University of Portsmouth Admissions

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The University of Portsmouth is a public university located in the heart of the UK’s only island city, Portsmouth. It has the highest gold rating among the universities in the South-East region of the United Kingdom. The University of Portsmouth is an academically excellent university that offers courses in almost all fields – from Business to Film Production. With more than 28,000 students enrolled, the University of Portsmouth welcomes international students from around 160 countries. With a great acceptance rate of more than 70% for international students, it has become a lot easier for students to get admission to the University of Portsmouth. If you want to pursue a degree that comes along with an employment guarantee, then this is the best choice for you as 9 out 0f 10 of its graduates are in professional roles or further studies. Read the whole blog to know more about the courses offered, the admission process and more. 

University Name University of Portsmouth
Founded  1870
Type  Public
Motto (English) Let us follow the Light
Location Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Campus Urban
Number of Campuses 2
Student Population Over 28,000
International Students Over 5,000
Popular Courses Accounting, Business, Science, Engineering 
Acceptance Rate 79%
Employment Rate 88%
Intake January September

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The University of Portsmouth has not only achieved a Gold rating for teaching excellence but also has been ranked by the prestigious World University Rankings. The table below mentions the rankings achieved by the University of Portsmouth, national and international:

QS World University Rankings 2022 #651-700
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 #501–600
Center for World University Rankings 2022 #908
Good University Guide 2022 (The Times and Sunday Times) #88 out of 132

*The Good University Guide 2022 Ranking is the national ranking of the University of Portsmouth compiled by The Times and Sunday Times.

Course Offered

Depending on the level at which you wish to take admission, the University Portsmouth offers courses for Foundation Year, Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research/PhD Degrees.


  1. Accounting and Finance
  2. Architecture, Design and Fashion
  3. Business and Management
  4. Computing
  5. Engineering
  6. Law, Politics and International Relations
  7. Mathematics
  8. Media and Games Technologies
  9. Property and Surveying
  10. Science

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UG Courses

The table below mentions the number of courses offered in the following subjects:

Subjects Number of Courses
Arts and Humanities 56
Life Sciences and Medicine 25
Social Sciences and Management 101
Natural Sciences 25
Engineering and Technology 59

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PG Courses

The table below mentions the courses offered in the following subjects for a PG degree:

Subjects Number of Courses
Engineering and Technology 38
Business and Management 33
Social Sciences and Management 89
Life Sciences and Medicine 12
Arts and Humanities 40

Research/PhD Courses

Mentioned below are the most preferred Research/PhD courses for international students:

  1. Accounting PhD, MPhil
  2. Business and Management
  3. English Literature
  4. Law
  5. Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Biomedical Sciences
  6. Science and Health

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Course Duration
BA Hons Accounting with Finance 3 Years
MSc Accounting and Finance 1 Year
Business and Management BA (Hons) 3 Years
Biology BSc (Hons) 3 Years
Biological Sciences MPhil and PhD 2 Years – 3 Years
Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons)/MEng 3 Years
MSc Mechanical Engineering 1 Year
LLB (Hons) Law 3 Years

Eligibility Requirements

Before applying for admission at the University of Portsmouth, you must ensure that you fulfil the eligibility criteria for your course.

  1. UG Degrees: Students with an average of 75% or above in the 12 Standard (State Board) examinations or 70% in the Central Board.
  2. PG Degrees: Students with a bachelor’s degree with at least 2nd Class Honors.
  3. PhD/Research: Masters degree with a Research Proposal to be submitted by the student.

*No specific mark requirements are mentioned for PhD/Research Courses.

English Language Requirement for Admission at University of Portsmouth


  1. Foundation: IELTS band 5.5, with no component below 5.5
  2. UG: IELTS band 6.0, with no component below 5.5
  3. PG: IELTS band 6.5–7.0, with no component below 6.0

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*The University of Portsmouth accepts an overall score of 75% or above in English on the India Higher Secondary Certificate/Standard 12, IELTS, IGCSE and other English certificates.


Following are the minimum score TOEFL score requirements for various courses.

Course Level Reading Writing Speaking Listening Overall
Foundation 18 12 20 17 72
UG 18 17 29 17 79
PG 20 20 21 19 91

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Here are the accepted overall and component-wise minimum PTE scores for admission at the University of Portsmouth.

Course Level Min. Overall Score Min. Score in Each Component
Foundation 51 51
UG 54 51
PG 61 54

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Documents Required

Given below is the list of documents you will need for admission at the University of Portsmouth.

  1. All official academic transcripts
  2. Passport 
  3. Visa
  4. Updated CV/Resume 
  5. Research Proposal (PhD/Research Courses)
  6. English Language Proficiency Test Scores i.e IELTS, TOEFL etc.
  7. Letter of Recommendations
  8. Statement of Purpose
  9. TB Test Certificate
  10. Financial statements

University of Portsmouth Admission Process

If you wish to study at the University of Portsmouth. You can call our Leverage Edu experts at 1800 572 000 to find out about the application process! Here’s an easy 4-step process to start with your application process:

  1. Select the Course: Call our Leverage Edu student counsellors at 1800 572 000 to shortlist your Bachelor’s or Masters or PhD Courses with the help of our trusted AI Course Finder. The experts will then commence your application process for the University of Portsmouth through our common dashboard platform.
  2. Gather Documents: The next step is to gather and compile all your documents like SOPs, essays, certificates and LORs and exam scores like IELTS, TOEFL, PTE etc. 
  3. Fill and Submit the application: After submitting your application and all the necessary documents, the experts will then start with the application process for accommodation, Student Visa, and scholarships/student loans
  4. Wait for the offer letter: It’s now time to wait for your offer letter which can take around 4-6 weeks or more.

Cost of Studying

Course Course Fee per year
UG Courses GBP 9,250(INR 9 Lakh)
PG Courses GBP 16,000(INR 16 Lakh)
PhD/Research Courses GBP 13,000(INR 13 Lakh)

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Cost of Living

Cost of Living Amount per academic year
Living in halls of residence GBP 7,200 – GBP 11,240(INR 7 Lakh – INR 11 Lakh)
Living in private rented accommodation GBP 7,800 – GBP 9,640(INR 7 Lakh – INR 9 Lakh)

*The cost of living mentioned above includes bills, food, travel, social costs and rent,

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  1. Vice Chancellor’s Global Development Scholarship
  2. Chancellor’s Global Academic Merit Scholarship
  3. School of the Environment, Geography and Geosciences (SEGG) Scholarship

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What is the application fee for taking admission to the University of Portsmouth?

The application fee is GBP 50 (INR 5K).

What are the Intakes for the University of Portsmouth?

There are two inatakes: January or February, and September or October.

Can I get admission to MSc Accounting and Finance with IELTS 6.0 Bands?

No, you are required to meet the English Language Requirements for PG Courses i.e 6.5–7.0 Bands, with no component below 6.0.

Are you planning to study at the University of Portsmouth? Our Leverage Edu experts will provide you with end-to-end assistance starting from your university application to the time you reach your university and commence your studies. Call us at 1800 57 2000 to book a FREE 30-minutes counselling session today.

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