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 Plymouth, United Kingdom

University of Plymouth

University of Plymouth

The University of Plymouth is a dynamic, ambitious and award-winning institution with research and innovation driving our postgraduate degrees.

“Plymouth, and the rest of the South West, is an absolute playground and attracts a variety of people. More than that, I think that the culture in the South West really holds value in the work/life balance, and when it’s time to get to the living there’s so much to do and amazing communities to get involved with.” ~ Georgia, MRes Art History graduate

Why choose Plymouth?

  • Top 5 UK modern university (Times Higher Education Young University Ranking, 2021)
  • 78% of our research is assessed at 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent)
  • Top 10 in the UK in sustainability rankings (People and Planet, 2021)
  • Top 10 best UK universities (Student Crowd, 2022)
  • Ranked 4th for the quality of our marine research and teaching (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, 2022)
  • 7th most affordable student city in the UK (Superprof, 2022)
University of Plymouth


Plymouth is a place unlike anywhere else, nestled between the rugged beauty of Dartmoor and some of Britain's best beaches.

The vibrant waterfront and town centre are home to a wide range of bars, independent shops, cafes and restaurants, while other attractions include theatres, museums, an aquarium and award-winning lido. Our campus is located right in the heart of the city, which means you’re never too far away from the action and there is a real sense of community. Whether you’re after inner-city excitement, or outdoor adventures, Plymouth has it all!

Visit us

Why not come along and visit us at one of our postgraduate open evenings? These events are your chance to speak to staff across the University about study, research, professional development opportunities and support available to you as a postgraduate student. Book now.

If you are unable to visit us in person, you can explore our university through Plymouth on Demand – a collection of virtual experiences from tasters and tours, to recorded Q & A sessions on funding and careers.

University of Plymouth


You may be eligible for a government funded loan of up to £12,167 towards the cost of your masters degree.

There are also a number of additional ways to fund postgraduate study at the University of Plymouth, including scholarships, studentships, and grants from charitable trusts. Details of these can be found on our general funding webpages.

Community and support

“My peers in the postgraduate community share that feeling of continual progression in knowledge and ability. We all want to do the best we can, and we all want to help each other achieve this. It can really feel like you’re part of a family.” ~ Aaron, MA Illustration graduate


The University has a dedicated Careers & Employability Service offering free and impartial one-to-one careers information, advice and guidance throughout the year. All of our advisers are professionally qualified and experienced and can offer a range of services. Visit our website to find out more.

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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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