Why study at postgraduate level in Plymouth?


Postgraduate study can create rewarding experiences and kick-start a successful career. Could taking the leap and committing to postgraduate-level study help you achieve your ambitions?

See for yourself
Find answers to your questions and discuss your postgraduate options with staff at our next postgraduate open evening.

Hear from students
Gain perspective by chatting directly with current students through Unibuddy.

Tuition fee discount for University of Plymouth graduates

If you studied your undergraduate degree at Plymouth, you may be eligible for a fee discount if you complete your postgraduate studies here as well.

10% or 20% discount on tuition fees for home students

£2,000 discount on tuition fees for international students

Read our alumni discount policy

Why stay in Plymouth?

  • Your loyalty is rewarded
    Benefit from our discount for University of Plymouth graduates.

  • Progression from undergraduate degrees
    Many of our postgraduate programmes are specifically designed to support academic progression from our undergraduate courses. Study core subjects at a higher level, start to specialise within an academic fields, or choose to change direction through a conversion programme.

  • Stay part of the community
    Continue your education at the University of Plymouth and make the most of established supportive relationships with academic experts and services.

  • Keep your routine
    If you've made your home in Plymouth, staying here allows you keep studying while keeping the work-life balance that you've already established.

Why come to Plymouth if you’ve studied elsewhere?

  • Move to a unique location
    In one of the UK’s most beautiful regions, Plymouth is a thriving coastal city. Life in Plymouth might be a world away from what you’re used to and could be the change you need to take your next steps.

  • Join a modern university with a growing reputation
    Our status as a top 10 UK university* reflects our high-quality learning environment and growing research influence.

  • World-leading facilities
    We’re always evolving our campus to make sure students have access to the highest quality equipment and cutting-edge teaching spaces. Study at Plymouth and benefit from expert facilities to help you grow within your academic field.

  • Help us to influence change
    We’re proud to have won awards for our eco-initiatives and have established ourselves as a leading university for sustainability. In 2019, our third Queens Anniversary Prize was awarded for ground-breaking research and policy impact on ocean microplastics.