Portsmouth, University of

An ambitious university in a vibrant and thriving waterfront location, Portsmouth is an exciting and inspiring place to study. With our impressive range of courses, fantastic support and career-related activities central to every course, Portsmouth is a great choice for your postgraduate experience. 

From professional qualifications to independent research on-campus taught Master’s programmes to online part-time study, we have a variety of study modes to suit you.

Why Portsmouth?

Gold-rated for teaching excellence
• One of the world’s top new universities in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2017
• Top 40 university (The Guardian’s University Guide 2018)
• 86% of postgraduate research students are satisfied with their overall experience of their research programme (PRES 2017) – 4% higher than the national average.
• No. 1 in the UK for boosting graduate salaries (The Economist 2017)


We place huge value on research and innovation. We focus on creating solutions for the real world, tackling problems that have an impact on society, human life and our planet. This gives you the chance to learn from staff at the forefront of their disciplines.

We have a thriving research community of more than 800 students across five faculties who are supported by over 500 highly trained supervisors. Our  Graduate School provides excellent support and guidance for all research students. 

Funding and scholarships

Your decision to study for a postgraduate degree is an investment in your future. We want to help you understand the fees and other costs involved and what support is available so that you can plan ahead for your time at university. Our website provides extensive information on fees, funding, scholarships and external funding sources to help you plan for your future. 

Careers and employability 

We share your ambition and will support you by providing services and opportunities to help you improve and develop the skills and attributes needed to establish a successful career.

Our dedicated in-house careers and employability team offers advice on career planning, volunteering opportunities, links with local employers and dedicated employer events. 

The city

Located on the south coast of England, Portsmouth is a cosmopolitan city enjoying some of the best weather in the UK. It is a lively and engaging place to live, where the historic sits comfortably alongside the modern. The city is compact, enabling you to get around quickly and effortlessly. And with most University buildings located in the heart of the city, everything you need is within easy reach including shopping, entertainment and the seafront.

Postgraduate Information Days 

Book your place at one of our information days and find out what it is like to study at a Gold-rated university.

Reserve your place at www.port.ac.uk/pginfoday

Request a prospectus 

UK residents are invited to request a printed or electronic (pdf) version of the prospectus for your chosen area of study. Prospective students outside of the UK can request an electronic (pdf) version of their chosen prospectus which will be available for immediate download.

Join the conversation


Information Centre
St. Andrew’s Court, St. Michael’s Road
United Kingdom
Tel: 023 9284 4444
Website: http://www.port.ac.uk/postgraduate