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University of Portsmouth and ECU Dual Degrees

Study selected courses in Portsmouth and Perth and graduate with a unique dual degree.

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Why ECU?

  • The Good Universities Guide 2021

    Good Universities Guide

    In the 2021 Good Universities Guide, ECU graduates have given us a 5-star rating for teaching quality, skills development, student support, learning resources, learner engagement and overall student experience.

    The 5-star rating for undergraduate teaching quality has now been achieved for 14 straight years.

    Read more about the Good Universities Guide.

  • THE Impact Rankings

    THE Impact Rankings

    ECU has been ranked in the top 50 for Gender Equality (24th), Good Health and Wellbeing (24th) and Quality Education (41st) in the 2021 Times Higher Education Impact rankings, showing how universities are working towards the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

    Read more about the THE Impact Rankings

  • THE World University Rankings 2020 Top 100 Young

    THE Young University Rankings

    ECU has been ranked in the world's top 100 universities under 50 years old in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Rankings, THE World University Rankings.

The Portsmouth-Perth Partnership

ECU and the University of Portsmouth have signed an International Collaborative Agreement to offer students the opportunity to complete dual degrees by studying at both universities. More courses are being explored by both partners and these will be released over time.

How it works

As a student, you can graduate with two separate degrees by enrolling at your home institution for two years of the degree program and then undertaking one year of exchange study at the partner institution. You would then return home to Australia or the UK to complete the final semester/year units of the degree at your home institution.

  • Steps to your degree:

    • Year 1 - 8 core units
    • Year 2 - 8 core units
    • Year 3 - Exchange at University of Portsmouth, UK 6 or 7 core units
    • Final year - 1 semester or 1 year required study at ECU, depending on the course

    You will complete this pathway with an ECU Bachelor Degree & a University of Portsmouth Hons Degree

  • Steps to your degree:

    • Year 1 - 8 core units
    • Year 2 - 5 or 6 core units
    • Year 3 - Exchange at ECU, Aus 8 core units
    • Final year - 1 semester or 1 year required study at the University of Portsmouth, depending on the course

    You will complete this pathway with a University of Portsmouth Hons Degree & an ECU Bachelor Degree

Why study like this?

Aside from a chance to expand your life experience and travel and live overseas, you'll also benefit from:

  • being awarded two testamurs in a shorter time than it would take for you to complete the two degrees consecutively
  • course mapping that combines the strengths of two world-class education institutions
  • enhanced employability outcomes through the formal blending of core knowledge requisites from the two disciplines


The range of dual degree courses is planned to expand over time. Right now, there are three courses planned for commencing study at ECU in 2022 and in September of 2021 at the University of Portsmouth.

Two students in environmental science lab tending to a plant

Coming in 2022
Bachelor of Environmental Science

In this environmental studies course you'll gain international experience by studying in Australia and the United Kingdom. Find out more.

About the University of Portsmouth

The University of Portsmouth is located on the South Coast of England. It's a Top 30 UK university for student satisfaction, with many courses achieving 100% satisfaction scores (NSS, 2020). The University is also number 1 in the UK for boosting graduate salaries (The Economist, 2017) and their Careers and Employability Service has been voted Top 20 in the UK (Student Crowd, 2017).

University of Portsmouth students on pier at Southsea beach

Student Accommodation

Wherever you choose to live when you're studying, you'll become part of the local community. Choose to stay in one of our Halls of Residence close to campus – and right on the beachfront – or rent privately. All Hall of Residence rooms are single and include free broadband and Wi-Fi. A Residence Life Team is there 24/7 if you need help, advice or support.

About Portsmouth, UK

Portsmouth, is an easy-to-explore city with over 6km of beautiful beaches, many hectares of green spaces, cultural and artistic hotspots, plus great shopping, restaurants and nightlife. The city is less than 2 hours from London by car and train, and has the beautiful Isle of Wight and South Downs National Park on its doorstep.