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The University of Portsmouth has an excellent reputation for postgraduate teaching and research. From professional qualifications to independent research, on-campus taught programmes to online part-time study, it has a course and study mode to suit all students.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

4,091 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 52%
  • Part Time 48%

Domicile

  • UK 73%
  • EU 5%
  • Other 22%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & Management Studies 55 730 785
Sociology 90 420 510
Education 25 345 370
Other 25 205 230
General Engineering 0 175 175
Accounting & Finance 25 145 170
Psychology 40 120 160
Architecture 15 125 135
Marketing 5 115 125
Librarianship & Information Management 50 60 115
Civil Engineering 15 85 100
Law 10 90 100
Geology 20 75 95
Geography & Environmental Science 10 75 85
Mathematics 20 60 80
Mechanical Engineering 25 45 70
Building 0 70 70
Sports Science 30 40 65
History 5 50 60
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 20 35 55
Politics 5 50 55
Biological Sciences 45 10 55
Social Work 10 45 55
Art & Design 5 40 45
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 30 10 40
Communication & Media Studies 5 30 35
Chemical Engineering 0 35 35
Computer Science 5 25 30
Creative Writing 0 30 30
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 5 25 25
Linguistics 0 25 25
Economics 10 15 25
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 0 25 25
English 20 0 20
Physics & Astronomy 20 0 20
Materials Technology 0 10 10
Anatomy & Physiology 5 5 10
Complementary Medicine 0 5 5
Nursing 5 0 5
Medical Technology 5 0 5
Music 0 5 5
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 0 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Quick Guides to Postgraduate Tuition Fees and Finance

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • The university offers a significant number of scholarships to highly qualified applicants to postgraduate courses. Please refer to the university website for full information and details on eligibility.
  • A generous alumni discount is available.
  • The university's £1,700 Care Leavers' bursary is also available to eligible postgraduate students.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • A place in halls is guaranteed for all new full-time applicants who firmly accept an offer to study at the University of Portsmouth and apply for accommodation by the specified deadline.
  • The university offers a wide range of good quality, centrally located accommodation with en-suite or shared bathroom facilities. There are also studio options that are prioritised for postgraduate students.