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ICP, University of Portsmouth


The history of the University of Portsmouth dates back to 1869. Since the first degree was awarded in 1900, the University has maintained its commitment to promoting and maintaining excellence in teaching and research across its five faculties.

The University currently has around 22,000 students, including more than 4,000 overseas students from over 140 countries. A growing reputation for excellence means the University is becoming the preferred destination for many students, tutors and researchers.

The University's aim is to provide an excellent student experience focused on the knowledge and skills essential for roles in the global workplace. The University's investment in providing an excellent student experience is recognised by students, with 88 per cent being satisfied with the quality of their course at Portsmouth - above the sector average for satisfaction.

The University of Portsmouth is ranked 55th out of 121 universities in the UK in the prestigious Sunday Times University Ranking Table (2014), and is in the top 400 universities worldwide in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings published in 2013.

Research at the University was rated world-class in the latest survey of research quality in UK universities (Research Assessment Exercise 2008). In Applied Mathematics, the University of Portsmouth was ranked equal first with the universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Durham and its research deemed to be internationally excellent.


Why Choose ICP

At ICP you will find all the support you need as an international student to be successful in your degree studies, while benefitting from small class sizes and additional teaching sessions with highly qualified teachers. You will also have access to all student facilities at the University of Portsmouth


  1. a flexible entry system -- 3 intakes so you can begin your studies at the time that best suits you
  2. access to quality accommodation -- our expert staff can help find the ideal accommodation for you
  3. value for money -- competitive course fees mean you will receive an affordable, quality education
  4. small class sizes -- academic classes contain no more than 35 students
  5. personalised support -- the College promotes a personalised, high-quality and supportive environment


About Pathway to Education


An Undergraduate Pathway is a single course which is comprised of a series of stages (Stages 1-4) of study which on successful completion results in the award of a Bachelor's. A Postgraduate Pathway is a single course which is comprised of a series of stages of study (Stages 1 - 2) which on successful completion results in the award of a Master's Degree.

Foundation or Stage1 – Otherwise also known as Certificate IV or Tertiary Access - A pre degree programme for students who do not meet university entry requirements. Successful completion leads to progression to year 1 of a UK bachelor degree. The course includes both academic subjects as well as English Language. The tertiary access is an accelareated program for more advanced students.

Diploma Year 1 - Stage 2  - Designed for students who fail to meet the entry requirements for direct entry, but who are still capable of studying at that level. Successful completion leads to the 2nd year of a UK bachelor degree programme. The course includes both academic subjects as well as English Language. Stages 3 and 4 comprise of the 2nd and 3rd year of an honours degree.

Graduate Diploma - A 2 term and accelerated 1 term programme is available for students who have a degree, but not one which is equivalent to a UK degree. Successful completion leads to direct entry to the master degree.
English Language - A presessional English Language programme is available for those who fail to meet the minimum English Language requirements. Please note visa regulations may differ in the case of English Language entry.


Pathway Programmes

Undergraduate Pathways

Accounting and Finance
Creative Technologies
Law, Politics and International Relations
Hospitality Management


Postgraduate Pathway

Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Social Science

Progression Degrees

Bachelor Degrees

BA (Hons) Accountancy and Financial Management (Sandwich year not available), BA (Hons) Accounting with Finance, BA (Hons) Financial Management for Business, BA (Hons) Business and Management, BA (Hons) Business with Business Communication, BA (Hons) Business Management and Entrepreneurship, BA (Hons) Economics and Management, BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management, BA (Hons) Marketing, BA (Hons) Marketing with Business Communication, BSc (Hons) Sports Management with Business Communication, BSc (Hons) Computer Science, BSc (Hons) Computing, BSc (Hons) Web Technologies, BSc (Hons) Software Engineering, BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems, BSc (Hons) Forensic Computing, BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology, BSc (Hons) Computer Games Enterprise, BSc (Hons) Computer Animation, BSc (Hons) Digital Media, BSc (Hons) Entertainment Technology, BSc (Hons) Television and Broadcasting, BEng (Hons) Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering, BEng (Hons) Computer Engineering, BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering, BSc (Hons) Computer NNetworks, BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering, BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Stage 1 entry only), BEng (Hons) Petroleum Engineering (Stage 1 entry only), LLB (Hons) Law, LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology, LLB (Hons) Law with International Relations, LLB (Hons) Law with Business, BA (Hons) Politics, BA (Hons) International Relations and Politics, BA (Hons) International Relations, BA (Hons) Hospitality Management, BA (Hons) Hospitality Management with Tourism, BSc (Hons) Mathematics, BSc (Hons) Mathematics for Finance and Management, BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Statistics, BSc (Hons) Applied Physics, BSc (Hons) Biochemistry, BSc (Hons) Biology, BSc (Hons) Marine Biology, BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science, BSc (Hons) Environmental Science, BSc (Hons) Marine Environmental Science, BSc (Hons) Geology, BEng (Hons) Engineering Geology and Geotechnics, BSc (Hons) Geological Hazards, BSc (Hons) Pharmacology, BSc (Hons) Psychology, BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology, BSc (Hons) Human Physiology, BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

Master Degrees

Master of Business Administration (MBA), MA Marketing, MSc Business and Management, MSc Project Management, MSc Risk, Crisis and Resilience Management, MSc Strategic Quality Management, MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, MSc Business Economics, Finance and Banking, MSc Finance, MSc Financial Decision Analysis, MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Masters in Public Administration (MPA), MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice, MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology, MSc Crime Science, Investigation and Intelligence, MSc Counter Fraud and Counter Corruption Studies, MSc Security Management, MA European Studies, MA European Law and Policy, MA International Relations and European Studies, MSc Educational Leadership and Management

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Foundation Stage 1 - 5 GCSE passes or equivalent, with a minimum C-grade average overall

                                   or Successful completion of HSC/intermediate certificate (10+2) with minimum pof GPA 2.00 with no subjects less than 45%

                                   IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill)

Diploma Stage 2 - 2 passes in the British GCE or VCE A-Levels or 1 A-Level pass and 2 AS-Level passes

                               or Successful completion of HSC/intermediate certificate (10+2) with minimum GPA 3.0 with no subjects less than 55% (60%

                               for engineering.                           

                               IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill)

Graduate Diploma -A qualification equivalent to a minimum of UK Higher National Diploma (HND), in a relevant subject area where appropriate, and a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.3 on the 4.0 scale, or Bachelor's degree in a professional subject from a public institution -- minimum 2nd Division

                                 IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill)

Other English requirements  - 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any skill) before pathway  ( 1 semester options available)

                                                - 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in any skill) English + pathway  (10 week and 6 week options available)

Dates and Prices

State Dates: January, June and September

Note: Some pathways  may not be available throughout the year.

Course Title Course Fee
English Language  
Stage of study Cost per Semester
Pre-sessional English for Undergraduate
Stage 1 (University Foundation) entry
Pre-sessional English for Undergraduate
Stage 2 (First Year Degree) entry
Pre-sessional English for Postgraduate
Stage 1 (Pre-Master's) entry
Undergraduate Pathway
Stage of study Subject area ICP course fee* University of Portsmouth course fee
    One Semester Two Semester  
Stage 1 (University Foundation) Business/Accounting and Finance £6,300 £10,200 £11,500
Stage 1 (University Foundation) Creative Technologies/Law, Politics and International Relations/Mathematics   £10,200 £11,500 - £12,100
Stage 1 (University Foundation) Computing/Science   £10,800 - £11,290 £13,100
Stage 2 (First Year Degree) Accounting and Finance/Business   £10,200 £11,500
Stage 2 (First Year Degree) Engineering   £11,550 £13,100
Postgraduate Pathway
Stage of study Subject area ICP course fee* University of Portsmouth course fee
Stage 1 (Pre-Master's) Business/Finance/Logistics £6,050 -
Stage 2 (Master's Degree) All - £13,000

*ICP Tuition Fees for the following semester are due at 4:45pm on the Friday of Teaching Week 9 of the current academic semester. Please note that the deadline for each semester is displayed on the ICP Student Portal.



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