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Portsmouth offers more than 200 undergraduate degrees and 150 postgraduate degrees, as well as 65 research degree programs.[36]

The university formerly validated BSc (Hons) degrees in Acupuncture and MSc courses in Traditional Chinese medicine that were carried out by the London College of Traditional Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, a private education provider that collapsed in early 2011.[37]


Over 60% of research submitted by the university to REF2014 was rated as world-leading and internationally excellent.[38] In two subject areas respectively – Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy, and Physics – 90% and 89% of all research submitted was rated as world leading and internationally excellent.[38]

In 2017 Alessandro Melis[39] and Steffen Lehmann created the interdisciplinary project CRUNCH: Climate Resilient Urban Nexus Choices: Operationalising the Food-Water-Energy Nexus. This is a £1.6 million research project funded by Horizon 2020, Belmont Forum, ESRC and other funding bodies. University of Portsmouth is leading the project. The partners are five universities from Miami, Eindhoven, Gdansk, Uppsala and Taiwan. Crunch involves universities, local authorities and small business.[40][41]


National rankings
Complete (2023)[42] 69
Guardian (2023)[43] 67
Times / Sunday Times (2023)[44] 88
Global rankings
ARWU (2022)[45] 801-900
QS (2023)[46] 701-750
THE (2023)[47] 401–500

The University of Portsmouth is one of only four universities in the south east to achieve the highest Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).[48][49]

Most recently, in the 2022 edition of the Good University Guide – compiled by The Times and Sunday Times – the university was ranked near the bottom at 88 out of 132.

Internationally, the university was ranked 98th in Times Higher Education's '100 under 50' rankings of international modern universities 2017 but did not make the list in any subsequent year.[50]

Portsmouth was rated in the top 501 – 600 universities in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022.[50]