The University of Plymouth is a modern, dynamic university with an educational history dating back to 1862. The institution is renowned for high-quality, internationally-leading education, research and innovation. With a mission to advance knowledge and transform lives, Plymouth is a top 50 research university* with clusters of world-class research across a wide range of disciplines, including marine science and engineering, medicine, cybersecurity and psychology.
A three-time winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, most recently in 2019, in respect of its pioneering research on microplastics pollution in the oceans, its impact on the environment and changing behaviour, the university continues to grow in stature and reputation.
The university is ranked as one of the UK’s top ten modern universities (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2019). A TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework) silver award by the Office of Students confirms that the university delivers high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students and consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.
The student body represents over 100 nations and there are over 139,000 alumni in 135 countries worldwide. The university has numerous and varied academic partnerships and research links globally, meaning a University of Plymouth degree is a truly international one.
* Research Fortnight Research Power League Table 2014