Postgraduate open evening

Our next event: Wednesday 6 March 2019, 16:00–19:00, Rolle Plaza Marquee.

Embarking on a postgraduate programme is a major decision, and one for which you may need further advice and guidance in helping you to make your final choice. Why not come along and visit us at our postgraduate open evening? Take this opportunity to have your questions answered or find out more about your subject of interest.

There will be academics available to talk to you from postgraduate taught and research programmes. In addition, there is also a new Doctoral Hub where any research queries relating to admissions and funding can be discussed.

Postgraduate blogs

Our postgraduate blogs give you an insight into what it is really like to be a postgraduate student at Plymouth University.

Meet our postgraduate bloggers

Why attend?

This is your chance to visit the University of Plymouth and find out about the range of postgraduate and professional development opportunities that are available to you.

Both academic and professional support staff from the University will be available to answer your questions and give you advice, guidance and information about our programmes.

There will be a wide range of faculties, departments and services exhibiting at the open evening, with stands covered throughout the evening by academic and professional staff to answer your questions. Below we have provided some information about our exhibitors, and a list of academic staff attendees will be available to view in October.

Programme of activities

The evening will consist of welcome talks, finance talks and subject specific talks to provide you with all the information you require to choose the right postgraduate programme to meet your needs.

Make sure that you check your emails regularly – a full programme will be emailed to you one week prior to the open evening and will also be available on this webpage.

Plymouth Business School postgraduate opportunities drop-in

Interested in postgraduate study? Come along to the Plymouth Business School postgraduate opportunities drop-in and meet some of our programme leaders, careers advisors and current students in an informal setting and have all your questions answered.

20 February 2019, 18:00 – 20:00, Careers and Employability Hub, Roland Levinsky Building - Book now

21 March 2019, 18:00 –20:00, Careers and Employability Hub, Roland Levinsky Building - Book now

Support areas attending the open evening

  • Careers & Employability Service
  • Doctoral Hub*
  • International Student Advice (ISA)
  • Learning Support and Wellbeing
  • Postgraduate Taught Admissions team
  • Student Funding
  • Tuition Fees
  • Students' Union

Please note that our list of exhibitors is subject to change. Check back regularly for the most up-to-date information.

*The Doctoral Hub contains the Postgraduate Research Admissions Team and Postgraduate Research Funding Team and Postgraduate Society.

UK government postgraduate loan scheme

You could be eligible for a government loan of over £10,000 to help towards the cost of your masters degree. You can find out more about the postgraduate loan scheme on the FindAMasters website.

Postgraduate study

Whether you choose a taught masters programme, or undertake a research degree or professional doctorate, you will be supported and supervised by staff who are international experts in their field.

An essential aspect of the University's lively and enterprising culture is our community of postgraduate students.

Postgraduate study

To make sure that our visitors have the best possible experience of the University of Plymouth, we negotiate a number of travel and accommodation deals with Great Western Railway and local hotels.

Great Western Railway offer

The offer is a 20% reduction in our Advance Purchase fares which are available on most GWR mid and long distance GWR routes to your local station. The same discount can be obtained for any other passengers that are booked at the same time, and the discount is combinable with a 16–25 Railcard discount*.

Book your special offer train tickets now

Contemplating postgraduate study? Do your research at an open evening

Personally I felt like I needed to speak to the academics leading the programme first-hand, to hear what they had to say and to ask the questions concerning the things which I was still unsure of.
Read more of Dan's blog post

Postgraduate open evening survey competition

Following our postgraduate open evening events, we send out surveys to all students to gain valuable feedback about their experience.

To say thank you for taking the time to complete the surveys we enter all participants into a prize draw to win a £40 Amazon voucher (one per student).

Recent winner: Rosa Aguera (attended the November open evening)

*GWR train offer terms and Conditions

  • The Open Days GWR travel offer is only available for travel on GWR services only. If travelling from or within a region of the country that is not part of the GWR network you may need to purchase separate tickets to the chosen destination.
  • The destination must be relevant to the University you have received the link from, i.e. Plymouth for the University of Plymouth, etc. 
  • Origin of journey must be within the GWR network, but please note that Advance Purchase tickets are not available for short distance journeys.
  • The scheme is only available for use with Advance Purchase tickets. These set times and dates of travel and are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.
  • The Open Days GWR travel offer is available for the dates provided by each university and the week that the event takes place, running Saturday to the next Sunday. So stay for more than a day to get a feel for the local scene.
  • The scheme is combinable with the 16–25 Railcard. Simply tick the box on the page by “Passengers” and select from the drop down box.
  • The booking link URL is unique to the University of Plymouth and cannot be used for destinations other than specified.
If you have any questions or queries regarding this offer, then please email

GWR train offer FAQs

What is an ‘Advanced Purchase Ticket’?
‘Advance Purchase’ refers to a ticket that can be purchased up to 18:00hrs (6pm) the day before travel, subject to availability. Once purchased, it is non-flexible (ie. unable to change times or dates travel) and non-refundable.

I cannot see the discounted fare.
‘Advance Purchase’ for the student fare are denoted by a small cross against the ticket price. If there is no red cross shown, then the ‘Advance purchase fare for that day may have sold out. Once the discounted fare has been chosen an asterisk ‘*’ will be displayed underneath the fares section.

The link to the booking page does not work. Where can I get assistance?
You may need to update your internet browser, we advise using Google Chrome or Firefox. There may be a need to clear your ‘cookies’

I cannot see the promotional fare.
Travel is only available on GWR routes, check the entirety of the journey is on GWR. Please also check the booking horizon. Sales open for Advance Purchase 12 weeks before travel.

I still cannot see or book the student discount fare.
Please call the GWR call centre for advice on 0345 700 0125, options 2, then 2 again.

Event photography and video
Please be aware that some of the University of Plymouth's public events may be attended by University photographers and videographers, for capturing content to be used in University online and offline marketing and promotional materials, for example webpages, brochures or leaflets. If for whatever reason, you or a member of your group, do not wish to be photographed, please make yourself known to staff working at the event on arrival or to the photographer.