If you’re looking for a university to get you where you want to be, Portsmouth is the place for you. A new breed of university, we’re dedicated to your personal growth and development.
Find out more here or order our prospectus (in print or digitally).
Give me a university that will help me shine
At Portsmouth you can turn your hopes into goals and amaze yourself. Whatever success looks like for you, we’ll help you achieve it.
Here are a few of the ways we can help you stand out from the crowd and do yourself proud:
- We give you experiences that get you career-ready, using simulated learning environments like our replica courtroom, TV studio, and health and care suite
- Many courses offer work placements and the chance to study abroad
- Learn a foreign language completely free of charge
- Get involved in local, national and international volunteering opportunities
Around half of our students study on courses which are accredited or validated by professional organisations. And many more of our degrees offer an accelerated route to qualifying with a profession or obtaining chartered status.
10 reasons to choose Portsmouth
1. A guaranteed room in halls
All new, full time undergraduates who make us their firm, first choice and meet the deadline are guaranteed a room in halls.
2. One of the UK’s most affordable cities
Portsmouth is one of the most affordable cities for students, as demonstrated by the NatWest Student Living Index 2019.
3. We’re highly rated
QS World University Rankings 2021 gave us 5 starts for teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities, arts and culture, and inclusiveness.
4. You’ll be career-ready
We’re about more than just theory. Thanks to our emphasis on employability skills and a dedicated Careers and Employability Service, our graduates earn more than the sector average. 97.5 per cent of graduates are in work or higher education six months after leaving us (DLHE 2017). That makes us number 1 in the south east and in the top 10% nationally for graduate progression to employment or further study.
5. Our students like us
What you think matters, and in the latest National Student Survey we scored higher than the national average for student satisfaction, for the 14th year running.
6. Practical experience
We equip you with skills for the world of employment, using simulated learning environments including a courtroom, newsroom, TV studio, pharmacy and forensic house. Many courses also offer work placements and the chance to study abroad.
7. You’ll make a difference
Want to help cure a disease, build better homes or understand a criminal’s mind? A degree is just the start of your journey at the University of Portsmouth – you’ll gain knowledge that actually makes a difference to people’s real lives.
8. It’s a great place to live
Portsmouth is an exciting island city with lots of culture, rich history, great entertainment choices and an eye on the future. Waterfront attractions abound – and the shopping and nightlife are great too.
9. Help and support
Whatever support you need to help you achieve your goals, our friendly staff are on hand – from counsellors and chaplains, to housing officers, and finance and careers advisers.
10. Superb facilities
We are always improving and updating. Latest spends include a £9m media and performing arts space, a £12m centre to inspire a new generation of engineers, and a £53m sports facility that will be one of the greenest in the UK.
Want to get a taste of what’s to come? There’s no better way than to visit us at one of the many undergraduate open events we run. Whether you want to have your questions answered by students, meet course leaders, view our accommodation or explore our seaside city, we have an event for you. Check our events schedule and book your place.
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There are plenty of great reasons to choose Portsmouth, and they're all in our undergraduate prospectus.
Ways to get in touch
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