Our campuses

City centre campus 

Our main campus is home to the Faculties of Arts and Humanities, Health and Human Sciences, Plymouth Business School, Science and Environment, and the Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, as well as the University of Plymouth Students’ Union.

North Plymouth campus 

Four miles north of the main campus and close to Derriford Hospital, you’ll find the purpose-built, multi-million pound Peninsula Allied Health Centre. It’s used by the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences and is where you’ll study if you’re on the Dietetic, Occupational Therapy, Operating Department Practice, Physiotherapy or Podiatry courses. Facilities for the Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry are right next to, and in the hospital.

On your doorstep

Plymouth shaped the lives of Drake, Darwin and many more who set sail from its harbour as pioneers.

Today, its maritime heritage has blended with contemporary culture to create a city with a strong international tradition.

Aerial map of Plymouth

Beyond Plymouth

You’ll find our teaching and support facilities in a variety of locations right across the region.

Faculty of Health and Human Sciences
Plymouth University is the largest provider of professional health education and training in the South West. Our main study sites are in Plymouth and Truro, with certain courses taught elsewhere on the peninsula with facilities available for our students. NHS practice placements can be anywhere in the South West region. 

Truro: The Knowledge Spa
We run our health courses in Truro from the Knowledge Spa at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, where you’ll share first-class facilities with students from the Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. 

The £14m facility was developed in partnership with the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry and the NHS, and opened in 2004 by HRH The Prince of Wales. A multi-million pound extension is home to the Peninsula Dental School. 

The Dental Education Facility in Cornwall represents a capital investment of over £11.6m (funded through the Department of Health, the Strategic Health Authority, the Higher Education Funding Council for England, the ERDF Convergence Programme, the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry and the National Dental Workforce Unit) – of which more than £4.7m of ERDF Convergence investment was approved for the extension and forward-looking research facilities. 
 
Camborne: Cornwall College
Cornwall College Camborne is the Cornish base for BA (Hons) Social Work. The College has enjoyed a remarkable £18m investment in new facilities in recent years. Our Social Work staff are based in the Penhaligon building, close to the £5m Learning Centre with its fully stocked academic library and 300 networked PCs.

Campus developments

We’re proud of these key developments that build on our standing as a first choice university – from new campus accommodation and a unique waterfront diving centre to a £7m performing arts building and unrivalled wave tank testing facilities.

Buildings with benefits that reach far beyond the University.

Keep up with the progress

The Marine Building

Meet the Residence Life team

Our role in the Residence Life team is not just to put our 3,000 students to bed safely and securely every night, we aim to develop communities with their own distinct culture perspectives and lifestyle.

Hall Coordinators and Residents Assistants are also members of the Residence Life team.

Learn more about who we are and what we do

Visit us at an open day

From small beginnings as a School of Navigation in 1862, we’ve grown into a leading university with big ideas and a reputation for excellence.

Come and see what you think on an open day.

Open days and applicant days