Our Partners

The University of Plymouth is renowned for high quality, internationally-leading education, research and innovation.

With a mission to Advance Knowledge and Transform Lives, Plymouth is a *top 50 research university with clusters of world class research across a wide range of disciplines including marine science and engineering, medicine, robotics and psychology. A twice winner of The Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education, the University continues to grow in stature and reputation.

It has a strong track record for teaching and learning excellence, and has one of the highest numbers of National Teaching Fellows of any UK university. With 21,000 students, and a further 13,000 studying for a Plymouth degree at partner institutions in the UK and around the world, and over 139,000 alumni pursuing their chosen careers globally, it has a growing global presence.

UCSD is a member of the University’s partner college network, bringing university-level courses to students across the South West. The partnership works closely with employers to develop degrees and other higher-level qualifications designed to increase student employment and career progression prospects. We offer Higher Education courses awarded by the University. Our Foundation Degrees usually have at least one built-in progression route to an Honours Degree (often one-year courses are available at the University, or in some cases, another institution).

As a partner college student, you can access online University services, use its library, electronic resources and learning support materials through its web-based student portal (including access to the Careers & Employability Service online careers information portal and jobs board). You are automatically a member of its Students’ Union (UPSU) and can access sports clubs, societies, the advice service, NUS Extra student discount card, volunteering opportunities, student representation and University sports facilities.

* Research Fortnight Research Power League Table 2014

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