In 1908 the Park building opened as a Municipal college and public library. The focus was on chemistry and engineering. The roots of the University can be traced back even further to the Portsmouth and Gosport School of Science and the Arts.
By the late 80s, Portsmouth Polytechnic had become one of the largest and best performing polytechnics in the UK.
All of our undergraduates will get opportunities to make them stand out from the crowd. You can:
We are committed to teaching that is excellent, innovative and inspiring!
Achieve your PhD, MPhil, MD or Professional Doctorate with the University of Portsmouth. We also offer MRes options.
Our Graduate School will support you throughout your research. You will have access to our Development Programme including workshops, special interest groups and e-learning resources to help extend your knowledge and skills.
You can study in the following subject areas:
We prepare you for the real world of employment with ongoing careers support from the moment you start, to several years after you finish.Get experience while you're a student. Work experience comes in all shapes and sizes:
Finding a job
Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a PhD at University of Portsmouth!
For those times when you would like to improve your academic skills or need support and advice with any issue, however large or small, help is at hand from our friendly, professional Student Advice Services. Should you require health and medical care, a full doctors practice is situated next to the Nuffield Centre in the middle of campus and we can also give you a comprehensive list of local surgeries.What is University of Portsmouth offering:
Thereís a huge range of student accommodation options at Portsmouth, whether you choose to live in our halls of residence or in private rented accommodation. Where you choose to live will depend on the experience youíre looking for, your budget and how independent you want to be.
The University Library provides integrated library and information services in support of the University's overall aims and objectives, as embodied in the mission statement and strategic plan. Paying due regard to the need for cost effectiveness, the University Library will continue to be responsive to user demand and proactive in the development of services and use of new technology.
Make the most of our two sports centres and outdoor sports complex including:
The Studentsí Union is there to promote your rights and look after your well-being throughout your university years. Itís run for the students, by the students.The Students' Union:
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.