Postgraduate Opportunities at Plymouth


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.

Reasons to choose postgraduate study with the University of Plymouth:

• Excelling

A top modern university according to the Times Higher Education ‘Young Universities’ rankings 2017 , placing 3rd in the UK and 65th in the world.

• Enterprising

Plymouth was the first university in the world to be awarded the Social Enterprise Mark in recognition of working as a genuine social enterprise, caring for communities and protecting the planet.

• Researching

Two-thirds of our research was ranked as either World-Leading or Internationally Excellent in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

• Flexible

With a choice of full or part time programmes, the University of Plymouth incorporates appropriate input from researchers, current practitioners, professional bodies, business and industry.

• Careers

Plymouth has a dedicated Careers & Employability Service, and was rated in the top 20 Best Universities for Career Services in 2017 (Student Crowd University Careers Service Winners 2017).

• Integrated

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 Plymouth Hoe seafront. On campus you will find modern student accommodation, an award winning SU, plus a host of great spaces to study and socialise.

• Alumni

Plymouth’s Doctoral College provides support not just to our international research students, but to over 1000 members of our postgraduate research community.

• Community

The University of Plymouth Students’ Union (UPSU) was rated the eighth best in the UK in the 2016 NSS survey with 82 per cent of students satisfied with the support, services and entertainment.

• First class

A substantial investment has ensured that our campus facilities are first class, with recent additions including the landmark Marine Station, which boasts wet labs and an aquarium. Plymouth also offers a new, state-of-the-art 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.

Fees and funding

The government recently introduced a non-means tested loan of up to £10,280 per student for those under the age of 60 wishing to commence postgraduate studies. This loan is paid directly to you as a contribution towards the cost of postgraduate studies and can be spent on tuition fees, accommodation, books, general living expenses, etc.

We're always on hand to help you make the most of your money before, during and after your time with us. For further details on our fees and funding, please visit our website.

Our Faculties

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities - see more
The Faculty of Business – see more
The Faculty of Health and Human Sciences – see more
The Faculty of Science and Engineering – see more
Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (PU PSMD) – see more

More information

Find out more by visiting our website to order our prospectus, browse our courses or to apply. Go further with the University of Plymouth.

Contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
University of Plymouth, Drake Circus
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1752 585858
Fax: +44 (0)1752 588050

Current funding opportunities and masters courses

General funding sources

For general sources of funding that may apply for study in this department, visit the page(s) below.