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University of Plymouth

University of Plymouth

The University of Plymouth is a high-quality, research-rich institution with a mission to advance knowledge and transform lives through specialist teaching. The University of Plymouth is a modern campus university ideally placed in the centre of Britain’s Ocean City. In one of the UK’s most beautiful regions, Plymouth is a thriving city located on the South West coast, situated between picturesque Dartmoor and the beaches of Cornwall.

Why choose Plymouth?

  • Top 10 modern university (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’
  • The University of Plymouth placed in the top 15 in the Best Universities Career Services category by StudentCrowd (2017)
  • Voted in the top 25 universities for job prospects by What Uni Student Choice Awards 2019
  • Recently awarded a third Queen’s Anniversary Prize, this time for pioneering research on microplastic pollution
  • Ranked second best holiday destination in the world for 2020 by Condé Nast


You may be eligible for a government funded loan of up to £11,222 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.

Research and Taught Degrees

Plymouth's record demonstrates that we undertake world-leading research of global significance across the vast majority of our research areas. In addition to this, our students work alongside world-class experts. Our research degrees, which include ResM, MPhil, and PhD, can be studied full or part time.

A wide range of masters degree programmes are available, all of which reflect the disciplines of our academic experts. Programmes include training in research methods and generic skills, as well as a comprehensive body of subject-specific modules. Most are completed in 12 months (full time), although some part-time and distance learning modes are available.

Find out more about our programmes here

For information about how the current situation might affect your application to study with us, please visit our website.

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The campus has been redesigned and modernised to create improved study and leisure amenities, including:

  • Charles Seale-Hayne library with 24 hour access, 365 days a year.
  • Our world-class performing arts centre, The House, built to the very highest technical and sustainable specification.
  • The beautifully restored gardens of Drake’s Place, which serves as a hub for public events and activities.
  • Our Marine Building, which houses some of the most advanced marine testing facilities, including: deep-water wave tanks, a ship simulator, technical labs and a support space.
  • The new Derriford Research Facility, with hi-tech equipment which will accelerate our world-leading research.
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Our campus is based right in the heart of the city, nestled between the south coast and the wild expanse of Dartmoor, it means you’re never too far away from the action. Not only do we have the South West’s second largest pedestrianised shopping area, we are also highly connected with road, rail and sea links. Best of all, we can offer you the spectacular waterfront of Plymouth Sound, which stretches out in front of the Hoe and our historic Barbican. All of this is only a short walk from campus.

Support for postgraduate students 

The Doctoral College operates across the entire University and has an executive role in assuring quality and due process for postgraduate research degrees. Its support includes:

  • Access to scholarships, studentships and bursaries for research degrees, professional doctorates and taught masters programmes.
  • Opportunities for research students to develop professional skills through free comprehensive programmes of generic skills workshops and study days.
  • Assurance of the quality of our provision through codes of practice and feedback from research students.
  • Designated social space for postgraduates
  • Support from the Postgraduate Society through monthly exchange sessions.

Open Evening

7 October 2020
16:00–19:00, Rolle Plaza Marquee, University of Plymouth

This is your chance to visit the University of Plymouth and find out about the range of postgraduate and professional development opportunities available to you.

Both academic and professional support staff from the University will be available to answer your questions and give you advice, guidance and information about our programmes.

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