Female postgraduate student in a lab coat smiling in a laboratory

Postgraduate study can create rewarding experiences and kick-start a successful career. Could taking the leap and committing to postgraduate-level study help you achieve your ambitions?

See for yourself
Find answers to your questions and discuss your postgraduate options with staff at our next postgraduate open evening.

Hear from students
Gain perspective by chatting directly with current students through Unibuddy.

Tuition fee discount for University of Plymouth graduates

If you studied your undergraduate degree at Plymouth, you may be eligible for a fee discount if you complete your postgraduate studies here as well.
10% or 20% discount on tuition fees for home students
£2,000 discount on tuition fees for international students
Contact the Graduation Team

What’s postgraduate study really like?

“Deciding to do a master's degree can be daunting, but also really exciting! It's a great opportunity to further your career opportunities and skill set.”
Read Melisa’s blog and discover her experience as a postgraduate student, from the application process to finding a new community. You can also chat to our postgraduate students whenever suits you, to get an insight into their journey at Plymouth.
Melisa postgraduate student
Students on campus

Why stay in Plymouth?

  • Your loyalty is rewarded
    Benefit from our discount for University of Plymouth graduates.
  • Progression from undergraduate degrees
    Many of our postgraduate programmes are specifically designed to support academic progression from our undergraduate courses. Study core subjects at a higher level, start to specialise within an academic fields, or choose to change direction through a conversion programme.
  • Stay part of the community
    Continue your education at the University of Plymouth and make the most of established supportive relationships with academic experts and services.
  • Keep your routine
    If you've made your home in Plymouth, staying here allows you keep studying while keeping the work-life balance that you've already established.

Why come to Plymouth if you’ve studied elsewhere?

  • Move to a unique location
    In one of the UK’s most beautiful regions, Plymouth is a thriving coastal city. Life in Plymouth might be a world away from what you’re used to and could be the change you need.
  • Join a top 3 young UK university*
    We are internationally renowned for high-quality research and you will be studying alongside a community who believe deeply in the power of education to create positive change in society.
  • World-leading facilities
    We’re always evolving our campus to make sure students have access to the highest quality equipment and teaching spaces. Study at Plymouth and benefit from expert facilities to help you grow within your academic field.
  • Help us to influence change
    We’re proud to have won awards for our eco-initiatives and have established ourselves as a leading university for sustainability. Our third Queens Anniversary Prize was awarded for ground-breaking research and policy impact on ocean microplastics.