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Plymouth University


  • One of the UK’s largest universities, with history dating back to 1862. Later became a polytechnic and received university status in 1992.
  • Plymouth is a partner in the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry and the Combined Universities in Cornwall.
  • Year established
  • Location
    South West England
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Academic specialism

  • Wide variety including Marine and Environmental Sciences, Teacher Education, Psychology, Engineering, Architecture, Social Work, and Hospitality and Tourism.
  • Strong focus on employability, preparing students for entrepreneurial leadership and to be effective employees capable of making a valuable contribution in their chosen field.

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Plymouth University
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  • Campus just a short stroll from the buzzing city centre, with shops, restaurants and nightlife, the scenic seafront and historic Barbican. Rugged Dartmoor and some of the best beaches in the UK are within easy travelling distance.
  • Rail station is just a five-minute walk from the campus, with services to London, South Wales, the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland.
  • There are regular coach services from most major cities to Plymouth. Plymouth is easily reached from the M5 motorway and the A38 Expressway via Exeter. It is about a three-and-a-half-hour journey from London to Plymouth.
  • Plymouth City Airport offers a wide range of low-cost flights to destinations in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and the Channel Islands.
  • University of Plymouth Colleges Faculty is a network of colleges throughout the South West, providing degree opportunities for people in locations close to home.