Plymouth University 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.
Ranked 37th in the Times Higher Education 100 under 50 world rankings and fourth in the UK, Plymouth is proud to be among the UK’s leading universities for ‘research that is recognised for its global significance and impact’. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) overall Plymouth had more than 63 per cent of its research graded at three and four stars – nearly double the score achieved in 2008, when the previous exercise was conducted. It means the University retains its place in the Research Fortnight Power League top 50.
We want you to come and join our vibrant community of postgraduate students and benefit from our innovative approach, world leading expertise, multi-million pound facilities and close collaboration with employers. Studying a postgraduate programme with Plymouth University ensures that you will be equipped with the most relevant knowledge and skills to be competitive in the workplace – 87% of our postgraduate students are employed within six months of completing their studies with us.
Our flexible postgraduate programmes can be studied full or part time and incorporate appropriate input from researchers, current practitioners, professional bodies, business and industry. This ensures our programmes are current, relevant and stimulating and serve to enable students to develop a wide range of practical skills sought by employers. These programmes provide flexible opportunities for learning vocational skills or setting the foundation for further research. Our Graduate School operates across the University, playing an important role in the development of the postgraduate community at Plymouth. It aims to provide a range of support for postgraduate education and students undertaking research degrees.
Location & facilities
The campus is located in the city centre, allowing easy access to shops, restaurants, bars, transport and accommodation, plus the city’s main attractions including the Barbican harbour and the Hoe seafront. On campus you will find modern student accommodation, a 24-hour library and a lively Students’ Union bar.
Over £300 million of investment is ensuring that our campus facilities are first class, with recent additions including the £4.85 million Marine Station boasting wet labs and aquarium, and the £7 million new performing arts building, The House, with performance and rehearsal space, a box office to host commercial events and outstanding disability access to enable access to all areas of the lighting and rigging.
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