University of Plymouth

Plymouth, England


The University of Plymouth is a public university based predominantly in Plymouth, England where the main campus is located, but the university has campuses and affiliated colleges across South West England. With 21,645 students, it is the 38th largest in the United Kingdom by total number of students (including the Open University). Plymouth is a modern university that has five faculties which each contain a number of schools: Arts and Humanities, Business, Health and Human Sciences, Medicine and Dentistry, and Science and Engineering.

A wide variety of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are taught at the main city campus in Plymouth. The university scores well in law, psychology, geographical sciences, computing (including digital media) and computer science, fine art and art history. In 2005 the university was awarded four HEFCE funded Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETLs). In addition, Plymouth was a partner in a fifth successful bid, led by Liverpool Hope University.

The University of Plymouth ranks in the top 2% of degree-granting institutions of higher education worldwide, in the CWUR World University Rankings 2017. In The Times and Sunday Times University League Table 2018, the University of Plymouth’s world ranking was listed as joint 701st and 601-650 in QS World University Rankings 2019. Times Higher Education ranked Plymouth 401-500 in its World University Rankings 2017–18, and ranked it 65th among 200 institutions in its World Young University Rankings 2017.

77 in League Table Ranking of The Complete University Guide
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver rating
Type University Public
Year Founded 1992
Size Large
23,155 Students


2,3 years
Course Durations Available

TEF Rating

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK.

Courses Available

  • Accounting, Business, Management and Marketing
  • Architecture, Building, Planning and Design
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Foreign Studies (Language, Literature and Linguistics)
  • Health Professions
  • Hospitality and Culinary
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Recreation, Sports and Fitness Studies
  • Veterinary, Agricultural and Food Sciences
  • Visual and Performing Arts


How to Apply?

Accepts UCAS

For International Students

6.0 Minimum IELTS Score
IELTS Requirement: Required
CAE, CPE, TOEFL, PTE, Trinity ISE Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of IELTS)
Deadlines and Important Dates
Deadline of application for Medicine and Dentistry programmes via UCAS
Deadline of application for other undergraduate programmes via UCAS

Cost and Scholarships

£ 12,250
Average Tuition Fee
(For International Students)

Types of Scholarships Available



Head of School Financial Management Scholarship
Total Worth £1,000
Eligibility and Requirements For all UK students who achieve a 120 UCAS tariff points or more and have applied for BSc (Hons) Financial Management
Available for International Students No
Application Deadline --
Undergraduate International Academic Excellence Scholarship
Total Worth 50% off your tuition fees
Eligibility and Requirements To be eligible you must: have an outstanding academic record meet our standard English Language requirements have an unconditional/conditional offer letter from the University of Plymouth complete a scholarship application form.
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline --
International Undergraduate Gold Scholarship
Total Worth £4000
Eligibility and Requirements This scholarship is available to international students who have met the conditions of their University of Plymouth offer of study, for the following programmes: BSc (Hons) Psychology BSc (Hons) Psychological Studies BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sociology BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies BSc (Hons) Psychology with Human Biology MPsych (Hons) Advanced Psychology MPsych (Hons) Clinical Psychology
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline --