Student Accommodation

  • From private houses and flats to halls of residence – most of which are within walking distance of the campus –the University of Plymouth offers a wide range of accommodation to suit your needs.
  • You’ll find a varied range of private rented property on the university's database of approved accommodation on the website.
  • Plymouth offers accommodation in a variety of halls of residence with 41-week contracts, and postgraduate students are welcome to apply.
  • For more information, please visit the website by clicking the button at the top of this page.

Postgraduate Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £6,500
Mixed -
Laboratory -
Clinical £7,920
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Plymouth offers a wide variety of studentships, including some funded by UK research councils, targeted at specific projects and disciplines.
  • The university also offers a range of scholarships for students who have applied for a postgraduate taught degree.
  • For a full listing of studentships and more information on the scholarships available, including sports scholarships, please visit the website.


  • The University of Plymouth offers research degree programmes at doctoral level (PhD, MD, EdD, DBA, DPA, DClinPsy) or at research master level (MPhil, ResM, MS, MA).
  • Plymouth's research institutes support and encourage collaborative activities, provide a research environment for staff and students, and help to showcase work of high impact to key audiences and stakeholders on a global stage.
  • To find out more on the above, please visit the website by clicking the button at the top of the page.

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

3,076 postgraduate students in 2015–16:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 43%
  • Part Time 57%


  • UK 77%
  • EU 10%
  • Other 13%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Education 60 780 840
Subjects allied to medicine 60 565 625
Business & administrative studies 110 395 505
Social studies 20 185 205
Biological sciences 150 55 205
Physical sciences 40 145 185
Engineering & technology 85 85 170
Creative arts & design 45 70 110
Computer science 70 25 90
Medicine & dentistry 30 45 75
Historical & philosophical studies 25 20 40
Agriculture & related subjects 15 25 40
Architecture, building & planning 15 10 25
Law 10 10 20
Mass communications & documentation 15 0 15
Mathematical sciences 10 0 10
Languages 5 5 10

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study: