University of Plymouth

World University Rankings 2022
Impact Rankings 2022
Young University Rankings 2022
8 Portland Villas, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom

More about University of Plymouth

The University of Plymouth is a dynamic, ambitious and award-winning institution that encourages innovative and creative ideas with the confidence to turn these into reality.

Plymouth is a place unlike anywhere else, nestled between the rugged beauty of Dartmoor and some of Britain's best beaches. Its modern campus is based right in the heart of the city, which means there is a real sense of community.

The University is renowned for its world leading research; students are supported by accomplished and experienced staff who undertake research that is innovative and operates across disciplinary boundaries.

The campus is ever evolving, with the latest transformations housing some of the most technologically advanced equipment in the institution for engineering and a whole new inter-professional clinical skills facility for the University’s allied health professions. There is a range of study environments around campus, as well as a broad range of specialised course facilities. Plymouth’s campus boasts nine award winning cafés, the Jill Craigie cinema, the city’s largest contemporary art gallery (the Arts Institute), and the Nancy Astor gym.

The University of Plymouth is ranked among the world's top 25 - and 1st for marine - in Times Higher Education Impact Rankings and is also the first university in the world to receive the Social Enterprise Mark in Higher Education, a mark awarded for their dedication to supporting and mentoring young entrepreneurs in their business ventures. The university is proud to have been voted in the top 20 best universities in the UK (Student Crowd Awards, 2021). 

Our Open Days are back and we are so excited to welcome you to Plymouth! Visit us in Britain's Ocean City on Saturday 23rd April or Wednesday 22nd June and find out what makes our student community so special. We will also be offering virtual sessions to those who can't make it in person - don't miss out!  Book your place now   

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Key statistics

  • 17.5
    No. of students per staff
  • 15%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 57 : 43
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 16,505
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2022 World University Rankings