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Your Postgraduate VIRTUAL Experience

Find out more about what life is like as a postgraduate student in Portsmouth

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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Top 10 reasons to choose Portsmouth
Hear our students explain why they love studying here.

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.

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.

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

University of Portsmouth private student housing

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.


Renting Privately - What to Expect
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.

Students talking in accommodation common area

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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