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Undergraduate applications up by 6%

Portsmouth continues to attract quality undergraduate students

Portsmouth continues to attract quality undergraduate students

The University of Portsmouth has seen a six per cent rise in applications for undergraduate courses starting this autumn, compared to last year.

The rise is more than double the 2.8 per cent rise in applications nationally.

The University received 26,503 applications by the UCAS deadline of January 15. UCAS announced the figures for 2013 entry today.

Those hoping to study at Portsmouth have shown a particularly strong interest in traditional subjects including the sciences, accounting with finance and law.

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Portsmouth, Professor John Craven, said the rise in applications for places to study at Portsmouth was excellent.

He said: “We continue to attract well qualified undergraduate students and we are particularly pleased to see a resurgence in those interested in studying subjects which employers value highly.

“Portsmouth continues to attract good quality students, including a very good number who achieve AAB at A-level.”

At subject level, psychology attracted 296 more applications than the previous year; accounting with finance attracted 184 more; sport and exercise science attracted 118 more; and environmental science attracted 103 more.

The University has also seen an 80 per cent rise in applicants for biochemistry and a 55 per cent rise in applicants for applied physics.

The increase nationally in the number who applied to study at universities in 2013 comes despite a slight demographic dip in the number of 18 year olds, who make up the majority of traditional university undergraduate course applicants.

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  1. Very good! Keep it. Up! But when is the deadline

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