University of Portsmouth

Introduction

The University of Portsmouth is a leading modern university with an excellent reputation for teaching informed by world-class research. Many of our programmes are recognised by professional bodies and provide access to employers searching for highly qualified personnel. We have over 22,000 students, including 4,000 from over 100 countries, and over 3,000 postgraduate taught and research students. We offer superb facilities in a vibrant waterfront location – a University by the sea, but in the heart of one of Britain’s most historic cities.

Highlights include:

  • Joining a postgraduate community of over 3,000 UK, EU and international students.
  • The prestigious University Library, including a dedicated postgraduate study area to facilitate your studies and research.
  • The Graduate School – a first port of call for all postgraduate research students and supervisors.
  • Dedicated in-house careers and recruitment teams, ready to advise you on career planning and applications as well as offering guidance online.
  • Partnerships with local, national and international organisations.

Location

Portsmouth is a lively and cosmopolitan city on the south coast of England and it enjoys some of the best weather in the UK. It is an interesting and attractive place where the historic sits comfortably with the modern. The city is compact – everything you could possibly need is within easy reach.

Just 90 minutes by direct train from the centre of London, Portsmouth is also within easy reach of Heathrow, Gatwick and Southampton airports. As a busy ferry port, it is a gateway to the continent with regular sailings to France and Spain.

Most students live in an area roughly four miles square; private housing and all our halls of residence are in this area. Our Halls of Residence are situated either near the city centre on the Guildhall Campus or at Langstone Student Village which is adjacent to the University sports fields.

The University operates a free, regular bus service between the Guildhall Campus and the Langstone Student Village during term time

Meet us in your country

University of Portsmouth representatives visit a number of countries throughout the year. Meet with our staff and learn more about our courses and University life. We are attending a number of overseas exhibitions and holding interview sessions. Please come along and see us. If you wish to apply, please bring all your original documents with you as we may be able to make you an offer on the day.

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

MA Graphic Design

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Portsmouth + 1 more

Professionalise your approach to graphic design [+]

MA Graphic Design (2015 entry)

Take your design and visual communication skills further by producing your own research-driven project.

Explore a range of different design methodologies such as typography or publication design, and apply them to ‘real-world’ situations and scenarios. Your aim will be to channel design engagement while creating links with industry and the professional design community.

On this course you can:

Extend the view of accepted practice by producing cutting-edge and intellectually and stimulating graphic design using the latest software and equipment Develop your understanding of graphic design through in-depth research based study Develop a strong critical discourse in relation to your work Visit out course blog to find out more ... [-]

MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Portsmouth + 1 more

Professional development in TESOL [+]

MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL (2015 entry)

The course is ideal for practicing ELT/EFL/TESOL teachers who wish to continue their professional development and improve their career prospects. As well as thoroughly reviewing developments in the field, this flexible course allows students to develop their expertise in areas of personal interest.

Also available:

MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL (Distance learning)

On this course you can:

Extend your knowledge and understanding of learning and teaching as you upgrade your qualifications Reflect on your teaching practice from theoretical and research-based perspectives Improve your career prospects What opportunities might it lead to? ... [-]

MA Interior Design

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Portsmouth + 1 more

This Master’s degree is ideal for recent graduates who want to specialise or redirect their skills in twenty-first century interior design challenges. [+]

MA Interior Design (2015 entry)

This course allows you to develop and grow your own creative practice whilst positioning yourself within a theoretical context.

You will engage in the exploration of space conceptually and pragmatically, encouraging your own response to the functionality and visual design of existing sites. You’ll also inspect the consideration of materiality and the relationship of the interior idea to architecture.

On this course you can:

Have the opportunity to 'earn and learn' by working on real life contracts through our Projects Office. This experience will enable you to develop your professional portfolio. Develop a personal area of study, get involved with some regional regeneration projects and test and develop your ideas and your interior research. ... [-]

Masters in Marketing (MA)

Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Portsmouth

Update and enhance your marketing skills [+]

Update and enhance your marketing skills

Our course is designed to update your knowledge and enhance your understanding of the principles and theories underlying effective marketing practice and provide you with leading edge contemporary marketing skills. You will explore this dynamic and challenging field to an advanced level.

With the MA in Marketing, you can:

Benefit from advice and interaction with our many professional visiting speakers Apply live case studies to your coursework through the wide links we have with companies and organisations Work in teams on the Market2win simulation software gaining invaluable experience of strategic marketing decision-making ... [-]

MA Translation Studies

Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Portsmouth + 1 more

The course is designed both for language graduates wishing to become translators and practising translators wishing to obtain a formal qualification. [+]

MA Translation Studies (2015 entry)

This is a practical, accredited course designed for language graduates and practicing translators, which offers a formal qualification in translating between English and any of a range of languages. It has a strong practical orientation, embracing technology and research skills that are highly relevant to translation as a career. Also available:

MA Translation Studies (Distance learning –duration 3 years)

On this course you can:

Specialise in translation between English and your choice of language from Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish, Balance your study between translation skills, technological competence and the acquisition of theoretical methodologies Follow a programme accredited by the European Masters in Translation network ... [-]

MSc

MSc Business and Management

Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Portsmouth

This dynamic programme will prepare you for a wide variety of different careers in all kinds of organisations [+]

MSc Business and Management (2015 entry)

This course will equip you with a sound knowledge of business processes as well as provide you with strong managerial skills and leadership potential.

Postgraduate applicants will be interested to know that each year Portsmouth Business School offers a number of scholarships for self-funding students.

On this course you can:

Use case studies to analyse complex problems, explore the uncertainties involved, evaluate possible solutions and plan their implementation Participate in live web-based chat forums to discuss your work with lecturers and other students Tap in to our Library’s vast selection of electronic resources, which can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection ... [-]

MSc Computer and Information Security

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Portsmouth + 1 more

Delve into a world of computing security [+]

MSc Computer and Information Security (2015 entry)

Suitable for current and training security professionals, this course provides a detailed and contemporary education in computer and IT security.

It covers security at various stages of the software development process – its specification, implementation and its capability of digital forensics analysis, resulting in your deep understanding of the value of security.

On this course you can:

Learn to select and apply security mechanisms and methods such as cryptographic software operations to improve the security of a computer system Manage a real-life computer engineering or study project using appropriate techniques for writing and reasoning about security policies Use a range of digital forensic tools in the context of a digital investigation ... [-]

MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice

Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Portsmouth + 1 more

This course is designed to develop your understanding of criminological theories of offending and the extent of crime in England and Wales. [+]

MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice (2015 entry)

This established programme allows you to develop your understanding of criminological theories of offending and the extent of crime, enabling you to critically examine the role and function of the criminal justice and penal policy process, and the criminal justice policy-making context, in England and Wales. It has been specifically designed for graduates of criminology or other related degrees, for those with criminal justice career aspirations or those already working in the criminal justice arena at all levels

On this course you can:

Develop an understanding of the application of criminological and criminal justice principles to law enforcement and criminal justice agencies Examine the treatment of disadvantaged communities and groups discriminated against, by and within, the criminal justice system Shape your study to your interests through your choice of options and dissertation topic ... [-]

MSc Crisis and Disaster Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Portsmouth + 1 more

Planning, logistics, response and resilience [+]

MSc Crisis and Disaster Management (2015 entry)

This innovative course will provide you with a robust understanding of hazards, vulnerability and the risk of disaster. In conjunction with this you will develop a practical awareness of the different aspects involved in emergency management such as planning, logistics and response. This, plus other topics on the course, will ensure you gain the ability to contribute towards improving the resilience of governments, organisations and companies in the face of crisis or disaster

On this course you can:

Be taught by experts, who have extensive industrial and consultancy experience and strong research portfolios Gain experience of using disaster risk reduction techniques, plus a range of other skills such as mapping using GIS, GPS and remote sensing technologies Opt to do a work placement with an emergency planning, crisis management or disaster response organisation ... [-]

MSc Educational Leadership and Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Portsmouth + 1 more

The course is designed to enable managers and would-be managers to gain new understanding, skills and confidence; to make informed judgements... [+]

MSc Educational Leadership Management (2015 entry)

If you are a manager in education or training, or would like to be, this course is designed to enable you to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to support your contribution to the policies, practices and processes of your sector.

On this course you can:

Expect to be encouraged in the use of workplace assignments, ensuring your learning is meaningful and professionally relevant Choose to study on a full or part time basis (one evening a week over two years)

What opportunities might it lead to?

The course is intended for teachers, trainers, lecturers and instructors in the state, private, public, commercial or voluntary sectors of education and training who aspire to senior management positions. Many graduates of the course attain senior management positions in education or training organisations.... [-]


MSc Engineering Geology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Portsmouth + 1 more

A mixture of taught units and research projects in the field of Engineering Geology. You will also have the opportunity to undertake work experience and a placement as part of the course. [+]

MSc Engineering Geology (2015 entry)

Engineering geological expertise is critical to all types of civil engineering projects such as tunnels, dams, mines, quarries, offshore platforms and wind farms.

This course provides you with the advanced skills to carry out detailed investigations into surface and subsurface geology, identification of adverse ground conditions and the design of suitable remedial measures of engineering structures.

On this course you can:

Be taught by internationally recognised experts with extensive expertise in engineering geology and geotechnics Gain experience of environmental assessment techniques, plus a range of other skills such as mapping using GIS, GPS and remote sensing technologies Go on numerous fieldtrips, both locally and overseas, to undergo specialist field training ... [-]

MSc Forensic Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Portsmouth + 1 more

Accredited by the BPS, our Master’s degree is recognised as providing an important step towards eventual chartered status as a forensic psychologist. [+]

MSc Forensic Psychology (2015 entry)

Forensic psychology is an expanding field. It interfaces with other disciplines such as clinical, social and cognitive psychology, as well as criminology and law in order to address issues of major concern to the justice system, organisations, individuals and society.

This is a unique course informed by research at the forefront of the field, with many opportunities to get involved with ongoing projects within the Department.

On this course you can:

Be taught by the largest group of actively researching academics at the cutting edge of forensic psychology research in the UK Put your investigative techniques to the test in our Forensic Interviewing Suite Benefit from our connections with a variety of custodial establishments including adult male and women's prisons, young offenders' institutions and secure hospitals ... [-]

MSc Geographical Information Systems

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Portsmouth + 1 more

This course covers both the theory and practice of Geographical Information Systems, complemented by study in areas where we have particular expertise. [+]

MSc Geographical Information Systems (2015 entry)

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) has grown rapidly to become a major component of information technology, creating distinctive methods of data analysis, algorithms and software tools.

This course emphasises the acquisition of practical GIS skills. We use a wide range of industry-standard software tools and a structured approach to the analysis of spatial data through project work.

On this course you can:

Get hands-on experience of using instruments such as GPS, Total Stations and 3D laser scanners Be taught by experts, who have extensive industrial and consultancy experience and strong research portfolios Practise your GIS data collection skills in a range of environments ... [-]

MSc in Business Economics, Finance and Banking

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Portsmouth + 1 more

The MSc Business Economics, Finance and Banking will help you understand the operation of retail, wholesale and international banking and their regulation. [+]

MSc Business Economics, Finance and Banking (2015 entry)

This course will help you deepen your knowledge of economics and finance, and develop your understanding of the financial services sector.

It combines theoretical and applied aspects of economics, finance and banking alongside an understanding of business decisions and strategy. You’ll interpret trends, identify market risks and assess public policy arguments as well as develop your financial forecasting techniques. Postgraduate applicants will be interested to know that each year Portsmouth Business School offers a number of scholarships for self-funding students.

On this course you can:

Use the University’s Bloomberg terminals to monitor and analyse real-time financial market data movements and trade Receive guided support and mentoring from staff through formal meetings and via our use of social media Tap in to our Library’s vast selection of electronic resources, which can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection ... [-]

MSc in Civil Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Portsmouth + 1 more

Our courses aim to provide you with a framework within which the understanding of core disciplines in civil engineering can be extended. [+]

MSc Civil Engineering (2015 entry)

Modern civil engineers plan, design, construct and manage the large-scale public works and amenities that underpin societies throughout the world.

Our course aims to provide you with a greater framework within which to understand the core disciplines of civil engineering. It will give you an opportunity to update your technical skills and to study issues of growing importance within the civil engineering and construction industries.

On this course you can:

Attend lectures and seminars given by practitioners from client, contracting and consulting organisations Apply your skills to real-life practical problems as part of our partnership schemes with local and global organisations Opt to study overseas at a variety of European universities through the ERASMUS exchange scheme ... [-]

MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Portsmouth + 1 more

How to make ideas and concepts become tangible products and businesses [+]

MSc MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (2015 entry)

This exciting Master’s course will provide you with the knowledge and understanding to develop and launch new products and services, manage small enterprises and generate new ideas and opportunities. It will equip you in your future career to create an entrepreneurial environment that will facilitate innovation and stimulate growth.

This is the ideal course if you are seeking a career where innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity are defining key features. Roles such as these can be found in large organisations, in small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and in start-up businesses

Postgraduate applicants will be interested to know that each year Portsmouth Business School offers a number of scholarships for self-funding students.... [-]


MSc in Project Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Portsmouth + 1 more

This course aims to give you a broad understanding of project management, including its current tools and techniques and the ability to contribute to project and business effectiveness. [+]

MSc Project Management (2015 entry)

Project management is now a mainstream management discipline in many organisations.

This course provides a solid grounding in the principles and practice of project management with the overall aim of increasing your ability to contribute to business effectiveness. It is designed to prepare you to manage projects in a wide range of sectors and environments. Postgraduate applicants will be interested to know that each year Portsmouth Business School offers a number of scholarships for self-funding students.

On this course you can:

Attend lectures by practising project managers who speak about their experiences and give guidance on project management issues Participate in live web-based chat forums to discuss your work with lecturers and other students Tap in to our Library’s vast selection of electronic resources, which can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection ... [-]

MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Portsmouth + 1 more

This course focuses on the integration of analytical techniques for optimisation with the decision issues and technology relating to logistics and supply chain management. [+]

MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management (2015 entry)

Logistics and supply chain management bring together the business skills to manage the activities and flows of information between suppliers, manufacturers, logistics service providers, retailers and consumers.

This course focuses on the integration of analytical techniques for optimisation with the decision issues and technology relating to logistics and supply chain management.

On this course you can:

Have access to ultra-modern computing facilities, and use specialist mathematical and statistical computing packages Participate in practical sessions to solve real-life case studies using our simulation software Develop the problem-solving, decision-making and interpersonal abilities essential to professional roles in this field ... [-]

MSc Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Portsmouth + 1 more

This course will give you an overview of mechanical engineering management issues from a number of perspectives and provides an advanced understanding of materials, processes and operation manufacturing systems. [+]

MSc Mechanical Engineering (2015 entry)

Mechanical engineering is at the heart of modern technology. This course will enable you to undertake an advanced treatment of core mechanical engineering disciplines, numerical modelling and simulation of engineering systems using finite element analysis.

Overall we aim to provide you with an appreciation of the national and international environment in which you are likely to work.

On this course you can:

Use simulation and modelling application software for virtual design and manufacturing Utilise our strong links with companies and investigate real industrial problems to enhance your understanding of the profession Tie in the topic of your individual project with one of our research groups and benefit from the expertise of our actively researching academics ... [-]

Master

MArch Architecture

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years August 2018 United Kingdom Portsmouth + 1 more

The Master of Architecture provides a vibrant, challenging and expansive programme of study that leads to RIBA Part II exemption. [+]

MArch Architecture (2015 entry)

The Master of Architecture provides a vibrant, challenging and expansive programme aimed at equipping you with the professional and creative skills for a successful career as an architect and leads to Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 2 exemption. Through the design studios you will be exposed to a range of related architectural interests, including urbanism, landscape, practice, sustainability and culture, providing a cross-disciplinary learning environment that is appropriate in today’s professionally complex architectural world.

On this course you can:

engage with current collaborative projects with academic institutions in other countries – in the past these have included Turkey, Spain, Denmark and Australia work on projects with 'live' clients through our RIBA registered Project Office practice opt to study at a choice of European universities through the ERASMUS exchange scheme ... [-]

Masters in Public Administration (MPA)

Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Portsmouth

If you want to enter or enhance a career in central, regional or local government, or in organisations in partnerships with governments, this course has been designed to meet your needs. It brings together people from a wide range of organisations to create an inter-cultural, inter-professional and inter-organisational educational environment. [+]

Integrated study of the management and administration of public sector organisations

Duration: 1 year full time Tuition: -UK/EU - £4,600 (subject to annual increase); -Non EU - £11,500 (Full-time)

If you want to enter or enhance a career in central, regional or local government, or in organisations in partnerships with governments, this course has been designed to meet your needs. It brings together people from a wide range of organisations to create an inter-cultural, inter-professional and inter-organisational educational environment.

While we prefer applicants to have experience of a public sector managerial role, exceptions may be made for a good relevant degree.... [-]