Postgraduate Virtual Experience
Welcome to the Postgraduate Virtual Experience
The best way to experience Portsmouth is in person – but if you can't make a trip to see us for an Open Day, this Virtual Experience is here to capture some of the character of our city, and give you a taste of what life is like as a postgrad student at the University.
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Postgraduate study at Portsmouth
Find out more about the different postgraduate degrees courses we offer, and learn more about our Graduate School.
Ready to embark on another degree? Search our master's and postgraduate taught courses, find out how to apply for a course at Portsmouth, get advice on how to fund your postgraduate study, and more.
Play your part in solving the world's problems by doing a postgraduate research degree with us. Explore the degrees we offer, including PhDs, MPhils and Professional Doctorates, and find out how to fund your degree.
Whether you're studying for a PhD, MPhil, MRes, MD, Professional Doctorate or PhD by Publication, the Graduate School is the home of research degree students at the University.
Learn more about the support you'll get when you study with us – including guidance on how to manage both your academic life, and your life away from study – and how we'll support you if you're an international student.
What our students say
Our students chose Portsmouth for many different reasons, and their experiences studying with us are as varied as they are. Read some stories of success and self-discovery from our recent students and graduates below.
A postgraduate taught or research degree is the ideal way to develop skills and knowledge in your chosen field – and a great way to boost your career, improve your earning potential, and open doors to new opportunities.
At Portsmouth, I’ve learnt that opportunities are there if you want to take them; to have confidence in my abilities; and how to focus my ideas into an area of research.’
Explore our facilities
Take a closer look at the exceptional facilities that you'll have access to when you join us as a postgraduate student.
The University of Portsmouth is a brilliant, nurturing environment that has allowed me to grow in so many ways. The facilities and services provided have given me so many opportunities to not only learn about engineering and being employable but also learn about diverse cultures from around the world that come here to study too.
A place to study, collaborate and find all the books and resources you need to succeed on your course. Our Library is a central part of uni life.
Our lab and testing facilities host practicals for undergraduates, post-graduate and academic research, as well as collaborative projects with industry.
Explore our teaching and learning spaces, where students can get hands-on with their coursework and projects.
Life outside study
University life is about more than studying. When lectures are over and you need a break from the library, you'll find there's so much to see and do in Portsmouth. Discover the amazing places to eat, shop and socialise, the beautiful seaside and green spaces on your doorstep, and much more.
I would definitely recommend studying in Portsmouth, it is a student-friendly city which you are going to fall in love with from first sight.
Hungry for adventure? Here's a taster of the great food and drink you can savour in the city.
Portsmouth is a bustling city with the sea on our doorstep and green spaces all around.
We're home to great independent businesses, so shopping in the city is a treat.
From water sports to football and quidditch – few cities can compete with Portsmouth's sport opportunities.
Want to get involved in Portsmouth's music scene? Here's all you need to start.
Where you'll live
Whether you live in one of our halls of residence or in a privately-rented home in the city, everything that Portsmouth has to offer – including the beach and the Common, a sprawling green space right on the seaside – will be within easy reach. Find out more about where you'll live when you study with us.
The city is very affordable and is a home away from home.
Renting a house or flat in the city
Portsmouth has lots of beautiful and buzzing places to live within walking distance of the seafront, the city centre, and the University. Find out more at our private renting page.
As a postgraduate student, you'll probably be living in privately rented accommodation in the city – and you'll get to choose exactly where you live and who you live with.
Whether you're looking for a place to live, need help with the house-hunting process, or want to talk contracts, landlords, housemates or neighbours, our Housing team is on hand to help. Find out more at our Housing Support pages.