A new breed of university, we believe in your potential – and we want to help you thrive in the world. We welcome over 4,000 international and EU students from around 150 countries. Because we are always looking to the future. And we know that the future is global.
We are ranked 21st in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2020) and one of the world’s Top 150 young universities (Times Higher Education University Rankings 2019). We have a 5 star rating for our teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities and innovation (QS Stars 2019). And our teaching is rated Gold in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework.
Now let’s talk about your future. We are 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 with every aspect of settling, living and learning in the UK – from housing to health, to managing money and more.
With courses designed to meet the challenges of the competitive global jobs market, you will be well prepared for a successful life after graduation. 97.5 per cent 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).
Located on England’s south coast, Portsmouth is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with some of the UK’s best weather. Most university buildings are in the heart of our compact city. Everything you need is close by, including: four miles of beautiful beach, excellent nightlife and entertainment, and the historic castle and dockyard.
Our Students’ Union offers over 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 city for students (NatWest Student Living Index 2019) 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.
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.
We are 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 graduate-level roles up to five years after you graduate. Because we believe in you.