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What Happens Next?

Get ready for the start of term

Once you've finished applying for your Master's course, our admissions team will assess your application. You'll usually get a decision within 10 working days, so you shouldn't have to wait too long. This this could be a request for further information to help us make a decision about your application, other information that may be required or, if we can make a decision straight away, whether we can make you a successful offer.

There's plenty you can do to prepare for your studies between submitting your Master's application and receiving our decision. Here are a few important things to think about.


Your Master's funding

Get the ball rolling early – plan how much it's going to cost and what you need to budget for, find out how to apply for our Master's Scholarship and explore other funding options.

Postgrad students on campus

Fees and funding for Master's courses

Find out how much your Master's studies might cost, and explore the different ways of funding your degree.

Explore your next steps

Your accommodation

Once we've accepted your application, we'll send you the information you need to arrange your accommodation – in the meantime, explore our halls of residence and find out about private renting in the city.

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Student accommodation

From our halls of residence to private renting in the city, there are plenty of housing options in Portsmouth. 

Find your home in Portsmouth

Deferring your application

If you'd like to defer your application to the following intake, please email with your name and course for support.