Your career starts here

Your career starts here

Boost your salary and your chances of getting a job


At the University of Portsmouth, our focus on career-enhancing activities, excellent teaching and exceptional support for students helps you get a job when you graduate and significantly increases your earning potential.

More than 97% of Portsmouth graduates find a job or continue with their studies within six months of graduating. This makes our graduates the most successful from all south-east universities.

Earn more when you graduate

At Portsmouth, you’ll also boost your earning potential – not only do our graduates earn more than the sector average, but The Economist recently found we do more than any other UK university to boost our graduates’ earnings.

The Economist’s research shows the average University of Portsmouth graduate earns £3,100 (13%) above expectations, five years after graduation.

To calculate a university’s impact on its graduates’ salaries, The Economist compared each university’s graduates’ earnings with the average predicted salary of a student. It based this on several factors, including previous exam results and social background.

How we prepare you for employment

To get you ready for the world of work, we give you ongoing careers support from the start your course to several years after you finish.

Our courses also include work-related learning and visits from employers, so you gain practical skills you can apply to the workplace when you graduate. On many of our courses, you’ll be able to use real-life facilities, such as our replica courtroom, model pharmacy, TV studio and forensic house.

You’ll also get support from our extensive careers and employability service. And, with dedicated faculty placement offices, volunteering opportunities and an online jobs board. there are plenty of opportunities to get work experience while you study.

Further reasons to choose us

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Excellent career prospects are just one of the many reasons to choose the University of Portsmouth.

We're one of only four south-east universities rated ‘Gold’ in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework. And, we consistently perform well in national and global league tables.

You’ll also be joining thousands of other satisfied students who study with us. The 2017 National Student Survey (NSS) found that overall satisfaction is 88% at the University of Portsmouth. This is higher than the national average for the 11th year in a row and puts us in the top 15% of UK institutions for overall student satisfaction.

As well as this, if you're a new full-time undergraduate or postgraduate, you'll get a guaranteed room in halls when starting a course in September or October (when you make us your first choice and meet accommodation deadlines). So, finding somewhere to live is easy.

More reasons to choose the University of Portsmouth

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Come to one of our Open Days or Open Campus Events to find out more about what it's like to live and study at the University of Portsmouth.

You can talk to current students, meet academic staff and look at our modern facilities on a tour of the campus.

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