University of Plymouth

The University of Plymouth is a high-quality, teaching and research-rich institution with a mission to advance knowledge and transform lives. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings places us among the top 65 universities in the UK, and we have one of the highest number of Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellows, reflecting the innovative learning environment at the heart of our taught programmes.

We are renowned for our research in areas such as marine and environmental science, medicine, robotics and psychology, and nearly two-thirds of our submission to the most recent Research Excellence Framework was rated as ‘world leading’ or of ‘international quality’. Indeed, in Clinical Medicine, we were ranked as number one in the UK for research outputs.

We are passionate about creating a lively academic culture both for and with our postgraduate students. Whether you are interested in a taught masters programme, or wish to undertake a research degree or professional doctorate, our internationally renowned academics are on hand to support and supervise you.

Our dedicated Doctoral College assists all students in ensuring that they are intellectually challenged and supported in equal measure. 

Our mission consists on becoming a broad-based, research-intensive university, open to all who can benefit from a University of Plymouth education, and delivering excellent interdisciplinary research, experiential education and civic engagement.



We want you to enjoy living and studying in Plymouth, build life-long friendships and feel fully supported during your time with us. We offer agreat variety of halls to choose from, that provide a safe and friendly environment for our students.

Your accommodation licence will be with the University, and our halls are provided in partnership with UPP, the UK’s leading provider of on-campus residential and academic accommodation infrastructure. 

They provide and maintain the buildings while the University provides a range of support for you, including social events to create great communities, welfare support and 24/7 security to help to keep you safe. 

Our halls are located on campus, or within the nearby student village - only a few minutes’ walk from both University facilities and city-centre amenities.


University of Plymouth

Drake Circus
PL4 8AA Plymouth

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