About Plymouth University
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About Plymouth University
Plymouth University is a modern, dynamic university but with an educational history dating as far back as 1862. With approximately 30,000 students, Plymouth University is one of the UK’s largest and most prominent institutions and is consistently rated amongst the top modern universities in the UK.
Plymouth University is a modern, dynamic university but with an educational history dating as far back as 1862. With approximately 30,000 students, Plymouth University is one of the UK’s largest and most prominent institutions and is consistently rated amongst the top modern universities in the world, rising 22 places to 278th globally in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings, which are trusted by governments, industry and academics as a benchmark of higher education excellence.
Key reasons Indian students choose to study with Plymouth
- Excellent work opportunities built into degrees, with well paid internships across many bachelor and even some master level degree programmes.
- Very hand-on, practical courses with real-life case studies and projects to prepare students for the competitive, skills based job market.
- Lower cost of living in Plymouth when compared with much of the UK.
Main subject areas:
- Architecture, Design, Building & Construction
- Art, Design, Media & Performance
- Biological, Health & Chemical Sciences
- Business, Management & Law
- Computing, Mathematics & Statistics
- Earth, Geography & Environmental Sciences
- Education & Teaching
- Engineering (Civil, Coastal, Electrical & Electronic, Mechanical)
- Health & Social Work
- Hospitality & Tourism
- Humanities & Languages
- Marine Studies
- Medicine & Dentistry
- Psychology & Social Sciences
- Shipping & Logistics
Plymouth University International College (PUIC) offers on-campus foundation and pre-master pathways to international students without the necessary University entry grades or qualifications. PUIC students access the same facilities, teachers and even use the same visa, making their transition to Plymouth University seamless and painless.
Plymouth is located on the coast in the beautiful South West of England – an ideal location for both learning and leisure, with plenty of quiet study spaces and recreational opportunities.
Plymouth enjoys a combination of rural charm and modern city living and is about 3 hours by train from London, and with ferry links to France and Spain. The University is set in the heart of the city with shops, facilities and attractions nearby.
The University has recently invested over £150 million in new buildings and facilities including a modern library (open 24/7), extra computing facilities, Marine Centre, gym and teaching spaces. Additionally, the campus has its own cinema, theatre, dance studios and art gallery. Free access to the city’s new Olympic size swimming pool is granted for all Plymouth University students.
Plymouth University Times Higher Education World University Rankings
Plymouth University has broken into the top 300 universities for the first time, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings: http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/
Plymouth University was placed at 300 exactly in this year’s league table, highest-ever ranking ever, and at 39th in terms of UK institutions. With over 8,000 universities globally, this puts Plymouth University in and around the top 1.5% of those institutions that publish 200 or more research papers a year and which offer a substantial range of programmes at the undergraduate and doctorate levels.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are the most comprehensive global rankings, using 13 separate performance indicators to examine a university’s strengths against all of its core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
Plymouth University is very proud of this massive achievement and puts well and truly on the global map for Higher Education, and among the new breed of modern elite universities. It is testament to Plymouth University’s ever-growing international reputation for teaching, learning and research excellence, to Plymouth University’s student experience, and mission to transform lives and advance knowledge through education.
For detailed entry requirements please see our country pages via http://www1.plymouth.ac.uk/internationalplymouth/Pages/entry.aspx
Foundation courses available on-campus via Plymouth University International College (PUIC) www.plymouth.ac.uk/puic
English Language Requirements:
Certain courses may require different English language levels, see below for standard requirements: http://www1.plymouth.ac.uk/internationalplymouth/Pages/entry.aspx
Students with lower English scores may be able to apply for pre-sessional English courses at the University. See www.plymouth.ac.uk/elc for details.
2015-2016 Standard Term Dates
|Start||21 September 2015|
|End||18 December 2015|
|Start||11 January 2016|
|End||18 March 2016|
|Start||11 April 2016|
|End||27 May 2016|
Standard Fees (non-EU students) 2015 – 16
|Tuition fee*||UKBA minimum living cost (inc. accommodation and general living costs)**||Total|
|Undergraduate(classroom based) :£12,250||9 months x £820 = £7,380||£19,630|
|Undergraduate(lab based) :£12,500||9 months x £820 = £7,380||£19,880|
|Postgraduate Taught(classroom based):£13,250||9 months x £820 = £7,380||£20,630|
|Postgraduate Taught(lab based):£13,500||9 months x £820 = £7,380||£20,880|
|Postgraduate Research(classroom based):£12,500||9 months x £820 = £7,380||£19,880|
|Postgraduate Research(lab based):£14,950||9 months x £820 = £7,380||£22,330|
The University has a policy of offering approved accommodation to all international students during their first year of study. Approved accommodation may be in university-owned accommodation (“halls”) or in privately owned accommodation. Halls, which are mixed male and female and self-catered, vary in size and style but are often single en suite rooms with shared kitchens. Private accommodation usually means a single room in a shared house with approximately 4 other students. Prices range from approximately £70 (cheapest private) up to about £140 (en suite halls) per week: http://www1.plymouth.ac.uk/accommodation/Pages/default.aspx
The University has recently invested over £150 million in new buildings and facilities including a modern library, extra computing and learning resource facilities,new Marine Centre, fitness / sports centre and extra
teaching space. Additionally, the campus has its own cinema, theatre, dance studios and art gallery, as well as many cafés and bars. Also, a new Olympic sized swimming and diving pool recently opened in Plymouth, called the Life Centre, with Plymouth University students enjoying free access.
The International Student Advisory Service (ISAS) will help you settle into your life in the UK and maximise your study and social experience at the University. The specialist team provides friendly, expert advice on immigration regulations, visas,financial matters and practical issues such as pre-arrival information, orientation and accommodation
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