University of Portsmouth Rankings of University of Portsmouth

Latest ranking updates for University of Portsmouth
  • 27 Apr, 2022: Publication of THE University Impact Rankings - Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG8). Ranking position #101.
  • 27 Apr, 2022: Publication of THE World University Impact Rankings - Times Higher Education. Ranking position #301.
  • 27 Apr, 2022: New edition of THE University Impact Rankings - Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG7). University of Portsmouth ranked #101.
  • 27 Apr, 2022: THE Times Higher Education, UK announced latest results of THE University Impact Rankings - Good Health and Well-Being (SDG3) with University of Portsmouth in position 101.

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.

PROS

  • Learners at Portsmouth often praise the wide variety of courses and programs, with more than 190 undergraduate courses to choose from. At the postgraduate level, students have roughly 188.
  • A common highlight from students is their flexible study modalities, including on -campus, work -based, part -time, distance -learning, or even a mix of any of these options.
  • Ranked in the top 650 worldwide by QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education.

CONS

  • Some students feel that attendance can be low during group projects, which frustrates them because they are left to do the work for the absent students.

Historic rankings in TOP global university rankings

Highest subject rankings for University of Portsmouth

American Studies Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
#12 
Social Studies & Humanities
Information Systems Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
#12 
Computer Science
Pharmacy & Pharmacology The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
#12 
Medicine & Health
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
#17 
Business
Journalism, Publishing & Public Relations The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
#18 
Journalism & Media Studies
Film Production & Photography The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
#20 
Arts Visual & Performing
Criminology The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
#21 
Law
Sports Science The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
#21 
Sports Science
Building Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
#24 
Architecture, Building & Planning
Geology Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
#26 
Natural Sciences

University rankings

    • #38 
    • #301 
    QS Employability Rankings
    [Published 23 September, 2021]
    • #36 
    • #594 
    US News: Best Global Universities
    [Published 25 October, 2021]
    • #4 
    • #101 
    QS 50 under 50
    [Published 24 June, 2020]
    • #42 
    • #394 
    Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
    [Published 04 April, 2022]
    • #9 
    • #132 
    THE Young University Rankings - Times Higher Education
    [Published 15 February, 2022]
    • #32 
    • #648 
    URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
    [Published 15 December, 2021]
    • #42 
    • #597 
    RUR World University Rankings
    [Published 04 March, 2022]
    • #49 
    • #651 
    RUR Reputation Ranking
    [Published 16 September, 2021]
    • #38 
    • #494 
    RUR Research Performance Ranking
    [Published 16 September, 2020]
    • #10 
    • #62 
    StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
    [Published 06 September, 2021]
    • #36 
    • #535 
    Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
    [Published 01 January, 2022]
    • #37 
    • #301 
    THE World University Impact Rankings - Times Higher Education
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #13 
    • #101 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Good Health and Well-Being (SDG3)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #19 
    • #101 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG7)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #18 
    • #101 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG8)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]

Subject rankings

Architecture, Building & Planning

    • #34 
    • #43 
    Architecture
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #37 
    • #46 
    Architecture
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #19 
    • #24 
    Building
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #29 
    • #35 
    Building and Town and Country Planning
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #38 
    • #52 
    Art & Design
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #39 
    • #43 
    Creative Writing
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #17 
    • #20 
    Film Production & Photography
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]

Business

    • #32 
    • #44 
    Accounting & Finance
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #30 
    • #45 
    Accounting & Finance
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #52 
    • #501 
    Business & Management Studies
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #48 
    • #60 
    Business, Management & Marketing
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #11 
    • #17 
    Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #30 
    • #201 
    Management
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]

Computer Science

    • #59 
    • #81 
    Computer Science
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #64 
    • #83 
    Computer Science & Information Systems
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #44 
    • #651 
    Computer Science & Information Systems
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #10 
    • #12 
    Information Systems
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]

Design

    • #46 
    • #55 
    Design & Crafts
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #29 
    • #34 
    Fashion & Textiles
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]

Education

    • #59 
    • #76 
    Education
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #67 
    • #82 
    Education
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #36 
    • #401 
    Education
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]

Engineering

    • #29 
    • #37 
    Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #24 
    • #31 
    Chemical Engineering
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #27 
    • #40 
    Civil Engineering
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #22 
    • #29 
    Engineering Chemical
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #29 
    • #40 
    Engineering Civil
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #41 
    • #52 
    Engineering Electronic & Electrical
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #36 
    • #48 
    Engineering Mechanical
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #36 
    • #49 
    Mechanical Engineering
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]

Journalism & Media Studies

    • #14 
    • #18 
    Journalism, Publishing & Public Relations
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]

Languages & Literature

    • #57 
    • #70 
    English
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #34 
    • #251 
    English Language & Literature
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #39 
    • #53 
    Modern Languages & Linguistics
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]

Law

    • #17 
    • #21 
    Criminology
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #31 
    • #39 
    Criminology
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #23 
    • #33 
    Law
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #31 
    • #42 
    Law
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #5 
    • #76 
    Law
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]

Mathematics

    • #45 
    • #56 
    Mathematics
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #52 
    • #65 
    Mathematics
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]

Medicine & Health

    • #10 
    • #18 
    Anatomy & Physiology
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #27 
    • #34 
    Anatomy & Physiology
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #36 
    • #43 
    Health Professions
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #28 
    • #44 
    Nursing
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #7 
    • #12 
    Pharmacy & Pharmacology
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]

Natural Sciences

    • #41 
    • #56 
    Biological Sciences
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #9 
    • #73 
    Biological Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #48 
    • #909 
    Biological Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #26 
    • #34 
    Earth & Marine Sciences
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #19 
    • #26 
    Geology
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #18 
    • #151 
    Geology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #79 
    • #247 
    Physical Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #27 
    • #37 
    Physics
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #19 
    • #201 
    Physics
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #19 
    • #301 
    Physics
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #22 
    • #301 
    Physics & Astronomy
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #11 
    • #12 
    American Studies
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #17 
    • #21 
    Anthropology
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #19 
    • #27 
    Economics
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #43 
    • #56 
    Economics
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #45 
    • #401 
    Economics
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #44 
    • #501 
    Economics & Econometrics
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #32 
    • #41 
    Geography & Environmental Studies
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #46 
    • #60 
    History
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #71 
    • #85 
    History
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #48 
    • #60 
    Politics
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #53 
    • #65 
    Politics
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #34 
    • #44 
    Psychology
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #44 
    • #60 
    Psychology
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #37 
    • #301 
    Psychology
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #44 
    • #477 
    Psychology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #48 
    • #401 
    Social Sciences
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #37 
    • #47 
    Social Work
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #39 
    • #48 
    Social Work
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #32 
    • #43 
    Sociology
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #60 
    • #72 
    Sociology
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]

Sports Science

    • #17 
    • #21 
    Sports Science
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #38 
    • #51 
    Sports Science
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees

Student Reviews for University of Portsmouth

Student satisfaction:
4.2 (based on 225 student reviews)

“I had an unforgettable time at Portsmouth University. The quality of tuition, facilities and post-graduation job prospects were unbeatable. My special praise is reserved for the lecturers at Portsmouth, who were consistently kind and supportive throughout my stay here. I would recommend this university to friends and family.”

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TEF Award For Teaching and Student Outcomes

University of Portsmouth did not participate
What does it measure?
TEF stands for "Teaching Excellence and Student Outcome Framework". The award is based on an assessment of undergraduate studies only.
It is primarily based on following criteria:
  • Student satisfaction
    This is based on data of the National Student Survey (NSS). In our section on student reviews you find detailed uptodate NSS survey results of University of Portsmouth.
  • Continuation / Dropout rates
    The percentage of students that continue their studies from year to year is based on data of the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).
  • Employment outcomes
    The percentage of students who after graduation either proceeded to further studies or are in highly skilled employment.
How does this compare to other universities?
Among all UK universities and colleges:
  • 72 received TEF Gold
  • 132 received TEF Silver
  • 56 received TEF Bronze
  • 175 received a provisional award.
Source: Office for students (last updated May 26, 2021)

StuDocu Student Reviews

StuDocu has published the StuDocu World University Ranking, which is entirely based on student reviews. Over 100.000 students have reviewed over 1500 universities worldwide. University of Portsmouth is ranked in position 349 for Europe. Below you can find the 16 sub-ratings of University of Portsmouth in comparison to the averages among all universities in England UK. For illustrative purposes we have transferred the original 10 point scale into a 5 star scale.

Studies
Overall score
3.9
Quality of Courses/Teaching
3.7
Employer Recruiting & Career Services
3.6
Financial Aid
2.9
Studying Remotely
3.5
Feeling of Inclusivity
3.9
Leisure
Quality of Life
3.7
Student Clubs/Associations
3.9
Sports Culture
3.9
Dating Scene
2.9
Campus
Common Areas & Sports Facilities
3.7
Safety on Campus
3.9
Location
4.5
Accessibility for Disabled Students
3.9
Food on Campus
3.3
Housing
3.4

NSS Aggregate Student reviews

Below you see the results of University of Portsmouth for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK universities.

Overall student satisfaction: 72 (2103 respondents)

The NSS is commissioned by the <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/student-information-and-data/national-student-survey-nss">Office for Students</a>

THE Student Experience Survey by Times Higher Education

Times Higher Education has surveyed 20251 undergraduate students in the UK about their study experience. 208 students of University of Portsmouth participated in the survey.

Below you'll find the results for each of the survey questions for University of Portsmouth in comparison to the average for all UK universities.

Overall score: 75.1

Data is from 2018 which was the last year for which the survey was published. Survey was discontinued after 2018. Details of Methodology

TOP 10 Best rated degree courses of University of Portsmouth

  Course
1 Operating Department Practice - BSc 100/100 (13 student reviews)
2 Palaeontology - BSc 94/100 (9 student reviews)
3 Photography - BA 91/100 (22 student reviews)
4 Law with International Relations - LLB 91/100 (5 student reviews)
5 Musical Theatre - BA 90/100 (14 student reviews)
6 Music Technology - BSc 90/100 (14 student reviews)
7 Sports Management and Development - BSc 88/100 (11 student reviews)
8 English and Creative Writing - BA 87/100 (12 student reviews)
9 Engineering Geology and Geotechnics - BEng 87/100 (9 student reviews)
10 Childhood and Youth Studies with Criminology - BA 86/100 (26 student reviews)

TOP 10 highest earning degree courses of University of Portsmouth

Key facts

Institution type:
Public
campus setting:
Other campus
Academic calendar:
Semesters
Programs:
Presential, study abroad
Facilities:
Library, sports facilities
University Size:
 students: 25515; staff: 1490
religious affiliation:
No
Admissions:
Men and women (coed), yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Foundation year:
1992
students:
25515
undergraduates:
21090
postgraduates:
4425
academic staff:
1490
Telephone:
+44 23 9284 8484
Fax:
+44 (23) 9284 3082
Address:
University House, Winston Churchill Avenue
PO1 2UP, Portsmouth
England UK
Website:
https://www.port.ac.uk/
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    12/14
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    13/14
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FAQ

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University of Portsmouth ranks for Social Studies & Humanities (American Studies) #1 among universities in Portsmouth and #11 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'Good University Guide by Subject - The Times'. See all rankings of University of Portsmouth.

University of Portsmouth ranks for Business (Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism) #1 among universities in Portsmouth and #11 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'Good University Guide by Subject - The Times'. See all rankings of University of Portsmouth.

University of Portsmouth ranks for Computer Science (Information Systems) #1 among universities in Portsmouth and #10 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'Good University Guide by Subject - The Times'. See all rankings of University of Portsmouth.

University of Portsmouth ranks for Law (Criminology) #1 among universities in Portsmouth and #17 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject'. See all rankings of University of Portsmouth.

University of Portsmouth ranks for Mathematics (Mathematics) #1 among universities in Portsmouth and #45 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject'. See all rankings of University of Portsmouth.

University of Portsmouth ranks for Engineering (Engineering Chemical) #1 among universities in Portsmouth and #22 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject'. See all rankings of University of Portsmouth.

University of Portsmouth ranks for Medicine & Health (Pharmacy & Pharmacology) #1 among universities in Portsmouth and #7 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject'. See all rankings of University of Portsmouth.

University of Portsmouth ranks for Architecture, Building & Planning (Building) #1 among universities in Portsmouth and #19 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'Good University Guide by Subject - The Times'. See all rankings of University of Portsmouth.

University of Portsmouth ranks for Sports Science (Sports Science) #1 among universities in Portsmouth and #17 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject'. See all rankings of University of Portsmouth.

University of Portsmouth ranks for Arts Visual & Performing (Film Production & Photography) #1 among universities in Portsmouth and #17 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject'. See all rankings of University of Portsmouth.

University of Portsmouth ranks for Natural Sciences (Geology) #1 among universities in Portsmouth and #19 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'Good University Guide by Subject - The Times'. See all rankings of University of Portsmouth.

University of Portsmouth ranks for Education (Education) #1 among universities in Portsmouth and #59 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject'. See all rankings of University of Portsmouth.

University of Portsmouth ranks for Languages & Literature (Modern Languages & Linguistics) #1 among universities in Portsmouth and #39 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject'. See all rankings of University of Portsmouth.

University of Portsmouth ranks for Design (Fashion & Textiles) #1 among universities in Portsmouth and #29 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject'. See all rankings of University of Portsmouth.

University of Portsmouth ranks for Journalism & Media Studies (Journalism, Publishing & Public Relations) #1 among universities in Portsmouth and #14 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject'. See all rankings of University of Portsmouth.