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Your Master's application

Read our advice on what your application should include, how we assess it and more

We believe higher educations is for everyone

That's why, when you apply to join us as a postgraduate, we'll consider your application on its own merits – whatever your academic or professional background.

Ready to apply for a Master's or other postgraduate taught programme? View our application checklist to check the relevant application route for your course of interest. Use our online application form, which you'll find in the 'How to apply' section on your course page

Trying to apply for a research degree? Explore our postgraduate research options.

Postgraduate open days

Get to know us better at one of our events and experience life as a postgrad at Portsmouth.

In-person and online events running March - June 2024.

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Application deadlines

We strongly recommend you apply as soon as possible before the start of your course. This way, you won’t miss out on the critical opening weeks of your course and university events. 

Courses starting in January 2024

The majority of our courses start on 15 January 2024, however some will have earlier/later start dates. Please contact us if you would like confirmation of your course start date. If you apply after 26 January, we cannot guarantee that your application will be processed in time to make you an offer for January 2024 entry.

Courses starting in September 2024

The majority of courses start on 16 September 2024, however some will have earlier/later start dates. Please contact us if you would like confirmation of your course start date. If you apply after 30 September, we cannot guarantee that your application will be processed in time to make you an offer for 2024 entry.

Are you an international student? 

Our application process differs for students applying from outside of the UK. There's much more to consider as an international applicant, such as English language requirements, CAS and visa processes, and varying application deadlines. 

Make sure you refer to our international students page to ensure you've got everything covered.