Our global research
Responsible Innovation: solving problems, enriching lives, creating lasting impact
We want to help shape the future and know it takes more than words to make a difference. That's exactly what our research aims to do. We're making a significant difference in the world. 77% of our research impact was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in REF 2021.
Our belief in knowledge-sharing makes our research exceptional and relevant. Our approach is always collaborative. We work with local and global partners in education and industry. Our media ready experts also regularly contribute their knowledge and expertise to print, broadcast and digital media coverage of the issues their research addresses.
View our Research and Innovation Strategy to find out how we're delivering globally significant research excellence, and explore below how you could become part of our research community with our PhD and research degree opportunities.
Research centres and institutes
Our research centres, institutes and hubs bring together expertise and resources from across the University of Portsmouth to tackle pressing global issues.
Our research themes aim to make a difference by confronting the major issues and challenges facing the planet and society.
Working with industry and academic partners, and across our 5 faculties, our researchers are leading their fields and creating impact.
Areas of expertise
Discover our unique, collaborative and multi-disciplinary areas of expertise.
Our research in the media
Life Solved podcast
Join us in our research
Find a PhD Supervisor
If you've already got your own research idea, start looking for a supervisor whose research interests match yours.
Our research degrees subject areas
Take your expertise further by studying for a PhD or other research degree at the University of Portsmouth. Explore the subject areas you can study & get started on your research journey.
Postgraduate Open Events
Come to our next event to talk to our course leaders, researchers, expert support teams and current students.
Fellowships give you the step-change opportunity to undertake an individual project alongside activities to develop your career. Explore our fellowship opportunities.