Overview of University of Plymouth

The ‘University of Plymouth‘ is a well- Known civic university and the 38th largest in the United Kingdom with almost 19,645 students. The university’s mission is to grab advance knowledge as well as to meet global challenges by transforming a positive difference in people’s lives. This is the place of high quality, internationally-leading education, research and innovation. The rich and natural environment helps students to gain experience through real-world projects. The university is known as the place of economic innovation and advancement, pioneer and encouragement of cultural development or social change.

Rankings and Achievements

➜ The University of Plymouth wins the Queen’s Anniversary Prize within three-times. World’s first university secured first place to be awarded the Social Enterprise Mark, for genuinely work in social enterprise, community caring as well as protecting the earth.

➜ World’s first university secured first place to be awarded the Social Enterprise Mark, for genuinely work in social enterprise, community caring as well as protecting the earth.

➜ Stepping foot on top of 50 research university specializes in the field of marine science and engineering, medicine, cybersecurity and psychology.

➜ The Mayflower Award is paid in two instalments dependent on student’s satisfactory attendance.

➜ Showed substantial evidence of International Excellency 3* and World Leading Research 4*


In1862 The Plymouth School of Navigation was established and after that, it became a University College as a Polytechnic Institute. In 1992, this institute gained the university status named the Plymouth School of Maritime Studies. In October 2008, the university was selected by the Royal Statistical Society. It shows the excellence in the field of maritime business, marine engineering, marine biology, and Earth, ocean & environmental sciences.


In the field of choosing subjects, Plymouth’s students can choose any discipline by following their choice and eligibility. They are:

  • Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business
  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Faculty of Health

Courses Offered by University of Plymouth

Student statistics

  • Undergraduate –85%
  • Postgraduate – 15%
  • Full-time students –85%
  • Part-time students –15%
  • UK students– 90%
  • EU students-3%
  • International students –7%
  • Female – 59%
  • Male –41%

Breakdown of fee structure

The International tuition fee is £12,250 to £12,500


  • Established Santander Mobility Awards and Scholarship
  • Helena Kennedy Foundation
  • EU Hardship Fund
  • Financial Support Fund
  • Established The What Just Happened Fund for helping Plymouth students and families in emergency hospital care.

Facilities and Services

Plymouth provides great facilities like medical research labs and simulators, Dark rooms and Studio spaces, Performance spaces, Media Hub equipment, Print and letterpress facilities. Therefore, the university offers a wide range of facilities especially for Marine and Ocean Studies. For example, boats with scientific researched equipment, Field equipment, A designated Marine Building, A tethered underwater robot, Marine Station and so on. Moreover, weekly networking and advice sessions ‘BETA Enterprise program’ are available for business students. The university’s work-based learning environment and placement opportunities attract greatly. University’s marketing and communications strategy are based on mainly in Social media channels.

Student Life

The University of Plymouth ‘s vision is to seek the path of advancing knowledge and transforming lives. Students of this university are lucky enough to get world leading researchers as well as the highest numbers of National Teaching Fellows A wide range of subjects with modern decorative libraries and innovative technology services enhance the student’s interest. Plymouth’s award-winning Students’ Union (UPSU) stands for student rights and the Advice Centre is designed to help students with any queries. The University’s library is full of academic resources with around 350,000 books. Therefore, 14,000 journal subscriptions and multimedia items increase the library’s accessibility. The study environment and facilities with experienced and friendly staff bring in students satisfaction.

Living Accommodation

The University of Plymouth is located in the centre of Britain’s Ocean City which is also called the heart of ‘Britain’s Ocean City’ .It is surrounded by the sea, Cornwall and Dartmoor. The university has six distinguished halls. They are: Francis Drake, Gilwell , Mary Newman, Pilgrim, Radnor and Robbins. Therefore, students with disabilities or medical conditions can get special accommodation. University of Plymouth’s living cost is £2,015 annually.The residence of Plymouth is always praiseworthy towards the students. Spacious rooms, good price, safety, closeness to campus are mainly of focused.


The University of Plymouth has a direct rail link to London, South Wales, the Midlands and Scotland. Students move from the Plymouth Coach Station to major cities with daily coach services. Airports in Exeter, Newquay and Bristol are also available.

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