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University of Portsmouth

About University of Portsmouth

The University of Portsmouth is a leading modern university in the city of PortsmouthHampshireEngland with a strong reputation for teaching and research. 

University status was granted in 1992 tlll then it was called the Portsmouth  Polytechnic.

It is one of the Top 100 under 50 universities worldwide. The University now ranks 21st in the United Kingdom (Guardian University Guide 2020) and is rated highly for graduate satisfaction.

Many of the Portsmouth University courses are accredited or validated by professional organizations.

Portsmouth's commitment to student experience has seen the achievement of Gold in the teaching excellence framework of the UK Government just one of four Southeast England Gold-rated Universities.

University of Portsmouth Campus

The campus consists of the University Quarter and the Langstone Campus. In Portsmouth Guildhall, the University Quarter is located, while in Milton, the Langstone Campus.

The University Quarter is the larger of the two campuses and consists of university buildings that lie throughout the city center. Teaching and residential options are available for students

The smaller of the campus on the eastern edge of the Portsea Island is Langstone, located in Milton. The campus overlooks the harbor in Langstone and the university is home to the sports facilities. There is also a restaurant for students and 565 students are lodged in 3 residential halls.

University of Portsmouth Facilities in Campus

  • Library 
  • model pharmacy, 
  • courtroom, 
  • forensics house, 
  • creative studios,
  • tv studios 
  • cutting-edge laboratories. 
  • free wifi
  • Two sports halls
  • Two dance/martial arts studios
  • A 100+ station gym with CV, resistance and free weights spaces
  • Squash courts
  • A synthetic turf hockey pitch
  • Grass pitches for football, rugby and lacrosse.

Location Specialities 

In the heart of the only island city in UK, the University of Portsmouth is located.

The campus is located next to the South Sea resort area where many students live-an area with a large open common area.

Portsmouth, which has a dockyard, historic sites, shops, bars, restaurants and museums within walking distance to the University, is an affordable and study popular city. Good train connections also make it easy to go somewhere else, London being less than 2 hours away.

Portsmouth has also been recognized by the Natwest Student Living index as the UK's cheapest city for students.

University of Portsmouth Accommodation 

All new, full-time undergraduates who are their first choice and meet accomodation deadlines will be guaranteed rooms at the University of Portsmouth.

Students are invited to choose between a catering or a self-catering room with a common kitchen and a studio apartment with a kitchenette.


In 2015, Portmouth University won a £ 272,000 award in research on how best to deliver study programs in the UK from the Education and Training Foundation.

University of Portsmouth Ranking

21st in the Guardian University Guide 2020

56th in the Times University Guide 2020

Teaching Quality

Portsmouth University is one of just four universities in the south east with the highest teaching excellence (TEF) rating, GOLD.

Gold standing is mainly influenced by the students 'support, industry standards and the way in which Portsmouth prepares students for successful careers after graduation.

Student Teacher Ratio ( Number of students per staff)


University of Portsmouth Academic Divisions

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

 Study Options Available  

  • Physical sciences
  • Education
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health
  • Business & economics
  • Engineering & technology
  • Computer science
  • Social sciences
  • Arts & humanities
  • Life sciences
  • Psychology
  • Law

 Why University of Portsmouth, London

  • Excellent reputation for quality teaching and sustained, high levels of student satisfaction.
  • Access to fantastic facilities in a vibrant city campus 
  • Close to London -  only 90 minutes from central London. 
  • Portsmouth , a great place to live
  • Students choosing Portsmouth will be studying at a highly ranked university. The Gold-rating sees the institution ranked among the top 20% of the 299 UK universities and colleges that entered the TEF.

How to Reach? Or Travel

Rail :Nearest station is Portsmouth and Southsea.

There are daily direct trains from London Waterloo and London Victoria (2 hours), and regular Southampton, Bournemouth, Chichester, and Brighton services are available. Campus is also just a two hour journey from Bristol.

Air : Nearest Airports Southampton International(30 mins by car)  Heathrow and Gatwick airports (are only 1 hour 30 minutes from both by train)

Bus : Portsmouth also boasts excellent city bus services. Local and intercity bus services from The Hard Interchange main bus station, next to Portsmouth Harbor railway station. There's also a park and ride from the University campus 'M275 terminal with stops in the centre.

University of Portsmouth Scholarships and Financial Aid

The University of Portsmouth believes in providing different funding options for students for reducing their monetary burden in the form of scholarship, bursaries and sponsorship.

  • Chevening Scholarship – 1 year Master degree in any subject
  • Commonwealth Scholarship
  • School of Earth and Environmental Sciences Scholarships – Reduction in tuition fees by 40%

University of Portsmouth Tuition Fees

Courses Duration Tuition Fees
Engineering (5 Courses) 1 Year - 3 Year AED 17600
Science (6 Courses) 1 Year - 3 Year GBP 17600
Arts (1 Courses) 3 year GBP 17600
Law (2 Courses) 1 Year - 3 Year GBP 15500
Media Films (3 Courses) 1 Year - 3 Year GBP 12100 - GBP 16300
Information Technology (IT) (1 Courses) 1 year GBP 17600
Management (6 Courses) 1 Year - 3 Year GBP 15500 - GBP 17600

University of Portsmouth Entry Requirements

Courses Exam
Engineering IELTS , PTE
Information Technology (IT) IELTS
Management IELTS , PTE
Media Films IELTS , PTE , CA-CPT
Science IELTS , PTE

Famous Aluminis

Alumni of the University of Portsmouth include television presenter Ben Fogle and artist Grayson Perry.

University of Portsmouth English Language Requirements:


  • IELTS – 6.0 or equivalent, with No band less than 5.5
  • TOEFL – 79 overall and a minimum of 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.
  • PTE – 54 overall and a minimum of 51 in all components.


  • IELTS – 6.5-7.0 or equivalent, with No band less than 6.5
  • TOEFL – 91 overall and a minimum of 19 in Listening, 20 in Reading and Writing, 21 in Speaking
  • PTE – 61 overall and a minimum of 54 in all components.

The Requirements may Defer for some Programs.

For more Details on English Language Requirements, Click HERE.

University of Portsmouth Highlights

Type of Institution Public
Campus Setting Urban
Endowment 9.9 Lakhs GBP
Number of Campuses 2 - Langstone Campus and University Quarter
Percentage of International Students 26%
Total number of Professors 1,126 academic and Research staff
Student Satisfaction Rate Secured 88% Student Satisfaction
Graduate Job Rate 97.5%
International fee £11,250 per annum
Type of Academic Programs UG, PG, Ph.D., research and Pathway Courses
Mode of Program Full time
Average Graduate Salary £13,900 - £15,900 a year

University of Portsmouth Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

Expenses Estimated cost in pounds
Undergraduate Fee £13,900 – £15,900 approx
Postgraduate Fee £13,900 – £15,900 approx
Accommodation £5000 approx
Cost of living £7000 - £10,000 approx
Placement year fee £2400

Know more about Studying in UK

Tuition Fees in UK (1st Year Average) MS: £17276 | MBA: £17276 | BE/Btech: £16632 | BBA: £15130 | BSc: £16632 | MFin: £19000 | MA: £15560 | MIM: £18241 | MEM: £16950 | MArch: £14271 | BHM: £12662 | MIS: £15344 | MEng: £12876 | MBBS: £28865| MPharm: £15452
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in UK £850 to £1,050 a month
Entrance Exams in UK TOEFL: 88 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 59 | GMAT: 590
Work and Study in UK Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in UK 2 Year after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in UK £348
Student Visa in UK Your nationality, duration of your stay and purpose of your stay are the three essential factors for UK visa. For Non-EU students UK visa is mandatory.
Intakes in UK There are mainly two intakes in UK: January/February & September/October.
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Economy in UK Growth Rate: 1.3% (2018) 1.4% (2019) 1.4% (2020e), 6th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal

University of Portsmouth Average Tuition Fee Per Year


£ 15,270


£ 14,200

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

£ 4,300

Campus accommodation

£ 4,000

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.