he University of Plymouth is a public university. The main campus is located in Plymouth and has more campuses in South West England. As the centre for statistical education, it elected by the Royal Statistical Society in October 2008. According to Time Higher Education University of Plymouth rank- 501-600 in 2020.


The history says in the year 1882, this university was first found as the Plymouth School of Navigation. In 1920, it formed into a University College. With constituent bodies which are Rolle College, the Exeter College of Art, and Design and Seale-Hayne College, it became Polytechnic Institute in 1970. It got the name of Polytechnic South West in 1989 but did not get popularity. However, it holds this name and got the university status in 1982. The new name was Plymouth School of Maritime Studies.

In 1941, during World War II, Portland Square air-raid shelter experienced a big bomb blast and over 70 people lost their lives. Again, in 2006, that part rediscovered. John Bull, Roland Levinsky, Mark Cleary, Steve Newstead, Wendy Purcell were Vice-Chancellors in different time periods of this university. Finally, in 2016, Judith Petts became the new Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive.

Categories of University:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Health and Human Sciences
  • Science and Engineering
  • Business

Tuition Fees:

Undergraduate- Depends on the course

Postgraduation- Depends on the course


Home/EU/Islands- £500-£4,407
International- £500-£17,170

Home/EU/Islands- £500-£3,030
International- £500-£8,585


Plymouth University has multiple halls for students. Some of them are within the campus and some are within student village which is nearer to the university.

They ensure a guarantee of seats for the first-year students who apply on time and make Plymouth as their first choice. The halls’ are well decorated, the environment is safe and friendly. There are also accommodation facilities for returning students. They also help to find private accommodations for students.

Specialized in

Law, psychology, geographical sciences, computing (including digital media) and computer science, fine art and art history.


All Plymouth graduates get the chance to become the proud members of alumni of the university. There are many notable popular members here, such as artists, politicians, authors, historians and so many people. As examples of the benefits, the members can stay connected with their old friends, get career supports, attend events and many more services.


According to the University League Table, the rank the University of Plymouth is 77th. Performance scores in-

Entry Standards- 60%
Student Satisfaction- 82%
Research Quality- 68%
Graduate Prospects- 74%
Overall- 63%

Students’ Union

This non-profit making organization provides various supports to the Plymouth students. Throughout the year, it arranges programs, sports, events etc. Each year they arrange an election to choose their representative. Students get the freedom to express their thoughts and show talents here.

Career Prospects & Employability

The University gives all kinds of guidelines to its students to ensure better careers. They mentor students by experienced professionals. Placements and work-based learning opportunities are also there. They encourage students about self-employment, freelancing and running own business. There are services like my career and my career Digital Resources. From the first year to three years after graduation, a student can use these services to check job vacancies, find part-time work, learn to make CV, etc.

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