Postgraduate study

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 £10,000 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.

Celia Burnham - PGCE Primary (Early Years) graduate

I would recommend Plymouth University because it has a very supportive learning environment and gives you a thorough grounding in the skills you will need to succeed in the job market.
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Joseph Greene - MSc Coastal Engineering graduate

The MSc gave me a good grounding in the fundamentals of coastal engineering and an understanding of many of the main avenues to venture down, such as port and harbour design, coastal protection design and physical and numerical wave modelling.
Find out more about Joseph'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.