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Plymouth University’s campus is centrally located within the busting center 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 Plymouth University will be supported by accomplished and experienced staff; 58% of academic staff are PhD qualified.

You’ll find everything on one campus, from the library and lecture halls to the 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 4th in the UK and 59th globally in the Times Higher Education Top 150 global modern universities league table.

 Plymouth University 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.

Students say:

“There are a lot of International Students at the Campus. The teachers are nice. There are a lot of offers for students... The library is very big and there are lot of new buildings like the MAST house which is directly located at the harbour.”

“Plymouth is a great place to study marine science. It's really well respected and the lecturers are leaders in their field. The university is committed to sustainability and also runs lots of social and sporting events for students.”

“Been good so far, areas that could be improved are the student support and the accommodation, apart from that everything else is adequate. The course is interesting and lecturers are always there to tender to your needs.”

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About the Plymouth University

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, 2016

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2016

This University

55% Part Time
45% Full Time

All universities (avg)

37% Part Time
63% Full Time

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Source: HESA, 2016


UK students


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Source: HESA, 2016

18,700 Undergraduate
2,985 Postgraduate

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Source: HESA, 2016


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