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  • Academic staff 1,130
  • Admin. staff =1,765
  • Affiliations Alliance of Non-Aligned Universities, Association of Commonwealth Universities
  • Campus Urban
  • Colours Terracotta
  • Endowment £425,000
  • Established 1862, from School of Navigation
  • Location Plymouth, England, UK
  • Postgraduates 5,220
  • Students 32,500
  • Type Public
  • Undergraduates 27,280
  • Vice Chancellor Professor Wendy Purcell
  • Vice principal
Plymouth University is the largest university in the South West of England, with over 32,000 students and is 9th largest in the United Kingdom by total number of students (including the Open University).It has almost 3,000 staff making it one of the largest employers in the south west.[citation needed] The main campus is in the Devon city of Plymouth, but the university has campuses and affiliated colleges all over South West England.Whilst the University has been known as Plymouth University since June 2011 as a result of a rebrand, the formal name and legal title of the University remains University of Plymouth.
Course title
BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance
FdA Accounting and Finance †
FdA Action Photography †
FdA Actor Training for Theatre and Media Performance †
FdA Administration and Business Technology †
FdA Administrative Management †
An essential aspect of Plymouth University's lively, enterprising culture is our growing community of postgraduate students. Whether you choose a taught masters programme, or undertake a research degree or professional doctorate, you will be supported and supervised by staff who are international experts in their field. Their breadth and depth of knowledge means they are well placed to help you plan towards your future career and give advice based on genuine experience.
When university status was gained in 1992, the university was based in various locations. Under Vice-Chancellor Levinsky the university began a policy of centralising its campus activities in Plymouth.The Exmouth campus-Rolle College-housed the Faculty of Education and relocated to the new Rolle Building in August 2008. The decision was unpopular with students and the town of Exmouth itself, there were several protest marches and a campaign to keep the campus open. Recently completed developments include Portland Square, a library extension, refurbished and new laboratory and teaching facilities in many of the campus buildings, halls of residence near the Business School and a new £16 million Peninsula Medical School headquarters at Derriford, in the north of the city. A new maritime centre is being constructed behind the Babbage Building to house civil engineering, coastal engineering and marine sciences.