One of only four universities in the South East of England to receive the highest ‘Gold’ rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Key Facts

  • One of the world’s top 100 new universities
  • Students will be informed by industry professionals
  • Welcomes 4,000 international & EU students
  • Has invested over £180m in its campus in recent years

The University of Portsmouth is an education provider based in Portsmouth, the UK, that enjoys an excellent reputation for quality teaching and sustained, high levels of student satisfaction. It is committed to preparing students for their future career and offers high-quality study options, dedicated careers and recruitment services and a strong graduate employment track record. More than this, students have access to fantastic facilities in a vibrant city campus on the beautiful South Coast – only 90 minutes from central London.

Why Portsmouth?

A few quick reasons to choose Portsmouth…

  • It is the 37th best University in the UK, according to the Guardian University Guide 2018.
  • It received an 89% satisfaction rate in the National Student Survey 2016. Almost 1 in 5 of its courses has achieved 100% satisfaction.
  • It is one of the world’s top 100 new universities in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2017.
  • Its performance indicators show that 96.5% of its graduates are in work or in further study within six months of graduation.
  • The NatWest Student Living Index 2016 has named Portsmouth as the most affordable UK city for students, making it the ideal place to live and study.
  • Portsmouth graduates earn more than the sector average. Six months after completing an undergraduate course, a Portsmouth graduate’s average salary has gone up by £2,000 this year to £23,500.
  • Portsmouth has a population of 23,000 students and 2,500 full-time equivalent staff. And it has more than 4,000 international and EU students from almost 130 different countries.
  • 89% of its research in Physics and 90% of research in Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in REF2014.
  • Portsmouth has invested more than £180 million in its buildings and resources over the last 10 years.
  • The University provides £8 million a year in bursaries and hardship funds for students. View scholarships available for international students…

The Seafront City

Everything’s close by in Portsmouth. One minute, students could be standing on the deck of a historic ship, the next- they could be walking down a bustling shopping street, browsing in a gallery or sitting on the beach. The city’s flat – perfect for cycling – and everything’s close by so it’s easy to get around. By night, Portsmouth comes alive with gigs, bars, restaurants, clubs and shows.

The main part of the city is built on the natural island of Portsea on the South Coast of England. The resort area of Southsea occupies its southern part and, although it’s part of Portsmouth, is recognised as distinct from the rest of the city. Many students live in Southsea and contribute to its friendly, cosmopolitan and quirky character.

The Campus

As a city campus, all the teaching and most of its residences are in the centre of Portsmouth, so the University and city’s facilities are right on the student-doorstep. The campus is made up of over 40 buildings, interspersed with green spaces and communal areas such as cafés and coffee shops.

Schools or Courses

  • Portsmouth School of Architecture
  • School of Art and Design
  • School of Creative Technologies
  • School of Media and Performing Arts
  • Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
  • School of Education and Childhood Studies
  • School of Languages and Area Studies
  • School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies
  • Portsmouth Business School
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Economics and Finance
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management
  • Operations and Systems Management
  • Strategy, Enterprise and Innovation
  • Portsmouth Law School
  • School of Biological Sciences
  • School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Department of Geography
  • School of Health Sciences and Social Work
  • School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
  • Dental Academy
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Sport and Exercise Science
  • School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
  • School of Computing
  • Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation
  • Institute of Industrial Research
  • School of Engineering
  • Learning at Work
  • Department of Mathematics

Job Prospects & Employability

Career Support

Our performance indicators show that 96.5% of our graduates are working or in further study within six months of graduation.

Portsmouth graduates earn more than the sector average. Six months after completing an undergraduate course, a Portsmouth graduate’s average salary is £23,500.

The percentage of our graduates in professional/managerial level roles has increased by 3% to 75%, which means Portsmouth is above the sector average in the UK. 

Portsmouth prepares students for the real world of employment with ongoing careers support from the moment they start, for several years after they finish.

Get Experience

Students get experience while they’re studying. Work experience comes in all shapes and sizes:

  • work-related challenges in simulated environments (such as in our mock courtroom)
  • learning from visiting employers
  • volunteering
  • getting short or long-term work experience out in the field on a placement

Finding a Job

Portsmouth has an in-house recruitment agency for graduate jobs, part-time work, placements and volunteering opportunities.

Portsmouth has partnered with over 2,500 businesses all over the UK, including Amazon, Microsoft and IBM. The University advertises over 1,200 part-time jobs and 1,900 vacancies for graduates.


Scholarships are available to help you with the financial costs of going to university. To help widen access to our courses we’ve gathered together scholarships provided by the University, as well as other organisations, for which you may be eligible. If you have any questions about getting a scholarship please contact via request a callback option.

Student Support

The friendly, professional Student Advice Services team offers help to students looking to improve their academic skills or needing support and advice with any issue, however large or small. Students also have access to health and medical care right in the middle of campus.

Maths Café

The Maths Café offers all students on any course free help when it comes to understanding and improving their maths and statistical skills.

International Student Advice Team

At the University of Portsmouth, help and advice is available on any issues you wish to discuss. A dedicated international student advice team are available to support you settle into life in Portsmouth and the University. By providing this extensive support, your time will be stress-free and enjoyable as possible, enabling you to focus on your studies.

Counselling Service

If students have something on their mind, Portsmouth offers courses and workshops, self-help resources, face-to-face counselling, email counselling and mental health support. Counsellors will listen carefully, understand the situation and help them work towards a positive resolution to any problems they may have.

Academic Skills Unit (ASK)

From grammar to research skills and exam techniques, ASK offers one-to-one tutorials on everything to help students get better grades. There are also online interactive tutorials (Skills4Study) for students to attend in their own convenience.


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