Students looking for a university with a record of excellence, innovation and enterprise across teaching and research activities should look no further than Plymouth. Rated amongst the top 20 universities for career services, the University of Plymouth has long term engagements with businesses and the community, providing students with access to excellent employers.
The university plays a vital role in regional and civic leadership and was the first modern university within the United Kingdom to have founded a medical and dental school. The Peninsula Dental School was the first dental school in the UK to receive the Royal College of Surgeons Centre accreditation.
The University of Plymouth showcases thought leadership, making efforts to promote sustainability within its operations, and is currently one of the leaders in the People and Planet Green League. The university has also been awarded the European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award, with two-thirds of the research that the university produces being world leading.
Why choose the University of Plymouth?
With a rich history of excellence, the university earned a silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework. The university ranked within the top ten in the 2019 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings and is one of six institutions internationally to receive a global showcase award from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
In addition, the University of Plymouth is the top UK University for Marine and Ocean Engineering (Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019) and one of the first universities in the world to have been awarded the Social Enterprise Mark.