University of Portsmouth


Quick Facts

  • Ranked among the top 400 universities in the world (THE World University Rankings).
  • Top modern university in the United Kingdom (THE World University Rankings).
  • Invested in excess of £100 million in to the University over the last 10 years.

A student-friendly waterfront city, Portsmouth is an excellent place to study and live, and many students stay on after they graduate. There’s a great mix of modern urban and historic areas alongside green spaces and the beach, and it has a real community feel. It’s a compact city, and most university buildings, shops and entertainment are within walking distance of each other.

Around half of students are on courses that lead to professional accreditation, and many more study on courses that offer real-life learning. Simulated learning environments include a mock courtroom, a newsroom, a health simulation suite, a £1m model pharmacy and a forensic house, where criminologists work on staged crime scenes.


Schools and Departments
The University is made up of five faculties supported by a 28 dedicated professional services departments.

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Over 17,000 students and 4,000 staff.

There are almost 4,000 places in halls, all either within walking distance of the main university campus or with access to the free bus service from the harbour side Langstone campus into the heart of the University quarter. There is a new hall with 826 bedrooms currently under development, due to open in time for September 2016. New UK and EU full-time applicants who firmly accept an offer to study at the University of Portsmouth are eligible to apply for a hall place which are allocated in accordance with the university’s allocation policy. International students are guaranteed a place if they meet specific deadlines.

Prices range from £3,344 to £5,320 per year, depending on meal options and facilities.

The University has recently opened a new £14m wing on the Eldon building to include an exhibition space, artists’ studios and a 200-seat lecture theatre and public staging facility open to the community.

Portsmouth enjoys a prime location on England’s south coast, well served by air, road, rail and sea connections to the rest of Britain and Europe. There is lots of flat ground for cycling, cheap cabs, and easy rail and road links to London, which is just over an hour away.

Living in Portsmouth
Located on the south coast of England, Portsmouth is a lively, cosmopolitan city enjoying some of the best weather in the UK. It is a vibrant and engaging place to live where the historic sits comfortably side by side with the modern. The city is compact, enabling you to get around quickly and effortlessly. And with most University buildings located in the heart of the city, everything you need is within easy reach including shopping, entertainment and the seafront.

Just a short walk from the city centre and the main University campus, you can enjoy a breath of fresh air and fantastic sea views on Southsea seafront. Four miles of beach are backed by the green spaces of Southsea Common, great for meeting friends and having picnics in the summer. The Common also hosts a range of activities throughout the year including a kite festival, charity running events and live music.

Conveniently located close to the A3, M27 and M3, Portsmouth has good road and rail links to other major cities. Just 90 minutes by direct train from the centre of London, Portsmouth is also within easy reach of Heathrow, Gatwick and Southampton airports. As a busy ferry port, it is a gateway to the continent with regular sailings to France and Spain.