Founded in 2009, ICP is an Associate College of the University of Portsmouth, offering students a modern and dynamic educational experience. The College provides educational pathways to a broad range of University of Portsmouth degrees in an environment that encourages you to achieve excellence in your studies.
ICP is part of the global Navitas Group, an internationally recognised education provider with the knowledge and resources of staff in more than 120 colleges and campuses worldwide. At ICP, we take great care to ensure your experience at the University of Portsmouth is of the highest standard to prepare you for your future career in a global economy. By choosing an ICP pathway you will be ready to achieve academic success and enjoy an unforgettable learning experience.
ICP is based in the heart of University of Portsmouth city centre campus and is only a short walk from miles of beautiful beaches along the south coast of England.
Start in: September, January or June.
ICP currently has over 500 students from over 50 different countries.
- Apply through an ICP representative in your country
- Apply online through this website
- Make an appointment to come in and see us, see details on our Information Sessions page
- Check out our admission requirements here
- Location - Only 90 minutes from central London by train, Portsmouth is one of the sunniest cities in the country.
- Excellence - The University of Portsmouth is a winner of the prestigious 'Gold' rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) – one of only four Gold-rated universities in the south-east.
- Flexibility - ICP offers pathways to over 100 different University of Portsmouth degree programmes, meaning you can choose the pathway that is best for you.
- Success - over 2,400 ICP students have progressed to the University of Portsmouth since 2009, and over 230 former ICP students successfully graduated from University of Portsmouth in 2018.
Portsmouth, the UK's only island city, is one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the country. Situated on the south coast of England and only 90 minutes by direct train to central London, it is a great place to live, work and study. It is one of the most important ports in the UK and welcomes people from all over the world.
Study at 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 Univerity of Portsmouth has state-of-the-art computer labs and wireless internet access, so you'll get every opportunity to stay in touch with your family and friends, wherever they are.
Significant investment in the campus means that students will benefit from start-of-the-art facilities. In many academic areas, the University has simulated environments providing a real-life learning experience.
Why study at the 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 almost 4,000 overseas students from over 130 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 89% being satisfied with the quality of their course at Portsmouth - above the sector average for satisfaction.
The University of Portsmouth is a top 40 University in the UK according to the Guardian League Table 2018 and is ranked among the top 200 most international universities in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017.
Research at the University of Portsmouth is rated world-leading in the latest survey of research quality in UK universities. The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), announced in December 2014, determine how much public money is given to fund research. In the biggest research assessment exercise in the world to review the quality and impact of research across all disciplines, around £2 billion per year will be allocated to universities. Over 60% of research submitted by the University is rated as world-leading and internationally excellent, an increase of 24% from the last assessment exercise in 2008.
At Portsmouth, whatever you choose to study, you will participate in a challenging academic course and learn in excellent spaces. You’ll be studying in modern surroundings using cutting-edge facilities. Latest spends include a £4m library refurbishment, a £9m media and performing arts space, and an £11m Future Technology Centre to inspire a new generation of engineers.
In many academic areas, the University has simulated environments providing a real-life learning experience. The University of Portsmouth recognises that graduates enter an increasingly global competitive job market, so employability is part of a student's study. Not only will you graduate with a good degree but you will also be ready for a rewarding career with the necessary skills and attributes.