Plymouth University

The University of Plymouth is renowned for high quality, internationally-leading education, research and innovation.

With a mission to Advance Knowledge and Transform Lives, Plymouth is a top 50 research university with clusters of world class research across a wide range of disciplines including marine science and engineering, medicine, robotics and psychology. A twice winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education, the University of Plymouth continues to grow in stature and reputation.

It has a strong track record for teaching and learning excellence, and has one of the highest numbers of National Teaching Fellows of any UK university. With 21,000 students, and a further 17,000 studying for a Plymouth degree at partner institutions in the UK and around the world, and over 100,000 alumni pursuing their chosen careers, it has a growing global presence.

The University can trace its roots back to the founding of the School of Navigation in 1862, and that focus on marine excellence continues through to the present day, with its Marine Institute boasting one of the broadest research portfolios in Europe. It also has some of the country’s most advanced wave tank testing facilities on its campus, which are used in partnership with industry for the development of marine renewable technology.

A serial award winner in the field of sustainability, Plymouth was the first university in the world to be awarded the Social Enterprise Mark, and is also the first modern university in the country to launch its own medical school.

Recent news from Plymouth University

14 October: Student device powers to national engineering success
Tristan Price, William Kleinstuber, George Modica-Cliff and Joseph Searle won the Institution of Mechanical Engineers' 2019 Design Challenge

10 October: Sustainable construction project wins major European award
CobBauge secures RegioStars success for its work to update ancient building technique

10 October: Social prescribing – who does it work for and why?
New study led by the University sheds light on the effectiveness of the practice

8 October: Scientists set sail on round-the-world plastics initiative
The eXXpedition Round the World voyage left the University of Plymouth’s Marine Station on October 8

8 October: From staff wellbeing to children’s physio – new projects to help patients in Torbay
The first recipients of a grant for health professionals to make a difference to patient care through research have been named

Plymouth University
Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA
01752 600600
Vice Chancellor
Professor Judith Petts CBE