Reasons to choose University of Portsmouth
A guaranteed room in halls
All new, full-time undergraduates and postgraduates who make us their firm choice and meet the accommodation deadline are guaranteed a room in halls. Options include catered and en-suite, with 2017-18 rents from £90 per week. Most halls are in the city centre and those further out have a free bus service.
If you'd like to find out more about the University and what we offer, request a copy of our undergraduate prospectus.
UK's most affordable city
Worried about making ends meet? Portsmouth was named the most affordable city in the UK for students, with below-average rents and expenditure. And it’s such a compact city, you’ll rarely have to pay for travel.
We're highly rated
We are one of only four south-east universities rated ‘Gold’ in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework. We are also in the Guardian’s top 40 universities and we consistently perform well in national and global league tables.
You'll be work-ready
We’re about more than just theory. Thanks to our emphasis on employability skills and a dedicated careers service, our graduates earn more than the sector average, with 96.5% in work or higher education.
Our students like us
What you think matters, and in the latest National Student Survey our students gave us a satisfaction rate of 89% – higher than the national average. Many of our courses achieved 100% satisfaction.
You'll make a difference
Want to help cure a disease, build better homes or understand a criminal’s mind? A degree is just the start of your journey at University of Portsmouth – you’ll gain knowledge that actually makes a difference to people’s real lives.
It's a great place to live
Not only will you get a good education in Portsmouth, you’ll love living in this diverse island city with a strong identity and modern outlook. History, culture and waterfront attractions abound – and the shopping and nightlife are great too.
Help and support
You’ll be studying in modern surroundings using cutting-edge facilities. Latest spends include a £4m library refurbishment, a £9m media and performing arts space, and an £11m centre to inspire a new generation of engineers.