University of Plymouth
Faculty of Science and Engineering
At the heart of our teaching philosophy is the desire to give you programmes that are driven by research-informed teaching and are at the leading edge in their fields. We want you to be hands-on with as much of our equipment as possible, to develop skills as well as knowledge.
If you aren’t in the lecture theatre or the lab, you may well be in the field – we are lucky to have a location that supports our field-based programmes. If you are not on a field-based programme, you will still find the sea, the moors and the city to be very beneficial for social and leisure activities.
The Faculty of Science and Engineering offers a portfolio of postgraduate programmes spanning a wide range of subjects within three schools, read more about each school below:
The School of Biological and Marine Sciences
At no other time in the history of mankind have the pressures on marine and terrestrial environments, ecosystems and communities been so acute: climate change, sea level rise, ocean acidification, antibiotic resistant bacteria, food security, habitat destruction, marine plastics and coral bleaching to mention but a few!
However, there are opportunities for us to mitigate these threats too, in the form of sustainable aquaculture, conservation of biodiversity in the wild and in zoos, developing marine protected areas, and driving the call for policy change on the environment and sustainability.
In response to these environmental and biological needs, the School of Biological and Marine Sciences are proud to offer an exciting suite of postgraduate programmes focused on developing the next generation of highly skilled postgraduates required to confront these urgent global issues:
The School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
Our programmes are designed to give you the knowledge and skills needed to help you fulfil your career ambitions. We offer programmes ranging from conversion courses designed to help you move into a new sector to specialist courses designed to enhance your abilities in your chosen topic.
All of our programmes have been developed with employability as a central focus and are taught by research active academics, insuring they are at the forefront of current knowledge and practice:
The School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Whether you're coming from a background in the social or physical sciences or from engineering, our programmes produce professionals who will be uniquely able to confront the global challenges facing our world in the 21st century.
Our programmes have been designed to address many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We give our students the knowledge and skills required to thrive in environmental and sustainability sectors right across the world.
Plymouth prides itself on being an award-winning university for sustainability and hosts the Sustainable Earth Institute.We look forward to welcoming you to our community: