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Business and Law online experience

Explore the opportunities awaiting you in the Faculty of Business and Law

The best way to experience Portsmouth is in person – but if you can't make a trip to see us for an Open Day, this Virtual Experience is here to capture some of the character of our city, and to give you a taste of what life is like as a student in our Faculty of Business and Law.

Welcome to the Faculty of Business and Law

Take a closer look at what life is like as a student in our Faculty of Business and Law, and discover how studying with us can shape your future.

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Explore our facilities

Take a look at some of the exceptional facilities you can use as a student in the Faculty of Business and Law.

Bloomberg suite

Access data from the world's global financial markets and gain experience using industry standard software.

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Discover our Bloomberg Suite

Replica courtroom

We use our Crown Court replica in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Find out more.

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Business Simulation Suite

Experience the boardroom in our replica business suite.

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Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) room

Our technology enhanced active learning space promotes social learning.

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SAP Next Generation Lab

Gain practical skills with cloud-based software such as SAP and S&P Capital IQ, in our dedicated lab.

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Grow your career

As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you'll have opportunities to get work experience by doing a placement for local, national or global businesses – as well as the potential to put your learning into practice through the clinics we offer to the public. After you graduate, you'll also receive support from our Careers and Employability Service for up to 5 years. They can even help you create your own startup business.

Business, marketing, law and finance placements

Kickstart your career by doing a placement year during your studies and graduate with experience in the industry. 

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Work experience opportunities

As a Portsmouth student, you'll get lots of work experience opportunities to try out job roles, apply your skills to different sectors and increase your employability.

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Women in economics

Explore our female mentoring programme in finance and meet successful and experienced female economists to mentor you during your studies. 

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Life outside study

Portsmouth is a great place to live and one of the most affordable student cities in the UK. You'll have lots to discover, from independent cafes and bars, to sports clubs, societies, galleries and museums. And you'll have the opportunity to learn a new language.

Societies and student union

How to get involved in your Union including the clubs and societies you can join.

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Art, culture and nightlife in Portsmouth

There's so much to see and do in Portsmouth – from art galleries and museums, to nightclubs and late-night cafes

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Sport in Portsmouth

From water sports to football and quidditch - few cities can compete with Portsmouth's sports opportunities.

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Shopping in Portsmouth

We're home to great independent businesses, so shopping in the city is a real treat.

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Hear from our students

Read stories from our recent graduates about their time in the Faculty of Business and Law, and find out where their degrees have taken them so far.

Precious Mshengu - BA (Hons) Business Enterprise Development

As a mature student and mother, Precious found the perfect balance between her studies and home life to achieve her degree.
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Read Precious's story

Tom Storey - LLB Law with Business

Tom's role as a new father led him to a new career path as a practicing lawyer after completing his law degree.
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Read Tom's story

Vincent Pericard - BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise Development

Vincent's degree helped him kickstart a new career in mental health and business after leaving professional football.
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Read Vincent's story

Angelica Timblick - MA Marketing

Angelica's Master's experience as a mature student saw her overcome challenges and tragedy to chase her dreams.
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Read Angelica's story

I have really enjoyed my time at Portsmouth and if I could turn back time I would come back and do it all again! What really stood out to me was the breadth of commercial and academic experience of the lecturers and their ability to bring the course to life using real world examples.

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Meet our graduates

Ed Adams - BA (Hons) Business Management and Entrepreneurship graduate

Alumnus Ed Adams graduated in 2017 and is now a Director of E-commerce at his own company. Ed discusses building an enterprise society and how the Faculty of Business and Law enabled him to network with alumni in Silicon Valley and helped him to start his own successful business. 

My name is Ed Adams and I am the Director of my own company, I'm an Amazon seller.

I sell Amazon FBA, which is fulfilled by Amazon. I see an exciting product that I really want to push onto the Amazon platform and see the success of products.

Finishing A-levels, I really wanted to get a year out and just go and see the world but I was really keen to come back and do an entrepreneurial course and looking around the UK, Portsmouth just had the perfect course.

In my course of studying business, enterprise and development, I bumped into Zoe Dann, who is the course leader. We're there discussing what I'd like to see in my three years at the University of Portsmouth.

I said I'd really like to have an enterprise society. She said there was one but it's all kind of come to a close, why don't you start one?

I think it was in that same conversation, she kind of finished it off saying, why don't you build a society and take the society to Silicon Valley?

Then that kind of set the foundations, I guess, to what it became. So there's tons of alumni all over the place.

Using LinkedIn, we were able to link up with those guys in the Silicon Valley area. We made appointments with the guys and that kind of led to structuring these interviews with them. We recorded the interviews with these Portsmouth Alumni. I looked up to these people. Speaking to ex-Facebook alumni people that have worked pretty much next to Mark Zuckerberg's office and kind of seeing that their journey from the University of Portsmouth all the way to Silicon Valley and beyond a passion was lit.

To have my business now and to have it up and running and to see it being successful, I think that's credit to the university for putting me on that  path to where I am now.

I think that the University of Portsmouth was there and I was able to lean on those resources, and that was always a bit of guidance and they were really willing to help me get what I needed.

The thing that really motivates me is just to be kind of my own boss, to really be an entrepreneur in my own remit and drive my own business forward. It gets me up in the morning. It's my passion. This is my drive.

Our Faculty of Business and Law alumni

Explore the impact our graduates are having across the globe.

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Meet our graduates

Our students' and academics' achievements and research

Discover how are students, graduates and academics are transforming their knowledge into action, and putting their business and law skills into practice.

Browse our courses

Explore the subjects you can study in the Faculty of Business and Law and find the course for you.

Accounting, economics and finance courses

Prepare for your career in accounting or the financial industry with a degree course that caters to your ambition. Choose a course with accreditations from relevant professional bodies such as the CIMA and the ACCA. 

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Business, management and marketing courses

Develop business knowledge, people management and entrepreneurial skills on our business, management and marketing courses. Earn professional qualifications.

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Law courses

Take your next step into a career in the legal profession, by studying a law degree course with us. Obtain extra professional qualifications while you study, use our industry connections to secure a placement, join our law society, and get in practice with our mock law court.

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Discover our research

Take a closer look at the research work we're doing across our four main research areas.

Business and Management

We're investigating the growth of entrepreneurs and small businesses in an uncertain global economy as well as how to improve business sustainability and implement new products and services. Explore our business & management research.

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We're researching how people, businesses, societies and nations manage and allocate scarce resources such as land, labour or capital. Explore our economics research.

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We're exploring the many ways that laws and the legal system shape society and affect the daily lives of people at all levels within it. Explore our law research.

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We're researching existing and emerging business models and consumer segments to give businesses insight into their markets, customers and more. Explore our marketing research.

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Contact us

To get in touch, please contact our Faculty office. 

+44 (0)23 9284 6970