Plymouth

University of Plymouth, which celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2012, is one of the UK’s most prominent and dynamic universities with an educational history dating back to 1862. University of Plymouth is ranked 20th in The Guardian League Table 2017 UK universities ranking. Described by Times Higher Education as among the newly-emerging ‘modern global elite’, University of Plymouth is ranked inside the top 280 universities in the world, and 42nd in terms of those aged under 50. A twice-winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, most recently in 2012, it has been recognised for its innovative teaching, impact-driven approach to research, and the way it works with partners to create socio-economic benefit for the communities.

Plymouth is one of the largest universities in the UK, and has around 28,000 students and 13,000 off-campus students. The University has a long record of high quality innovative research as demonstrated by its achievements in the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). The RAE 2012 saw Plymouth named as a top 50 research University and the ‘most improved’ with 80% of its research judged as being of international repute, meaning both the undergraduate and postgraduate students can be proud to be taught by, and work alongside, world-class experts. 

The Guardian recently voted Plymouth University as one of the top 20 providers of tourism courses in the UK.

Plymouth has been ranked 14th overall out of 45 by the Guardian University Guide 2018: League Table for Hospitality, Events and Tourism and 12th out of 49 overall by the Sunday Times University Guide 2014: Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism. The Complete University Guide 2014 ranked the programme 12th place out of 60 for Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism.

Plymouth shortlisted for University of the Year 2012

In 2012, University of Plymouth was shortlisted for one of the most coveted and prestigious awards in the national higher education sector. The institution has been named among six finalists for the University of the Year accolade, in the annual Times Higher Education Awards. It was nominated for Entrepreneurial University of the Year – for a third successive time – and in the Business School of the Year category.