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Why University of Portsmouth

The University of Portsmouth has a wide range of programmes and an excellent reputation for quality teaching. The University also sustained high levels of student satisfaction*. The commitment in preparing you for your future career is evident in every course.

It is one of only four universities in the southeast of UK to be awarded the highest 'Gold' rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) - the UK Government's scheme that recognises excellent teaching in UK universities.

  • Ranked 37th best University in UK by The Guardian University Guide 2018
  • Ranked 56th by The Complete University Guide 2018
  • Ranked in the World's Top 100 Universities under 50 years old by The Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2017

* 2017 National Student Survey (NSS), UK

Awarded by University of Portsmouth, UK

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management (Top-Up)

This degree provides you with a good foundation on all aspects of business and for you to move on to become successful HRM professionals.

The University of Portsmouth is ranked 30th out of 117 institutions in the subject of Business, Management and Marketing in The Guardian's University league table for 2018.

Programme Objectives
  • To provide a framework for understanding the HRM/Personnel function and the contribution it makes to organisational goals.
  • To provide an appreciation of disciplines underlying the study of business and knowledge of other business functional area.
  • To provide you with the skills and knowledge required to maximise career and postgraduate study opportunities.

Programme Duration
Year 2 Entry: 16 months (Full-time), 24 months (Part-time)
Year 3 Entry: 8 months (Full-time), 12 months (Part-time)

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Media and Digital Practice (Top-Up)

New digital technologies bring about fundamental shifts in the way we produce, distribute and consume media. This degree combines practical digital media production skills with the critical study of new media forms. Essentially, you will develop creative and professional new media techniques associated with the contemporary, emerging and multi-platform digital media industry.

Programme Objectives
  • To promote your ability to make independent judgments of a wide range of texts, visual and written.
  • To equip you with other transferable skills for flexibility in the context of changing labour markets.
  • To foster knowledge and understanding of the media and related industries.

Programme Duration
Year 2 Entry: 16 months (Full-time), 24 months (Part-time)
Year 3 Entry: 8 months (Full-time), 12 months (Part-time)

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Business Information Systems (Top-Up)

This course provides you with the technical and managerial understanding to develop and manage modern information systems such as networked computers, the web and large-scale databases.

Programme Objectives
  • To provide competence in systems analysis and design, and project management.
  • To develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in the Business Information Systems subject area.
  • To promote career aspirations by including topics on general professional practice and skills.

Programme Duration
Year 2 Entry: 16 months (Full-time), 24 months (Part-time)
Year 3 Entry: 8 months (Full-time), 12 months (Part-time)

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biochemistry

This course will deepen your knowledge and understanding of the topical and ever-evolving subject of modern molecular biology.

Programme Objectives
  • Develop your intellectual, critical and practical skills in the acquisition, analysis, interpretation, evaluation and presentation of biochemical information.
  • Train you in the ethical, safe and responsible handling of biological materials, chemicals and laboratory equipment.
  • Provide a firm foundation for you to progress into careers in biochemical or biomedical research, further training or employment in industry or the public sector, in which analytical, communication and problem-solving skills are required.

Programme Duration
Year 1 Entry : 24 months (Full-time), 36 months (Part-time)
Year 2 Entry : 16 months (Full-time), 24 months (Part-time)
Year 3 Entry : 8 months (Full-time), 12 months (Part-time)


Founded in 1956, the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) is Singapore's oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. MDIS offers well-accredited courses in Business and Management, Engineering, Fashion Design, Health and Life Sciences, Information Technology, Mass Communications, Nursing, Psychology and Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management. These programmes are offered in collaboration with renowned universities in France, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

MDIS is EduTrust certified, attesting to the institute's exemplary education and business excellence standards. The institute was first awarded the certification in 2010 and it was subsequently renewed for another four years in 2014. MDIS is also one of the first Private Education Institutions (PEIs) to be registered under the Enhanced Registration Framework.