We want you to get a great degree and get the most out of your time while doing it…

We have an excellent reputation for quality teaching and sustained, high levels of student satisfaction. Our commitment to preparing you for your future career is evident in every course, dedicated careers and recruitment services and a strong graduate employment track record. More than this, you have access to fantastic facilities in a vibrant city campus on the beautiful South Coast – only 90 minutes from central London.

What’s great about Portsmouth

    • accommodation

Welcome to the UK’s most affordable student city

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.

There’s a huge range of student accommodation options at Portsmouth, whether you choose to live in our halls of residence or in private rented accommodation. Where you choose to live will depend on the experience you’re looking for, your budget and how independent you want to be.

  • Student life

There’s no-one better to tell you what life at Portsmouth is really like than the people who study here. The Student Life web series follows a different student every fortnight and features their experiences at the University. It’s student led to give you a real taste of what it’s like to be here at the University of Portsmouth. The series can be viewed on the University of Portsmouth YouTube channel, with a new video and student view every other week.

  • Academic Life

Distinctly Portsmouth

All of our undergraduates will get opportunities to make them stand out from the crowd. You can:

  • Benefit from work-related learning experiences as part of your course, whatever degree you choose to study
  • Learn a foreign language completely free of charge
  • Get involved in local, national and international volunteering opportunities
  • Gain work experience through participation in student democracy, media and event-organising opportunities on campus
  • Develop your entrepreneurial side via units within your course or get support in taking forward a business idea through our Centre for Enterprise
  • The Place

Portsmouth is steeped in history but has a modern vibe. It’s a magnet for major sporting and cultural events.

The Campus

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

The University has invested in excess of £100 million into buildings and resources over the last 10 years, both to give students the facilities they’ll need to prepare for the working world, and to assist researchers in pursuing groundbreaking studies in their field.

  • The Institution

Our roots go back to 1869. We have grown in size and strength creating and sharing success with our students, staff, community and society.

Facts & Figures

  • We are in the top 2% of the world’s universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015, and we are one of the world’s top 150 universities under 50.
  • Our performance indicators show that 93% of our graduates are working or in further study.
  • The percentage of our graduates in professional/managerial level roles has increased by 5% to 72%, which means Portsmouth is above the sector average in the UK.
  • 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 £1,500 this year to £23,000.
  • We have a population of 25,000 students and 2,500 full-time equivalent staff.
  • We have almost 4,000 international and EU students from over 120 different countries.
  • 45% of our students are female and 55% are male.
  • 89% student satisfaction (above the national average of 86%) for satisfaction in the independent National Student Survey.
  • We provide £8 million a year in bursaries and hardship funds for our students.
  • 89% of our research in Physics and 90% of our research in Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in REF2014.
  • We have invested in excess of £180 million in our buildings and resources over the last 10 years.