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The University of Portsmouth can trace its history back to 1869 and the formation of the Portsmouth and Gosport School of Science and the Arts. Portsmouth is a coastal town, and its dependence on shipping meant that the principal focus of this college was the training of engineers and dock workers. As the city developed after the Second World War, maritime industry became less prominent in the area and the college diversified. It was renamed Portsmouth Polytechnic in the 1960s, and grew to be one of the biggest such institutions in the country. University status was granted to Portsmouth in 1992, when the institution began to validate its own degrees (degrees had previously been validated by the Council for National Academic Awards).

  • student satisfaction -Portsmouth University at 88% this year and since 2006, we've beaten the national average too. 

  • Excellence in teaching- that teaching is rated Gold, the highest rating by the Teching Excellence Framework (TEF).

  • rankings- we're ranked 21st in the UK (The Guardian University Guide 2020) and 1st for boosting graduate salaries (The Economist,2017).

  • Excellence in research- 78% of our research is rated 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent'.

Programmes Available

Undergraduate & Postgraduate 

Accounting, Economic & finances 
Architecture & Surveying 
Biological Sciences 
Business, Management and Marketing 
Childhood, Youth Studies and Education 
Computer Games , Animation and Digital Technologies 
Criminology and Forensic Studies 
Drama , Music and Performing 
Earth Sciences 
English and Creatives Writing 
Fashion , Photography , Graphic Arts and Design 
Film and Television 
Geography and environmental Science 
Healthcare and social Care 
History , Politics , International Relations and sociology 
Mathematics and physics 
Media and Journalism 
Sport Science

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