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Plymouth has been ranked 23rd of more than 1,100 universities – and 1st for marine – reinforcing its reputation for world-leading and award-winning sustainability research and teaching.
3 Queen's Anniversary Prizes, most recently for our leading work in microplastics
1st in world for marine, 23rd in world for sustainable development (THE Impact Rankings 2021)
UK top 25 for teaching quality (The Times and The Sunday Times 2021)
World top 25% for research citations (World University Rankings 2021)
Over 95% of our graduates are working or due to start employment or further study fifteen months after graduation (Graduate Outcomes Survey)*
Saving our seas from plastic
Professor Richard Thompson, OBE FRS
Harnessing the oceans' energy
Professor Deborah Greaves, OBE FREng
Securing our ships in the cyber world
Professor Kevin Jones
Diving deeper into marine conservation
Professor Kerry Howell
Exposing toxicity to protect our environment
Professor Awadhesh Jha
Discovering deep-sea antibiotics
Professor Mat Upton
Pursuing policy for sustainable oceans
Dr Abigail McQuatters-Gollop
Safeguarding solutions for ocean health
Professor Jason Hall-Spencer
Forecasting coastal change
Professor Gerd Masselink
Advancing marine autonomy through AI
Dr Sanjay Sharma
Predicting wave impact on coastal structures
Professor Alison Raby
Unearthing the roots of soil erosion
Professor Will Blake
Promoting policy to end coastal poverty
Professor Sheena Asthana
Shaping smart cities and communities
Professor Katharine Willis
Taking the heat out of geothermal
Professor Iain Stewart, MBE
Unlocking the music of the mind
Professor Eduardo Miranda
Engineering equality in digital health
Professor Ray Jones
Seeking spatial responses to displacement
Dr Sana Murrani
Empowering communities with history and heritage
Professor James Daybell
Progressing Parkinson's interventions
Dr Camille Carroll
An environment that provides such rich settings for study, work and play, our location is hard to beat for outstanding natural beauty.
Interdisciplinary Strategic Institutes
Our diverse research spans three Strategic Institutes. Collaborative endeavour in rich, natural environments drives solutions to global challenges.
Marine, maritime, education and innovation expertise integrates to train scientists, engineers, policymakers, artists, technicians and business.
Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research
Transformations in life course, ageing, methodologies, e-health, technology and interventions in health, social care, lifestyle, health and wellbeing.
Sustainable Earth Institute
Science, engineering, arts, humanities, health and business, with community, businesses and individuals, innovate to build resilience for our planet.
Take time to connect each morning, with yourself and others.
Online drop-in for international students
Drop by on Zoom
The Impact Lab Innovation Showcase
A showcase of innovative projects and support for SMEs
Mental health drop-ins
Hosted by the Mental Health, Counselling and Pastoral & Spiritual Support teams
Staying Safe in Plymouth – Devon & Cornwall Police
Raising student awareness on theft, burglary, scams, drugs, hate crime and other crime, including how to report incidents to the Police.
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*Based on 2017/18 UK-domiciled, full-time, first-degree graduates in all work and further study types.