A time and place to suit you

Postgraduate study your own way

At the University of Portsmouth, study in your own way. Choose from a range of postgraduate qualifications, and take the next step towards reaching your goals.

Online and distance learning

Study online via distance learning, at a time and place that fits with your other commitments. 

No matter where you are in the world, you’ll benefit from the University of Portsmouth expertise, dedicated support and wealth of learning resources.

Explore our online and distance learning courses


Choosing a part-time course allows you to study at your own pace. It also helps spread the cost of tuition fees over a longer time period.

Read some of our top tips for returning to education, working and studying part-time. Or check out our full range of courses, all of which can be studied on a part-time basis.

Flexible postgrad start dates

At Portsmouth, you can start a number of Master’s courses throughout the year. That means you can boost your skills and career prospects on a timescale that suits you.

Many of our Master’s courses offer alternative intakes in January, May and July.

January start courses Part-time online courses

Flexible PhD study

Our PhD, MPhil and MD programmes start in February, April and October, and many can be studied part time or via distance learning.

To apply for a postgraduate research course, get in touch with us or speak to your potential supervisor to discuss your research ideas and application. 

Search PhD opportunities

Study while working

Learning at Work courses and Degree Apprenticeships integrate your studies with your career.

Degree Apprenticeships are Government supported schemes which means you don’t pay any tuition fees. So you can get a university degree and a salary, without worrying about loan repayments. 

Learning at Work degrees are embedded within your organisation so you’ll tailor your projects to meet yours and your employer’s objectives.

Get in touch

For more information about your postgraduate study options, have a chat with our team. Email