Why Plymouth?

Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean city, is a pretty special place, GQ magazine was recently quoted as saying: ‘Plymouth is the coolest little city by the sea’.

Plymouth has everything you would expect from the largest city in the South West – major high street stores, theatres, multiplex cinema, art cinemas, and a wealth of small clubs and venues.

Our University campus is at the centre of this thriving, oceanfront city in one of the UK’s most beautiful regions. A ten-minute stroll from the campus will take you to Plymouth Hoe - a Victorian promenade descending along the waterfront to the Barbican - Plymouth’s old town. Here, clustered around Sutton Harbour on cobbled, Elizabethan streets, you will find a wonderful mix of quirky shops, galleries, pavement cafés and eateries, bars and nightclubs.

Between Dartmoor and the sea, the reward for living in Plymouth is the outdoors. To be outdoors in summer or winter is compelling because the landscape is breath-taking. Barbeques on the beach, picnics on the Hoe, hikes along the coastline, long bicycle rides on vehicle-free paths that traverse the moors – if being in nature is a source of regeneration for you, this is the place to live and work.

"I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor."

Hollywood director,
Steven Spielberg

Plymouth was named the second safest place to live in Britain in Provident’s Unbroken Britain Survey 2017 and was voted safest place in the UK for a night out 2018 by BEST Bar None.

Living and working in Plymouth:

Plymouth, a city of culture:

A Welcome from The University of Plymouth: