University of Plymouth

World University Rankings 2024
Impact Rankings 2023
Young University Rankings 2023
8 Portland Villas, Drake Circus, Devon, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom

About University of Plymouth

Join a campus university by the sea! Located at the heart of Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth is the seventh most affordable city in the UK for students (Superprof, 2022) and has been rated as the best place to live in England (Totaljobs 2022). As a Plymouth student, you’re in the heart of the city amidst bustling nightlife, whilst being a stone's throw from some of Britain’s best beaches and green spaces.

The University of Plymouth has a research-led culture with an award-winning, climate-conscious campus. It is a three-time winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize and has become the second UK university to achieve net zero – three years ahead of target.

The Careers & Employability Service at the University offers free and impartial one-to-one careers guidance. Advisors are professionally qualified and experienced and can offer a range of services. They are committed to supporting graduates, offering support for life. Distinguished by its long-term engagement with businesses in the community, the University also enjoys outstanding links with employers.

The University has recently invested in new state-of-the-art facilities for engineering and design, and health professions to enhance the student experience and support world-class research. It also prides itself on how it balances high-class study alongside a diverse, vibrant and supported social life. It is renowned for its supportive culture, placing student wellbeing at its core.

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Key statistics

  • 17.1
    No. of students per staff
  • 16%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 59 : 41
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 27%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
  • 15,675
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings

Subjects taught at University of Plymouth

  • Engineering & technology

    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
  • Law

    • Law
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Other Health
    • Medicine & Dentistry
  • Social sciences

    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Geography
    • Sociology
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
  • Arts & humanities

    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • Architecture
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Physical sciences

    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Chemistry
  • Business & economics

    • Economics & Econometrics
    • Accounting & Finance
    • Business & Management
  • Life sciences

    • Biological Sciences
  • Education

    • Education