Details at a Glance
About our University
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.
We are a modern university yet with an educational history dating as far back as 1862. The University of Plymouth is currently rated one of the ‘Top 2 Modern UK Universities’ (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2018), Top 5 International University in the UK (WhatUni? Awards 2018).
The University of Plymouth's teaching and research activities are divided into Faculties and Schools, each of which has its own specialist staff and facilities.
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Our student body represents over 100 nations and we boast numerous and varied academic partnerships and research links globally, meaning a degree studied with the University of Plymouth is a truly international one.
Plymouth - ‘Britain’s Ocean City’
Plymouth is located on the coast in the beautiful South West of England – an ideal location for both learning and leisure, with plenty of quiet study spaces and recreational opportunities. Plymouth enjoys a combination of modern city living and rural charm, located 3 hours by train from central London, and with international airports nearby and ferry links to France and Spain. The University of Plymouth is set in the heart of the city with shops, facilities and attractions nearby. The city and campus location allow for students to enjoy one of the most convenient student lifestyles available in the UK, whilst also at relatively low cost.
Take a virtual tour of the University campus and Britain's Ocean City!
Applications must be received by July 31st
Clubs & Associations
Clubs & Societies
There are around 180 different clubs and societies available at the University to help students settle in, meet people and maximise their free time in Plymouth. They are a major part of what we are about, they help connect you with others who share your passion.
All our societies here are student led. Joining any one of them is a great way to make the most of your university experience, meet new people, learn new things, explore your passions, have fun and have an incredible time.
Visit www.upsu.com for more information
What Our Students Say
Being an international student here feels very welcoming. Plymouth is so beautiful and the campus is amazing. The Faculty make you feel like they are on your level, not above you, which makes asking questions less stressful. Everyone is always incredibly helpful!Anna Busby, MA Education ‘19
Being an international student here feels very welcoming. Plymouth is so beautiful and the campus is amazing. The Faculty make you feel like they are on your level, not above you, which makes asking questions less stressful. Everyone is always incredibly helpful!