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 this compact city. Everything students need is close by, including: four miles of beautiful beach excellent nightlife and entertainment and accommodation. Portsmouth welcomes 5,200 international and EU students from around 150 countries and has around 31,000 students total.
The Students' Union offers 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 cities for students (NatWest Student Living Index 2020). London is just 90 minutes away, and ferries cross regularly to Europe.
The university has a five-star rating for teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities, arts and culture, and inclusiveness (QS Top University Guide 2021). The teaching at the institution is rated Gold in the UK Government's Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
With courses designed to meet the challenges of the competitive global jobs market, students will be well prepared for a successful career. 94 per cent of Portsmouth students are working or in further study after finishing their course (HESA Graduate Outcomes Survey conducted in 2019).
Students can choose from hundreds of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees spanning business creativity and culture humanities science and technology. Portsmouth focuses on making students more employable, with paid work placements, or opportunities to practice their skills in simulated environments like the mock courtroom. Recent research breakthroughs at the university include developing a plastic-eating enzyme to tackle pollution.
Students can enrich their experience by learning a language for free, volunteering, or exchanging with another global university. The Careers and Employability Service can connect students to opportunities including part-time work while they study and their first job after graduation.