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Teaching and learning facilities

We pride ourselves on providing exceptional teaching and learning facilities that allow you to thrive academically and professionally. Our facilities are designed to enhance your learning experience and offer practical, hands-on opportunities for skills development.
Our specialised laboratories, industry-specific simulators and collaborative learning spaces set us up to deliver a high-class experience across a range of academic disciplines and programmes of study. 
See our facilities for yourself by visiting us an open day.
Brunel Building 
Home to engineering equipment and fabrication workshops
Babbage Building 
State-of-the-art design and engineering facility
Derriford Research Facility 
Advancement in the field of health
Emdeck Building 
Modern teaching facilities in walking distance to main campus
InterCity Place
Home for allied health professions
Marine Building
Marine and ocean teaching and research
Marine Station 
Study the ocean at the water's edge
Nancy Astor Building 
Home to modern clinical skills labs and educational facilities
Roland Levinsky Building
Skyline-breaking home for creative arts
Rolle Building 
Education, health and music facilities
Scott Building 
Historic building with a range of modern media studios and facilities
The House 
High-quality theatre and performance facilities

Social and leisure facilities

We believe in promoting a balanced lifestyle, where you can excel academically while enjoying a fulfilling and enjoyable student life. That's why we provide a range of sports and leisure facilities to cater to your individual interests, both on campus and in the surrounding area.

Plymouth is an amazing university because of the location and atmosphere, and also the amount it offers. The Students’ Union offers a fantastic range of support and events and the city feels really safe.


Research facilities

Our research facilities empower students, academics and external organisations to drive innovation and make impactful contributions to their fields.
We offer state-of-the-art research laboratories and specialised equipment to facilitate collaborative research projects, experiments, data analysis, and the development of groundbreaking solutions to real-world challenges. 
Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre 
Providing a comprehensive range of light and electron microscopes 
Wolfson Nanomaterials and Devices Laboratory 
Clean room based laboratory for leading edge research in nano-spintronics. 
Improving our understanding of how babies develop their amazing abilities
SoAIR Laboratory
Researching multidisciplinary knowledge in robotics and AI, cognitive science, and computational linguistics

Student learning and support services

At Plymouth, we are dedicated to providing a comprehensive range of learning and support services to support your academic success and personal development.
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