University of Portsmouth
Key Course Facts
Staff in the School of Creative Technologies have a wide range of interests across this multidisciplinary area. Therefore it is not surprising that the active research covers a surprising range of topics from the highly artistic (soft) to the highly technical (hard). The soft research is still technologically based - it is mostly about understanding how technology is being, or will be, used to support creative areas such as animation; jazz innovation; web-usage and figurative language. The hard research is about developing the technology itself to support a range of new applications, particularly related to teaching and training. For example, there is research into developing intelligent agents to simulate complex interactions on different devices (e.g. mobiles) or through virtual reality environments: some of this research involves human behaviour representation in intelligent agent systems. Another example is research into improving the technology supporting asset management in the broadcasting industry.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- All Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Creative Technologies, PhD, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
A minimum of a second-class 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 are 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
Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022