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Portsmouth University

Address: Winston Churchill Ave, Portsmouth PO1 2UP, United Kingdom

Description Portsmouth University

  • Location: Portsmouth, United Kingdom
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Founded: in 1869
  • Total number of students: 23,500 people, including 12,7% of foreign students
  • Educational programs: Foundation, Bachelor's, Master's, Pre-Masters, MBA, International Year One

The prestigious University of Portsmouth was founded in 1869 and was originally intended for the formation of future engineers, dock workers and shipbuilders, specialists of the British Navy (naval). The list of offered disciplines began to expand after the end of the Second World War: the university drew attention to specialties that quickly became more popular, expanded options for studying, updated equipment, re-equipped the campus. The second major modernization was carried out in the 1990-2000s - on the campus appeared:

  • Dental Academy (the last year of which students study at the prestigious King's College London)
  • Climate laboratories (ideally suited for the study of sports, accredited by the Olympic Medical Center)
  • Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation
  • Research Center for Brain Tumor
  • Prototype laboratory with machines that work directly with computer files
  • Pharmaceutical production
  • Business

Every year, the University of Portsmouth graduates more than 600 specialists in such popular fields as paramedicine, medical technology and radiography. According to The Times (2013), the university occupies an honourable 29th place in the national ranking.

Each educational program includes a large practical unit, various assignments and studies, as a result of which students can acquire valuable skills in order to be graduated from the university by studied specialists. For practical studying, the necessary equipment, resources and audiences have been prepared: there are special halls for court sessions, equipped rooms, closest to the hospital wards, crime investigation points, radio newscasting points, etc.

Porthmouth University is particularly proud of its famous business school, recognized as the best in the region and included in the TOP-20 in the country: it teaches effective and modern bachelor's and master's programs. The business school is located in a separate high-tech building and is fully equipped with all the necessary innovative equipment and technology. Excellent partnerships have been established with many British and global corporations, private and public, state-owned companies: business school teachers are often invited to consult specialists, to develop various projects and conduct profile research. The companies with which the school and the university cooperate provide excellent opportunities for students for internships and practice: this is a great chance not only to obtain valuable skills, but also to establish useful contacts and connections that significantly help in further employment.

The business school is accredited by the most famous and prestigious agencies:

  • Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • Institute for Quality Assessment (IQA)
  • Trade unions of logisticians, accountants, marketers and lawyers
  • AMBA (The Association of MBA's) - this school has been accredited since 2007, it gives it the right to enter the narrow list of the best business schools in the UK (only 38 out of 100 profile institutions of the country have such a high status).

The MBA program is offered at the business school: its duration is 12 months (full-time education only), the beginning of classes in September. Applicants must provide a diploma of higher education in related specialty (bachelor's, master's), resume and feedback from employers (need at least 3 years of work experience, as well as age from 25 years and older), and demonstrate a high level of English (IELTS from 6.5, that is, from 6.0 points for each section). In addition, the school may offer the applicant to take the GMAT test, but this is not an obligatory condition.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Portsmouth University

Program name

The program for obtaining the first diploma of higher education is designed for 3 years, you can begin your studies in September or January. The September set is carried out with the help of the national UCAS system (the application must be submitted by the end of May), but the January set is carried out by the university's full admission committee.

In the business school, the bachelor's program is represented by 38 directions, in demand in the modern world and popular among employers. In general, the bachelor's programs at the university are incredibly diverse and numerous:

  • Accounting
  • American Studies
  • Animation
  • Applied Medical Technology
  • Architecture
  • Biology / Biochemistry / Biomedical Science
  • Building Services Technology
  • Business / Business Administration
  • Business Economics
  • Business Enterprise Development
  • Business Information Systems / Technology
  • Business Studies / Business and Management
  • Communication Systems
  • Computer Games Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Computing and Entertainment Technology
  • Construction Engineering Management
  • Creative Computing Technologies
  • Creative Writing and Drama
  • Criminology and Forensic Studies / Psychology
  • Cyber ​​Technology
  • Diagnostic Radiography
  • Digital Forensic
  • Digital Media
  • EBusiness / Commerce and Internet Systems
  • Earth Sciences
  • Economics
  • Economics, Finance and Banking
  • Education
  • Emergency Care Practice
  • Engineering (Civil, Computer, Electronic, Mechanical)
  • Engineering Geology and Geotechnics
  • English Studies / English and Media Studies
  • Enterprise in Computer Game Technology
  • Environmental Science
  • European Studies and International Relations
  • Film Studies
  • Finance and Business
  • Forensic Biology and Biochemistry
  • Genome Science
  • Geography / Human Geography
  • Geology
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resource
  • Management ICT Operations and Support
  • International Business Studies
  • International Development Studies
  • International Finance and Trade
  • International Journalism and Languages
  • International Relations
  • International Trade, Logistics and English
  • Internet Technology
  • Journalism
  • Journalism and Entertainment Technology
  • Journalism and International Relations
  • Journalism and Media Studies
  • Languages ​​and International Trade
  • Languages ​​and Law
  • Law
  • Law and Business / European Studies
  • Logistics and Transportation
  • Marine Environmental Science
  • Marine Sports Technology
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics with Computing
  • Mathematics for Finance and Management
  • Media Studies
  • Music and Sound Technology
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Photography
  • Politics
  • Politics and Sociology
  • Property Development / Marketing
  • Psychology
  • Security Technology
  • Sociology
  • Sociology with Psychology
  • Software Engineering
  • Sports Development
  • Sports Science
  • Systems and Technology for Financial Service
  • Television and Film Production
  • Video and Broadcasting
  • Water Sports Science.

The cost of the academic year at Porthmouth University depends on the chosen program and specialty.

The business school offers more than 30 specialties, and in general the university works on the following postgraduate programs:

  • Architecture
  • Architecture and Environment
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomedical Science
  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • Business and Computer Studies
  • Business Economics
  • Business Economics, Finance and Banking
  • Business Economics with eBanking
  • Business Law
  • Business Management
  • Business and Management
  • Coaching and Development
  • Communication Network Planning and Management
  • Communication Network Admin and Management
  • Computer Animation / Games Technology
  • Construction Project Management
  • Contaminated Land
  • Corporate Governance and Law
  • Counter Fraud and Counter Corruption Studies
  • Creative and Computational Sound
  • Creative Technologies and Enterprise
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Cultural and Tourism Management
  • Digital Media
  • Economics and Business Forecasting
  • Economics for Business
  • Ecotourism
  • Education and Training Management
  • ELearning Technologies
  • Engineering (Civil, Computer, Electronic, Mechanical, Software)
  • Engineering and Management
  • European Law and Policy
  • European Studies
  • Film and Television
  • Finance
  • Finance Decision Analysis
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Geohazard Assessment
  • Heritage and Museum Studies
  • History
  • Historic Building Conservation
  • Human Resource Management / Development
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • International Business and English
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Internet Management and Engineering
  • Internet Systems Development
  • Knowledge Management
  • Law
  • Leadership and Management
  • Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
  • Logistics and Optimization
  • Marine Resource Economics
  • Maritime Studies
  • Marketing
  • Marketing (Digital Media)
  • Marketing Management
  • Marketing Analysis
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management
  • Organization Development and Neuro Linguistic Technologies
  • Organisational Excellence
  • Performance: Directing and Writing
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Professional Practice Architecture
  • Project Management
  • Project Management and Leadership
  • Property Development
  • Psychological Research Methods
  • Psychological Research Methods and the Study of Emotion
  • Psychological Research Methods in Communication and Language
  • Public Administration
  • Real-Time Media Communications
  • Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management
  • Sales Management
  • Social Work
  • Sports Performance
  • Strategic Information Systems
  • Strategic Quality Management
  • Technical Communication
  • Technology Management
  • Training Management and Consultancy
  • Translation Studies.

The duration of the studying is 12 months: those students who have already obtained higher education (bachelor's degree in related specialty) can obtain a diploma and a master's degree.

The cost of the academic year at Porthmouth University depends on the chosen program and specialty.

from 7 300 £ / semester

One-year program is aimed at preparing students for higher education in English-speaking countries. It is not as profound and complex as the two-year A-level and IB, but it also takes less time, which allows the graduates of Russian schools not to lose a lot of time when translating for education abroad. Foundation is not accepted by all British universities (for example, Oxbridge and other Universities of the Russel Group do not consider it sufficiently academic for prospective students), but Porthmouth University fully accepts the Foundation certificate from applicants for bachelor's programs.

Offered specialties and directions are:

  • Finance and accounting
  • Architecture and design
  • Business
  • Computer techologies
  • Creative technologies
  • Engineering
  • Hotel management
  • Right
  • Policy
  • International relationships
  • Mathematics
  • Science.

The cost of the academic year at Porthmouth University depends on the chosen program and specialty.

from 11 800 £ / year

A very convenient course is designed for foreign and in particular Russian schoolchildren. The program of the university preparation is designed for 1 academic year (3 terms), and in case of successful completion and high achievement the student is offered a place immediately in the second year of the chosen specialty (especially this transition is used in business areas, finance, management and marketing). This is a great opportunity not to lose time when transferring to an overseas institution: for 1 academic year, students will be able to significantly improve their language level, to deepen and update knowledge and skills, to acquire valuable studying experience in the UK and to adapt to the new academic environment.

Offered specialties and directions are:

  • Finance and accounting
  • Architecture and design
  • Business
  • Computer techologies
  • Creative technologies
  • Engineering
  • Hotel management
  • Right
  • Policy
  • International relationships
  • Mathematics
  • Science.

The cost of the academic year at Porthmouth University depends on the chosen program and specialty.

Accommodation and food

Students can book a place for themselves in one of the student residences in sufficient numbers located in the city: some of them are located directly near Porthmouth University, the part is approximately 15 minutes away by a free student bus. Each room includes amenities (bathroom and toilet), high-speed Internet, cable TV (50+ channels), a cozy small kitchen. Mostly single rooms.

Please note that accommodation is charged separately, in addition to the course. In addition to accommodation and meals, this amount includes teaching aids, books and materials, transportation costs and a certain amount for personal, pocket expenses.

Subjects, specialties

Subjects list: Accounting, architecture, art, Art and design, Biological sciences, biology, Biomolecular, chemical engineering, Business and management, civil engineering, Civil engineering, computer techologies, criminology, ecology, English, Filmmaking, Finance and economics, geography, journalism, jurisprudence, maths, Media sphere, Medical sciences, modern languages, pedagogy, physics, psychology, Regional geography, social work, sports science

Equipment Portsmouth University

The Porthmouth University campus is located in the seaside town of Portmouth near Bournemouth and Brighton (the south coast of England), the journey to London takes about 1.5 hours. Portmouth is an unusually beautiful, cozy and well-groomed city: there is an old harbor, a spacious pier and a promenade for walks, where many restaurants, bars, cafes and hotels are located. There are large shopping centers and malls in the city, cozy antique shops, and the symbol of the city is the Spinnaker Tower, offering observation platforms on 3 levels with a breathtaking panoramic view of the city and the sea. In the southern part of the city you can find many spacious sandy beaches, and in half an hour you can reach the picturesque Isle of Wight. It was in Portsmouth that the famous writer Charles Dickens was born, for some time lived Rudyard Kipling and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

The university district itself is located in the central part of the old town, just a few minutes' walk from the bustling shopping and entertainment district of Gunwharf Quays. Not far from the university there are numerous student residences, there are also hostels about 15 minutes away - free student buses run constantly, which are easily distinguished by a special colour scheme.

Term dates and fees

The cost of the academic year at Porthmouth University depends on the chosen program and specialty.

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Applicants to the University of Portsmouth or business school must submit the following documents:

  • Completed registration application form (sample can be found on the official website)
  • Copy of the diploma of education + a report card with marks (the translation must be notarized)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Bank statement confirming the availability of sufficient funds
  • Certificate of passing the international English language exam (IELTS preferred)
  • Motivational letter written by the student himself.

If a student enters the PhD program, then the prospective research topic, as well as the future stages and structure of the work, should be sent to the admission committee.

Please note that the main package of documents can be sent to the university before passing the language testing: the received certificate can be sent already when the offer for admission is received (in this case the selection committee will focus on academic indicators in the first place).

Conveniently, Porthmouth University does not put hard time limits for applications - places are filled in gradually, and if there are vacant seats on the chosen course, you can be enrolled regardless of the deadline for receiving the application.

Usually, upon admission, the following IELTS language exam results are accepted:

  • Foundation = not lower than 5.5 (in each section and the total score)
  • Undergraduate = from 6.0
  • Masters = 6.0-7.0
  • Pre -Masters = 6.0
  • MBA = 6.5 (not less than 6.0 in each block).

Scholarships Portsmouth University

Scholarships for students of master's programs can cover up to 40% of the cost of study, but MBA participants, especially those who are successful in studies, can receive a scholarship that covers expenses 100%. Also for students of preparatory programs that demonstrate excellent academic performance, a special discount is provided - one term can be studied free of charge in a year.


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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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