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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

3,965 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 52%
  • Part Time 48%

Domicile

  • UK 73%
  • EU 5%
  • Other 21%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & Management Studies 50 640 690
Sociology 105 315 420
Education 5 310 315
General Engineering 0 205 205
Accounting & Finance 20 155 175
Psychology 30 115 145
Law 10 135 145
Geology 20 100 120
Architecture 10 110 120
Marketing 10 110 120
Librarianship & Information Management 60 35 95
Civil Engineering 20 75 95
Mathematics 20 70 85
Geography & Environmental Science 10 75 85
Politics 5 65 70
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 20 45 70
Mechanical Engineering 15 50 65
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 30 35 65
Biological Sciences 50 10 60
History 5 50 55
Social Work 10 40 50
Sports Science 20 35 50
Computer Science 5 45 50
Building 0 45 45
Art & Design 5 40 40
Chemical Engineering 0 35 35
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 0 35 35
Economics 15 20 35
Linguistics 0 35 35
English 20 10 30
Communication & Media Studies 5 25 30
Creative Writing 0 30 30
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 5 25 30
Anatomy & Physiology 5 25 25
Physics & Astronomy 15 0 15
Materials Technology 0 15 15
Nursing 5 0 5
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 0 5 5
Medical Technology 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 4,700
Mixed 5,200
Laboratory 6,400
Clinical -
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

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 available to eligible postgraduate students.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • A place in halls is guaranteed for all new full-time UK and EU undergraduate and postgraduate 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.