University of Plymouth

United Kingdom

About the University

The University of Plymouth is located in the coastal port city of Plymouth on England's south coast.

Originally founded as the Plymouth School of Navigation in 1862 and today it is home to over 20,000 students.

The university has a strong reputation for law, psychology, geographical sciences, computing and fine art. It also has the largest Marine Science and Engineering School in Europe.



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Campus Life

At Plymouth, the accommodation team lifestyle matches hall flat mates before arrival, making sure you'll be with like-minded individuals. Accommodation is within walking distance of lectures and the library, as well as being within easy reach of the city's bars, cafes and shops.

The university has a strong reputation for its excellent facilities, which include a specialist marine research lab and navigation centre. The Faculty of Arts is based in the distinctive Roland Levinsky building, and students also have access to libraries, study spaces and modern teaching facilities.

Student life

The University of Plymouth is one of the largest universities in the South West of England. It's main campus is in Britain's 'ocean city', characterised by its lively community and impressive surroundings. 

Students have the opportunity to explore nearby Dartmoor National Park and the sublime scenery of the Devon and Cornwall coast. You're never far from adventure!


Mandy Chessell (computer scientist), Seb Glover (sailor), Diane Holl (engineer), Reem al-Mansoori (politician), Tooni Mahto (marine biologist)

23155 Students
23155 Students

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