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Plymouth University

Plymouth University

Plymouth University

Address

Address: Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA, UK

Website: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk

School Details

Key Facts

  • Ranked top 2% in the world.
  • One of the UK's largest universities, with history dating back to 1862. Later became a polytechnic and received university status in 1992.
  • Campus just a short stroll from the buzzing city centre, with shops, restaurants and nightlife, the scenic seafront and historic Barbican. Rugged Dartmoor and some of the best beaches in the UK are within easy travelling distance.
  • Plymouth University’s academic partnerships provide a network of colleges throughout the south west, offering degree opportunities for people in locations close to home across Devon, Cornwall and the Channel Islands.
  • Nationally acclaimed for teaching excellence.
  • Twenty national teaching fellows as awarded by the Higher Education Academy, one of the highest number in the sector.
  • Fifteen subject areas ranked excellent or equivalent in independent assessments by the Quality Assurance Agency.
  • Widely acknowledged as having one of the best research performances amongst the modern universities. Nearly two-thirds of Plymouth University’s research has been graded as world-leading or of international quality, according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014.
  • Over £150m recent and ongoing investment in new buildings, on-campus student accommodation and refurbished laboratories and library. 
  • The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week providing access to 500,000 books and multimedia resources, 22,000 journals and many international resources.
  • Employability centre at the heart of the campus.
  • Comprehensive IT network with 24-hour wireless access.
  • Over 50 clubs and 120 societies, ranging from ultimate frisbee to the DJ society.
  • Nightclub, bars, shop, coffee shop, sports centre and restaurant.

Student Population

  • Total students: 26,000
  • International students: 2,700

Entry Requirements

  • Undergraduate courses: IELTS 6.0 (all components 5.5 or above)
  • Graducate courses: IELTS 6.5 (all components 5.5 or above)

Tuition & Fees

Tuition for most majors: £12,250 / year

Tuition for Peninsula Schools of Medicine & Dentistry - UG Medicine  and UG Dentistry:

  • Full time pre-clinical: £17,800
  • Full time clinical: £33,000

Overview

Plymouth is a world-class, modern university. vibrant and friendly, with a strong reputation for innovation. Times Higher Education described Plymouth University as one of the newly-emerging ‘modern global elite’.

Academics

Popular majors include:

  • Marine and Environmental Sciences
  • Robotics and Computer Science
  • Education
  • Psychology
  • Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Social Work
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Sustainability, and Business.

Our degrees are much more than just a passport to a career. They enrich and develop students with skills and lessons for life so that our graduates not only have an enviable employment record but also add real value to the economy and society at large, whether learning takes place in the classroom, laboratory, studio or through fieldwork, the workplace or community.

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