Student life

Secure your future in Britain’s Ocean City

At Plymouth, you are much more than just your exam results, which is why we treat every application individually.

From personal statement help to meeting entry requirements and advice for creative courses, find all the information you need to help you with your application.

Find out more and apply for a degree now

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What we study

The course you choose will have a big impact on your life as a student. It is important that you find a course that fuels your passion to learn and sets you up with invaluable skills for work.

Devoting yourself to a single degree out of thousands is very different to selecting four A level subjects from a limited list of options.

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Course webpages provide the best way to absorb yourself in what a course can specifically offer you – modules, facilities, fieldwork and study trips, etc.

The most authentic way to learn more about degrees is by attending an open day where you can see facilities first hand, experience engaging subject talks and interact with students and teaching staff who can answer any questions you have.

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Where we live

As a university student, you will experience city life as you’ve never done before, live with other new students, and settle into your new home from home.

The accommodation team lifestyle matches hall flatmates before arrival, ensuring you’ll be living with like-minded students, and thanks to a diverse range of social events, you’ll quickly feel part of your new student community.

University-managed halls of residence provide a safe and friendly environment within walking distance of your lectures and library, and with convenient access to the city’s bars, cafés and shops, you can fully embrace your student experience.

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Life in Britain’s Ocean City

The University of Plymouth is one of the largest universities in the South West, with a main campus located at the centre of ‘Britain’s ocean city’. The city of Plymouth, characterised by its lively community of students, lies within an area of rich geographical and ecological diversity.

From the nearby Dartmoor National Park, to the Devon and Cornwall coast – you are never too far away from serenity or adventure.

“I dare anyone to find a city more friendly and inviting with the perfect mix of rural and urban surroundings. I really believe Plymouth has something for every student.”

Second-year BSc (Hons) Politics with International Relations student Niamh, originally from Glamorgan, South Wales, moved from one south coast to another.