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University of Plymouth

4.2 out of 5 (67 ratings / 59 reviews) Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
All of us at Plymouth University are very proud of our association with Plymouth University International College. Plymouth University prides itself on being the enterprise university, distinguished by excellence in teaching and learning and world-class research and we consider the College's high quality courses are a great fit with our leading academic approach.

Bachelor's programmes

Social Sciences (41)
Medicine & Health (40)



Founded in 1862 as a School of Navigation,and among the highest-ranked modern higher education institutions in the world, the University of Plymouth has a proud heritage.A twice winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, and with a world-class research pedigree and a reputation for innovation in its approach to teaching and learning.


The University of Plymouth is renowned for high quality, internationally-leading education, research and innovation. We make a positive difference to people’s lives. With a truly global outlook, we are an inclusive and inspiring university community. Our students are our partners on their journey of discovery.


The Research Excellence Framework 2014 results confirmed our position as a dynamic research institution and one leading the charge for modern universities in the UK. The results reveal the international quality of our research right across the spectrum of health and medicine, business, arts and social sciences; transforming lives and underpinning the quality of our research-informed approach to teaching and learning.

Each subject submission was also graded according to the impact of the work, and the research environment, such as the amount of funding received and the number of PhD students in each area. 


As a current student we are here to help you on your career journey. So whether you have just started at university, joined us as a transition student, part way through or nearing completion or undertaking postgraduate study or research, our team are here to guide and signpost you along the way.You will be given plenty of opportunity to understand your skills and build your employability skills and graduate attributes through your studies and modules but there are a whole host of other opportunities provided by the University and the Student Union that you can engage in to gain experiences that employers value.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
501 300
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
651 -50
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.


Student services

International Student Advice (ISA) provide specialist services and guidance if you're an international student studying at the University of Plymouth.From the day you accept an offer at the University, right through to graduation, we'll offer help and advice so you can get the most out of your studies, and your time in the UK.The information on these pages and any advice given is intended for use by prospective and current students of the University of Plymouth only.

Housing services

As a university student, you will adapt to life in a new city, live in accommodation with other new students, and settle into your new home from home.Our university-managed halls of residence provide a safe environment so you can fully embrace the student experience.The transition from home to halls can be daunting, but our accommodation team prides itself on supporting new students before, during and after arrival.Our team ‘lifestyle matches’ hall flatmates to ensure you’ll live with like-minded students, and thanks to a diverse programme of social events, you’ll be part of a friendly community of students.

Library services

The Charles Seale-Hayne Library is open 24/7 and provides access to approximately 350,000 books and multimedia items, 14,000 current journal subscriptions, and a variety of different study environments. 

ICT services

Student IT

  • Apple support
  • Changing/forgotten your password
  • Digital Learning Environment (DLE)
  • Email and Office 365
  • ePortfolios using PebblePad
  • Internet access in halls
  • Library services
  • LinkedIn Learning
  • University of Plymouth app
  • My timetable
  • Online IT induction
  • PC availability
  • Printing, scanning & copying
  • Print and multimedia services
  • Saving your work
  • Service status
  • Software
  • Student portal
  • Update my profile
  • Wi-Fi

Medical services

The University is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all staff, students, visitors and people we work with.We recognise that sound health and safety management is an integral part of the way in which we manage our business. 

Student Life

Sports facilities

 Here at University of Plymouth we're working in partnership with local sporting organisations.

  • UPSU
  • Plymouth Argyle Football Club
  • Devon Junior and Minor Football League
  • Mountbatten Watersports and Activities Centre
  • Plymouth Life centre
  • Plymouth University Raiders
  • Westcountry Hawks wheelchair rugby
  • Sporting excellence scholarships
  • Project Nevada
  • The Transat 2016
  • Plymouth Albion RFC
  • Jonathan Rhodes
  • AquaElite

Student clubs

Experience what it’s really like to work in all sorts of settings. Get coaching from Plymouth's professional sports clubs. Help plan and put on live events in the community. Enhance your employability skills and make a real contribution to our communities with the opportunities available via UPSU. Our unique partnership approach means we can discover and deliver unique openings for you.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

As an undergraduate at Plymouth University I am so privilaged and lucky to be a part of this amazing journey which gave me lots of experiences and knowledge throughout my study period. I highly recommend my University.

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The best service I could ask for an international student. Awesome, great follow-up services that helped me throughout the process from start to the end. Thanks to Amberstudent for a great facility!”

The best one out of the best
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Its was my best 3 years. Because its change my hall life upside a university they provide us to both practical and lessons its was great.

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