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University of Plymouth

University of Plymouth

The University of Plymouth is a dynamic, ambitious and award-winning institution with a research-led culture that encourages innovative and creative ideas with the confidence to turn these into reality. Plymouth is a modern campus university ideally placed in the centre of Britain’s Ocean City.

Why choose Plymouth?

  • Top 10 modern UK university (Times Higher Education rankings)
  • Top 25 globally, and 1st for marine teaching and research (Times Higher Education rankings)
  • Two thirds of our most recent submission to the Research Excellence Framework was rated as ‘world leading’ or of ‘international quality’
  • Top 25 for teaching quality and top 50 for students’ overall satisfaction (National Student Survey 2020)
  • Recently awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for pioneering research on microplastic pollution
  • Opportunity to change direction with one of our conversion programmes, allowing you to study a completely different subject area from your undergraduate degree.
University of Plymouth


Plymouth is affectionately known as Britain’s Ocean City, owing to its rich maritime history, beautiful beaches and natural harbour. The vibrant waterfront and town centre are home to a wide range of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants, while other attractions include theatres, museums, an aquarium and lido – and of course, the spectacular views of Dartmoor right on our doorstep.

Plymouth on Demand

We're excited to announce that we have added a collection of postgraduate virtual experiences to Plymouth On Demand - from tasters and tours, recorded Q&A sessions and information on funding and careers.

We hope these resources will give you an insight into postgraduate study at Plymouth and give you the opportunity to get your questions answered. Find out more, and even take a virtual tour by visiting our Plymouth on Demand webpages.

University of Plymouth


You may be eligible for a government funded loan of up to £11,836 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.

Support for Postgraduate Students

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

Our Doctoral College operates across the entire University and offers a range of support specific for postgraduate students including:

  • Access to scholarships, studentships and bursaries for research degrees, professional doctorates and taught masters programmes.
  • Professional skill development
  • Support from the Postgraduate Society through monthly exchange sessions.

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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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