Sociology Teaching and Learning in action during an interactive session where students make sense of exhibits in the gallery applying social theory led by Jonathan Clark  

The University of Plymouth has climbed 12 places in the 2019 Guardian University League Tables. Plymouth is now ranked 66th in this year’s guide, thanks to a broad improvement across its metrics.

There was also considerable success at a subject level, with 22 degrees (out of 35 in total) recording improvements in their rankings, and six – Computer Science and Information Systems; Engineering: Electronic and Electrical; Engineering: Mechanical; Law; Social Work; and Sociology – jumping 20 places or more.

The Sociology degree is now ranked sixth in the country, with Dentistry also in the top ten for its subject area, ranked third.

Plymouth was one of just four universities in the South West to improve their position – along with Bristol, Swansea and the University of the West of England – with all of the others falling.

David Alder, Chief Marketing Officer, said:

“This improvement reflects the University’s focus on quality – on attracting quality students, and providing them with a rich academic experience that becomes a launch pad for their careers or postgraduate study.”