Leading the way in transnational education

It is possible to register your PhD with Plymouth University, but conduct it at your local university. This model of postgraduate study allows students to do their PhD on a part-time basis in conjunction with employment. A member of the Plymouth-based team is also included within each supervision team, ensuring that each project is genuinely linked to activities taking place in Plymouth. Members of the networks collaborate primarily online in a virtual network, but come together face-to-face in seminars and annual conferences to ensure that their connection is dynamic and real as well as virtual.

Lingyuan Meng

'Because of internationalisation, I had the chance to explore the world, challenge myself and experience a different way of life. People from different countries can come together to share ideas and learn from each other. Having the chance to study abroad made me realise that I am capable of more than I ever imagined.'

Lingyuan Meng, former MSc Marketing Management and Strategy graduate from China, and now a member of staff in the Faculty of Business.

Global Consortium

We enjoy a number of partnerships with institutions across the Atlantic, one of the most high profile being our membership of Babson College’s Global Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education (GCEE). In 2013, we became the only UK university to be invited to join the GCEE, which provides the opportunity to share expertise with like-minded institutions around the world.

The United States – We run a joint masters programme with Transart Institute (arts).

Brazil – Plymouth Business School and the School of Architecture, Design and Environment regularly collaborate on research projects with the Federal Universities of Santa Catarina and Paraiba; we also have a strong strategic relationship with the highly ranked  Positivo University in Brazil, where you can take programmes that encompass the best of both locations. 

The Arctic – Our explorer-in-residence Antony Jinman has led expeditions to the North and South Poles, even collecting ice samples for climate change research.

Africa (Gambia) – Our Plymouth Institute of Education has been running field trips to the Gambia for 25 years.

Africa (Nigeria) – Our Plymouth Business School (PBS) has worked with the Nigerian government to develop entrepreneurialism, Aptech (worldwide) (computing courses); Bridge House College (foundation courses); Delta State University (non-specified courses).

Sri Lanka – We’ve signed a strategic partnership with the National School of Business Management.

China – We run summer exchange programmes with Shanghai Maritime University; China Agricultural University has had a partnership with Plymouth for over ten years with almost 1,000 students completing the programmes; Sichuan International Studies University offers an innovative pathway to Plymouth’s renowned tourism and hospitality degrees.
Also: Capital University of Economics and Business (business/computing course progression); Zhengzhou Institute of Aeronautical Industry Management (engineering); Jiangxi University of Science and Technology (business/computing courses); University of International Business and Economics (PBS); Guangdong AID Polytechnic College (PBS); Ocean University of China, Qingdao (science and engineering); Shandong University (PBS).

Hong Kong – We work with Hong Kong University’s SPACE to deliver business programmes. (Also, Community College of City University (CCCU) (environmental science course); Hong Kong Baptist University College of International Education (HKBUCIE) (environmental science/biosciences courses).

Malaysia – The School of Geography, Earth, and Environmental Sciences has close research ties with a number of Malaysian institutions.

Middle East – We provide education and training to countries in the region including the UAE through the Higher Colleges of Technology; Institut Eksekutif (business/engineering courses); INTI International University (robotics/engineering courses); Kolej Laila Taib (architecture/engineering courses); Penang Skills Development Centre (engineering courses).

Singapore – SAA Global Education offers Plymouth’s accounting and finance degrees in an expert, professional environment: Republic Polytechnic (engineering courses); Singapore Polytechnic - Marine Academy (maritime business courses).

Greece – The Hellenic National Defence College offers a Plymouth masters in applied strategy and international security; Attico College, Athens (health course).

India: Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (collaborative research projects).

Nepal: St Lawrence College, Tribhuvan University, Katmandu (science/management/humanities courses).

Netherlands: Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Venlo (PBS courses).

Switzerland: International University in Geneva (Doctorate in Public Administration / Doctorate in Business Administration programmes).