Postgraduate open evening

Our next event – Wednesday 7 March 2018

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.

Why attend?

This is your chance to visit Plymouth University 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 November.

Programme of activities

The evening will consist of welcome talks, finance talks and subject specific talks to provide you will 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.

Support areas attending the open evening

  • Careers & Employability Service
  • Doctoral Hub*
  • International Student Advice (ISA)
  • Learning Support and Wellbeing
  • Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD)
  • Postgraduate Taught Admissions team
  • Student Funding
  • 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

From academic year 2017/18 you could be eligible for a government loan of up to £10,280 towards the cost of your masters degree. You can find out more about the postgraduate loan scheme on the FindAMasters website.

Postgraduate opportunities week: 5–9 March 2018

Careers appointments

Are you a current student and not sure about your options? Remember the Careers & Employability Service is here to help you. Drop in to the Hub and see what support we can offer, including careers appointments or ring 01752 587456 or email: employability@plymouth.ac.uk.


Funding clinic

Need more information relating to postgraduate funding including loans, scholarships and bursaries? Appointments with the team are available from Monday 5 March to Friday 9 March (excluding Wednesday 7 March). Please email: studentrecruitment@plymouth.ac.uk today.


Admissions appointments

Not sure on your qualifications or what your undergraduate degree qualifies you for? We have admissions appointments available from Monday 5 March to Friday 9 March (excluding Wednesday 7 March). Please email: studentrecruitment@plymouth.ac.uk today.


Departmental and facility tours

We have subject specific departmental and facility tours available from Monday 5 March to Friday 9 March*. To book a space, please email campustours@plymouth.ac.uk.

*Wednesday 7 March tours will operate as part of the evening event only.

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 Plymouth University's lively and enterprising culture is our community of postgraduate students

Postgraduate study

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


Event photography and video
Please be aware that some of Plymouth University'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.