University of Plymouth, consistently ranked as one of the leading universities in the UK, and awarded a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2012, Plymouth has a strong record of excellence, enterprise and innovation across its teaching and research activities.
Distinguished by its long-term engagement with business and the community, the University enjoys outstanding links with employers and plays a key role in civic and regional leadership. It is the only university in the world to have been awarded the Social Enterprise Mark in recognition of its work in support of the sector.
With around 30,000 students, including those studying higher education at its partner colleges throughout the South West, the university is one of largest in the UK. It enjoys a high rate of graduate employment and has recently invested more than £150 million in its estate and facilities to enhance the student experience and support world-class research.
Plymouth has embedded sustainability across its operations, and is the overall best performing university in the People & Planet Green League. It is the first modern university to found a medical and dental school - the University of Plymouth Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry - and is the leading provider of Higher Education in Cornwall.
We are explorers
An explorer is someone who investigates unknown regions and territories. Alongside its diverse geographic location, the University of Plymouth’s degrees give us the perfect platform to immerse ourselves in our subjects, providing us with unforgettable experiences that capture our curious imaginations along the way.
What we study
The course you choose will have a big impact on your life as a student. It is important that you find a course that fuels your passion to learn and sets you up with invaluable skills for work. Devoting yourself to a single degree out of thousands is very different to selecting four A level subjects from a limited list of options.
Life in Britain’s Ocean City
The University of Plymouth is one of the largest universities in the South West, with a main campus located at the centre of ‘Britain’s ocean city’. The city of Plymouth, characterised by its lively community of students, lies within an area of rich geographical and ecological diversity. From the nearby Dartmoor National Park, to the Devon and Cornwall coast – you are never too far away from serenity or adventure.
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