

Fees and funding for postgraduate taught courses

Discover how you can fund your postgraduate studies at Portsmouth – including loans, scholarships and bursaries – and read our guidance on topics like how to budget, and how to get support if you're disabled or have dependents.

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Postgraduate Open Days

Our Postgraduate Open Evenings are your chance to explore the University and the city before making your decision. Come to our next event to talk to our postgrad team, course leaders and current students.

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Contact us about postgraduate and Master’s study

Contact us about building on your existing academic qualifications & knowledge with a postgraduate degree at the University of Portsmouth.

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Postgraduate Virtual Experience

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Order a Postgraduate Prospectus

Explore our postgraduate taught and research degrees in our postgrad prospectus, and get information on how to apply, how to fund your postgraduate degree, and more.

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