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How will you change the world?

Courses include International Criminal Justice, Translation Studies, International Relations, Early Childhood Studies and Business Communication

Learn at one of the top 150 young universities in the world

At Portsmouth, teaching is only the start. We'll give you everything you need to thrive in your career and change the world. You'll be surrounded by people dedicated to developing the world for the better. 

You can use some of the best facilities in the country while you learn how to make a difference to societies worldwide, help fight cybercrime, solve issues faced by the global community or become a qualified language translator. Anything is possible.


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Explore our subject areas

Take a look at the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees we offer in the following subject areas.

Childhood, youth studies and education courses

Want a rewarding career shaping how children and young people learn and develop? Choose one of our childhood, youth studies and education courses.

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Criminology and forensic studies courses

Find out about studying a Criminology degree at one of the largest criminology departments in the country.

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English and creative writing courses

Writing has the power to transport readers and listeners to an entirely different time and place. Tailor your studies to suit your goals, and graduate with the knowledge and skills find your dream career.

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History, politics and international relations courses

Get the skills, knowledge and opportunities to develop a deep understanding of human behaviour, culture and society, and how they interact.

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Languages courses

Develop an in-demand skill set, and get a deeper insight into the culture, history and politics of another country, with a Languages degree.

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About the University of Portsmouth

  • We're located on the South Coast of England and just over 1 hour away from London.
  • We have over 5,200 international and EU students who love studying here. They're part of a 25,000-strong student community.
  • We give you outstanding academic and personal support, excellent facilities, and access to careers support to set you up for a successful career after graduation.
  • We're one of the top 20 most affordable cities to live in the UK (NatWest Student Living Index 2020).
  • We have 5 stars in the QS World University Rankings 2021.

Contact us - international student enquiries

There are many ways to get in touch with us, whether you have a big question or a quick enquiry.

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How to apply as an international student

Learn more about the application process for you as an international student at the University of Portsmouth, including your English language and visa requirements.

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Humanities Shoot; 17th June 2019
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Studying for a degree in the humanities or social sciences is one of the most exciting and important things you can do. We live in a politically, economically, and technologically challenging world. Understanding how human beings have adapted to change in the past, how they are responding to the opportunities and challenges of the present, and how they can communicate effectively with each other is absolutely critical. An increasing number of employers are realising that being able to think critically, to understand cultural differences, and to find innovative solutions to complex social problems are key skills. Your degree programme in our Faculty will give you the opportunity to develop those skills, and give you the confidence to make a positive difference in the world.

Theresa Callan, Executive Dean of Faculty