Tuition fees, living expenses and other study costs

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Once you've decided which postgraduate degree course you want to study, there's one important question that needs answering – how much will my postgraduate studies cost?

We've broken down the 2 main costs: study costs (including tuition fees) and living costs.

Your study costs

Your main cost will be tuition fees. These vary depending on what you're studying. You can find the cost of tuition for your chosen subject by visiting the course page.

Your tuition fees pay for teaching and help cover the cost of the facilities and support you can use when you study here. They also help pay for essential admin that's needed to run your course.

You should also budget for course-related costs – things like books, specialist equipment and optional field trips. Find details of these additional course costs on the course page.

You can pay your postgraduate tuition fees online, by card or by Direct Debit. You can pay in the following ways:

  • in full at the beginning of each academic year
  • in 6 instalments each academic year in October to March
  • in 3 instalments each academic year at the start of each term (at the same time you get your postgraduate loan payments)

If you have questions about funding your study, or need help sourcing funding, please get in touch with us - email student.finance@port.ac.uk or call +44 (0)23 9284 3014For questions on how to pay your fees, please email income@port.ac.uk.

Your living costs

For some postgraduate students, starting your studies means moving to the city too. If you're planning on living here while you're studying with us, the good news is that Portsmouth is one of the most affordable places in the UK for students.

Here are some approximate weekly costs that'll help you plan how much money you'll need.

Item Cost
Rent  £75-£85
Bills (gas/electricity/water/internet)  £15-£20
Food/housekeeping  £35-£40
Travel  £5-£10
Phone  £5-£10
TV licence  £3
Contents insurance  £2-£3
Social costs  £30-£40
Total per week  £170-£211
Total per academic year (40 weeks)  £6,800 - £8,440