Plymouth University

History

  • 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 the first modern university to set up its own medical and dental school – the Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry – and is a partner in the Combined Universities in Cornwall.
  • Awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2012 in respect of its marine and maritime work.
  • The first university in the world to receive a Social Enterprise Mark in recognition of its sustainability.

Location and Transport

  • 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, which 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 University’s Academic Partnerships provides a network of colleges throughout the South West, offering degree opportunities for people in locations close to home across Devon, Cornwall and the Channel Islands.