Visit us

Discover a thriving waterfront city at the heart of the stunning South West

The University of Plymouth sits on the idyllic South Devon coastline at the very centre of the city. One of the largest universities in the region, our growing international reputation is matched by some exciting campus developments.

With excellent national transport links, great shopping and culture, top sporting opportunities, pristine seas and south-coast sunshine, at the University of Plymouth you can live the lifestyle that only the South West peninsula can offer.

The best way to find out more is to come and visit on an open day. Discover more about what the area’s got to offer, what’s on campus and all the details you need to find us.

Plymouth Hoe

Plymouth named the best holiday destination in Europe for 2020 – and second best in the world

Under the radar? Not anymore.

Renowned travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller has taken notice of Plymouth’s significant developments, listing the city above Paris, Salvador and Kyoto as a surprise package for 2020.

CN Traveller’s best holiday destinations for 2020

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Plymouth – the UK's friendliest city

According to new research by Moonpig, Plymouth is officially the friendliest city in the UK.  The study scored cities according to four ranking factors: generosity, welcome, trust, and online search interest in “friendship”, and Plymouth came out top.

See the scores
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See for yourself

Choose the perfect place to study and play, and experience culture, history, arts and sport joining students from all over the world at the largest university in the South West. 

Get to know us at open day events throughout the year, where you can find out more about the University, our campus, people and study opportunities.

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Virtual tour

Discover our campus by the sea. Discover Plymouth

Experience first-hand what it is like to be on campus and explore the environments and facilities that inspire and shape our learning every day.

Step into one of our campus buildings and picture yourself studying here with us.

Visit our virtual tour of Plymouth page

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Photographs courtesy of Getty Images

  • Image depicting the view across Plymouth Sound from Mount Edgcumbe ruin, Cornwall.
  • 'Plymouth – city of culture' video thumbnail image thumbnail depicting Sutton Harbour and Plymouth city centre.
  • 'The South West' image depicting Great Trowlesworthy Tor, Dartmoor, Devon.
  • Statue to Sir Francis Drake on Plymouth Hoe, Plymouth, Devon.
  • Royal William Yard, Plymouth seafront, Devon.