The University of Portsmouth is a leading modern university with a strong reputation for teaching and research. Many of our academics are international leaders in their fields and our students learn from experts who are pushing forward the boundaries of knowledge.

Top reasons to study here

  • We have an excellent reputation for quality teaching and sustained, high levels of student satisfaction.
  • You have access to fantastic facilities in a vibrant city campus on the beautiful South Coast - only 90 minutes from central London.
  • Our roots go back to 1869. We have grown in size and strength creating and sharing success with our students, staff, community and society.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (39)
Social Sciences (30)
Engineering & Technology (27)

About

History

In 1908 the Park building opened as a Municipal college and public library. The focus was on chemistry and engineering. The roots of the University can be traced back even further to the Portsmouth and Gosport School of Science and the Arts.

By the late 80s, Portsmouth Polytechnic had become one of the largest and best performing polytechnics in the UK.

Education

All of our undergraduates will get opportunities to make them stand out from the crowd. You can:

  • Benefit from work-related learning experiences as part of your course, whatever degree you choose to study
  • Learn a foreign language completely free of charge
  • Get involved in local, national and international volunteering opportunities
  • Gain work experience through participation in student democracy, media and event-organising opportunities on campus
  • Develop your entrepreneurial side via units within your course or get support in taking forward a business idea through our Centre for Enterprise

We are committed to teaching that is excellent, innovative and inspiring!

Research

Achieve your PhD, MPhil, MD or Professional Doctorate with the University of Portsmouth. We also offer MRes options.

Our Graduate School will support you throughout your research. You will have access to our Development Programme including workshops, special interest groups and e-learning resources to help extend your knowledge and skills.

You can study in the following subject areas:

  • Accounting, Economics and Finance
  • Architecture, Civil Engineering and Surveying
  • Art and Design
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomedical, Biomolecular and Pharmacy
  • Business and Management
  • Computing and Creative Technologies
  • Education, Childhood and Youth Studies
  • Engineering
  • English Literature
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences

Career

We prepare you for the real world of employment with ongoing careers support from the moment you start, to several years after you finish.Get experience while you're a student. Work experience comes in all shapes and sizes:

  • work-related challenges in simulated environments (such as in our mock courtroom)
  • learning from visiting employers
  • volunteering
  • getting short or long-term work experience out in the field on a placement

Finding a job

  • We have an in-house recruitment agency for graduate jobs, part-time work, placements and volunteering opportunities.
  • We've partnered with over 2,500 businesses all over the UK, including Amazon, Microsoft and IBM.
  • We advertise over 1,200 part-time jobs and 1,900 vacancies for graduates.

Apply through Studyportals

Why Apply to this University?

  • Ranked in the top 500 universities in the world according to World University Ranking 2018.

  • Study on the beautiful South Coast of Britain, only 90 minutes away from central London.

  • Select from 145 Masters offered at University of Portsmouth, including disciplines such as Accounting, Design, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Business, Computer Science, Education and Environmental Sciences.

  • The university has partnerships with over 2,500 businesses in the UK, advertising over 1,200 part-time jobs and 1,900 work opportunities for graduates.

  • The student union at Portsmouth gives advice on academic issues, organizes student events and makes sure you have a comfortable study experience.

  • Students can learn English free of charge, get involved by volunteering, gain work experience on campus.

  • Tuition fees at University of Portsmouth start at around 4800 EUR/year for EU/EEA students, and about 17000 EUR/year for non-EU/EEA students. Tuitions may change slightly from one year to the next.

  • Programmes at Portsmouth start in February and October every year.

  • You may study most degrees either full-time or part-time and most take 1 or 2 years to graduate.

Why Apply through Studyportals?

As a trusted application partner of University of Portsmouth we make sure you can apply easier to programmes from this university. When applying through Studyportals, you can enjoy our full package of benefits including dedicated application counselling, no application fees and the option of applying to multiple programmes. You can also apply anytime and let us worry about the deadlines. Applying through Studyportals is a completely free service.

How to Apply?

Select a programme offered by University of Portsmouth and go to Studyportals Apply. There, you can start your application by talking to Betty, our lovely application specialist. She will guide you throughout the whole process. After completing an online profile, you will be contacted by one of our application specialists to help you make your application shine. Finally, Studyportals will apply on your behalf.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2018
501 -100
2017
401
2016
401
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
589
2017
-
2016
-
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2018
601
2017
601
2016
601
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Student services

For those times when you would like to improve your academic skills or need support and advice with any issue, however large or small, help is at hand from our friendly, professional Student Advice Services. Should you require health and medical care, a full doctors practice is situated next to the Nuffield Centre in the middle of campus and we can also give you a comprehensive list of local surgeries.

What is University of Portsmouth offering:

  • Maths Café
  • Nursery
  • Chaplaincy
  • Counselling Service
  • Academic Skills Unit (ASK)
  • The Additional Support and Disability Advice Centre (ASDAC)

Housing services

There’s a huge range of student accommodation options at Portsmouth, whether you choose to live in our halls of residence or in private rented accommodation. Where you choose to live will depend on the experience you’re looking for, your budget and how independent you want to be.

  • With new halls of residence openings, we can offer accommodation to at least 90% of new full-time Home/EU students who make us their firm choice and apply for accommodation.
  • Or you can choose who you would like to live with and you have more independence. The two main types of private accommodation are private shared houses and flats, or lodgings. We have a dedicated team who can help with house hunting and help you to find housemates.

Library services

The University Library provides integrated library and information services in support of the University's overall aims and objectives, as embodied in the mission statement and strategic plan. Paying due regard to the need for cost effectiveness, the University Library will continue to be responsive to user demand and proactive in the development of services and use of new technology.

Student Life

Campus life

There’s a huge range of student accommodation options at Portsmouth, whether you choose to live in our halls of residence or in private rented accommodation. Where you choose to live will depend on the experience you’re looking for, your budget and how independent you want to be.

  • With new halls of residence openings, we can offer accommodation 100% of new full-time Home/EU students who make us their firm choice and apply for accommodation.
  • Or you can choose who you would like to live with and you have more independence. The two main types of private accommodation are private shared houses and flats, or lodgings. We have a dedicated team who can help with house hunting and help you to find housemates.

Sports facilities

Make the most of our two sports centres and outdoor sports complex including:

  • 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

Student clubs

The Students’ Union is there to promote your rights and look after your well-being throughout your university years. It’s run for the students, by the students.The Students' Union:

  • Supports you to make your time at university more comfortable
  • Gives you opportunities to get involved
  • Gives you advice on academic issues and welfare
  • Organises events and societies to bring you together with other like-minded students

Student Reviews

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Helping students achieve their study dreams
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It has been really amazing for me because of good facilities and good books available for my studies.
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Practical teaching and vast array of learning response available Friendly and diverse international community Amazing opportunities for self improvement outside the classroom
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UoP is best!
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I enjoyed thoroughly studying. UoP have good workshops for students to use.

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