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Post-Production for Film and Television BA (Hons)

Turn your creative and technical editing abilities into the post-production skillset that the film and TV industries demand. 

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University of Portsmouth Connected Degree - 3 year course with 4th year placement

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112-120 UCAS points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent, including a film/media related subject

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Realise your creative and technical passions in post-production with a degree that transforms you into a captivating storyteller through post-production methods.

No film is complete without the skills and knowledge you’ll gain on this Post-Production in Film and Television degree. Our professional video editing labs and colour grading suite will help you develop expertise in the entire post-production process. This includes video editing, post-sound, visual effects, colour grading, and post-production workflows. Master industry software, such as Avid Media Composer, ProTools, After Effects, and Nuke, to bring your stories to life.

You’ll learn from our Avid-certified instructors with extensive industry experience, and you can become an industry-recognised accredited user in Adobe and Avid.

Craft your Post Production talent and be the next feature film colourist, documentary editor, or post-sound mixer. You'll graduate with a skillset that makes you a vital asset to the post-production world.

Course highlights

  • Focus on storytelling, and learn the tools that help you grow your creative ability 
  • Study in an industry-recognised school that has led in post-production educational standards since 2003, with staff qualified as Avid Certified Instructors and Adobe Certified Professionals
  • Graduate with professional certifications such as Avid Certified User and Adobe Certified Professional in Premiere and After Effects
  • Master professional software – including Avid Media Composer, Protools, DaVinci Resolve, Nuke, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects and Avid NEXIS – in our editing lab and Baselight colour grading suite
  • Develop a broad, flexible skillset that prepares you for careers in film and television industries, or in related industries such as video games
  • Develop your portfolio and professional network through placements, work experience and the University’s contacts in the industry

What is post-production?

Post-production is a realm of creative possibilities vaster and more revelatory than one might think.

Watch as our BA (Hons) Post-Production for Film and Television course team guides you to explore post-production and its benefits at Portsmouth.

Man with glasses [00:00:02] I'd say post-production is finding a method in the madness. It's constantly growing.

Luke Robertson [00:00:09] There's not at any point where we stagnate with the same technology. Every time we make a film, there's something completely different, whether that's to the software, the cameras that we're using. All of that gets encapsulated into the post-production process. And for me, that's just awesome.

Rebecca Brady [00:00:24] What's so nice about it is the craft never changes. The end result doesn't change. You're still telling stories, you still adding narratives and piecing things together. You're just doing it with different tools. And I think that's what's so rewarding about post-production, is the fact that you're constantly having to learn new things and keep up.

Lily Ketley [00:00:45] The learning does not stop. Once you leave university, if anything, it just begins.

Neil Hunt [00:00:53] I think what's exciting about post-production is the. Is the potential to really enhance what's already there in terms of story and being able to use all the creative tools in your disposal to do that. So adding those visual effects, adding a colour grade, bringing a scene to life through sound design.

Charlie Watts [00:01:12] I think the key thing that many people don't realise about post-production... They think it's the software, they think it's the people you know, whatever else. And the key thing about being an editor is you. You're the host of all these skills and all this knowledge, and that's something that we can help people realise.

Rebecca Brady [00:01:30] So I really love the quote by Martin Scorsese, where he's talking about the fact that editing is a process of discovery and how you're finding new ways to tell your story to your audience.

Lily Ketley [00:01:44] Shortly after graduating, I was lucky enough to find a job at a post house as a runner. From there, I worked my way up to the present day where I'm a technical manager, covering almost all the tech in the company and getting to watch the journey of a series from start to finish in our welcome post.

Rebecca Brady [00:02:03] So there's careers in this. And the idea that you could be someone who can learn how to edit, not just technically, but also in the way that you can form really great narratives and be excellent storytellers. On top of that, you could also create really great visual effects pieces as well and be the best sound audio mixer, building soundscapes, making things that really immerse an audience into the film. And I think that's what post is: it's just creating things that are really immersive to your audience, and the fact that you can study something that allows you to bring all of these things together and then send you out into an industry that's so exciting, so rewarding, is just awesome.

Charlie Watts [00:02:50] Post-production is you, is the master of time and space. And as pretentious and as pompous as that might sound, the editor controls the timing, the pacing, the feeling, the emotion of anything that's made. And that's incredibly powerful.

Lily Ketley [00:03:08] I'd like to end on a quote from Rachelle McCalla. And that is: "Every human is talented. The key is to discover what we excel at and find ways to hone our craft and skills in ways that can be enhanced with technology. And this requires continuous practice learning, reimagining, and reworking how we work in the future."


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Entry requirements

BA (Hons) Post-Production for Film and Television degree entry requirements

Typical offers

  • A levels - BBB-BBC
  • UCAS points - 112-120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent, including a film/media related subject (calculate your UCAS points)
  • T-levels - Merit
  • BTECs (Extended Diplomas) - DDM-DMM
  • International Baccalaureate - 25

Find full entry requirements and other qualifications we accept.

English language requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

See alternative English language qualifications.

We also accept other standard English tests and qualifications, as long as they meet the minimum requirements of your course.

If you don't meet the English language requirements yet, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

Typical offers

  • A levels - BBB-BBC
  • UCAS points - 112-120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent, including a film/media related subject (calculate your UCAS points)
  • T-levels - Merit
  • BTECs (Extended Diplomas) - DDM-DMM
  • International Baccalaureate - 25

You may need to have studied specific subjects or GCSEs - see full entry requirements and other qualifications we accept.

English language requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

See alternative English language qualifications.

We also accept other standard English tests and qualifications, as long as they meet the minimum requirements of your course.

If you don't meet the English language requirements yet, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

We look at more than just your grades

While we consider your grades when making an offer, we also carefully look at your circumstances and other factors to assess your potential. These include whether you live and work in the region and your personal and family circumstances which we assess using established data.

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Careers and opportunities

The post-production job market, within the UK film and TV sector alone, is estimated at £2.1 billion, with many graduate entry jobs available that can offer rapid progression into more senior roles within TV, film and video production teams. This course has been aligned to the needs of this industry, and to respond to the demand for skilled entrants to the post-production sector.

You'll graduate from this post-production degree with a broad spread of sector skills, opening the widest range of opportunities to you, and with demonstrable experience of putting your editing, grading and effects learning into practice. You'll also be well placed to specialise for the strand of the industry that interests you most, or to move on into further study in the post-production sphere. 

What areas can you work in with a post-production degree?

Our TV and film graduates have used post-production specialism to secure work with companies such as:

  • Disney
  • IMG
  • Pinewood Studios
  • Sky 

What jobs can you do with a post-production degree?

You'll graduate with the skills needed to work in post house companies, freelance film, and broadcast television projects. Jobs you could take on include:

  • Data wrangler
  • Editor
  • Logger
  • Post Production Scheduler
  • Visual Effects Editor
  • Post Sound Mixer
  • Colourist
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Ongoing career support – up to 5 years after you graduate

Get experience while you study, with support to find part-time jobs, volunteering opportunities, and work experience.

Towards the end of your degree and for up to five years after graduation, you’ll receive one-to-one support from our Graduate Recruitment Consultancy to help you find your perfect role.


What you'll study

Core modules

You'll learn about shooting with a single camera and everything that goes into making a film, from the inception of an idea to the final edit.

In workshops, you will get to try your hand at using a camera, setting up lights, recording sound, and editing videos on a computer. You will have the opportunity to take on important roles such as director, cinematographer, editor, or producer.

We will explore different filmmakers and types of movies and observe how culture and identity influence their work. This will help you incorporate similar techniques in your own films.

Additionally, you will work with a small team, improving your communication, teamwork, and project management skills.

Understanding your own skills, interests and motivations, you'll explore your future career decisions.

Insights from academics and professionals will inform your knowledge of required skills and qualities in creative tech. And you'll critically assess technological, ethical and commercial challenges and opportunities in contemporary film and TV.

You’ll practice manipulating still and moving images. During this, you’ll gain crucial technical skills to create realistic shots through hands-on experience.

In the studio setting, you’ll develop your own artistic style, ensuring it meets professional quality standards. This will prepare you to produce high-quality visual effects.

You'll develop fundamental compositing abilities while crafting 2D/3D graphics and titles. Evaluating FX cinematography, you’ll shoot plates for augmentation. Through experiments with green screens and particle systems, you’ll build proficiency manipulating virtual elements.

This module provides focused training in end-to-end VFX workflows, and you'll gain indispensable skills for crafting professional, seamless visual effects. Let your imagination soar as you start your journey into the spectacular possibilities of digital VFX.

You’ll learn about different editing platforms and asset management methods. This will help you gain needed skills to follow professional workflows.

In this focused setting, you’ll work on complex projects. You’ll use innovative editing techniques while maintaining a clear creative vision.

By the end of the module, you’ll be able to refine edits to a high standard, preparing them for festival debuts or TV broadcasting.

In this module, you’ll develop technical skills in sound design, music composition, recording and editing. You’ll also explore associated theories and aesthetics. Working with others on video projects to get real-life practice in putting together sound and music that fit perfectly. Discover how sound enhances visual storytelling by looking at different techniques used in various media.

This module gives you a peek into the professional world, preparing you to make soundtracks for movies, TV, and more at industry standard.

Core modules

You will get to use professional software such as Avid and Davinci Resolve, and learn how to follow real-world pipelines from camera to delivery.

You will learn about colour grading and monitoring, and how to create aesthetically pleasing looks. By examining global case studies, you will understand the roles of studios and post houses. You will also blend theory and practice to evaluate technical and creative decisions.

By the end of this module, you will have gained specialised knowledge that will help you excel in a post-production career.

Surveying techniques, you'll appraise diverse crafts to sharpen your creative toolkit. Through hands-on projects, you'll cut narrative-driven content with sophistication, evaluating methods to enhance impact.

You'll realise your bold artistic visions through the nuanced power of post-production editing, and refine and expand your technical and creative boundaries.

Optional modules

Through a study exchange overseas, you will manage tasks and projects relevant to your course, working independently or collaboratively as part of a team.

The experience enables you to showcase your talents on a global stage while reflecting on your personal growth. With enhanced employability prospects, you return home with a new perspective to inform your practice.

You'll be taken through the steps that are followed by the TV industry to transform an idea into a finished 'taster tape', which is a short sample of a TV show idea.

Working in a team, you'll create high-quality content, which will improve your research and storytelling abilities. You'll also attend workshops and lectures conducted by professionals who work in the media. Here, you'll learn how to generate ideas, select the right people to appear on screen, and get TV executives interested in your show.

By analyzing actual TV shows, you'll gain insight into what makes good factual media. You'll also use your technical skills to create your own film, showcasing your editorial talent.

This module is an excellent opportunity to enter the exciting field of creating TV programs based on real-life events and stories.

You’ll use industry-standard equipment to capture clear sound recordings on location. Hone your ears creating rich soundscapes and effects in post-production, using Pro Tools. Explore how sound influences cinematic storytelling. 

Working in teams, you’ll get a feel for on-set roles and workflows, all while meeting the specific needs of a production. 

You’ll also be able to experiment with audio to make your stories more engaging. Plus, you’ll put together an impressive sound reel that shows your technical skills and artistic flair.

Finish this module with the mastery for a career in recording and mixing audio for the screen. 

Your talents will truly resonate in every project you touch.

You’ll experiment with simulations and procedural methods to tackle typical production issues. The aim of this will be to improve shot flow and deepen audience engagement.

You can study exemplary professional work by developing inventive approaches based on industry research. This analysis will inform your technical choices as you skillfully blend various elements to create cohesive scenes.

Join a team of creative students and do a project together. Try new things and see how they can help you.

You’ll also grasp how to use your skills with others. Sometimes you’ll be a leader, sometimes a helper. Talk about your ideas and learn from them. You’ll make something to show what you learned and share it with others.

This module helps you gain new skills and understand other fields. You’ll be a smart and creative person, ready to solve real-world problems.

You’ll choose learning tasks that add up to 60 hours, like internships, volunteering, research, or remote study that match your career plans. Workshops will help you make meaningful goals and think about what you’ve accomplished. Through this, you’ll grow the knowledge, skills, and qualities you need to thrive in the workplace.

By looking at your growth through active participation and reading, you’ll become a perceptive, eager job-seeker who stands out.

You’ll use virtual production tools to quickly create assets that meet professional benchmarks, ranging from creatures to environments. This joint effort will involve elements of staging, cinematography, and VFX compositing, pushing you to intuitively combine these aspects within strict deadlines.

This module also introduces you to technologies that improve efficiency. From this, you’ll gain a deeper industry understanding and enhance the quality of your project work.

As a team, you will embark on a journey of entrepreneurship, starting with ideation and ending with the launch of your product or service. You will analyse complex factors influencing a successful launch, conduct thorough research to assess feasibility and gain valuable insights into marketing, manufacturing, and sales strategies.

Working together on pitch presentations, you will discover your strengths as an entrepreneur or team member. This module provides transferable skills essential to thrive in creative industries, whether you plan to launch your own company or seek employment with top organisations. You will develop the mindset and abilities to spot opportunities and act on them, which will benefit your career.

Analyse the artistic, political, and economic aspects of films in postcolonialism and global cinema. Critically examine different themes and the methods filmmakers use. Understanding the evolution of film production, you’ll learn about the impact of technology on movies both locally and internationally. By looking at how films are distributed and marketed, you’ll learn about the impact of global politics on how films are received.

You’ll come to understand international films deeply, developing cultural knowledge.

This understanding will enhance your analytical abilities, which are useful for jobs in film programming, curating, and reviewing.

Core modules

You'll choose a genre and guide a small team through the entire filmmaking process, from idea generation to post-production. This module lets you use your creativity and technical knowledge to film and edit a movie that matches your vision. Its biggest benefit is the practical experience it offers, preparing you to produce work that meets industry standards.

Your completed short film will be a key part of your portfolio, showing you’re set for a successful career in media.

Developing a project to a brief, you'll propose concepts and manage work.

You'll justify decisions through reasoned argument and analysis. Gaining advanced techniques in specialist software, you'll experiment with innovative solutions while pursuing professional accreditation.

Whether troubleshooting issues or elevating artistry, this module enhances your ability to realise ambitious visions through post-production mastery.

You'll identify transferable skills for roles from production to post-production.

Learning from professionals, you'll analyse practices, build networks, and understand different pathways into the industry.

Creating materials to showcase your abilities, you'll address development needs.

Staying up-to-date with emerging tech, you'll be ready to bring fresh ideas to studios.

This module helps you focus your talents and experiences toward your dream job.

You will learn about key concepts and approaches to create compelling and authentic stories. You will also learn how to show reality while being critically aware of ethical practices. Additionally, you will get hands-on experience filming on location by finding stories, interviewing people involved, and collaborating with others to shape your ideas.

Throughout the module, you will gain knowledge on every aspect of creating a documentary, from start to finish. By studying different documentary styles and storytelling contexts, you will be able to make a powerful documentary that showcases your skills.

At the end of the module, you will have honed your skills and gained a deep understanding of the genre, allowing you to pursue creative documentary projects with confidence.

You'll create professional materials like a CV, cover letters, and online portfolio to showcase your skills to employers. With 40 hours of work in the film and TV industry, you’ll get important experience and meet people who can help you in your career.

This module is a great chance to create your own personal brand. You’ll analyse what film studios and production companies are looking for, so you can customise your skills and stand out from the crowd.

By the end, you’ll have a collection of work and materials that fit your goals in the film and screen world. Use your creativity to take control of where your career is headed.

During this module, you'll spend 6 months working on your own business venture, then 3 months gaining industry experience. This opportunity allows you to apply what you've learned in a practical setting while exploring different career options. You'll also have the chance to develop professional relationships and expand your network.

Assess your personal strengths and weaknesses to set goals for the future. Throughout the module, you'll demonstrate increasing independence while still valuing the support of others. Gain a broader understanding of the world through real-world experiences and insights. Additionally, you'll earn valuable credits for your CV and enhance your skill set.

By the end of this module, you'll graduate with the practical experience that employers are seeking.

This experience lets you learn firsthand how to set up and run a small business. You’ll absorb professional practices and business situations that matter to your entrepreneurial goals. Make important connections while working independently within set rules. Think deeply about your strengths, weaknesses, criteria for success, and future plans.

This opportunity is useful for your career. It lets you use what you’ve learnt in your degree in the real world and helps you understand your capabilities.

After finishing this placement and the related assessments, you’ll get more credits for your sandwich degree. This practical experience is a valuable step in developing an entrepreneurial way of thinking.

You’ll spend 24–48 weeks at a chosen company, learning from professionals and helping out with actual projects. Gain confidence, knowledge, and skills by taking on more responsibility with gradually less help. As you progress, you’ll make professional connections and think about how you’re doing. Take in what you learn about how industries and businesses work.

This placement is an ideal chance to grow in your career. By using what you’ve learnt in a workplace, you’ll understand more about your own strengths, what you need to work on, and your plans after you graduate.

After this placement and the related assessments, you’ll get extra credits for your sandwich degree. This practical experience is a valuable part of your education.

Undertake specialised assignments to demonstrate your abilities. Reflect on how global creative culture has expanded your perspective. Identify new transferable skills to empower your continued educational and professional journey.

Examining international contexts, you'll critically assess activities through the lens of your disciplinary knowledge, gaining insights into communication practices around the world. Managing tasks independently in an overseas environment, you'll complete projects showcasing skills transferable to future studies and careers.

When you return, you'll reflect on your personal growth, identifying new cross-cultural competencies and how this transforms your worldview and ambitions. This module provides an invaluable opportunity to deepen your understanding of media and communication while developing adaptability and self-reliance.

Changes to course content

We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, course content is revised and regularly reviewed.  This may result in changes being made in order to reflect developments in research, learning from practice and changes in policy at both national and local levels.


Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • workshops
  • project work

Teaching staff profiles

These are some of the expert staff that will teach you on this course.

Rebecca Elizabeth Brady Portrait
Mrs Rebecca Brady

Senior Teaching Fellow


School of Film, Media, and Communication

Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries

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Neil Richard Hunt Portrait
Mr Neil Hunt

Senior Teaching Fellow


School of Film, Media, and Communication

Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries

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Charlie Watts Portrait
Mr Charlie Watts

Academic Lead (Partnerships)


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Nicola Ann Wakefield Portrait
Ms Niki Wakefield

Senior Lecturer


School of Creative Technologies

Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries

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How you're assessed

You'll be assessed through:

  • practical artefacts
  • written reports
  • presentations

How you'll spend your time

One of the main differences between school or college and university is how much control you have over your learning.

We use a blended learning approach to teaching, which means you’ll take part in both face-to-face and online activities during your studies.  As well as attending your timetabled classes you'll study independently in your free time, supported by staff and our virtual learning environment, Moodle.

Term dates

The academic year runs from September to June. There are breaks at Christmas and Easter.

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Supporting you

The amount of timetabled teaching you'll get on your degree might be less than what you're used to at school or college, but you'll also get support via video, phone and face-to-face from teaching and support staff to enhance your learning experience and help you succeed. You can build your personalised network of support from the following people and services:

Types of support

Your personal tutor helps you make the transition to independent study and gives you academic and personal support throughout your time at university.

You'll have regular contact with your personal tutor in learning activities or scheduled meetings. You can also make an appointment with them if you need extra support.

In addition to the support you get from your personal tutor, you’ll also have access to a Faculty student support advisor. They can give you confidential, impartial advice on anything to do with your studies and personal wellbeing and refer you to specialist support services.

If you need support with software and equipment or you want to learn additional skills (including skills not covered on your course), our creative skills tutors provide free workshops, activities and one-on-one tutorials. Skills you can learn include life drawing, film camera operation and video production.

You'll have help from a team of faculty academic skills tutors. They can help you improve and develop your academic skills and support you in any area of your study.

They can help with:

  • improving your academic writing (for example, essays, reports, dissertations)
  • delivering presentations (including observing and filming presentations)
  • understanding and using assignment feedback
  • managing your time and workload
  • revision and exam techniques

Computing support staff are always available to give technical support in the Faculty's computer suites during normal working hours. There's also some support available from 5.00pm to midnight at busy times of the year.

As well as support from faculty staff and your personal tutor, you can use the University's Academic Skills Unit (ASK).

ASK provides one-to-one support in areas such as:

  • academic writing
  • note taking
  • time management
  • critical thinking
  • presentation skills
  • referencing
  • working in groups
  • revision, memory and exam techniques

If you require extra support because of a disability or additional learning need our specialist team can help you.

They'll help you to

  • discuss and agree on reasonable adjustments
  • liaise with other University services and facilities, such as the library
  • access specialist study skills and strategies tutors, and assistive technology tutors, on a 1-to-1 basis or in groups
  • liaise with external services

Our online Learning Well mini-course will help you plan for managing the challenges of learning and student life, so you can fulfil your potential and have a great student experience.

You can get personal, emotional and mental health support from our Student Wellbeing Service, in person and online. This includes 1–2–1 support as well as courses and workshops that help you better manage stress, anxiety or depression.

Library staff are available in person or by email, phone, or online chat to help you make the most of the University’s library resources. You can also request one-to-one appointments and get support from a librarian who specialises in your subject area.

The library is open 24 hours a day, every day, in term time.

If English isn't your first language, you can do one of our English language courses to improve your written and spoken English language skills before starting your degree. Once you're here, you can take part in our free In-Sessional English (ISE) programme to improve your English further.

Course costs and funding

Tuition fees

  • UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £9,250 per year (may be subject to annual increase)
  • EU students – £9,250 a year (including Transition Scholarship – may be subject to annual increase)
  • International students – £17,900 per year (subject to annual increase)

  • UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £9,250 per year (may be subject to annual increase)
  • EU students – £9,250 a year (including Transition Scholarship – may be subject to annual increase)
  • International students – £17,900 per year (subject to annual increase)

Funding your studies

Find out how to fund your studies, including the scholarships and bursaries you could get. You can also find more about tuition fees and living costs, including what your tuition fees cover.

Applying from outside the UK? Find out about funding options for international students.

Additional course costs

These course-related costs aren’t included in the tuition fees. So you’ll need to budget for them when you plan your spending.

Additional costs

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You’ll study up to 6 modules a year. You may have to read several recommended books or textbooks for each module.

You can borrow most of these from the Library. If you buy these, they may cost up to £60 each.

We recommend that you budget £75 a year for photocopying, memory sticks, DVDs and CDs, printing charges, binding and specialist printing.


If your final year includes a major project, there could be cost for transport or accommodation related to your research activities. The amount will depend on the project you choose.

You’ll need to cover additional costs, such as travel costs, if you take an optional placement or placement abroad.

These costs will vary depending on the location and duration of the placement, and can range from £50–£1000.

During your placement year or study abroad year, you’ll be eligible for a discounted rate on your tuition fees. Currently, tuition fees for that year are:

  • UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £1,385 a year (may be subject to annual increase)
  • EU students – £1,385 a year, including Transition Scholarship (may be subject to annual increase)
  • International students – £2,875  a year (subject to annual increase)

The costs associated with your specific destination will be discussed during your second year, as well as possible sources of additional funding.


How to apply

To start this course in 2024, apply through UCAS. You'll need:

  • the UCAS course code – P315
  • our institution code – P80

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If you'd prefer to apply directly, use our online application form.

You can also sign up to an Open Day to:

  • Tour our campus, facilities and halls of residence
  • Speak with lecturers and chat with our students 
  • Get information about where to live, how to fund your studies and which clubs and societies to join

If you're new to the application process, read our guide on applying for an undergraduate course.

To start this course in 2025, apply through UCAS. You'll need:

  • the UCAS course code – P315
  • our institution code – P80

 Apply now through UCAS


If you'd prefer to apply directly, use our online application form.

You can also sign up to an Open Day to:

  • Tour our campus, facilities and halls of residence
  • Speak with lecturers and chat with our students 
  • Get information about where to live, how to fund your studies and which clubs and societies to join

If you're new to the application process, read our guide on applying for an undergraduate course.

Applying from outside the UK

As an international student you'll apply using the same process as UK students, but you’ll need to consider a few extra things. 

You can get an agent to help with your application. Check your country page for details of agents in your region.

Find out what additional information you need in our international students section

If you don't meet the English language requirements for this course yet, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

Admissions terms and conditions

When you accept an offer to study at the University of Portsmouth, you also agree to abide by our Student Contract (which includes the University's relevant policies, rules and regulations). You should read and consider these before you apply.