MLA College works in partnership with Plymouth University to widen participation in higher education and deliver first-class degrees and higher education awards to communities it serves. For more information, please visit External URL.


With a mission to advance knowledge and transform lives through education and research, Plymouth University is among the emerging global elite of modern higher education institutions. One of the top 350 universities in the world*, and 59th of those aged under 50**. Plymouth University is committed to providing a first-class, first-choice student experience, enhancing employability and developing scholarship and citizenship. A twice-winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, most recently in 2012, PU has been recognised for innovative teaching, impact-driven approach to research, and the way we work with partners to create social and economic benefits for our communities.

Studying by distance learning with MLA College you have the same benefits of PU full-time students. You can access online University services, use its library, electronic resources and learning support materials through its web-based student portal (including information and support from its Employability Service), and receive vacancies via its job website. As a member of its Students’ Union (UPSU) you will have access to sports clubs, societies, the advice service, NUS Extra student discount card, volunteering opportunities, student representation and University sports facilities.

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016. **100 Under 50 university rankings 2016.

** A modern university in the UK is defined as one that was granted university status after 1992. It is testament to Plymouth University's sense of purpose and expertise that PU has a strong, established reputation: in the Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 league table, PU is among the top 40 universities under the age of 50 in the world. In the table of all universities – irrespective of age – PU is among the top 280 universities globally. ( )