University of Portsmouth

Give me a new kind of university. One that breaks the mould. Give me the University of Portsmouth.
We are the University of Portsmouth: progressive, vibrant and proud of our city’s heritage. We stand out as a new kind of university, a breath of fresh air in the academic world.

Portsmouth is a place for people who want to make a difference. We’re intent on discovery and our excellent research makes an impact, not just in the UK, but on the world. With over 200 postgraduate degrees to choose from, the University is a place where you’ll be encouraged to find your niche, and be supported to go beyond what you thought possible.

Why Portsmouth?

  • Top 21 UK university (Guardian University Guide 2020)
  • Outstanding Gold-rated teaching for our students (TEF)
  • A dedicated graduate school supporting all research students
  • Top 25% of universities for postgraduate research student experience (PRES Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 2017)
  • Master’s scholarships available for high achievers for September 2019.

Visit us
Want to get a taste of what’s to come? There’s no better way than to visit us in person 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.

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The University has ten halls of residence to choose from and most are within walking distance of the University’s teaching buildings. Most rooms are en-suite. As well as being a wireless campus, all rooms have free broadband internet, internet telephony and digital television services, including international channels at no additional charge. Accommodation for postgraduate students and female only flats is also available.

Support & Employability

We share your ambition. We’ll support you in establishing a successful career and using your passion to make a difference.

Our dedicated in-house careers and employability team offers advice on career planning, volunteering opportunities, links with local employers and dedicated employer events.

The city

Portsmouth is an exciting, vibrant city on the south coast of England, as well known for its modern outlook as for its rich history.  It’s a lively and engaging place to live, compact enough to get around quickly and easily, with shopping, entertainment and the seafront just a stone’s throw from our university buildings. From historic ships to modern architecture, there’s something for everyone in Portsmouth.

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Times Good University Guide 2019 Ranking 51/129
Guardian 2020 Ranking 21/121
Address Portsmouth, PO1 2UP View on Map
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Upcoming Open Days at University of Portsmouth


Undergraduate Virtual Open Day

31 Oct 2020, 09:30 AM - 31 Oct 2020, 15:00 PM University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AB
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Our Virtual Open Days in July bring the University of Portsmouth experience from our island city campus to wherever you are. Get a feel for why Portsmouth is the place for you - from courses and careers advice, to accommodation, sports and societies, and much more. Sign up now to save your place - we’ll give you access to recordings and other useful info if you can’t make it.

Undergraduate Open Day

28 Nov 2020, 09:30 AM - 28 Nov 2020, 15:00 PM University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AB
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Come along to a University of Portsmouth Open Day and see for yourself what we can offer you. Tour our beautiful seaside city campus, see which halls of residence you could be living in, attend a course talk where you can speak to lecturers and ask our current students anything you'd like to know. Give me a university that will truly support me. Give me the University of Portsmouth.
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