University of Portsmouth
Key Course Facts
The students are engaged in a variety of research projects, supervised by academic specialists in their fields; students join a lively research culture and have the opportunity to work in a range of research disciplines including neuroscience, respiratory diseases and molecular medicine; the course aims to involve students fully in the research programmes by providing research and professional training, offering supervision, and also by giving learners the opportunity to develop knowledge and transferable skills in ways that equips students for a wide range of careers.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- All Degrees
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A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a master's degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. All applicants subject to interview. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
Positions of University of Portsmouth in top UK and global rankings.
About University of Portsmouth
The University of Portsmouth is located on the United Kingdom’s only island city, Portsmouth. This public university, which was previously known as Portsmouth Polytechnic, forms part of the University Alliance, an organisation whose aim is to promote growth and innovation in the UK by putting an emphasis on links with business and industry.
Student composition of University of Portsmouth
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Plant Biology MPhil||University of Worcester||93%||0%||5%||-||-||84||Worcester||On campus Part-time|
|Biological Sciences PhD||University of Huddersfield||93%||0%||5%||£2362||£5000||84||Huddersfield||On campus Part-time|
|Biology PhD||University of St Andrews||93%||0%||5%||£4260||£19790||84||St Andrews||On campus Full-time|
|Biological Sciences MSc (Res)||University of Bristol||-||-||-||£4565||£24600||-||Bristol||On campus Full-time|
|Mechanistic Biology PhD||The University of York||-||-||-||£4473||£22250||-||York||On campus Full-time|
|Sociology (Bioscience and Society) PhD||The University of York||-||-||-||£4473||£17750||-||York||On campus Part-time|
|Biomedical and Life Sciences PhD||Lancaster University||-||-||-||-||-||-||Lancaster||On campus Full-time|
|Life Sciences MSc (Res) PhD||University of Dundee||-||-||-||-||-||-||Dundee||On campus Full-time|
|Synthetic and Systems Biology PhD||The University of Manchester||-||-||-||-||-||-||Manchester||On campus Full-time|
|Biological Sciences PhD||University of Portsmouth||-||-||-||-||-||-||Portsmouth||On campus Part-time|