University of Plymouth

Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA, United Kingdom

About the University

Welcome to the University of Plymouth. They are dynamic and ambitious and take great pride in the spirit of creativity and innovation - marking them out as the enterprise university.

They are focused on delivering an outstanding student experience both through the curriculum we deliver and all the associated opportunities they offer such as work placements, volunteering schemes, international exchange programmes, career development and an extensive range of cultural, sports and leisure opportunities.

The university is located at the heart of the city of Plymouth and plays a key role in the citys cultural, economic and social life. They are developing strong links with businesses and professional communities across the South West and their initiatives, such as Formation Zone support local business and help develop new innovative ideas.


1862 - School of Navigation

Plymouth School of Navigation was first established under the science and art regime.

1970 - Plymouth Polytechnic

In 1962, the School of Navigation was renamed Plymouth's College of Technology, and was granted polytechnic status in 1970.

1989 - Polytechnic South West

1988 saw the amalgamation of Rolle College of Education (Exmouth) and Exeter college of Art and Design with Plymouth Polytechnic. The Seale-Hayne Agricultural College merging in 1989; this merge created the Polytechnic South West.

1992 - The University of Plymouth

Plymouth's Polytechnic was awarded university status in 1992, prompting a name change to The University of Plymouth.

2000 - Joining of Peninsula Medical School

In 2000 the Peninsula Medical School, managed jointly with the University of Exeter, was designated to the University of Plymouth which was a major boost to its status.

2011 - Plymouth University

2011 saw the University of Plymouth undergo a rebranding change, launching itself as Plymouth University.

2018 - University of Plymouth

This year saw the University introduce the 'University of Plymouth' branding.


University Information

School Type: Public

Established: 1825

Times Ranking: 76

Guardian Ranking: 60

Independent Ranking: 0

Tuition Fee: $ $ $ $ $

No. of students: 20000+

Acceptance Rate: N/A

Ave High School GPA: N/A

Student / faculty ratio:

Degrees offered: Bachelor's degree,Master's degree,Doctorate

Popular Courses

Business/Maritime/Shipping and Logistics/Hospitality/Marketing/Finance

Location Details

Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA, United Kingdom

Country: UK

Location: City centre,Campus

Town/City: Plymouth

Nearest Airport: London Heathrow Airport

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