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The University of Portsmouth is located on the south coast of England, about 120km southwest of London. There are over 24,000 students enrolled, 5,200 of which are international.
Portsmouth is a modern, multi-disciplinary university offering practical courses at undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research level across five faculties. Most bachelor's degrees include a one year paid work placement and the University is currently ranked 21st in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2020), and is rated highly for student satisfaction and graduate employment.
We’re proud to be a breath of fresh air in the academic world – a place where everyone gets the support they need to achieve their best.
We’re always discovering. We don’t fit the mould, we break it. Just as the world keeps moving, so do we.
We’re closely involved with our local community and we take our ideas into the global marketplace. We partner with business, industry and government to set the course for a better future. And we educate and transform the lives of our students to help them achieve their potential.
We stand out, not just in the UK but in the world. We excel in research areas from cosmology and astrophysics to cyber security, forensics and sport science.
Since the first day we opened our doors, we've looked towards the future. And we're here to help you shape it.
The financial sector – which includes banking activities such as lending, accepting and safeguarding money – is a key element of a functioning economy.
If you have an interest in financial markets and the banking industry, and want to understand how financial services and wider economic factors affect the sector, this BSc (Econ) (Hons) Economics, Finance and Banking degree course is ideal.
You'll get a comprehensive understanding of economics theory and learn to apply it to the fields of finance and banking, using real scenarios. You'll build on your maths and statistics skills, and learn data analysis and research methods, gaining a clearer view of the how and why of the financial sector.
In years 2 and 3, you can choose modules that match your interests and career ambitions on specialist subjects such as game theory, public sector economics and economic policy.
You'll have the opportunity to apply your skills in the workplace on an optional sandwich year after year 2. You can also experience another culture by spending this year studying abroad.
After the course, you'll be set for a career in areas such as investment banking, tax consultancy and risk management. Your knowledge and skills will make you a valuable asset to any business.
This degree shares some first-year elements with several other economics courses. This gives you the flexibility to transfer to another course after year 1 if you develop an interest in a specific subject area.
Do you like solving problems and getting hands-on with new and exciting technology? Are you interested in finding solutions that deal with society's reliance on fossil fuels? Do you want to follow in the footsteps of the engineers who worked on advancements such as solar-powered drones and the hydrogen fuel used to heat and power green homes?
If so, this Electrical and Renewable Energy Engineering degree with optional sandwich year is your ideal next move. You can study it as a Bachelor's degree over 3 years (BEng) or integrated Master's degree over 4 years (MEng).
This branch of engineering focuses on powering the world, and the infrastructure around this. From energy conversion and storage technology, to low carbon heating systems, electrical circuit analysis and large network grids, you'll study a variety of topics in this constantly evolving area.
You'll learn more about the energy industry, better preparing you for a career in the field, and develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to deliver products and services that benefit the climate and society.
When you graduate, you'll be ready for a career working at the forefront of the technology responsible for electrical and renewable energy. You'll have a skillset that's always in demand, and get to be part of the solution to one of the most pressing issues facing society.
Advances in electronic technology have a significant impact on the world, from games consoles, digital cameras and smartphones to drones and self-driving cars.
If you're interested in a career designing, developing and manufacturing electronic equipment and devices, this Electronic Engineering degree is the first step to achieving your ambition. You can study it as a Bachelor's degree over 3 years (BEng) or integrated Master's degree over 4 years (MEng).
You’ll examine the theory and design of electronic systems, devices and circuits and learn how electronic engineering contributes to the wider field of electrical engineering.
You’ll work with analogue and digital components such as microprocessors, microcontrollers and programmable devices, using sophisticated facilities and technology. In years 2 and 3, you can study specialist topics that match your interests and ambitions, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and telecommunications.
You’ll apply your skills on projects that solve the types of challenges you’ll face in your career. This includes the option to be part of one of the University’s Formula Student racing teams, where you can specialise in design, production, costing or manufacture of a racing car.
You can also get valuable professional experience by spending a sandwich year working in industry.
The course opens doors to a career as a professional electronics engineer and puts you on the path towards Chartered Engineer status.
Take your first step towards becoming a professional Chartered Engineering Geologist or Chartered Geotechnical Engineer on this BEng (Hons) Engineering Geology and Geotechnics degree course.
You’ll learn the fundamentals of geological science and develop the technical expertise to work on the design and construction of tunnels, roads, dams, and surface and underground mine excavations.
Taking this course makes you eligible for the Engineering Geology and Geotechnics Industrial Bursary Scheme. If you're accepted onto this scheme, you'll get a bursary of £1,750 in years 1, 2 and 4, and do a 44-week paid work placement after year 2 and an 8-week paid work placement after year 1 (see below for more details).
Graduates from this course have high levels of employability, and play a key role across many sectors, including construction, mining and quarrying, and offshore and onshore renewable energy. The knowledge, technical skills and and confidence you'll develop on this course, which includes the option of a year working in industry, will open doors to excellent career prospects and opportunities to work for consultants and contractors across the globe.
Build on your interest in the English language and explore it from every angle on this BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics degree.
You'll discover how language works in literature and digital communication, examine forensic linguistics and learn how people use the English language across the world.
The study of English language and linguistics sets you up for a career where your communication, creative, management and critical thinking skills will shine. You could work in areas such as publishing, teaching, advertising and marketing.