University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Faculty of Science

The university of Portsmouth Faculty of Science is made up of 8 different departments, these are -

  • School of Biological Sciences
  • School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Department of Geography
  • School of Health Sciences and Social Work
  • School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
  • Dental Academy
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Sport and Exercise Science

As a member of the Faculty of Science you will be offered many opportunities. We have close working relationships with many industrial and professional employers, which will prepare you for a career within the science field and beyond. Mature students, and those with non-standard qualifications, are particularly welcome to apply to study science at Portsmouth. As the biggest faculty in the University, we have a variety of departments that cover the broad enterprise of science. Each features top-of-the-range facilities, international researchers and knowledgeable staff to help students achieve the best qualifications possible and advance their understanding of the world around us.


The breadth of subject areas within the Faculty of Science is reflected in its research programmes. Researchers are working on projects as diverse as the truthfulness of witness statements, the corrosion of steel piling, the study of volvanic rocks and the on-going effects of the nuclear disaster on Fukushima. Patents have been filed for anti-cancer drugs and drug delivery systems, and in another laboratory the atom-by-atom structures of protein molecules are being determined using nuclear magnetic resonance methods.


The Faculty of Science hosts world-class research facilities and sector-leading simulated learning environments. We continually invest in these facilities to develop our students’ skills as practitioners and innovators and to enable our staff, students and collaborators to undertake research and innovation to deliver global impact and excellence in teaching.

A number of our facilities are also available for use in commercial testing and consultancy.

Learning support

Science Learning Support can assist you in developing your academic skills, whether in researching, writing, presenting, understanding feedback or revising, organising your work load and any other academic skills. If we cannot provide the support that you need, we can point you in the direction of the people who can help.

Examples of areas that Science Learning Support can help with:

  • Writing techniques for assignments such as essays, reports, or projects
  • Citation, referencing & avoiding plagiarism
  • Organising & planning your workload
  • Making the most of feedback
  • Presentation skills
  • Pointing you in the direction of the best people to help you

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Key information

Telephone number: 
+44 (0)23 9284 2994