Tiffany by the sea in Plymouth

"Even though it can be scary to study away from home, you should never let that fear hold you back from what you want to do." 

"Plymouth offers great courses where you can make new friends, and it also has the added benefit of being a fantastic city!"

Marine Station

Studying marine biology

"I think the best thing about my course is the amount of knowledge I’ve gained. The lecturers on my course are really engaging, and use lots of examples to demonstrate what they are teaching.

I also like how the course includes going down to the Marine Station to do lab work, and the fact that you are given the opportunity to meet so many different people."

Lots of space to study

"The University campus feels like a mini city itself! If you'd like to be right in the heart of it, you have the choice of living on campus — making classes super easy to get to.

The campus also offers a multitude of study spaces to choose from, which is amazing!"

Settling in

"When I arrived in Plymouth, the Residence Life team were really helpful. They showed me where the Mary Newman halls were and helped me to move my stuff into my room.

I also attended the Residence Life and International Week events, which really helped me to settle in and make new friends."

Residence Life team.

"While studying in Plymouth, I have tried foods that I haven’t had before — including pasties!

I've also taken part in some of the UK's annual celebrations, including Bonfire Night, and tried to learn more about the history of them."

Ariel view of Plymouth  

Exploring Plymouth

"The best thing about the city is its variety. There's the city centre with all of its shops, but there's also the sea, Plymouth Hoe, and the Barbican, all within a 20 minute walk.

I also like how close the train and coach stations are to the university. It makes it really easy if you want to visit somewhere outside of Plymouth!"

Follow in Tiffany's footsteps

Explore the diversity of marine life from coastal margins to the deep sea and gain an in-depth understanding of the biology of marine organisms. Teaching takes advantage of the South Devon coast as well as some of Europe’s best marine facilities – so you’ll have the opportunity to not just experience marine biology but to practice it at the highest levels in both the laboratory and out in the field.

Study BSc (Hons) Marine Biology 

If you're interested in studying at the University of Plymouth as an exchange student, like Tiffany did, you can find out more here:

Study with us as an exchange student 

COAST Laboratory, Marine Building