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, 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

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Visit our new postgraduate admissions and study zone

Our new postgraduate admissions and study zone is available for all of our students who would like to find out more about postgraduate taught study. Our expert Admissions Team are on hand to offer advice on our postgraduate courses and to assist you with the application process.

Please ask about our ‘automatic offer’ scheme for existing University of Plymouth undergraduate students – you may be eligible for an automatic offer without the need to make an application.

Postgraduate study can open many doors for you so please come along to our new zone to discover what opportunities are available for you!

  • Location: third floor, Charles Seale-Hayne Library
  • Time: Monday to Friday, 10:00–15:00 (term time only).

Note: the zone will not be covered by admissions staff during the summer break (Monday 30 July 2018 to Friday 14 September 2018).

Please visit our admissions unit, third floor Nancy Astor Building if you need admissions support or telephone +44 (0)1752 58 58 58 or email

Campus tours

Unable to attend our next postgraduate open evening event? Not to worry, you can still visit us and get a feel for the campus and the city by booking onto one of our many campus tours on offer.

Find out more about our campus tours

Postgraduate loans

You may now be eligible for a government loan of over £10,000 to help 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.

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.   

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

Postgraduate study at Plymouth

We offer a wide variety of taught and research-based postgraduate degrees, including taught masters programmes (such as MSc, MA, MRes), research masters programmes (such as ResM and MPhil) and doctoral opportunities (including PhD, MD and Professional Doctorates).