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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

3,215 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 43%
  • Part Time 57%

Domicile

  • UK 81%
  • EU 9%
  • Other 11%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Education 60 605 665
Nursing 0 340 340
Business & Management Studies 60 265 330
Geography & Environmental Science 45 100 140
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 25 105 125
Social Work 0 125 125
Psychology 80 25 105
Computer Science 80 25 100
Food Science 0 80 80
Biological Sciences 40 20 60
Art & Design 15 35 50
Occupational Therapy 0 40 40
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 5 35 40
Accounting & Finance 0 35 35
Civil Engineering 10 25 35
Agriculture & Forestry 5 30 35
Anthropology 0 35 35
Dentistry 0 30 30
Marketing 5 30 30
Physiotherapy 0 30 30
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 5 20 30
Politics 5 20 25
Music 15 5 20
History 5 15 20
Mathematics 15 0 15
Communication & Media Studies 15 5 15
Creative Writing 0 15 15
English 5 10 10
Mechanical Engineering 10 0 10
Geology 10 0 10
Law 5 0 5
History of Art, Architecture & Design 5 0 5
Building 0 5 5
Architecture 5 0 5
Sociology 5 5 5
Economics 0 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Postgraduate Courses

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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 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, such as the 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 a wide range of accommodation to suit students' needs.
  • A varied range of private rented property is found 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.