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Join us at an open day

Open days are the best way to get a feel for studying an undergraduate degree at the University of Plymouth.
All our open days and open evenings are designed to give you a taste of Plymouth, connect you with passionate staff, and help you feel confident with your choice of course. From exploring our city campus, to talking to your future lecturers, our open day gives you a flavour of life here at the University of Plymouth. 
Students looking out over the city centre from Roland Levinsky building

Our current students are here to share their own experiences and help you with all of the queries that might come up when you’re thinking about university. 

Once you've submitted your application

UCAS will send us a copy of your application for us to consider whether to offer you a place to study. We will send you an email to let you know that we have received, and are processing, your application.
Please check your emails regularly for important updates.

What happens next?

Once you have received your confirmation email from us, we will then consider your application to help us reach a decision.

  • We check whether you are studying towards (or have studied) the correct qualifications for entry on your desired course.
  • We see whether any predicted grades meet our requirements for the course.
  • We read your personal statement.
  • If necessary, we will invite you to an interview (for certain courses only).
  • For details on additional costs relating to your degree such as required equipment and field trips please check your programme page.

Our decision

For our standard courses (excluding health courses and some arts courses that require a portfolio or audition), you will receive a decision about your application within 14 days of application submission.
You'll also be notified by the UCAS Hub system if you have been unsuccessful in your application.

Next steps if you applied through UCAS

Congratulations on receiving your offer! Once you have received decisions from all the institutions you applied to, and you feel ready to make your decision, you will need to choose your firm and insurance choices in the UCAS Hub.
Firm choice: this is your first choice – the place you most want to go to. If you accept our conditional offer and meet the conditions, you’ll have a confirmed place here.
Insurance choice: this is the choice you’d want if you didn't meet the conditions of your firm choice. If you receive a conditional offer to study with us, you still need to meet the conditions for your insurance place to be confirmed.
It’s important that you’re happy with both your firm and insurance choices and that they are in the right order as you cannot choose between the two when you get your results. Make sure you choose an offer from a university which is achievable and that your insurance choice has different conditions.


If you will be under the age of 18 when you start your studies, you are required to provide us with details of a guardian in line with our safeguarding policy.

Advice for parents and guardians

To find out more about how you can support your child with their application, head to our dedicated parent guide. Find important dates, information on funding and how to book on to an Open Day, amongst other helpful advice.