Postgraduate open evening

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.

Contact the course enquiries and admissions team

Why consider postgraduate study?

Enhance your employability
Masters degrees in the UK are highly regarded by employers.

Increase your earning potential
Graduate labour market statistics: 2017 reports that full-time employed, working-age postgraduates had an average salary of £39,000 in 2017, compared with £33,000 for working-age undergraduates.*

Progress in your current career
Increasing your specialist knowledge or reconciling your existing knowledge is a great way to improve your career opportunities.

Gain transferable skills
A masters degree gives you a greater understanding of valued workplace skills.

Become the next expert
Work alongside academics, make contacts and network with experts in your field as you establish your own specialism.

Change direction
Conversion programmes offer you the chance to study a completely different subject area from your undergraduate degree or professional career

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 is also available to view as a PDF download.

Postgraduate blogs

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

Meet our postgraduate bloggers

Support areas attending the open evening

  • Careers & Employability Service
  • Doctoral College (Research Degrees)
  • 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.

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

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)

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.