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Global Sport Management (Dual Degree) BSc (Hons)

Study in Portsmouth and at Edith Cowan University, Australia and earn two degrees in four years. Gain an in-depth knowledge of sport management in a global context.

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Key information

UCAS code:

N880

Typical offer:

120-128 UCAS points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent

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Do you want to increase participation in sport and physical activity? Are you interested in helping communities come together through sport, or a new generation of elite athletes achieve their goals at global events such as the Olympics?

This BSc (Hons) Global Sport Management Dual Degree course covers all the key aspects of sport management such as events and operations management, sports law, marketing, and entrepreneurship – you'll also get the chance to spend a year studying abroad, in Australia.

Sport related research at the University of Portsmouth is ranked 3rd of all post-1992 universities for research quality

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Course highlights

  • Learn practical skills by organising and marketing local sports events such as the Great South Run, and working with organisations like the Hampshire FA, Portsmouth FC and Perth Glory FC
  • Have the chance to go overseas and take part in research programmes run by internationally recognised sports organisations such as UEFA, the FA and the ECB
  • Boost your CV and share your sporting skill in the local community through our coaching, mentoring and volunteering scheme
  • Experience teaching which is driven by current practice and taught by lecturers who have delivered sports management programmes in the community
  • Boost your transferable skills such as teamwork, decision making, communication and time management

Why do a dual degree?

This course is a dual degree (also known as a double degree).

When you complete the course successfully, you'll have 2 degrees – one from the University of Portsmouth and one from Edith Cowan University.

Dual degrees allow you to achieve 2 degrees in 3.5 or 4 years rather than 6 years.

You'll benefit from a global education experience and the high-calibre teaching expertise, latest research and modern facilities at two universities. You'll also develop a more comprehensive knowledge of communication and media than on a single degree and gain an understanding of different cultures, which will help you work more effectively with people from different backgrounds.

All of this will help you stand out in a competitive job market after you graduate.

You'll be based in Portsmouth in years one and two, and for six months or a year at the end of the course. You'll spend year three in Perth, Western Australia at Edith Cowan University.

You'll get support with travel arrangements, visas, finding accommodation and accessing loans and other funding that can help pay for your study and living costs when you're in Australia.

Edith Cowan University is one of the top 100 young universities in the world one of the top 100 universities in the Asia-Pacific regions (Times Higher Education 2019 and 2020). The Good Universities Guide 2021 gives the University 5 out of 5 stars for its learner resources, student support, teaching quality and overall experience.

Like Portsmouth, Perth offers a mix of city and outdoor living. It's a great base for exploring Western Australia and beyond.

What is a dual degree?

Learn about our dual degree programmes with Edith Cowan University in Australia.

Chris Chang: We have a strategic partnership with Edith Cowan University in Australia, particularly for students who have not travelled abroad or lived abroad, that gives them the opportunity to experience a dual degree. The design of our programmes means that we have developed the programme from the ground up, which doesn't require you to study that much more time for a degree programme.

Heather Massey: There's lots of reasons why people might want to come and study this dual award course at the University of Portsmouth. Learning in a different environment from different tutors and the facilities that they have at Edith Cowan are absolutely first-class.

Chris Chang: Students have the opportunity to travel for a year and the question that some students will have is "how will I be able to afford this?" Now the UK Government has launched the Turing programme and what this programme does is fund them to do study abroad, internships, placements. It makes it accessible to all students from different groups, whether they are international students or students from the UK.

Dr Sarah Reynolds: Experiencing life in a different country. You would mature and develop your confidence during that time and definitely walk out of the degree, I think standing up a bit taller than if you hadn't.

Chris Chang: Now the benefits of this is that you can actually show to employers that you have two degrees from two different universities in two different countries. Jobs these days have changed quite substantially. Your future job may not be in the UK and employers are looking for the kind of employees that are able to work in different contexts, different cultures be able to work in multidisciplinary and multinational teams.

One of the other benefits of this programme is that you can actually travel around, not just, Australia but around the ASEAN region because from Perth it's a very short flight to Hong Kong; to Singapore; to Malaysia.

Heather Massey: It's an amazing opportunity to learn both from experts in their field, but also learn about how different people in a different culture operate.

Chris Chang: There are inter-semester breaks of two-three months and you should use that opportunity to see the world. The other thing that you have is having studied a year abroad, you will make friends who could in the future be your supporters, be your allies, and be your collaborators of the future.

Dr Leah Fox: Even though they're geographically away. They'll still be able to get access to that same level of support as they were getting in Portsmouth. They'll have access to wellbeing, they'll have access to financial services, they'll have access to personal tutoring.

Chris Chang: These courses that we have delivered so far: Global Sport Management, Cybersecurity, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, Environmental Science and Management are all in very specialist and niche areas. Means that wherever you end up working or living, you're prepared for it. The demand for these courses are high, so we want highly motivated students who will benefit from this programme and benefit from a year abroad.

Dr Leah Fox: We're looking for an applicant who wants to make a change, who is open minded and prepared to be confronted with a number of challenges. But overall, someone who is curious and wants to learn.

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Every year thousands of students find their ideal undergraduate course through Clearing. Clearing matches students who are looking for a different course or university from their original choice, or who are applying for the very first time after 30 June, to courses that universities still have places on.

The majority of people apply through Clearing once they receive their exam results on A level / T level results day (15 August 2024).

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  • You don't hold any offers
  • You've accepted an offer but changed your mind about the course you want to do
  • You're applying for the first time after 30 June 2024 

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Yes, we welcome Clearing applications from international students and you can apply in exactly the same way as UK students do. 

The majority of UK students apply through Clearing once they receive their A level / T level results in August 2024, so as an international student if you already have your exam results you can apply when Clearing opens. 

Make sure that you have time to get your visa, funding, and English language certification sorted out before the beginning of term.

If you would like further information or guidance, please contact our international office for advice. 

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Even if you don't quite meet the entry requirements, we'd still encourage you to apply as you could still get a place.

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Entry requirements

Typical offers

  • A levels - ABB-BBB
  • UCAS points - 120-128 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent (calculate your UCAS points)
  • T-levels - Merit
  • BTECs (Extended Diplomas) - DDM  
  • International Baccalaureate - 25

You may need to have studied specific subjects – 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 - ABB-BBB
  • UCAS points - 120-128 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent (calculate your UCAS points)
  • T-levels - Merit
  • BTECs (Extended Diplomas) - DDM  
  • International Baccalaureate - 25

You may need to have studied specific subjects – 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.

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

Sport Management is the examination of the global sports industry that unites commercial, public and third sector stakeholders. Studying this degree will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to successfully embark on a career in a wide range of roles and functions.

The BSc (Hons) Global Sport Management specifically provides a unique opportunity to combine academic theory, a practical working environment and opportunity to engage within professional industry networks across the globe.

Previous Sport Management graduates have gone on to work in roles in areas such as:

  • National governing bodies
  • Professional sports clubs
  • UK Sport
  • Local authorities
  • Commercial sports organisation
  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Teaching and education

Roles our graduates have taken on include:

  • Sport Development Officer
  • Sports Marketing Executive
  • Data Analyst
  • Sports Agent
  • Community Coach Coordinator
  • Event Manager
  • Stadium Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Global Sport Strategist

Ongoing careers support

To give you the best chance of securing the ideal job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability Service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.

We'll work with you to identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and freelancing opportunities that will complement your studies and allow you to use the skills you've learnt.

We'll also be available to help, advise and support you for up to 5 years as you advance in your career.

Modules

Each module on this course is worth 15, 20 or 40 credits.

In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.

In your final year, you'll complete your dissertation worth 40 credits, alongside taught modules worth 80 credits.

What you'll study

Core modules

All modules in this year are core.

This module is contextualised within the broad sport management industry and covers a range of major events and sports. It's the first and important step in developing your ability to independently challenge and research the sport industry. The delivery of the module will take a number of formats. Basic principles will be introduced using traditional style lectures and these will be developed using workshops, exercises and case studies. You'll also be required to carry out a certain amount of practical work in your own time such as collecting and evaluating information from a variety of sources such as books, academic journals, newspapers and the web.

Community sport is the mass participation base on which the sporting system in the UK is based. As such the aim of this module is to consider the nature and content of the development of sport in the UK. There will be specific attention paid to the use of sport in addressing social, economic, and political agendas at local and national level. In order to fully understand the importance of community sport, you'll study community based interventions which have specific aims and objectives in the local community. The aim of this module is to define and describe relevant concepts related to community sport development in the UK, culminating in an assessment strategy which explains and classify ideas about sport in society. You'll be supported via lectures, seminars, workshops, and group work to develop intellectual curiosity, embrace challenges, as well as explore theoretical concepts through case studies and collaborative learning and discussion.

You'll investigate case studies in a diverse range of real-world settings, enhancing your ability to apply theory to practice across different groups and settings. Through field-work, you'll collect data from sport participants and investigate how psychology, sociology, and personal traits influence why certain individuals are drawn to sports and physical activities. Finish equipped with an understanding of how sociology and psychology perceive sports and physical activity, both in society and for individuals.

The teaching and learning strategy is designed to be interactive and participative, where you'll be encouraged to engage in discussions with their peers and the module co-ordinator and be able to provide leadership and to support the success of others. This module allows you to develop an analytical and reflective knowledge and understanding of their subject, think independently, analytically and creatively, and engage imaginatively with new areas of investigation within and across discipline boundaries within Sport Management.

A mix of teaching styles will be utilised to introduce you to the core module content, where you'll be encouraged to be intellectually curious, be informed citizens with a sense of responsibility allied to a commitment to ethical practice and social justice issues, such as equality, respect and sustainability. You'll be provided with the opportunity to explore ideas in more depth and apply theories and academic scholarship to real-life case studies of sport business planning and communicate effectively in a range of different forms and to different audiences. Through real-life business case studies, you'll develop an enterprising spirit, bringing innovation and productivity to the groups and communities to which they belong.

You'll also be encouraged to access and engage in emerging digital technologies, such as 'live' discussion forums, to engender a community of shared practice and understanding of academic scholarship in relation to contemporary real-life sports business marketing and branding examples.

Globalisation has played a pivotal role in reshaping the production and consumption dynamics of sports. The increased interconnectedness of global economies has facilitated faster and more diverse communication between producers and consumers, with the sports sector reaping the advantages. This module explores the evolution of sports as a significant economic and social domain, examining the distinctive characteristics of sports and the influencing factors that impact its production and consumption. It introduces a three-sector model encompassing public, nonprofit, and professional sports, accompanied by a concise overview of the essential aspects of the management environment for sports organisations.

You'll be supported with lectures and workshops and practical sessions in order to explore your understanding of different sectors of sport.

Formative assessment sessions will occur regularly within the module curriculum and will be directly linked to the summative assessments. This module allows you to develop knowledge about the different sectors within the sport industry while understanding how these sectors play a role in the production and consumption of sport. Furthermore, after learning about the different sectors within the sport industry, you'll be able to develop a knowledge base about different kinds of employment opportunities that exist within the sport industry and shall be able to understand the wide variety of skillset needed to work in these sectors.'

Core

All modules in this year are core.

You'll assess, evaluate and plan for changing needs and demands within sports and leisure activities. Build your skills in strategic planning, programming, recruitment, retention, management of operations, finance and information, and marketing. With global case analyses, you'll explore theory and reflect on engagement in research activity, highlighting areas of strength and weakness within global operational and facility management.

Explore research planning, underpinning philosophy, ethical considerations, research methods, data analyses and qualitative and quantitative approaches. As you prepare for your own research project, you'll gain an understanding of the research principles and practices taught in your final year. As part of this module, you'll be provided with the staff research projects you can select from for your final year project.

You'll gain crucial insider knowledge direct from industry leaders to see how sales get done and explore the full sales process while considering how it's applied to key revenue streams in sport. You'll formulate real strategic marketing plans for sports products and services. With a blend of theory and real-world practice, you'll be able to analyse marketing strategies and think strategically. Gain the practical toolkit and confidence to succeed in the sports commercial sector.

Gain enhanced skills in the sport event management industry as you learn the practicalities behind designing and developing a sport event.

Students will study a wide range of legal sources including elements of criminal and civil law, together with institutional frameworks and dispute resolution systems. Students will learn actively using contemporary and relevant historic sports law issues over a wide range of sporting disciplines.

The following modules are taught at the partner institution Edith Cowan University.

Core modules in this year include:

  • Managing Recreation Services and Facilities – 15 credits
  • Managing the Service Experience – 15 credits
  • Marketing Global Sport Business – 15 credits
  • Sport and Events Funding and Finance – 15 credits
  • Sport and Leisure Law – 15 credits
  • Sport Business Planning – 15 credits
  • Sport Venues and Events – 15 credits

Optional modules in this year include:

  • Business Practicum – 15 credits
  • Integrated Business Application – 15 credits

Core modules

All modules in this year are core.

The module takes an applied approach, focussing on contemporary issues within the sports industry through the lens of economics, finance and governance. Topics covered include: Competitive balance in sporting contests, demand for live events, cross subsidisation between leagues, match outcome forecasting, financial sustainability, return on investment, streams of income, corruption, and governance.

The sports industry is complex with many disciplines such as operational management, strategic management, sports events, marketing, and economics and finance. These disciplines pose challenges for managers and human resource professionals. Consequently, the aim of this module is to understand the components of human resources and the affect of employment relationships on the future growth and sustainability of sports organisations.

Every sports organisation face their own challenges within their business whether that be linked to staffing, organisational structure, or a changing landscape. This module will provide knowledge of human resources and prepare you for future employment by applying theoretical concepts to solve problems within a sport organisation. Through lectures, seminars, workshops, and tutorials, you'll develop your knowledge on key areas of human resources and be presented with problems that happen within work organisations. For your assessment, you'll be required to work within a group to develop and propose a plan to rectify an issue, with a short time frame. This will replicate situations that arise in the workforce and require a quick solution to support the business and the people working within the organisation. Formative assessment will prepare you for the summative assessment through creating a proposal and presenting it to your peers and providing feedback.

Assess entrepreneurial opportunities and develop a business model as part of a venture creation project, working as part of a team. Produce creative solutions that benefit the economy and society as you reflect on your personal entrepreneurial skills and emerging identity, considering entrepreneurship as a career option.

As a growing sector of the global economy the sports industry presents businesses, governments, national governing bodies and not for profit organisations with significant opportunities. However, in unlocking the potential of sport, professionals working within the industry have to be able to demonstrate strategic vision and leadership coupled with the ability to work innovatively with others to solve issues and be reactive to an evolving market. This module aims to draw on all elements of prior study within the programme and allow your to demonstrate your ability to show strategic leadership and innovative and collaborative team working.

Split into two component parts, the module will firstly address the principles of strategic management and leadership and critically examine the global context and current challenges within the private, public and not-for-profit sectors when applied to sport. You'll also have an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of your personal and professional characteristics and how you can work with others to develop strong working relationships and successful teams to address strategic issues.

In the second part of the module you'll complete a strategic planning exercise in the field of sport management, under supervision from a subject expert and a mentor within industry. This will be a summation not just of this module but also of the prior studies that you have completed up to this point. You'll be supported with lectures and workshops and practical sessions in order to explore theoretical concepts and academic scholarship. Theory will also be grounded in real-life experience of collaborative team building, leadership in order to achieve strategic goals.

Building on your studies and previous employability work, you'll hone your employability skills, prepare to enter professional employment and apply for professional roles. You’ll revise your career action plan and identify the key outcomes and goals for your desired career. Through a series of tutorials and action learning sets, you'll engage in self-directed career enhancing activities, develop organisational and communication skills, gain relevant experience towards your future career and develop an awareness of industry based professional practice. You'll critically reflect on progress through professional development models, advancing your employability. As part of this module, you'll take part in peer support exercises, strengthening your ability to apply course knowledge and apply theory to professional practice.

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.

How you're assessed

You'll be assessed through:

  • practical assessments
  • client reports
  • video submissions
  • blogs
  • infographics
  • essays
  • portfolios
  • presentations
  • exams

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Teaching

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • lab-based activities

The course also uses a range of blended and flipped learning techniques throughout information technology infrastructure at both the University of Portsmouth and Edith Cowan University.

Teaching staff at Portsmouth and ECU have a range of academic and professional experience which brings added value to the course. Examples of professional memberships include:

  • British Association of Sport and Exercise Science
  • British Psychological Society
  • The Health and Care Professions Council
  • Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity
  • UK Science Council
  • The American College of Sports Medicine
  • Exercise and Sports Science Australia

Teaching staff at both universities are also engaged in research. This means you'll learn about the latest theories and concepts from academics at the forefront of sports and exercise science research and innovation.

You can access all teaching resources on Moodle, our virtual learning environment, from anywhere with a Web connection.

Teaching staff profiles

These are some of the expert staff who’ll teach you on this degree course.

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Miss Laura Grubb

Lecturer

Laura.Grubb@port.ac.uk

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Kieren McEwan Portrait

Dr Kieren McEwan

Senior Lecturer

Kieren.McEwan@port.ac.uk

School of Sport, Health, and Exercise Science

Faculty of Science and Health

PhD Supervisor

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Dr Helen Symons

Senior Lecturer

helen.symons@port.ac.uk

School of Sport, Health, and Exercise Science

Faculty of Science and Health

PhD Supervisor

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Sarthak Mondal Portrait

Media ready expert

Mr Sarthak Mondal

Lecturer

Sarthak.Mondal@port.ac.uk

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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.

A typical week

We recommend you spend at least 35 hours a week studying for your dual degree.

In your first year, you'll be in timetabled teaching activities such as lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical classes and workshops for about 7–9 hours a week. The rest of the time you’ll do independent study such as research, reading, coursework and project work, alone or in a group with others from your course. You'll probably do more independent study and have less scheduled teaching in years 2, 3 and 4 but this depends which modules you choose.

Most timetabled teaching takes place during the day, Monday to Friday. You may occasionally need to go to University and course events in the evenings and at weekends.

Term times

University of Portsmouth (years 1, 2 and 4)

The academic year at University of Portsmouth runs from September to early June with breaks at Christmas and Easter. It's divided into 2 teaching blocks and 2 assessment periods:

  • September to December – teaching block 1
  • January – assessment period 1
  • January to May – teaching block 2 (includes Easter break)
  • May to June – assessment period 2 

Edith Cowan University (year 3)

The academic year at Edith Cowan University runs from February to November with breaks at Easter and in June. It's divided into 2 semesters and 2 exam periods:

  • February to May – semester 1 (includes Easter break)
  • June – exam period 1
  • July to October – semester 2 
  • November – exam period 2

You'll start year 3 at ECU in semester 2 in July, finishing in semester 1 in May.

Where you'll study (year 3)

You'll study at Edith Cowan University's Joondalup Campus during your third year and student accommodation is available on the Mount Lawley Campus. Both campuses offer a library, computer labs, cafes, bars, a fitness centre, student support and counselling services.

The exterior of Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia
Students at Edith Cowan University
Students at Edith Cowan University

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 face-to-face support from teaching and support staff when you need it. These include the following people and services.

You'll also have full access to all of these Portsmouth University support services while you're in Australia.

Types of support

You'll have a personal tutor from the University of Portsmouth and a country link tutor from Edith Cowan University when you're studying in Perth in year 3.

Your personal tutors help you make the transition to independent study and give you academic and personal support throughout your time at university.

You’ll have regular contact with them in learning activities or scheduled meetings. You can also make an appointment with them if you need extra support. They'll be available virtually in year 3 when you're in Australia.

You'll have help from a team of faculty learning support 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

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

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.

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

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

Fees may be subject to annual increase

UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students

  • Years 1, 2 and 4 – £9,250 a year
  • Year 3 – £1,385

EU students

  • Years 1, 2 and 4 – £9,250 a year
  • Year 3 – £1,385

Includes Transition Scholarship.

International students

  • Year 1 and 2 – £17,200 a year
  • Year 3 – £2,000
  • Year 4 – £17,200

UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students

  • Years 1, 2 and 4 – £9,250 a year
  • Year 3 – £1,385

EU students

  • Years 1, 2 and 4 – £9,250 a year
  • Year 3 – £1,385

Includes Transition Scholarship.

International students

  • Year 1 and 2 – £17,200 a year
  • Year 3 – £2,000
  • Year 4 – £17,200

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

Our accommodation section shows your accommodation options and highlights how much it costs to live in Portsmouth.

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 your living costs and pay additional costs of £3,000–£4,000 to cover travel to and from Australia in year 3. You can cover these costs using a UK Government student loan.

We can advise you on travel arrangements, finding accommodation and accessing a student loan that can help pay for your study and living costs when you're in Australia. You'll be in charge of handling these tasks and keeping track of them, but we’ll be here to support you throughout the process.

Information about your study abroad year

To study in Australia on your study abroad year, you'll need the correct visa. You'll need to make sure you satisfy the Australian Government Immigration requirements when you apply - which is typically in the 2nd year of your course. 

Requirements can vary from year to year, so it's important to check your eligibility in advance to prepare for your visa application.

If you're unsure or have questions, get in touch.

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How to apply

To start this course in 2024, please contact us.

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 – N880
  • 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.