Study Abroad

Practical information

Unit lists

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Institute of Criminal Justice Studies

School of Education and Childhood Studies 

School of Languages and Area Studies

School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies

Faculty of Business and Law

Faculty of Business and Law

Faculty of Science

Department of Geography

Department of Psychology

Faculty of Technology

School of Computing

School of Civil Engineering and Surveying

Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries

School of Architecture

School of Creative Technologies


Information about our University accommodation, private accommodation and lodgings can be found here.  Please note - you cannot apply for a place in our Halls of Residence until you have received an official acceptance email.

Students coming to study at the University of Portsmouth as an Erasmus+ student (EU and non-EU students) must check the European allocation policy.  All information regarding allocation policies can be found here .


UK plugs have three flat pins, unlike the rest of Europe. Please ensure that you bring a UK adaptor plug with you for your laptop, hairdryer etc!


The weather in the UK is quite varied and changeable. Locals often carry both sunglasses and an umbrella! You can expect warm temperatures during the summer, but cooler than those on the continent.  Winter is less severe in Portsmouth than the north of the UK, but we have had several days of snow each winter for the last three years.  Please pack sensible clothing (or ask the Exchanges and Study Abroad Team for shopping advice on arrival!!)

More advice on British culture