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University of Plymouth's campus is centrally located within the bustling centre of Britain’s Ocean City, perched on the South Westerly coast of Devon, neighbouring scenic Cornwall. Plymouth is renowned for its world leading research, and postgraduates at University of Plymouth will be supported by accomplished and experienced staff; over 50% of academic staff are PhD qualified.

You’ll find everything on one campus, from the library and lecture halls to accommodation, so you’re never far from learning or lounging. Although medical students will be expected to go away from the campus from time to time for working placements at Treliske Hospital in Cornwall.

Plymouth is the first university in the world to receive the Social Enterprise Mark in Higher Education, awarded for their dedication to supporting and mentoring young entrepreneurs in their business ventures. Plymouth is recognized as a leading university internationally, ranked 3rd in the UK and 65th globally in the Times Higher Education Young University Ranking league table.

University of Plymouth welcomes international students, and has a team of international student advisors who can provide students with information about life at the University and advice on moving to the UK.  At Plymouth, you’ll be joining a thriving international academic community: 30% of Plymouth’s postgraduate students are from overseas.


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About the University of Plymouth

Plymouth University is one of the leading research universities in the South West of England and offers a wide range of postgraduate research degree programmes. It has an international reputation for the quality of its research across the fields of sciences, business, arts and humanities.

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2018

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2018

This University

56% Part Time
44% Full Time

All universities (avg)

48% Part Time
52% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2018


UK students


Non-UK students

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Source: HESA, 2018

18,060 Undergraduate
3,090 Postgraduate

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Source: HESA, 2018


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