University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth, Hampshire , South East, United Kingdom
Overview

The University of Portsmouth is located on the south coast of England, about 120km southwest of London. There are over 24,000 students enrolled, 5,200 of which are international.

Portsmouth is a modern, multi-disciplinary university offering practical courses at undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research level across five faculties. Most bachelor's degrees include a one year paid work placement and the University is currently ranked 21st in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2020), and is rated highly for student satisfaction and graduate employment.

Portsmouth strengths lie in geology, earth and environmental sciences, pharmacy and sport science, psychology, mechanical engineering, software engineering, computing and computer science, law, criminology and criminal justice, forensic studies, international relations, journalism, architecture and property development. There is a full portfolio of business courses available including economics, accounting, finance, human resource management and law.

The University is also partnered with International College Portsmouth - Navitas who deliver Foundation Year, International Year One and Pre-Masters courses.


University Statistics
Student satisfaction score
64.13%
Average graduate salary
21K
% of graduates in work or further study
76.0%
Location

Portsmouth is the UK’s only island city, located on the south coast of England, around 90 minutes away from London via train. Situated on the Solent, opposite the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth is a busy cosmopolitan naval and commercial port with around 240,000 inhabitants, 24,000 of which are students.

The city is safe and friendly, with excellent transport links. Due to its location, Portsmouth is a gateway to the continent and other UK cities. London Heathrow and Gatwick Airports are 70mins away, and Southampton Airport is 20mins. Portsmouth is a major ferry port, links are available to the Isle of Wight, France and Spain. The city offers history at Portsmouth's historic dockyard, shopping at Gunwharf Quays, and culture from the many museums. There is a great music scene, and summer festivals such as Victorious, taking place every year.

Student Guide

The University of Portsmouth offers Pre-sessional English language courses for students who have applied to the University for all levels of study. Portsmouth also offers classes in English for Academic Purpose during term time to help students adjust to the English university system and ensure that they are fully equipped to write essays and reports and to make effective presentations. Topics include essay writing, presentations, grammar and academic style and critical thinking. All EAP classes are free of charge for the first year.

There is a dedicated team of International Student Advisers who support students with everything from pastoral care and visa advice to joining the University and social events.

International Students - 21%