Level(s): Undergraduate and Graduate
Subjects: Several Majors - See Academic Program Section
Length: Academic year or semester
Cost: MSU tuition plus room and board in host country
Deadline: March 1 to attend the next fall semester or academic year October 1 to attend the next spring
Program OverviewThe University of Plymouth is a vibrant and friendly university with a strong record of excellence and innovation across teaching, research, and enterprise activities. The University has some 30,000 students and is the largest university in the region. Plymouth is the university’s main campus and home to the Faculties of Health & Social Work, Social Science & Business, Science and Technology, and part of the Faculty of Arts and the Peninsula Medical School. The campus is located in the city center of Plymouth, the largest city in the South West with a population of around 256,000. Plymouth offers everything you would expect from a thriving and energetic community, including superb beaches, historic areas, and many shopping centers. It also has a great waterfront location making it a perfect haven for water sports enthusiasts.
Academic ProgramStudents can study in subjects such as: architecture and design, art and media, humanities, education, biological science, earth science, ocean and environmental sciences, psychology, business, law and social science, geography, psychosocial studies, health professions, nursing and community studies, computing and electronics, communications, engineering, mathematics, and statistics. Fifteen of the University’s subjects have been rated as excellent and quality of their research is widely acknowledged as having one of the best performances among modern universities. Plymouth is the only university in the country to have its own diving and marine centre, with many marine biology related courses.
For further course info go to their website: http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/faculties
Language of InstructionAll courses are taught in English.
EligibilityStudents who have completed one full academic year of university level work at MSU with a 3.0 GPA by the time they begin studies at the University of Plymouth are eligible.
Academic CreditCredit will be awarded at MSU for all courses taken and passed at the University of Plymouth. The student's academic advisor at MSU and the MSU Registrar, in consultation with the Office of International Programs, will determine how these credits will apply to degree course requirements. Students are urged to work closely with these offices prior to departure to plan a course of studies that will maintain steady progress toward their degree.
LocationPlymouth is situated in Devon County, a large county in South West England. It is bordered by Cornwall to the west and Dorset and Somerset to the east. It is unique among English counties, in that it has two separated coastlines, on the English Channel and Bristal Channel branches of the Atlantic. The rail station is just a few minutes' walk from the main campus at Plymouth. There is a regular train service from Plymouth to London Paddington which takes between three and three-and-a-half hours.
The city's modern pedestrianised centre - right next door to the campus - has all the usual high street shops as well as bars, cafes, clubs and restaurants. In contrast, the Barbican area is one of the oldest parts of Plymouth, where narrow Elizabethan streets house small quirky shops, art galleries and bars. Opposite the Barbican stands one of the best and most modern scientific exhibitions in Europe - the National Marine Aquarium. There are also hundreds of beaches along the countryside providing plenty of opportunity to go swimming, surfing, sailing, waterskiing, windsurfing, kitesurfing or just for sun and relaxation! A short drive from Plymouth is Dartmoor National Park, a great place for sightseeing, walking, climbing, cycling, mountain-biking, canoeing and horse riding.
Plymouth has a rapidly developing music and comedy scene focused on the Plymouth Pavilions - a multi-million pound complex attracting many top productions and bands - and smaller venues hosting a wealth of up-and-coming local talent. Of the city's four theatres, the largest is the Theatre Royal, which attracts - and has produced - many West End successes. Cinema ranges from a 15-screen multiplex to an arts centre concentrating on less mainstream movies.
Cost and Included BenefitsStudents receiving exchange placements at the University of Plymouth will pay tuition at MSU in the same amount as if studying in Bozeman. Each student is responsible for his/her room and board at the University of Plymouth, as well as trans-Atlantic travel expenses. Several scholarships are available for students planning to study abroad. Remember to plan for extra expenses such as internal travel and personal spending money as well as for unexpected changes in the exchange rate.
Financial AidFinancial aid may be available for study abroad at the University of Plymouth. Additional costs for study at the University of Plymouth (e.g. travel to and from the study site) may be used in calculating student's financial aid package. Students are responsible to apply to the Office of Financial Aid.
ApplicationApplications are available in the Office of International Programs at 400 Culbertson Hall. Non-MSU students may contact Anna Greenberg(firstname.lastname@example.org), to request application information.
DeadlineApplications are due in the Office of International Programs on October 1 for the following spring semester and March 1 for the following fall semester and academic year.
For additional information contact:
Study Abroad Advisor
Office of International Programs
400 Culbertson Hall
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