Main location Plymouth, UK 
 Courses Undergraduate, Master, PhD 
  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Faculty of Health and Human Sciences
  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Faculty of Business
  • Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry
 Student life
  • University of Plymouth Students' Union: The Union offers a range of services and stages a number of events throughout the year.
  • Mosques in the area: Plymouth Mosque, Plymouth Islamic Centre


About Plymouth University

Plymouth University is a public university based predominantly in Plymouth, England where the main campus is located, but the university has campuses and affiliated colleges all over South West England. Plymouth University is a modern, dynamic university which was recently rated as one of the top 30 universities, in the 2016 Whatuni Student Choice Awards. With over 100,000 alumni in over 100 countries, Plymouth University is one of the UK’s largest and most prominent institutions and is consistently rated amongst the top modern universities in the UK.

Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City, is located on the coast in the beautiful South West of England. Plymouth enjoys a combination of rural charm and modern city living. The University is set in the heart of the city with shops, facilities and attractions on its doorstep. Plymouth is a pedestrian friendly city and students also benefit from close proximity to the scenic Barbican harbour and the breath taking Hoe, which looks out over the sea and has views to neighbouring Cornwall.

Enterprising and practical, over two thirds of research was rated ‘world leading’ or of ‘international quality’ in the most recent Research Excellence Framework, Plymouth University also ensures students leave with real skills and work experience; over 4500 students a year benefit from work based placements.


Faculty of Arts and Humanities: This faculty is host to the School of Art, Design and Architecture, the School of Humanities and Performing Arts, and the Plymouth Institute of Education.

Faculty of Health and Human Sciences: Home to the Schools of Psychology, Social Science and Social Work, Health Professions, and Nursing and Midwifery. As well as PGCE programmes, the Faculty offers degrees Adult Nursing, Child Health Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Midwidery, Dietetics, Optometry, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Paramedicine.

Faculty of Science and Engineering: This faculty is home to the School of Biological Sciences, the School of Computing and Mathematics, the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Studies, and the School of Marine Science and Engineering.

Faculty of Business: The faculty is home to the Plymouth Business School, the School of Law, Criminology and Government, the Plymouth Graduate School of Management and the School of Tourism and Hospitality. Plymouth's Business School has most notably been very successful in national rankings by subject, where subjects like economics reach the top 15, according to The Guardian.

Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry: Medicine and Dentistry were first established as part of the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry in 2000, which operated as a partnership between Plymouth University and the University of Exeter.

Student accommodation

University-managed or approved accommodation in the first year of study is guaranteed for all applicants who choose Plymouth as their first choice institution. The university provides an approved accommodation database, which is available to all continuing students. Special accommodation arrangements can be made for students with disabilities or medical conditions.