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About the University of Portsmouth, UK

The University of Portsmouth prides itself on its excellent reputation for quality teaching and sustained, high levels of student satisfaction.

The University of Portsmouth is one of only four universities in the south east of England to receive the highest 'Gold' rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework – a UK Government scheme that recognises excellent teaching in UK universities.

The Gold-rating sees the University of Portsmouth ranked among the top 20% of the 299 universities, colleges and alternative providers that entered the Teaching Excellence Framework.

The University of Portsmouth is ranked 21 in The Guardian’s University Guide 2020 and at subject level, the University is in the Top 10 for six subject areas including Biosciences (3rd), Design & Crafts (3rd), Criminology (5th), Nursing (5th), Mathematics (9th) and Sports Science (9th). Other notable areas where subjects are in the Top 20 include Fashion & Textiles (12th), Social Work (12th), Geography & Environmental Studies (15th), Sociology (15th), Architecture (16th), Journalism, Publishing & Public Relations (16th), Pharmacy & Pharmacology (17th), Engineering: Chemical (18th), Engineering: Electronic & Electrical (18th) and Politics (19th). The Guardian’s league table ranks universities according to: spending per student; student/staff ratio; graduate career prospects; grades applicants need to get a place; a value-added score that compares students’ entry qualifications with their final degree results; and how satisfied final-year students are with their courses, based on results from the annual National Student Survey.

The University is also ranked in the top 150 young universities in the world, in the Times Higher Education Young Universities 2020, which ranks universities less than 50 years old.

More importantly the University was ranked as the number one university in the UK for boosting graduate salaries, according to The Economist. 2017 and 97.5% of our graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey 2017.

86% of final-year students from the University of Portsmouth were satisfied with their University experience in the National Student Survey 2020, which is above the national average for the 14th year in a row. The University is ranked 28th of all UK universities for overall full-time student satisfaction – and 2nd in the South East. We're ranked 28th of all universities in the UK for overall full-time student satisfaction - and 2nd in the South East. Half of the Universities courses had a satisfaction rate of 90% or higher.

Why University of Portsmouth

Why The University of Portsmouth


As Executive Dean of the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI) at the University of Portsmouth, I'm delighted that you are interested in our courses delivered in partnership with the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS).  

Our Faculty in Portsmouth is a thriving community of over 3000 students studying a wide range of subjects including Architecture and Interior Design, Art, Design and Performance, Film, Media and Communication, and Creative Technologies such as Computer Games, Animation, and Music Technology. We have a strong research and innovation profile and take particular pride in the social impact of our work. Our aim is to support all of our students to develop the creative skills and expertise that will set the foundations for long and successful careers in the creative industries, and with this in mind we take great care to ensure that our courses are relevant to the global creative professions.  

Students enrolling on our courses at MDIS study the same programme as our students in Portsmouth, and, on successful completion, receive the same award of the University of Portsmouth. Our partnership with the Management Development Institute of Singapore reflects our shared ambitions and values. Our Faculty and colleagues from Portsmouth regularly visit Singapore, giving us the opportunity to enjoy creative cultural exchange with students and staff.

Professor Trevor Keeble
Executive Dean
Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries 

Awards and Accreditations

  • Ranked 21st best university in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2020
  • Awarded Gold rating for the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 
  • Top 30 Student Satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2020
  • 86% student satisfaction rate in the National Student Survey 2020 
  • Number 1 in the UK for boosting graduate salaries by The Economist 2017
  • 97.5% of graduates employed or pursued higher educationin work or further study six months after graduation (DLHE 2017) 
  • Awarded 5 Stars overall rating from QS World University Rankings 2021 
  • Accredited by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China for all University of Portsmouth programmes delivered in Singapore at MDIS

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