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Our academic structure

Discover the faculties, schools, service departments and support teams that deliver an exceptional experience for our students

We have five academic faculties across the university, within which you'll find all of our courses and research. These faculties are led by deans and supported by our service departments. We also have support departments which help students with all aspects of university life.

You can find out more about an individual faculty or department from the details below. 


Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries

This faculty is led by Professor Trevor Keeble. It focuses on the practice, analysis and criticism of the creative industries.

Find out more about the faculty.

Schools and departments

Portsmouth School of Architecture

School of Creative Technologies

School of Art, Design and Performance

School of Film, Media and Communication

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

This faculty is led by Professor Matthew Weait. It focuses on exploring human culture and society.

Find out more about the faculty.

Schools and departments

Institute of Criminal Justice Studies

School of Education and Sociology

School of Languages and Applied Linguistics

School of Area Studies, History, Politics and Literature

Faculty of Technology

This faculty is led by Professor Djamel Ait-Boudaoud. It covers engineering, civil engineering and surveying, computing, mathematics and cosmology.

Find out more about the faculty.

Schools and departments

Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation

Learning at Work

School of Civil Engineering and Surveying

School of Computing

School of Energy and Electronic Engineering

School of Mathematics and Physics

School of Mechanical and Design Engineering

Faculty of Business and Law

This faculty is led by Professor Gioia Pescetto. It covers all aspects of business – from accounting, economics and finance, to law, marketing and leadership.

Find out more about the faculty.

Schools and departments

Portsmouth Business School

Portsmouth Law School

Service departments

Our central and administrative departments support the faculties and help with the smooth running of the University. They cover everything from Catering to Human Resources.

See all our service departments.

Support Departments

We want our students to excel whilst they're at university and enjoy themselves in the process. Our support departments help them do this by providing guidance and help with things like finding somewhere to live, learning how to study, health and wellbeing, planning a career and managing their money.

See our support departments.