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Finding the ideal course

Things to consider during the application process

There's lots to think about when you're choosing the best uni and course for you – and our information articles can help you navigate the application process.

Get tips on how to use university rankings and league tables to choose the right uni and course, read our article on how to understand the different types of university degrees and awards, and prepare for your university interview with our interview tips.

If you have the motivation and ability to succeed, we welcome your application. We believe that your potential can be unlocked through both academic and vocational qualifications, as well as any other relevant work or life experience.

We're committed to a fair admissions system. That means we know anyone, regardless of their background, has the potential to thrive and succeed at the University of Portsmouth. We follow the key principles of transparency, minimising barriers to entry, selecting for merit, potential and diversity, professionalism and using assessment methods that are reliable and valid.

You can also find out how the knowledge you already have could contribute to a university qualification with 'Recognition of Prior Learning' – and if you're concerned about how Brexit might affect your application, you'll find the relevant details below.

How to apply to university

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Join our interactive webinar series on topics from writing a great personal statement, to completing a UCAS application, to the different ways you’ll learn at university – and more.