We're a top 40 university
Portsmouth is the 37th best university in the UK
When you choose the University of Portsmouth, you'll study at one of the UK’s top 40 universities – the Guardian University Guide 2018 named us the 37th best in the UK.
This is the third year in a row the University has been in the top 50 universities in the UK and the fourth successive year the University has climbed the Guardian University Guide's rankings.
Highly ranked courses
The Guardian University Guide also ranks our Sports Science course at number one in England, while our Criminology, Social Work, Graphic Design and Fashion and Textiles courses are all in the top 10 across all universities in the UK.
Overall, 89% of our students are satisfied with their course. This is higher than the national average of 86%.
More reasons to choose the University of Portsmouth
As well as studying at a high-ranking university, there are many other reasons to choose the University of Portsmouth:
Study at a Gold-rated university
The University of Portsmouth is one of only four universities in the south east to achieve the highest Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
This is a Government scheme that recognises and rewards excellent teaching in UK universities.
Get a guaranteed room in halls
If you’re a new full-time undergraduate or postgraduate student, we guarantee you a room in halls (when you make us your first choice and meet accommodation deadlines).
We have halls in city centre and seaside locations. There are en-suite and catered options available.
Live in the UK’s most affordable city
Portsmouth is the most affordable UK city for students according to the Student Living Index 2016. The city boasts lots of opportunities to top up your income, while average rent is below many other cities including Southampton, Oxford, Brighton and Nottingham.
It’s also a compact city, keeping your travel costs to a minimum.
Boost your career prospects
Because of our dedicated careers service and our emphasis on getting our students ready for the workplace, our graduates earn more than the sector average with 93% of our graduates in work or higher education.
Studying at Portsmouth doesn't just involve theory – you'll also get practical experience in real-life facilities, which include a replica courtroom, a TV studio, a newsroom and our award-winning forensic house.
We offer opportunities to work alongside professionals and to study abroad too.
We regularly invest in our facilities. Recent investments include a £4 million library refurbishment, a £9 million media and performing arts space, and an £11 million engineering centre.
Come and see us
Find out more about what it's like to live and study at Portsmouth on one of our Open Days or Open Campus Events.
You'll get to see the campus, discuss your course with staff and talk to current students.