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The University of Plymouth offers a range of postgraduate degrees across all areas of its world-leading research – from digital art and dance to dentistry and geochemistry. Students are 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 students plan towards their future career and give advice based on genuine experience.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

3,028 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 51%
  • Part Time 49%

Domicile

  • UK 80%
  • EU 9%
  • Other 11%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Education 55 590 645
Other 95 455 550
Business & Management Studies 65 230 290
Geography & Environmental Science 50 125 170
Nursing 0 135 135
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 15 115 130
Psychology 75 45 120
Food Science 0 105 105
Social Work 0 90 90
Computer Science 60 20 80
Biological Sciences 50 25 70
Occupational Therapy 0 60 60
Art & Design 20 35 60
Civil Engineering 15 35 50
Dentistry 0 40 40
Anthropology 0 40 40
Physiotherapy 0 40 40
Agriculture & Forestry 5 30 35
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 5 30 35
Accounting & Finance 0 30 30
Mathematics 10 20 30
Marketing 5 25 25
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 10 15 25
Mechanical Engineering 10 10 20
History 5 15 20
Music 20 0 20
Politics 5 20 20
Creative Writing 0 20 20
Communication & Media Studies 15 5 15
History of Art, Architecture & Design 15 0 15
English 0 10 10
Law 10 0 10
Geology 5 0 5
Architecture 5 0 5
Building 0 5 5
Sociology 0 5 5
Economics 0 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 4,265–11,450
Mixed 4,265–11,450
Laboratory -
Clinical -
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Plymouth offers a number of studentships, including some funded by UK research councils, targeted at specific projects and disciplines.
  • The university also offers scholarships for students who have applied for a postgraduate taught degree; these include a discretionary 20% alumni reward for Plymouth graduates with an honours degree, and the Faculty of Business Professoriate Scholarships.
  • Please refer to the university website for further details.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • From private houses and flats to halls of residence – most within walking distance of the campus – the University of Plymouth offers accommodation to suit students' needs.
  • A variety of private rented property is listed in a database of approved accommodation on the university website.
  • Halls of residence provide a range of accommodation with 41-week contracts; postgraduate students are welcome to apply.