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University of Portsmouth


The University of Portsmouth goes back to 1908 and is an open university based in Portsmouth. It officially got university status in 1992 and now is considered one of the leading institutions of higher education across the world. The university provides several programs across topics such as mechanical engineering, politics, criminology, paleontology, pharmacy, and more. The university has two campuses – Langstone Campus and University Quarter. The Langston Campus is situated in Milton area while the University Quarter campus can be found in the Portsmouth Guidhall area.  

University Quarter is the larger of the two and has tonnes of university buildings which are scattered around the city centre. The other campus is where you will find facilities such as the restaurant and accommodation as well as the sport’s ground. The university has 5 faculties and 29 departments. These faculties include Technology, Science, Creative and Cultural Industries, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Business and Law. The university provides more than 150 postgraduate programs and 200 undergraduate programs.  

Postgraduate Programs They Run 

As mentioned above, the university has more than 150 postgraduate programs. These programs cover topics such as finance, biology, computing, languages, science, business, civil engineering, animation, and more. Some of the courses are able to be completed part-time and offer distance learning options. The degrees provide the following awards: Master of Science (MSc), Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Master of Art (MA), Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert), Master of Law (LLM), Master of Research (MRes) and more.  

Admissions Process 

Full-time undergraduate students should make their application by visiting Here you will need to register and then you can start filling out your application. It is vital to ensure you are including the correct institution and course codes, you can find these on the University of Portsmouth website. The university will be in contact with you in the following weeks once they have reviewed your application. Those looking to study part-time or distance learning courses can apply by navigating to the ‘Apply Now’ button on the relevant course page on the university’s website. Postgraduate applicants and international applicants can apply in the same way. Once the university has reviewed your application, they may request further information or offer you a place on the course.  


The University of Portsmouth has its own halls of residence for students who are seeking out accommodation. They have numerous different halls which have different kinds of rooms from standard rooms to studios and larger rooms. The prices vary depending on what kind of room you book. The vast majority are self-catered and have en-suite bathrooms. Your room is likely to contain a bed, wardrobe, and en-suite bathroom as well as a study area with a desk and chair. There are also laundry facilities on-site, 24-hour security, and a common room with games and a shared kitchen. Most of the halls are in close proximity of the campus, taking no longer than a 10-minute walk. You can apply for accommodation here online by visiting their accommodation application portal.  

Scholarships and Financial Support 

The University of Portsmouth has a number of scholarships and bursaries available to help students in paying their tuition fees. Some of these are able to partly or fully fund the costs of your study. These can be used alongside student loans also. Some of the bursaries available include the University of Portsmouth Bursary, Care Leavers Bursary, Sanctuary Scholarship, Sports Scholarship, Young Carers Bursary, and more. For more information on who is eligible and how to apply, visit the University of Portsmouth website.  

Contact Info 

For general enquiries, call +44 (0)23 9284 4444 

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