A new breed of university, we believe in your potential – and we want to help you thrive in the world. We welcome over 5,000 international and EU students from around 150 countries.
We’re here to support your education, ambitions and wellbeing. That means giving you life-changing learning and career opportunities. It means matching our teaching to your needs, and the needs of employers. What’s more, it means helping you live well in the UK – from housing to health, to managing money and more.
Located on England’s south coast, Portsmouth is a cosmopolitan city with some of the UK’s best weather. Everything you need is near campus, including: a beautiful beach, excellent entertainment, and the historic castle and dockyard.
Our Students’ Union offers 150 sports clubs and societies for all interests, so there’s always a lot of fun to be had on campus. Portsmouth is one of the UK’s most affordable cities for students and offers laid-back coastal lifestyle. But the bright lights of London are just 90 minutes away, and ferries cross regularly to France and Spain.
Studying at the University of Portsmouth
Choose from hundreds of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees spanning business, creativity and culture, humanities, science and technology. We focus on making you more employable, so you could enjoy paid work placements, or practice your skills in simulated environments like our mock courtroom.
Our research is rooted in the real world, too. Recent breakthroughs include developing a plastic-eating enzyme to tackle pollution, and exploring links between anxiety and illness.
Rankings and Awards
We are one of the UK’s Top 25 universities (Guardian University Guide 2019) and one of the world’s Top 100 young universities (Times Higher Education University Rankings 2017). We have a 5 star rating for teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities and innovation (QS Top University Guide 2018). Our teaching is rated Gold in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework.
With courses designed to meet the challenges of the competitive global jobs market, you’ll be well prepared for a successful life after graduation. 97.5 percent of our graduates are working or in further study within six months (DHLE 2017). And we are the UK’s number one university for boosting graduate salaries (The Economist 2017).
Careers and Extracurricular
We’re dedicated to helping you get the best from your time here. You can enrich your experience by learning a language for free, volunteering at a charity, or exchanging with another global university. And our Careers and Employability experts can connect you to opportunities including part-time work while you study and your first job after graduation. Because we believe in you.