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 trending travel spot in UK
According to Airbnb, Portsmouth is a top 10 trending travel spot for domestic travel in the UK in 2023.
Top 20 for academic support
National Student Survey 2023 puts us at number 19 in England for academic support
You’ll find success here
We've been awarded an overall rating of Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2023), which reviews the teaching quality across higher education providers in England.
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.
According to the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2022, we are a top 15 university for postgraduate satisfaction.
We offer life-changing experiences
Top 25 for student satisfaction
The Times Higher Education have placed us in the top 25 for student satisfaction based on the views of over 339,000 UK students.
Top 20 for international student experience
WhatUni Student Choice 2023 places us at number 17 for international student experience
Top 20 for learning resources
National Student Survey 2023 places us 18th in England for best learning resources
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