Plymouth University

With a vision 'to be the enterprise university, promoting a bold, adventurous spirit and creativity in all that we do', Plymouth is a dynamic and innovative place to work and study, transforming lives through education, world-class research and innovation on a global stage.

  • Average Tuition GBP 13,250
  • Acceptance Rate 75%
  • Students 26,930
  • International Students 11%
  • Total Annual Cost GBP 13,250
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

The university was originally a Polytechnic Institute, with its constituent bodies being Plymouth Polytechnic, Rolle College, the Exeter College of Art and Design (which were, before April 1989, run by Devon County Council) and Seale-Hayne College (which before April 1989 was an independent charity). It was renamed Polytechnic South West in 1989 and remained as this until gaining university status in 1992 along with the other polytechnics. The new university absorbed the Plymouth School of Maritime Studies.

Master Programs

  • Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA, United Kingdom

    Accounting and Finance

    GBP 13,250 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.  

  • Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA, United Kingdom

    Architecture

    GBP 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to pursue a higher education or career in Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of architectura more
  • Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA, United Kingdom

    Business and Management

    GBP 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Business principles and techniques. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the fundamentals of business, like buy more
  • Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA, United Kingdom

    Civil and Coastal Engineering

    GBP 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific pr more
  • Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA, United Kingdom

    Civil Engineering

    GBP 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Civil Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and more
  • Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA, United Kingdom

    Design

    GBP 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; design techniques; and comp more
  • Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA, United Kingdom

    Finance;Finance and Investment

    GBP 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as management, a more
  • Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA, United Kingdom

    Hospitality Management

    GBP 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Hospitality Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of hospitality law, international tourism management, more
  • Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA, United Kingdom

    Human Resources

    GBP 13,250 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the proper management and strategic approach required to recruit, train, develop and sustain employees in an organization.  

  • Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA, United Kingdom

    International Business

    GBP 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the law, the policies, and the regulations governing transnational businesses and commercial practices. The program offers a wid more
  • Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA, United Kingdom

    MBA(Part time)

    GBP 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human reso more
  • Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA, United Kingdom

    Performing Arts

    GBP 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Performing Arts. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that are delivered through a mix of practical workshops and more
  • Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA, United Kingdom

    Photography

    GBP 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Photography. The program offers courses that focus on the fundamental technologies and techniques in digital and analogue photogr more
  • Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA, United Kingdom

    Robotics

    GBP 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical, scientific and technologica more
  • Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA, United Kingdom

    Supply Chain Management

    GBP 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Supply Chain Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of acquisitions and purchasing; in more
  • Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA, United Kingdom

    Systems Engineering

    GBP 13,250 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Systems Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of scientific and more

Rankings

  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 358
  • The Guardian
    The Guardian 60
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 601
  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 401
  • Complete University Guide (UK)
    Complete University Guide (UK) 77

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.20

Accreditations

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    Other Information

    Established in 1862

    The Location

    Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA, United Kingdom

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      • Testimony
        1999-2002, BSc

        Quality of lecturers, great support from supervisor providing relevant advices, helpful classmates, technological facilities, numbers of associations, international connections (I continued with a Master in France), good place to live in (Inside city and region around) with nice fellows.

      • Testimony
        1994-1997, MA Business Management

        It is quite a few years ago now, I want to say that the tutors were brilliant. At the time public and not for profit sectors were only just starting to engage in formal management qualifications the tutors really worked hard to make the course relevant to my needs and obtain support for my dissertation.

      • Testimony
        1999-2003, Computing and Informatics

        This is a great course, I learned a lot about all areas of computing and was able to get into a good job after graduation. During my time at Plymouth university I had a rich social experience and found the university to be friendly and very well positioned in the city for great access to everything you need. As it is now expanding with more courses and better facilities I wouldn't hesitate to recommend university of Plymouth to anyone who wants to get a degree. Also, the area is very affordable with cheap housing and cost of living that will hopefully mean less debt at the end of the degree.