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University of Plymouth

Location

University of Plymouth, Plymouth United Kingdom

Ranking

# 661-670QS World University Rankings

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330Undergraduate programs

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158Postgraduate programs

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About University of Plymouth

The University of Plymouth is a modern, dynamic higher education institution, renowned for its high quality, internationally-leading education, research and innovation. Enterprising and practical in its outlook, almost two thirds of its research was rated ‘world leading’ or of ‘international quality’ in the most recent Research Excellence Framework, and it has world-renowned expertise in areas such as marine science and engineering, medicine, earth sciences and sustainability.

The university has a proud track record for research-informed teaching, and ensures that its students have the opportunity to develop valuable skills and experience as part of their academic journey. The institution’s long-standing connections with business and industry serve to create placements, internships and employment for both students and graduates. 

Rated in the top 25 universities in the 2018 Whatuni Student Choice Awards, Plymouth now has over 139,000 alumni in more than 135 countries. Its location, in the heart of an historic maritime city, but also close to the stunning beaches of Cornwall and the epic landscapes of Dartmoor, ensures that it has both urban attractions and rural charm on its doorstep.

About University of Plymouth

The University of Plymouth is a modern, dynamic higher education institution, renowned for its high quality, internationally-leading education, research and innovation. Enterprising and practical in its outlook, almost two thirds of its research was rated ‘world leading’ or of ‘international quality’ in the most recent Research Excellence Framework, and it has world-renowned expertise in areas such as marine science and engineering, medicine, earth sciences and sustainability.

The university has a proud track record for research-informed teaching, and ensures that its students have the opportunity to develop valuable skills and experience as part of their academic journey. The institution’s long-standing connections with business and industry serve to create placements, internships and employment for both students and graduates. 

Rated in the top 25 universities in the 2018 Whatuni Student Choice Awards, Plymouth now has over 139,000 alumni in more than 135 countries. Its location, in the heart of an historic maritime city, but also close to the stunning beaches of Cornwall and the epic landscapes of Dartmoor, ensures that it has both urban attractions and rural charm on its doorstep.

Available programs

    The University of Plymouth is home to three academic faculties and has a vast selection of dynamic undergraduate courses for you to choose from.  To find out more about what courses Plymouth University offer and the application journey visit Plymouth.ac.uk/apply

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences
  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities


BA (Hons) Acting

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BA (Hons) Dance

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BA (Hons) English

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BA (Hons) History

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BA (Hons) Music

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LLB (Hons) Law

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The University of Plymouth is home to three academic faculties and has a vast selection of postgraduate courses for you to choose from.  To find out more about what postgraduate opportunities Plymouth University offers and the application process visit Plymouth.ac.uk/postgraduate.

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences
  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities







MA Acting

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MA Acting

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MA Design

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MA Design

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MA Game Design

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MA Game Design

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MA History

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MA History

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MA Illustration

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MA Music

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MA Music

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MA Photography

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MA Photography

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MSc Planning

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MSc Planning

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MSc Endodontics

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MSc Oral Surgery

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MSc Psychology

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MSc Psychology

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MA Education

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MA Education

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MA Publishing

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MA Publishing

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MSc Criminology

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University information

Bachelor

6+
76+

Master

6+
90+
16,082
86%
14%
2,929
75%
25%
1,107
79%
21%

Tuition fee and scholarships

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Rankings & ratings

University of Plymouth is one of the top public universities in Plymouth, United Kingdom. It is ranked #661-670 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2014
    #651-700
  • 2015
    # 701+
  • 2016
    #651-700
  • 2017
    #651-700
  • 2018
    #701-750
  • 2019
    #601-650
  • 2020
    #651-700
  • 2021
    #651-700
  • 2022
    #601-650
  • 2023
    #651-700
  • 2024
    #=561
  • 2025
    #661-670

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