Research and expertise

Find out about our internationally renowned research and expertise at Plymouth University

Research with Plymouth University 

Plymouth University is one of the leading universities in the South West of the UK. Our diverse Research Institutes identify key strengths and fully reflect our research excellence and interdisciplinarity. They support and encourage collaborative research, underpinning knowledge for specific research programmes and a high quality environment for our researchers. 

Read about our strategic research themes, how Plymouth research has changed the world through 20 projects, and a demonstration of our research excellence with our REF 2014 results - highlighting our world-leading research.

You will also find information on our events and areas of community engagement, along with guidance for researchers to support staff and students in the fulfilment of their ambitions.

Plymouth prides itself on conducting research that engages with regional, national and international needs. With research projects and partnerships in countries across the globe, from the Arctic to Australia, our researcher community continues to grow and thrive.