University of the Year: Times Higher Education Awards 2022
World-leading marine research, teaching and innovation
Marine conservation in the Lyme Bay Marine Protected Area
- Influencing policy with the UK’s longest study of the ecological and socioeconomical benefits of MPAs
- Our students benefit from hands-on experience that contributes to habitat recovery
- Equipping graduates to enter the workforce with practical sector experience from our unique
MSc Marine Conservation
Marine innovation and technology
Climate change flood risk
Supporting our partners to succeed
Collectively hosting the largest number of marine scientists in any UK city – and the greatest number of undergraduate and postgraduate marine students anywhere in the country – the partnership aims to cement the city's place as the UK's go-to location for marine and ocean science.
Marine Research Plymouth will encourage joint investment in research appointments and support the sharing of capabilities, equipment and facilities. It will also ensure Plymouth is even better-placed to attract further funding for initiatives that can advance knowledge and understanding of the oceans.
It is critical that we have a world-class University on our doorstep. The Marine Research Plymouth partnership between the University, Marine Biological Association and Plymouth Marine Laboratory will allow us to think big, be more competitive and be a powerhouse of ocean science.
Professor Willie Wilson FMBA, Director, Marine Biological Association
Our fruitful relationship has accelerated the Royal Navy’s shift towards greater use of remotely operated and autonomous systems, and we are now adopting this game-changing technology in the underwater environment.
Vice Admiral Andrew Burns CB OBE, Fleet Commander, Royal Navy
The University’s internationally leading reputation in marine science and engineering and its collaborative working have a significant positive impact on marine innovation and opportunities for levelling-up.
Adrian Bratt, Executive Director, Princess Yachts; Chair, CBI Regional Council (SW); Director, British Marine
The University continues to excite, innovate, and strengthen Plymouth’s reputation around the world.
Tracey Lee, Chief Executive of Plymouth City Council
Bringing together arts and marine
All disciplines benefit from our marine strengths
The Ocean Organ
A collaboration to visualise ocean acidification with artist and marine biologist Dr Kate Crawfurd together with Professor Jason Hall-Spencer.
Song of the Sea: listening to climate change in action
Interpreting the complex story of climate change through the medium of music.
Recognising how the arts, culture and the humanities are inextricably bound up with environmental challenges.
Nurturing a new generation of ocean explorers
Ocean exploration doesn’t just take place hundreds of miles off the coast – our cutting-edge marine facilities lie at the threshold of land and sea.
In Plymouth, we are fortunate enough to be blessed with local fieldwork locations that present us with a rich petri dish of marine biodiversity.