Postgraduate student at University of Portsmouth

Your Postgraduate VIRTUAL Experience

Find out more about what life is like – in the city and at the University – as a postgraduate student in Portsmouth

Welcome to the Postgraduate Virtual Experience

The Coronavirus situation means you can't currently join us in person – but while you #stayhome for now, you can visit us virtually instead.

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Why study for a postgraduate degree? 
Postgraduate study at Portsmouth

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.


Postgraduate study at Portsmouth

Find out more about the different postgraduate degrees courses we offer, and learn more about our Graduate School.


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.

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.’

Maddie Wallace, PhD Creative Writing and Literary Theory student


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.

Tim Lee-Lewis, PhD Engineering student



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.

Emine Trampova, MSc Accounting and Finance


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.

Nana Adwoa Afriyie Osei Kyeretwie, MSc Business and Management

Student walking down Southsea street past colouful houses

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.

 

Private renting in Portsmouth
Find out more about living in Portsmouth

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.

student in halls of residence kitchen drinking tea

Housing support

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.


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