University of Portsmouth


  • Location: Seaside, City

About us

At Portsmouth, we give you the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to make your life anything you want it to be. A young and ambitious university, we’re respected for the quality of our teaching, learning and student outcomes. You can expect an all-round excellent student experience. 

Here, you’ll get career-ready. Our graduate employment rates are some of the UK’s best, with 94 per cent in work or study (HESA Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019/20). Courses are designed to give you skills employers are looking for, often using simulated working environments and professional equipment. That's why we're ranked in the top 20 in England for academic support and learning resources, according to the 2023 National Student Survey.

With us, you’ll become an independent learner – and we’ll support you to grow and succeed. If you need help, we act. Everyone here can get outstanding support for everything from mental and physical health, through to money, housing or a part-time job.

Your Time. Your Place. | Come visit the University of Portsmouth

Based in the heart of the UK's only island city, the University of Portsmouth is committed to giving every student a life-changing experience. Outstanding teaching and wide-ranging support make for a lively community where students can develop skills and confidence for a rewarding life.

What makes us different

Portsmouth is the UK's only island city. YouGov surveys in 2022 found it to be one of the nation’s top 15 most popular cities. Our campus and halls of residence are in the lively city centre. You’ll find inspiration round every corner. 

Our new Ravelin Sports Centre includes an 8 court sports hall, 25m swimming pool and a bouldering wall rising from the basement through the building. It’s one of the most sustainable sports facilities in the UK.

Within a 10 minute walk from campus, you’ll find miles of beaches and green spaces. Two Victorian piers offer amazing views, amusement arcades and rides. Spinnaker Tower gives you stunning views of the city and the Solent. Gunwharf Quays is a destination designer outlet. 

Many students live in the friendly and quirky resort area of Southsea. Whatever your vibe, there’s something to love, from festivals and food markets through to kayaking and lakeside picnics. By night, Portsmouth is home to a feast of gigs, bars, restaurants, clubs and shows.

I visited the University of Portsmouth and instantly loved the lively energy and the campus feel.

Katie, BA (Hons) Media Studies

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Course locations

Isle of Wight College - CECAMM Centre

The Island Technology Park, Whippingham Road, East Cowes, PO32 6FY

Isle of Wight College

Medina Way, Newport, PO30 5TA

UoP London


Basingstoke College of Technology

Worting Road, Basingstoke, RG21 8TN

Chichester College Crawley Campus

College Road, Crawley, RH10 1NR

Main Site

University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP

Eastleigh College

Chestnut Ave, Eastleigh, SO50 5FS

City of Portsmouth College

City of Portsmouth College, Tangier Road, Portsmouth, PO3 6PZ

Havant and South Downs College - South Downs Campus

College Road, Waterlooville, PO7 8AA

Chichester College

Westgate Fields, Chichester, PO19 1SB