Studying on one of our degrees means you’ll learn by doing alongside leading academics, researchers and expert practitioners, equipping you with the most relevant skills and expertise in your chosen subject. We want to give you a flavour of how you’d use your studies in the real world and of the value they bring to everyday life. More than this, we want to give you opportunities to add that value yourself by getting hands-on in the community and with industry partners throughout your degree.
Our core subjects
English and creative writing
Find your voice and immerse yourself in the words that have shaped our world. Look at how literature helps us understand and change the world around us or be inspired to create your own masterpieces.
Join a vibrant community that combines versatile undergraduate programmes in music, performance, technology, composition and ethnomusicology with world-leading research in computer music and topics in musicology and creative practice.
On our performing arts degrees, you won’t just perform; you’ll get involved in every aspect of putting on a real play staged in our state-of-the-art theatre. Find your voice as you harness the potential of performing arts to drive change and enrich lives.
Personalise your degree
Find out how our flexible course structures provide you with an opportunity to personalise your studies, feed your curiosity, and help you achieve your career aspirations.
Dive deeper into your subject: choose optional modules within your chosen subject area.
Branch out and explore: choose to study modules from any of the School of Society and Culture's subject areas.
Real-world and hands-on
Take your love of reading in new directions
Explore texts that have shaped our world as you navigate the challenges of the future. Gain invaluable experience with INK, our in-house magazine, building skills in desktop publishing, editing and journalism.
Learn how to write poetry, fiction, screenplays and more
You'll have the support of published authors and our partnerships with the Theatre Royal and National Trust, which actively commission work from our students.
Working in partnership
Benefit from our close partnerships with organisations like the Theatre Royal Plymouth, providing real-world experience and direct access to talented professional performers.
Showcase and develop your musical talents
Use our links with local venues and performers and benefit from our well-equipped practice rooms, recording studios and award-winning theatre, The House.
Looking for a foundation year?If you're worried about whether university is right for you or if you don't meet the entry requirements to apply for a three-year degree, our foundation years may be perfect for you.
Whether you choose a taught masters programme or undertake a research degree, you will be supported and supervised by staff who are international experts in their field.
Their breadth and depth of knowledge mean they are well placed to help you plan towards your future career and give advice based on genuine experience.
Looking for research opportunities?
As a postgraduate research student, you will join a vibrant, supportive and forward-thinking community that is committed to meeting global challenges in creative and imaginative ways.
Contact the School of Society and Culture
University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA