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University of Plymouth

4.2 out of 5 (36 ratings / 21 reviews) Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
All of us at Plymouth University are very proud of our association with Plymouth University International College. Plymouth University prides itself on being the enterprise university, distinguished by excellence in teaching and learning and world-class research and we consider the College's high quality courses are a great fit with our leading academic approach.

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (2)
Education & Training (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Journalism & Media (1)



In 1962, the School of Navigation was renamed Plymouth's College of Technology, and was granted polytechnic status in 1970.1988 saw the amalgamation of Rolle College of Education (Exmouth) and Exeter college of Art and Design with Plymouth Polytechnic. The Seale-Hayne Agricultural College merging in 1989; this merge created the Polytechnic South West.


The University of Plymouth is renowned for high quality, internationally-leading education, research and innovation. We make a positive difference to people’s lives. With a truly global outlook, we are an inclusive and inspiring university community. Our students are our partners on their journey of discovery.


In 2014, and following thorough International Peer Review, University of Plymouth successfully became one of only four Brain Tumour Research Centres of Excellence in the UK.The charity is partnering with leading scientists at key universities around the UK to establish, retain, and grow 'world-class' research teams to accelerate progress towards finding a cure.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Housing services

As a university student, you will adapt to life in a new city, live in accommodation with other new students, and settle into your new home from home.Our university-managed halls of residence provide a safe environment so you can fully embrace the student experience.The transition from home to halls can be daunting, but our accommodation team prides itself on supporting new students before, during and after arrival.Our team ‘lifestyle matches’ hall flatmates to ensure you’ll live with like-minded students, and thanks to a diverse programme of social events, you’ll be part of a friendly community of students.

Library services

The Charles Seale-Hayne Library is open 24/7 and provides access to approximately 350,000 books and multimedia items, 14,000 current journal subscriptions, and a variety of different study environments. 

Medical services

The University is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all staff, students, visitors and people we work with.We recognise that sound health and safety management is an integral part of the way in which we manage our business. A safe and healthy environment is best achieved by developing risk awareness and supporting people to make informed decisions within legal boundaries. We all need to take responsibility for finding out how to do things safely.

Student Life

Sports facilities

 Here at University of Plymouth we're working in partnership with local sporting organisations.

  • UPSU
  • Plymouth Argyle Football Club
  • Devon Junior and Minor Football League
  • Mountbatten Watersports and Activities Centre
  • Plymouth Life centre
  • Plymouth University Raiders
  • Westcountry Hawks wheelchair rugby
  • Sporting excellence scholarships
  • Project Nevada
  • The Transat 2016
  • Plymouth Albion RFC
  • Jonathan Rhodes
  • AquaElite


Accredited Fairtrade University since 2009

Student Reviews

SU experiences and course satisfaction
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Although I had a great time at the university, with all the fun and cool experiences that were on offer through the SU etc, I struggled to enjoy the course as much as I had hoped I would due to the lack of contact time, and support. There is a lot of placement offered during my course and I don't feel enough support is given to the students when this is happening (I often...

Good Content, Great exposure!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love the university. The experience was great and the exposure and the content of the program was relevant and contemporary.

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

This University is relativity modern and strives to improve each year. On the whole the staff are passionate about there work and this reflects in their teaching.

Plymouth, England, United Kingdom