When it comes to earning a Master’s, an investment in your education is also an investment in your professional future. You'll not only gain subject-specialist expertise, but nurture valuable interpersonal skills and lifelong learning capabilities.

Your postgraduate studies will help you take full control of your career trajectory. Explore this page to view the tuition costs of your programme of interest, as well as the payment plans and funding options available to you.

Course fees and payments

Take a look at our course fees, flexible payment options and how to pay below. All courses include an acceptance fee of £250 to secure your place. You must pay this within two weeks of the date on your offer letter.

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Total tuition fees for our courses (including the £250 acceptance fee):

  • MSc Cybercrime: £10,500
  • MSc Cyber Security and Digital Forensics: £10,900
  • MSc Data Analytics: £11,200 
  • MSc Global Human Resource Management: £9,500
  • MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship: £10,900
  • MSc Project Management for Construction: £10,500
  • MSc Risk, Crisis and Resilience Management: £11,200 

There are two ways for you to pay your tuition fees:

  • In full

  • In a maximum of six instalments spread across two years

To pay in full, you should transfer the funds no later than three weeks before your course begins.

To pay by instalment, your first instalment should be paid no later than four weeks before your course’s start date if you are self-funding or sponsoring your studies. Subsequent instalments should be paid no later than four weeks before the start of each term.

If you are using a student loan to fund your studies, please email fees@study-online.port.ac.uk a copy of your loan schedule once you receive it.

Your first instalment must be paid no later than two weeks after receiving your first loan payment. Subsequent instalments must be paid no later than two weeks after receiving each loan payment.

A payment plan will be emailed to you shortly after we receive your acceptance fee and you hold an unconditional offer.

You can pay online or by phone, using a credit or debit card, or by bank transfer.

Pay over the phone using a credit or debit card

Once you’ve received your offer, please call us on +44 (0)33 0174 3190 if you wish to pay over the phone.

Pay online

Once you have received your offer, to make a payment online, please visit WU® GlobalPay for Students or Worldpay

Pay by bank transfer

Once you’ve received your offer, please email us at fees@study-online.port.ac.uk to arrange payment by bank transfer.

The University of Portsmouth works in full partnership with Cambridge Education Group (CEG) on their online courses, under the subsidiary name of Portsmouth Online*. As a result, you can expect to make your fees payments to the CEG Digital Ltd bank account and/or see the name CEG Digital Ltd on your bank or card statements.

CEG Digital Ltd is the correct bank account as the subsidiary account for this partnership and you need to use this name when your bank asks for confirmation of the payee. It will also be the name you see appear on any statements.

* Portsmouth Online Limited is a subsidiary of Cambridge Education Group Limited and registered in England under company number 09952086, Registered Office: 51-53 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1NT, United Kingdom.

Please read our Fees and Cancellation Policy.

Loans and offers

Take a look at our loan options and application offers below.

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You may be eligible for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan of up to £11,570 from the UK Government. Please visit gov.uk/masters-loan for more details.


If you're studying a distance learning postgraduate Master’s in Wales, you can apply for Postgraduate Master’s Finance and receive up to £17,489 as a combination of grant and loan. Please visit Student Finance Wales for more details.

Northern Ireland

If you're studying a distance learning postgraduate Master’s in Northern Ireland, you can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan of up to £5,500 to help with the cost of tuition fees. Please visit Student Finance Northern Ireland for more details.


If based in the USA, you may be able to apply online for a private Sallie Mae student loan – our federal school code is G21159 and our OPEID is 02115900. You will need to complete the Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification form and email this to us at fees@study-online.port.ac.uk

You are strongly advised to use the repayment estimator to help you calculate your repayment options against your future salary expectations. This will help you plan your borrowing and repayments to avoid problems in the future and minimise defaulting on your loans.

Please be aware that Sallie Mae cheques can take upwards of five to six weeks to arrive. We recommend that you get in touch with one of our course advisers as early as possible before applying for the loan. They will be able to take you through the requirements and overall process.

For more information on any of these loan options, speak to a course adviser on +44 (0)23 9400 3692, or email info@study-online.port.ac.uk

If you were awarded an undergraduate degree by us, you could be entitled to our Alumni Discount for further study.

This entitles you to a 20% fee reduction on the following courses:

Please speak to a course adviser by phoning +44 (0)23 9400 3692, or emailing info@study-online.port.ac.uk for more details.

If you refer someone to us, both you and your friend could qualify for a £500 fee reduction each if you’re enrolled to one of our courses.

  • You’ll be able to claim your reduction as soon as your friend finishes 14 days on their course and makes their first tuition fee payment.

Of course, graduates can also make use of our refer a friend offer. If you’ve already completed your studies with us, you can receive your reward in the form of a gift voucher to the store of your choice.

Interested in referring someone? Speak to a course adviser on +44 (0)23 9400 3692, or email info@study-online.port.ac.uk

Please make sure to read our Refer a Friend Terms and Conditions as well.

By submitting your application early, you could qualify for a course fee reduction upon starting your studies.

To learn more about this offer - including the eligibility deadline and how much you could save on tuition - please speak to a course adviser on +44 (0)23 9400 3692, or email info@study-online.port.ac.uk

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