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'.
Undergraduate & Postgraduate
Accounting, Economic & finances
Architecture & Surveying
Business, Management and Marketing
Childhood, Youth Studies and Education
Computer Games , Animation and Digital Technologies
Criminology and Forensic Studies
Drama , Music and Performing
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