Postgraduate study

Charles Randall, PGCE Primary graduate who now works at a local primary school teaching year three

Working with experts

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. Their breadth and depth of knowledge means they are well placed to help you plan towards your future career and give advice based on genuine experience.

A-Z of taught postgraduate programmes

Which postgraduate study option is right for me?

We offer a wide variety of taught and research-based postgraduate degrees, each one with a different emphasis. Some provide you with the essentials required to embark on a research career in academia or beyond, while others offer you career-boosting skills and expertise. 

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Why choose Plymouth?

Postgraduate loans

You may now be eligible for a government loan of up to £10,280 towards the cost of your masters degree.

The loans will be available for both taught and research masters programmes across all disciplines and subject areas.

Find out more about your eligibility for a postgraduate loan.

Georgia O'Carolan – BA (Hons) Fine Art and Art History; MRes Art History graduate

My degree has not only helped me to develop professionally, but it has also helped me to develop personally. Studying at Plymouth University has really bolstered my confidence
Read Georgia's profile

Paul Murphy – BSc (Hons) Geography with Ocean Science; MSc Applied Marine Science graduate

When an institution has been making a demonstrable effort to improve facilities, such as the Marine Station or The House, and to improve the student experience then it is clear that the institution cares for its students.
Find out more about Paul's experience

Book your place at a postgraduate open evening

Get answers to your questions at our dedicated postgraduate open evening on campus. Meet our academic and professional support staff who are on hand to answer your questions and give you advice, guidance and information about our postgraduate research and taught programmes. 

A wide range of faculties, departments and services exhibit at the open evenings attended by our staff who will be ready to answer your questions on everything from financial support to our investment in facilities.