University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

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The University of Portsmouth is an open university located in Portsmouth. Since 1908, the Park building has been a community college and public library. Through the Further and Higher Education Act of 1992, the university was granted university status. Previously, it was known as the Portsmouth Polytechnic. The university now ranks among the top 100 institutions of higher education in the world. The university offers a wide range of educational programs, including Pharmacy, Mechanical Engineering, International Relations, and Politics, Palaeontology, Criminal Justice, and Criminology. Some of the university’s study programs have been ranked in the top categories by various associations. 

The University of Portsmouth is a modern, multidisciplinary institution offering undergraduate, postgraduate, and research courses in five faculties. This university is ranked 21st in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2020) for student satisfaction and graduate employment, and most bachelor’s degrees include a one-year paid work placement.

The university consists of two campuses: University Quarter and Langstone Campus. In the Portsmouth Guildhall region lies the University Quarter, while the Langstone Campus is located in Milton. In the University Quarter, there are a number of buildings that make up the larger of the two campuses. Teaching facilities and residential options are available to students here. As part of our partnership, the University also offers Foundation Year, International Year One, and Pre-Masters courses at International College Portsmouth – Navitas.
The sports fields and other amenities like lodging and dining are located on the other campus. Furthermore, the University’s School of Languages and Area Studies, which was previously located on the Langstone Campus, has relocated to the Park Building in the University Quarter. There are a total of 29 different divisions across 5 different faculties. Business, law, science, the humanities, the social sciences, and the creative and cultural industries are all available to students. There are more than 200 different majors available to undergraduates, and over 150 different graduate programs. In addition, there are sixty-five doctoral degree programs available at the university.

Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture were both previously offered at the university at the master’s degree level. In addition, there are many resources available to students through the university’s student union. It also provides opportunities for students to act as ambassadors for the school. Due to its national prominence, the university has graduated many well-known people and thus has a large and active alumni network. Famous alumni of the University of Portsmouth include Grayson Perry, Ben Fogle, Simon Armitage, and Tim Peake.

Why the University of Portsmouth?

Exceptional teaching skills

In the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), their teaching, learning, and student outcomes have been rated ‘Gold’.

An excellent student experience

All of their decisions are based on your needs. Their goal is to make you feel deeply connected to our university community and have an excellent student experience

 Providing support at every step

At every stage of your university journey, we’re here to support you. To ensure you have the best university experience possible, they want to help you achieve your potential. Their services include health and wellbeing, academic skills, personal tutoring, disability advice, the library, IT and computers, math, careers, and accommodation.

A great place to live

The student life in Portsmouth is unbeatable. They have beaches, restaurants, independent shops, museums, cultural and artistic hotspots, and plenty of green space.

A wonderful opportunity to work globally 

Let us help you travel or work abroad if you dream of seeing the world. Some of their degrees allow you to study abroad for a year, and you can learn a language for free while you’re here.

Services for International Students

In preparation for pre-sessional English language courses that are offered by the University of Portsmouth, students applying for all levels of study are entitled to take the courses. During term time, Portsmouth also offers classes in English for Academic Purpose to help students adjust to the English university system and ensure they are fully equipped to write essays and reports and to make effective presentations. The course covers essay writing, presentations, grammar, and academic style. For the first year, all EAP classes are free.

Students are supported by a team of International Student Advisers, who help with everything from pastoral care to visa advice.


  • They are investing in their infrastructure, from classrooms and labs to gymnasiums and playgrounds, in order to provide a better experience for their students, faculty, and researchers, as well as their business partners and the local community.
  • In order to help their undergraduate students succeed, they provide them with cutting-edge technology. To ensure that they get the most out of their time here, they offer both academic and personal counseling services.
  • The Centre for Enzyme Innovation, part of their ongoing investment in laboratories and research capabilities, has developed a plastic-eating enzyme, for example.
  • Businesses are welcome to use their research facilities for their own purposes, such as training with their experts, independent research, or joint research endeavors with us. Furthermore, their clinics and daycare centers in Portsmouth are providing essential services to the local community, including dental care, legal counsel, and child care.
  • The Southern Water treatment plant, the Harwell Science and Innovation Centre in Oxfordshire and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble, France are just a few examples of the off-campus facilities they’ve developed with other businesses and organizations.
  • Their new BREEAM UK-certified sustainable indoor sports center is part of their £400m Estates Masterplan, which also includes the renovation and construction of other buildings on campus and in the city.


Student reviews on Studyportals, the best place to find out how students rate the study and living experience at universities all over the world, have given the University of Portsmouth an overall score of 4.1 stars, making it number 801 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

  • Times University Guide 2023 ranks it 62nd
  • Guardian University Guide 2023 ranks 67th

Portsmouth is ranked third in research power of all modern post-92 universities in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2023.

International students enrolled in the University are guaranteed accommodation for the first year of study if they have made us their firm choice and met the deadline. Each of the many Halls of Residence across the city has over 5000 rooms (catered or self-catered) with en-suite bathrooms. 

It is possible to rent private accommodation in the city, mostly in the form of shared flats and houses or lodgings with local families. The University monitors vacancies and safety standards to help students find suitable housing.

The University of Portsmouth is a compact island city campus located in the heart of Portsmouth. The majority of University buildings and halls of residence are located right in the city center, so everything you need is just a short walk away, including entertainment, shopping, and the seafront. 

The Southsea seafront is a short walk from the city center and the main University campus. The Southsea Common is a large green space with four miles of beach and fantastic sea views. There are good road and rail connections to other major cities in the UK if you want to explore more of the country. Using a direct train, you can reach London in 90 minutes. There is easy access to Gatwick, Heathrow, and Southampton airports.

They have one of the best graduate employment rates in the UK, with nine out of ten graduates finding work or continuing their studies (HESA Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2018/19). Their careers service is also ranked in the top 20 universities (Student Crowd, 2021) and Portsmouth is the UK’s most entrepreneurial city (Instant Offices, 2020).

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Address:University House, Winston Churchill Ave, Portsmouth PO1 2UP, United Kingdom

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Entry Requirement

International students at the University of Portsmouth must meet country-specific eligibility requirements. 

English language requirements:

Undergraduate Courses 

  • IELTS Requirement – 6.0 bands with no component below 5.5
  • TOEFL (iBT) Requirement – Overall 79
  • PTE Requirement – 54, with a minimum of 51 in each component
  • DET Requirement – 120

Postgraduate Courses

  • IELTS Requirement – 6.5 bands with no component below 5.5
  • TOEFL (iBT) Requirement –Overall 91
  • PTE Requirement – 61, with a minimum of 54 in each component

DET Requirement – 120 or above

Tuition Fee

International students and part-time students pay different tuition fees. International students need to pay on average  £16,200-£18,300 per year.

You can find tuition fees for specific courses on the course pages if you’re a part-time student or international student.


There are many scholarships available to international students at Portsmouth. Scholarship eligibility depends on a variety of factors, including your course of study and academic grade. These scholarships are available:

  • The Vice-Chancellor’s Global Development Scholarship is available to full-time undergraduates and postgraduates. As part of the scholarship, the students will get £1600 that will be applied to their regular tuition fees.
  • The Chancellor’s Global Academic Merit Scholarship will be available in 2022. Scholars will receive £5000 from this scholarship, which will be applied to their regular tuition fees

What You Like To Study

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Course and Faculty

There are a total of 5 faculties:

  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Science and Health
  • Faculty of Technology




  • Accounting and Business Management
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Animal Biology
  • Animation
  • Applied Artificial Intelligence
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Studies
  • Architecture
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Business & Management (Human Resource Management)
  • Business and Management
  • Business and Management (Digital Business)
  • Business and Management (Enterprise & Innovation)
  • Business and Management (Law)
  • Business and Marketing Management
  • Business Management and Strategy (Level 6)
  • Communications and Media
  • Computer and Cyber Forensics
  • Computer Games Design
  • Computer Games Programming
  • Computer Science
  • Computing (Level 6)
  • Computing Technologies
  • Construction Project Management
  • Creative Advertising
  • Creative Writing
  • Crime and Criminal Justice (Level 6)
  • Criminology
  • Criminology and Psychology
  • Criminology and Sociology
  • Cyber and Computer Security
  • Dance
  • Dance (Level 6)
  • Diagnostic Radiography
  • Digital Media
  • Drama and Performance Practice
  • Drama and Performance Practice (Level 6)
  • Early Childhood Studies
  • Ecology and Environmental Science
  • Education
  • Education, Inclusion and Special Ed Needs
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering (4 Years)
  • English
  • English and Creative Writing
  • English Literature and Creative Writing
  • Events Management
  • Fashion Design
  • Film Production
  • Fine Art
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Games Art
  • Geography
  • Geography (3 Years)
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Social Care
  • Healthcare Science (Ophthalmic Imaging)
  • History
  • History and Philosophy
  • History and Politics
  • History and Religious Studies
  • Human Geography
  • Illustration
  • Industrial Control Engineering
  • Industrial Control Engineering (4 Years)
  • Interior Architecture and Design
  • Interior Design
  • International Business Management
  • International Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Journalism and Communications (Level 6)
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Law
  • Law (Corporate Law)
  • Law (Individual Rights)
  • Logistics Management
  • Magazine Journalism and Production
  • Marketing
  • Marketing (Advertising and Branding)
  • Marketing (Consumer Behaviour Insights)
  • Marketing (Digital Innovation)
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering (4 Years)
  • Music Business
  • Nursing (Adult)
  • Nursing (Learning Disabilities)
  • Nursing (Mental Health)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Operating Department Practice
  • Paramedic Science
  • Paramedic Science (Level 6)
  • Performing Arts
  • Performing Arts (Level 6)
  • Philosophy and Politics
  • Photography
  • Photography: Editorial and Advertising
  • Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Education and Coaching
  • Physiotherapy
  • Popular Music
  • Primary Education with QTS
  • Professional Policing
  • Psychology
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Religion Philosophy and Ethics
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sound and Music Production
  • Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Sport Business Management
  • Sport Business Management (High Performance Leadership)
  • Sport Coaching Science
  • Sport Coaching Science (4 Years)
  • Sports Journalism
  • Sports Therapy
  • Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation
  • Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation (4 Years)
  • Television Production
  • Urban Planning
  • Visual Communication
  • Working with Children, Young People & Families
  • Accounting and Finance (Top-Up)
  • Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Advanced Professional Practice
  • Advanced Restorative Practitioner
  • Animation
  • Applied Ecology
  • Communications, PR and the Media
  • Conservation GIS
  • Creative and Critical Writing
  • Criminology
  • Cyber Forensic Investigation
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Digital Construction
  • Early Years with Early Years Teacher Status
  • Education
  • Education, Ethics and Leadership
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Film Making
  • Financial Technology
  • Fine Art
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Game Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Psychology
  • Higher Education Leadership and Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Human Resource Management (Top-Up)
  • Illustration
  • Inclusive Education
  • Industrial Control Engineering
  • International Business
  • International Business Law and Management
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture (Conversion)
  • Legal Research
  • Marketing
  • MBA (Business Administration)
  • MBA (Business Administration) (Top-Up)
  • MBA (Global Business Administration)
  • MBA (Global Business Administration) (with Placement)
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination (NASENCO Award)
  • Photography
  • Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)
  • Primary Education
  • Professional Practice in PE and School Sport
  • Professional Practice in Sports Coaching
  • Professional Practice: Lifestyle Management in Sport
  • Psychology
  • School Direct – General Primary
  • Screenwriting
  • Secondary Education Art and Design
  • Secondary Education Biology
  • Secondary Education Computing
  • Secondary Education English
  • Secondary Education Geography
  • Secondary Education History
  • Secondary Education Mathematics
  • Secondary Education Physical Education
  • Social Work
  • Sports Communications and Digital Media
  • Sports Performance Analysis
  • Sports Strength and Conditioning
  • Sports Therapy
  • Urban Planning and Design
  • Allied Health Professions
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Architecture, Construction and Environment
  • Art
  • Business Administration
  • Creative Computing
  • Design
  • Education
  • Education (Doctorate)
  • Engineering Technologies
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Film and Television
  • Humanities
  • Journalism and Communications
  • Law, Accounting and Finance
  • Marketing, Events, Hospitality and Tourism
  • Music and Sound
  • Nursing
  • Performing Arts and Production
  • Photography
  • Psychological Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work and Social Care
  • Sport and Exercise
  • Sports Leadership, Education and Society
  • Strategy, Enterprise Leadership and Management
  • Teacher Education
  • Technical and Applied Computing

The university offers 150 postgraduate degrees and over 200 undergraduate degrees. Apart from this, the university offers 65 research degree programs.

  • BA (Hons) Education (Top-up)
  • BA (Hons) Education Studies
  • BA (Hons) Education Studies (Work-based)
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Media
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Media (Placement)
  • BA (Hons) Film Practice
  • BA (Hons) Film Studies
  • BA (Hons) International Relations
  • BA (Hons) International Relations with Journalism
  • BA (Hons) International Relations with Politics
  • BA (Hons) Journalism
  • BA (Hons) Media Production
  • BA (Hons) Politics
  • BA (Hons) Politics with Journalism
  • BA (Hons) Social Work
  • BA (Hons) Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • BSc (Hons) Baking Science and Technology (New Product Development)
  • BSc (Hons) Baking Science and Technology (New Product Development) (Top-up)
  • BSc (Hons) Baking Science and Technology (Top-up)
  • BSc (Hons) Criminology
  • BSc (Hons) Criminology with Journalism
  • BSc (Hons) Criminology with Law
  • BSc (Hons) Criminology with Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Economics
  • BSc (Hons) Economics (Placement)
  • BSc (Hons) Economics with Accounting
  • BSc (Hons) Economics with Accounting (Placement)
  • BSc (Hons) Economics with Finance
  • BSc (Hons) Economics with Finance (Placement)
  • BSc (Hons) Sociology
  • BSc (Hons) Sociology with Criminology
  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
  • BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Analysis
  • BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Analysis
  • LLB (Hons) Business Law
  • LLB (Hons) Criminal Law
  • LLB (Hons) Law
  • LLB (Hons) Law
  • LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Education Doorway FAQ

QS World University Rankings 2021 has recognized the University of Portsmouth as a top-tier institution, awarding it a perfect score of five stars across all categories (facilities, teaching, employability, internationalisation, etc.). In addition, it was ranked #24 in the UK by the Student Crowd in 2021.

You can expect a response from the university within 10 business days after submitting your application for admission. In order to make a final decision, it is possible that an interview or additional information will be required from you. Any immediate decision will be communicated to students via email.

In order to supplement their income or gain valuable work experience, students are allowed to work part-time jobs. Students can choose from a wide variety of programs, including those that can be completed entirely online, those that can be completed while the student is working, and those that are offered in the form of degree apprenticeships.

During the academic year, students and others who have a tier 4 or student route visa are only permitted to work or volunteer for a total of 20 hours per week.

The university offers a wide variety of financial aid opportunities specifically for international students. The program you’re enrolled in, where you’re from, and your grades will all play a role in determining your eligibility for such aid. Here are a few examples of available scholarships:

The SQA Post-Graduate Diploma Award

Prize for International Academic Excellence in the Position of Chancellor

Grants from Outside Sources

Award for Excellence in Environmental, Geographical, and Geoscientific Studies

In order to be admitted to an undergraduate program, you must have earned a grade point average of at least 75% on your Class 12 (state board) exams or 70% on your central board exams. Furthermore, the student should have studied the appropriate subjects and maintained a high GPA. Applicants who have finished an accredited pre-professional program are also welcome to apply.

Students from India need to have an overall score of 75% or higher on the English portion of the India HSC/Class 12 exam, IELTS/IGCSE, and many other standardized tests and diplomas. However, the university does provide English Language Courses for those who do not otherwise meet the entry requirements. Assuming you pass the language test, the next step is a credibility interview.

International students taking classes on campus, whether full- or part-time, will need this visa. However, students enrolled in classes less than full time will be prohibited from holding down paid employment.

Don’t stress. Your online degree certificate will have the same official look and feel as a traditional degree certificate. All academic credit will be awarded.

 In that case, a work-related reference will suffice. In the event that you are unable to secure even a professional reference, you may approach additional referees for assistance.

In a word, yes. These master’s degree courses are available solely through an online format for those who are unable to commit to full-time study. You won’t need to switch locations or apply for a visa. The lectures will be broadcast live on the online platform Moodle, so you can participate from anywhere with an internet connection. When class begins, your advisors will be available to help in any way they can.