Plymouth University

Plymouth University

About the institution

Plymouth University is in the city centre, on the south Devon coastline and is the UK’s 15th largest university. Its Roland Levinsky Building has a cinema, incubation space and facilities for graphics, fine arts, 3D design and architecture. The Students’ Union encourages students to try water sports such as sailing and paddleboarding. It is also the only university in the UK to have its own diving and marine centre where students can gain an internationally recognised diving qualification.

At the Faculty of Business we want to provide you with an outstanding experience in teaching, research and enterprise. Our teaching approach is research led and designed to equip you with discipline specific and transferable skills. With an ethos that reflects the University's values, we'll help increase your employability readiness so you're fully prepared to secure a graduate career and join our thriving alumni community.

We pride ourselves on high impact research that serves and informs the academic, business and public communities, making us one of the top 30 UK universities for social sciences. In the Faculty of Business we collaborate to compete at an international level, meeting the University's mission for advancing knowledge and transforming lives. Our local and regional enterprise partnerships, like our affiliation with the Growth, Acceleration and Investment Network (GAIN), provide us with the capacity to make a highly visible difference for our students, local businesses and communities, and provides us with a platform for our international ambitions.

What motivates us? Our vision to be recognised worldwide for the enterprising culture, sustainability orientation and socially responsible values of our research and learning environment, allowing us to produce and disseminate useful knowledge.

Key facts (HESA 2013/14)

All students: 
26,931
Male UG students: 
46%
Female UG students: 
54%
Full-time students: 
84%
Under 21 on entry: 
63%
International: 
8%
Undergraduate: 
88%
Student-staff ratio: 
17.7
Average UCAS tariff: 
312.1

Degree classifications class of 2014 (HESA 2013/14)

First: 16%
2.1: 46%
2.2: 27%
Pass: 4%

Employability class of 2014 (DLHE 2013/14)

88%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation
47%
In professional employment 6 months after graduation
20,000
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment
UCAS code: 
P60
Drake Circus Plymouth Plymouth
Postcode: 
PL4 8AA
Telephone number: 
01752 600600

Guardian university guide rank

76

out of 119

Times university guide rank

80

out of 128


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