Over 19000 students, including 3000 from over 100 countries, are supported by over 3000 staff. Portsmouth Univeristy offers superb facilities in a vibrant waterfront location – a university by the sea but in the heart of one of Britain’s most historic cities.
Portsmouth University Term Dates
Please note that some universities have decided to adopt slightly different semester term dates to those shown here and it is therefore advisable to contact the individual university to confirm their dates.
The main Guildhall campus, dotted around the city centre, has undergone extensive redevelopment with the establishment of a University Quarter.
Portsmouth University is a research-active university with wide range of activities across many subjects. Areas of international excellence include the Institute of Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences, the Centre for European and International Research and the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation.
Portsmouth is a vibrant waterfront city on the south coast, full of character. If you are looking for a friendly, compact city, where everything is within easy reach, Portsmouth is the ideal choice. You will really have the best of both worlds when living here; most of the University buildings are located in the heart of the city, while four miles of seafront is only a short walk away, great for spending your free time outside of lectures.
The city is also only 90 minutes to London by train and Southampton airport is also nearby, great for UK and European destinations. A lively, waterfront city, Portsmouth really has a lot to offer and is a great place to make your home.
Gunwharf Quays, the impressive harbour-side complex is also centrally located and a great place for shopping and entertainment. It's easy to get around the city too; it is compact and flat making it great for walking or cycling.
If you fancy travelling further afield, the harbour's ferry port offers a number of cross-channel ferry routes to France, Spain and the Channel Islands. Or closer to home, you can hop on the hovercraft or ferry to the Isle of Wight, home to the Isle of Wight Festival, great for a day out or a short half term break away.
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