Plymouth, United Kingdom

University of Plymouth

University of Plymouth

The University of Plymouth is proud to be a top 3 modern UK university (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings, 2023) and is internationally renowned for high-quality research and teaching. They have also recently been awarded gold ratings across the board in the latest round of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF, 2023).

At the University of Plymouth, you will be studying alongside a community of people who believe deeply in the power of education to create positive change in society.

Open Evenings

Book your Open Evening and receive advice and guidance from academic and professional support staff. Also, gain insight into postgraduate life by chatting to current students.

Take the opportunity to explore the city centre campus and world-class facilities. There will be a range of sessions, from finance talks to subject-specific drop-in sessions, to provide you with all the information you require to choose the right postgraduate programme to meet your needs.

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There are a number of ways to fund postgraduate study at the University of Plymouth, with the most common being applying for a government funded loan of up to £12,471 towards the cost of your masters degree.

The University also has a wide range of scholarships, studentships, and grants from charitable trusts. Details of these can be found on their funding web pages.


The University has superb immersive facilities such as a navigation suite for students studying marine subjects, clinical wards for health professions such as nursing, and business start-up spaces to name just a few. Adding to this, two new buildings are opening for design and engineering students, and for students studying subjects in the health professions.

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You will also have access to a full range of support throughout your studies, meaning you get the opportunity to develop both personally and professionally – from disability support to mental health and wellbeing, academic support to personal development sessions.

With strong connections to business and industry, the Career Service generates opportunities for placements, internships and employment, alongside inspiring and nurturing creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Many postgraduate students work alongside studying and the Careers Service can help with finding part-time work. The team offers careers support for life and are proud to share that over 96% of postgraduates are working or studying 15 months after graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2020/21).

Student Life

With a city centre campus plus Devon and Cornwall’s stunning coast and countryside on the doorstep, the University provides a unique blend of urban and outdoor lifestyle opportunities for everyone who studies and works here.

On campus, there is a range of facilities for students to make the most of university life – both undergraduates and postgraduates alike. The SU has over 120 societies, an award-winning bar and regular events. There is a gym that also offers a range of fitness classes and a wide variety of sports clubs to join – from open water swimming to badminton, and everything in between.

Engineering (12) Environmental Sciences (13) Business & Management (5) Nursing & Health (27) Social Work (32) Architecture, Building & Planning (3) Medicine (26) Politics & Government (30) Biological Sciences (4) History & Archaeology (19) Geology (18) Materials Science (24) Law (22) Geography (17) Creative Arts & Design (9) Education (11) Chemistry (6) Communication & Media Studies (7) Food Sciences (15) Computer Science (8) Information Services (20) Agriculture (1) Anthropology (2) Sociology (33) Mathematics (25) Languages, Literature & Culture (21) Psychology (31) Finance (14)

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The Faculty of Science and Technology is a large, dynamic and successful faculty, employing 300 academic staff across five academic schools, supported by 85 professional support staff, and 105 technical staff. We teach a diverse and successful portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. In total, we currently teach 5100 undergraduates, 420 masters level students and have 300 students registered for a higher research degree (MPhil / Phd).

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