Plymouth University


Plymouth University is a modern, dynamic university but with an educational history dating as far back as 1862. With approximately 30,000 students, Plymouth University is one of the UK’s largest and most prominent institutions and is consistently rated amongst the top modern universities in the UK.  Plymouth is a city located by the sea in the beautiful South West of England – an ideal location for both learning and leisure. Plymouth is 3 hours by train from London, and the University is set in the heart of the city centre with shops, facilities and attractions all within short walking distance. The University has recently invested heavily in new buildings and facilities including a modern library (open 24/7), extra computing facilities, Marine Centre, gym and teaching spaces.  Additionally, the campus has its own cinema, theatre, dance studios and art gallery.  Free access to the city’s fabulous Olympic size swimming pool is granted for all Plymouth University students. 


Key Numbers

  • Average tuition fees - £13,000
  • Estimated living costs - £9,135
  • Minimum IELTS score - 6.5
  • Student satisfaction - 86.1
  • Employment prospects - 92
  • International student ratio - 12%



  • The Times: 80
  • The Guardian: 78
  • QS World Rankings: 64
  • Complete University Guide: 77