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University of Plymouth

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Plymouth, United Kingdom, Europe

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University of Plymouth

The University of Plymouth is the largest university in the South West of England, with over 30,000 students and is 9th largest in the United Kingdom by total number of students (including the Open University). It has almost 3,000 staff (one of the largest employers in the southwest). The main campus is in the Devon city of Plymouth, but the university has campuses and affiliated colleges all over South West England. The university was originally a Polytechnic College, with its constituent bodies being Plymouth Polytechnic, Rolle College, the Exeter College of Art and Design (which were, before April 1989, run by Devon County Council) and Seale-Hayne College (which before April 1989 was an independent charity). It was renamed Polytechnic South West in 1989 and remained as this until gaining university status in 1992 along with the other polytechnics. The new university absorbed the Plymouth School of Maritime Studies and Tavistock College. In 2006 part of the remains of the World War II Portland Square air-raid shelter were rediscovered on the Plymouth campus.

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  • Information & Statistics

    Number of Undergraduate Students 
    20,000
    Total Number of Students 
    29,000
    Student to Staff Ratio 
    17
    Percentage of International Students 
    9%
    Languages of Tuition
    English
  • Tuition

    Tuition Fees Local - Currency 
    GBP
    Tuition Fees Local - Amount 
    9,000
    Tuition Fees - International (Average) 
    10,500
    Tuition Fees - Description 
    Tuition fees are stated on a yearly basis for certain undergraduate degrees and do not include accommodation. These amounts are representative and do not reflect all degrees. EU students qualify for local fees.
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    Guardian University Guide

    61

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University Address 
Drake Circus
Plymouth
PL4 8AA
United Kingdom

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Reviewer: Anonymous
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Average: 5 (1 vote)
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It was really nice to attend such a great university, I like the environment and faculty of the University of Health Sciences Antigua.

Reviewer: Seungbum K.
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5
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Golden Gate University (GGU) offers practical and affordable education for international students.

Reviewer: Rebecca R.
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Studying at St. Andrews was one of the best choices I have ever made.

Reviewer: Andrew L.
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Average: 4 (1 vote)
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I went to FSU on an athletic scholarship having finished a degree at Stirling University in Scotland.