University of Portsmouth

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City/Town - Portsmouth
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Why Study Here

If you’re looking for a university to get you where you want to be, Portsmouth is the place for you. A new breed of university, we’re dedicated to your personal growth and development. At Portsmouth you can turn your hopes into goals and amaze yourself. Whatever success looks like for you, we’ll help you achieve it.

Some of our top stats at a glance:

●     5***** rated for excellence in the QS World University rankings 2021

●     Outstanding Gold rated teaching (TEF)

●     94% of our graduates in work and/or further study (HESA Graduate Outcomes survey 2019)

●     Guaranteed room in halls for all new full time undergraduate students who make us their firm, first choice and meet accommodation deadlines

●     One of the Top 30 unis for Student Satisfaction in the UK (National Student Survey 2020)

●     One of the most affordable cities for students (NatWest Student Living Index 2020)


Portsmouth comes alive at night, with gigs, bars, restaurants, clubs and shows.

Dance until dawn at PRYZM, Astoria, Popworld or one of the other Portsmouth nightclubs. Experience some live music at the Wedgewood Rooms, or one of the many other live venues around the city. Or if something quieter is your cup of tea, have a relaxed summer picnic by the sea, watching the sunset from Southsea Common.

Halls of residence

We guarantee all new first-year undergraduate students a place in halls, if you make us your firm first choice and meet accommodation deadlines.

It’s easy to get to main University buildings from all our accommodation. And there’s a range of options to choose from. Want to cook or prefer to be catered for? Happy to share a bathroom or rather go en suite? Modern hall of residence, shared flat or your own studio? Single-sex, mature students only, or do you require disabled access? We’ll help you find a home you’ll feel at home in.


Portsmouth isn’t just a great place to study – it’s a great place to live. Pretty beaches and gritty street art, rich in naval history and buzzing with indie start-ups, alive with possibility. With our university woven through the heart of the UK’s only island city, it’s all on your doorstep.

Everything’s close by in Portsmouth. In the course of a day you could go from the deck of a historic ship, to a bustling shopping street, browse in a gallery and relax on the beach. The city’s flat – perfect for cycling - and it’s easy to get around. By night, the city comes alive with gigs, bars, restaurants, clubs and shows.

Clubs and Societies

We have a huge range of student-led groups, covering physical activities, culture, politics, faith, fun and much more. Take the stage, play in an orchestra or even present a TV programme in Victory Studios. Whatever your interests, you will find like-minded students to share them with.

What's on offer? Your choices range from Anime, Breakdance, or Cuban Salsa, to Water Polo, Yoga, and everything in between.

Freshers' week

We love welcoming new students to Portsmouth. Freshers' Week is bursting with events and activities designed to make your first days here extra special. Expect loads of opportunities to find your people and settle in. The fantastic Freshers' Fayre is your chance to meet all the student-led groups looking for new members. You can enjoy lots of freebies, too.

Student Population
Female / Male Students
45% Female
55% Male
Full / Part Students
83% Full Time
17% Part Time
International Students
83% Domestic
17% International
Stats from HESA

University of Portsmouth Reviews

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I study psychology at Portsmouth and it is an amazing course and the lecturers provide all the help you need. It has a city campus meaning that you can pop into town any time you would like and still make it to lectures. The nightlife is particularly great especially Fridays at Astoria! Freshers week is also unreal! Best part of first year. Everyone is so welcoming you will feel right at home!


In comparison to other universities, UoP posses greater resources and provide much more needed support. There are an extensive amount of teachers to help from coursework to exam prep to checking in our mental health. UoP have a careers and recruitment building as well as an online platform. You would be able to find a plethora of paid and voluntary job opportunities to partake in, that will really make you learn C.V standout.

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