Together, our island city community is making big waves. Our results in national and global rankings tell a clear story. Internationally, we’re seen as a young university on the rise. Studying with us, you can look forward to a life-changing experience. Whatever success means to you, Portsmouth is the place to find it.
We’re globally rated
5 star overall rating
QS World University Rankings give us 5 stars for teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities, arts and culture, and inclusiveness.
Top young university
Times Higher Education Young University Rankings recognise us as one of the UK’s best universities established during the last 50 years.
We’re one of the finest unis under 50 years-old anywhere in the world, say the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings.
We’re a powerful community
Top 3 for research power
The positive impact our research has on people’s lives means we’re one of the best post-1992 universities in the UK for research power.
Top 10 most popular UK city
In 2022 YouGov’s insights into public opinion saw Portsmouth ranked 10th in their index of the most popular cities across the UK.
Top 10 uni in the south east
Our corner of the UK is packed with universities but The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 puts Portsmouth in the top 10.
You’ll find success here
Graduates finding their place
94% of our graduates are either in employment or pursuing further studies, according to the most recent HESA Graduate Outcomes Survey.
Top 10 for career prospects
In the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022, which are collated from real student reviews, we ranked in the top 10 for graduate career prospects.
According to the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2022, we are a top 15 university for postgraduate satisfaction.
We offer life-changing experiences
Top 40 for student satisfaction
The 2022 National Student Survey of final year undergraduates put us in the top 40 for students’ satisfaction with their university experience.
Top 10 for postgrad experience
WhatUni collated real student reviews for the Student Choice awards and ranked us in the top 10 universities for postgrad student experience.
Top 10 for international experience
International students from nations all around the world have spoken, and their experience at Portsmouth achieved a top 10 ranking.
Our community in numbers
We’re genuinely global
Every year students from around the world choose to study at the University of Portsmouth. Their diverse voices enrich us all.
We’re set up to change lives
We aim to give every student a life-changing experience. So we make sure we’ve got all the right staff, with all the right expertise.
We support our students
We offer a range of bursaries and hardship funds for students who need financial support to get the best from their uni experience.
Our students make a difference
Students at Portsmouth care about giving back to the local community and good causes. These incredible numbers speak for themselves.
contributed to the local economy