University of Plymouth


  • Location: Seaside, City

About us

Are you ready to start your next adventure? Be part of something extraordinary in Britain’s Ocean City. The University of Plymouth is a top 5 UK Modern University located in the South West, nestled between the beaches of Devon and Cornwall and picturesque Dartmoor. In this beautiful setting, the university seeks to advance knowledge and transform lives through its broad range of subjects.  

We are committed to investing in the future of our students, fuelling their career development with degrees designed to unveil strengths, to tackle global challenges and make a positive difference to people’s lives. Students benefit from studying in this rich, natural environment and gaining experience through real-world projects.  

Are you ready to start your next adventure?

Be inspired - find where you belong in Britain's Ocean City. Apply now to join us in September 2023.

What makes us different

  • Join a university rated by its students. We're a top 10 UK university and top 20 best student city based on student reviews (Student Crowd, 2022). 
  • Make the most of your money. We’ve been ranked as the 7th most affordable city in the UK for students (Superprof, 2022).   
  • Study by the sea. A vibrant city atmosphere with the dramatic countryside of Dartmoor and some of Britain’s most beautiful beaches close by means you’ll be right in the centre of the action.  
  • Feel safe with us. Plymouth was voted as one of the UK’s safest places for a night out (Best Bar None 2022). 
  • Be part of a supportive community. Inclusiveness and wellbeing is at the heart of Plymouth - we consider your personal life equally as important as your academic life. We were voted as having one of the top Student Union venues in the UK (Best Bar None 2022) and one of the top 20 best universities for personal tutors (Student Crowd, 2022).  

Getting stuck into societies and the community in general is so important because some of the best memories are made at university. It felt like home for me within a few weeks of coming here. Just imagine studying with gorgeous sea views and then watching the sunset whilst eating fish and chips with a sea breeze!

Christina - BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

Open days

Course locations

Main Site

Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA

Truro, Cornwall

Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, TR1 3HD

Plymouth Site

Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA


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