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Master On Campus Online

Learning at Work

University of Portsmouth

36 months
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The Learning at Work course at University of Portsmouth allows you to get a postgraduate Master's university degree alongside your current job, without going to university full time.

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You choose what you learn based on your professional and personal aspirations, which reduces the amount of time you need to spend studying to get your degree. You can also study distance learning or campus-based units to get the credits you need for your degree. 

How you're taught will depend on which units you take and the work-based learning projects you do.

Most of the course is delivered via our interactive virtual learning environment called Moodle. This includes online tutorials, lectures, webinars and virtual tutor-led discussion sessions, allowing you to interact with subject specialist teachers, other staff and fellow students.

You’ll also have access to the Library’s electronic resources with library staff to help you make the most of all the materials. You can chat with them in person or online.

Our Academic Skills Unit (ASK) provides additional support you in areas such as academic writing, referencing, note taking and time management.

Benefits to you during the Learning at Work course at University of Portsmouth

  • Your existing knowledge can count towards your degree, which reduces the amount of time you need to study
  • You gain a UK university qualification without having to take a career break
  • You can study for a UK Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from anywhere in the world
  • You don’t need to attend university, saving on accommodation and travel costs
  • You learn what you need, as you need it in your job
  • You can tailor the pace of learning to suit demands on your time
  • Your learning leads to professional and career enhancement, because what you learn is related to your job
  • You learn from subject specialists

Your induction

Although you don’t need to study on campus, we’ll invite you to an optional induction day at the start of the course to get you off to the best start in your studies.

This enables you to meet the course team and fellow students. We'll also explain the structure of the course, how to use your course materials and let you know how to access the support available to you throughout your course.

If you can’t attend in person, you can do an online induction course.

Programme Structure

Past projects

  • The implementation of an occupational health programme in a mining company in Ghana
  • Development of emergency response and recovery plans
  • Analysis of piracy as a threat to maritime security in Nigeria
  • Developing conservation objectives for offshore oil and gas operations in the Gabon
  • Design and development of pneumatic test bench for cylinder test purposes
  • Analysis and management of major risks in Mega Road Construction Project in Qatar
  • Management processes for removing redundant equipment safely and cost effectively
  • Incorporating a vessel traffic information management system (VTIMS) and a marine simulator facility (MSF)
  • Licence application for self-production power using solar/photovoltaic system

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

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180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You usually need a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) to do a postgraduate degree course. However, we may accept qualifications such as HNDs and Foundation degrees if you have several years of relevant post-qualification experience in responsible posts.

  • Typical applicants for postgraduate courses are usually working at a professional level. 

Tuition Fee

  • The main cost of studying a work-based Learning at Work degree is your tuition fees. These will depend on what you study and how much Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) you have.
  • We'll give you an idea of the tuition fees for your course when you contact us and we'll confirm your fees before you start your course or once we've confirmed your RPL.
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Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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